Charity Events This June!

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Looking for plans this month?  Why not give back while going out?  These fun events are the perfect way to give your social life the boost it needs while giving back to your community and raising awareness for important causes!  There are so many events taking place this month, and all of these events are the perfect way to enjoy an afternoon outdoors in the sun while helping others!

Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl – This is an event that all ages can enjoy!  Stop by City Hall Plaza in Boston from Tuesday, June 4th –  Thursday, June 6th for this all you can eat ice cream event! Sounds good already doesn’t it?  Not only can you fill up on ice cream, sorbet, gelato, and frozen yogurt you can eat, but there will also be live entertainment and a variety of activities for guests to enjoy!  The event is from noon – 8 PM each day, and tickets are $10 for ages 10 and up, $5 for children age 3-9, and children under 3 are free!  There are also passes available if you’re planning on being in the area and want to stop by every day for an afternoon snack! Proceeds benefit the Jimmy Fund which funds cancer research and patient care at the Dana – Farber Cancer Institute, so stop by, fill up, cool off, and enjoy the day in Boston!

Massachusetts Parkinson Walkathon – Join the Massachusetts chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association this Sunday, June 9th for their annual walkathon!  Proceeds from this event will benefit research approved by the APDA Scientific Advisory Board and the APDA Information and Referral Center network.  The walk is 3 miles and will take place at Reebok International Headquarters in Canton, and will be taking place rain or shine!  Registration begins at 11:15 AM and the walk begins at noon, bring the whole family because the more walkers, the more fun! You can register a team, or register as an individual walker and set your fundraising goal!  If you can’t attend the walk, consider donating to this wonderful cause that aims to make a difference in the lives of the many people living with this disease!

Three Psychic Mediums Fundraising Event – If you’re a fan of the supernatural, you’ll love this event!  Head to Cagney’s Pub in Quincy on Friday, June 14th for this night of spirit communication with three local mediums.  Tickets are $40 in advance, $50 at the door and proceeds benefit the Massachusetts Survivors Outreach, a local organization for victims of domestic abuse.  There will be a raffle to which every attendee will be given one free ticket, additional tickets cost $5 each.  This is a fun night out if you are a believer in the supernatural, and if you’re not, maybe this event will change your mind.  Get your tickets while they last!

MetroWest Humane Society Yard Sale – For all of you shopaholics out there, stop by this yard sale at the MetroWest Humane Society in Ashland on Saturday, June 22!  Proceeds will benefit the shelter and the animals that reside there.  If you can’t attend, consider donating an item for them to sell.  The drop off date for donations is this Saturday, June 8th from 10 AM – 1 PM.  There will be many items at this yard sale including cat related items, jar candles, household items, lamps, crafts, decorations, baking dishes, and much more!  Yard sales are fun places to come across unique treasures that would otherwise be thrown out, and are prime spots to scout out old furniture to refinish if you’re into DIY crafts, the possibilities are endless!  If you’re in the area be sure to stop by and check out what the shelter has, the animals will be very grateful!

All of these events are fun and easy ways to get out of the house and give back!  Which one will you be attending?  Be sure to let us know in the comments!

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Charity Events This Month!

There’s no better feeling than helping others while entertaining yourself.  It’s easy and fun to give back to your community while helping those in need at these events in February.  Dance the night away, enjoy a roller skating disco party, ride your bike, or have a cupcake all while improving the lives of others this month!

Valentine’s Day Dance Party – head over to Mantra in Boston on Friday, February 15th for a huge dance party that also benefits a good cause.  The event is from 9 PM until 1 AM and will have cocktails, a complimentary appetizer, raffle prizes, and a specialty menu for the evening.  DJ Dash (voted #1 DJ in new England in 2011) will be spinning tracks all night long!  Tickets are $18 for groups of 5, $20 for couples, and $25 for single tickets.  Proceeds benefit Child Rights And You America INC, a non-profit organization that works toward the basic rights of survival, protection, development, and participation of underprivileged children, especially those of Indian descent.  This organization was founded in 2005 and continues to make a difference in the daily lives of children in Massachusetts.  So get dolled up and get ready to dance the night away all while supporting a wonderful cause!

Funky Rollerdisco Party – You already can’t resist this idea, am I right? I know I always enjoyed taking a spin on my rollerblades, and now you can help sick and injured animals at the same time!  Stop by the Chez Vous Roller Skating Rink in Boston on Saturday, February 23rd from 6PM-8PM for a night that will make you feel like you’re back in the 70’s!  This event benefits Fairy DogParents, a nonprofit organization that helps prevent dogs from being surrendered to shelters because of medical bills.  They provide assistance with food, medical and general wellness needs of qualified dog recipients in Massachusetts and totally rely on donations to do so. Tickets are $10 and there will be a raffle, costume contest, and DJ on hand through the night.  Tickets for this event don’t cost much but your support makes a major difference!

3rd Annual Cupcake Tasting-How can you say no to a free cupcake from one of Boston’s premiere bakeries?  All you have to do is head over to the MGH Blood Donor Center on Thursday, February 21st or Tuesday, February 26th from 8 AM – 5:30 PM and donate blood.  You can head over at any time during the day to donate and then receive your free cupcake.  The process takes about a half hour but can save a life in an emergency. On February 21st, cupcakes will be provided by Curly Cakes, J.P. Licks, and South End Buttery.  On the 26th they will be supplied by Kickass Cupcakes and Sweet Cupcakes.  Get a sugar rush on your lunch break while helping others, does it get any better?

Spin For Boston Children’s Hospital– Start a team and head to Boston Sports Club in Medford or Wellesley on Sunday, February 24th for Spin for Boston Children’s Hospital.  You and your team will peddle your hearts out during this 4 hour, relay style spin fundraiser!  Working out already makes you feel good, so why not help others feel good at the same time?  Register today and help the hospital reach their fundraising goal of $175,000!

Get involved, give back, and enjoy!  These charity events all have a fun, unique twist that allows you to not only have a blast, but also help others while doing so.  It doesn’t get much better than that!

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Giving Back This Holiday Season!

The holiday season is a time for giving back to friends, family, and those that are less fortunate than ourselves.  There are many people right here in Massachusetts that need help more than ever, especially during this time of year.  We know that finances are tight but even donating your time to one of these events can make a huge difference!

Holiday Market To Benefit Breast Cancer Fund – This holiday bazaar is being hosted by William Raveis Real Estate on Saturday, December 1st at their Back Bay office in Boston.  Get a jump start on your holiday shopping and support a great cause at the same time.  All vendors are donating 10% of their proceeds to the William Raveis Breast Cancer Fund which benefits the American Cancer Society.  Local restaurants have provided light snacks and there will also be a 50/50 raffle and many other raffle items available.  Stop by this Saturday and find a truly unique gift for that special someone!

Winter Walk 2012 – This holiday season two of Boston’s biggest charities fighting homelessness , Homestart and Hearth are teaming up for Winter Walk 2012.  This event is a charity walk on the Boston Common December 2, 2012 that is about ending homelessness one step at a time.  These charities want to educate participants of the harsh realities of living outside during a New England winter, and encourage people to find out how they can help.  The first step is signing up for this walk, you can register online or on the day of the event.   Registration begins at 1 PM and Opening Ceremonies begin at 2 PM, followed by the walk.  The route consists of two laps around the Boston Common and ends with a cup of warm tea and a celebration amongst all walkers.  Sign up or donate today, winter is especially difficult on the local homeless and you can help make all of the difference for them this season!

Cookie Swap For A Cause – Who doesn’t love cookies?  Boston Food Swap is hosting their 2nd Annual Cookie Swap for a Cause on Sunday, December 16, 2012 from 2PM-5PM at Space With A Soul in Boston.   For every cookie that is swapped, the Glad to Give campaign will donate $1 to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, a nonprofit organization that raises funds to support research for new and improved pediatric cancer therapies.  If you bake over 4 dozen cookies, you get free admission!  If you make less than 4 dozen cookies, or don’t plan on baking and just wanted to enjoy some sugary goodness tickets are $15.  If you don’t plan on baking and purchase your ticket after December 2nd, tickets are $20 per person.  Tickets are limited so get them while they last and take this opportunity to support this children’s charity!

Globe Santa – This yearly program benefits local families and collects donations to provide holiday gifts to children in need.  This wonderful charity began in 1956 and has continuously provided support and holiday cheer to local families. Last year they raised over $1.2 million to help 32,240 local families during the holiday season and this year their goal is even bigger, $1.4 million!  100% of all donations go to the purchase and delivery of these gifts so every penny counts!  You can even host your own event to benefit the Globe Santa and stir up some healthy competition between Santa and his Elves, for more information click here.

However you choose to give back this holiday season, keep the less fortunate in mind!  Your time and donations are what help make their holidays merry and bright, and these organizations could not do nearly as much for their beneficiaries without the help of generous donors and volunteers!

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