Next Saturday, March 9th, South Florida has the opportunity to help put an end to diabetes by participating in JDRF’s First Annual Casino Night. Known formerly as Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, JDRF is leads the pack when it comes to funding type 1 diabetes research, including finding better treatment and prevention along the path to finding a cure. Taking place at Palm Beach Lamborghini Showroom, the Greater Palm Beach County Chapter of JDRF plans to put on a great party to benefit their cause with an open bar by Mission Capital and great nibbles from Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar and Grease Burger Bar. Those attending will also be able to participate in exciting casino games and bid on some items at a live auction hosted by Palm Beach County Sheriff, Ric Bradshaw.
As the weather warms up and summer approaches, be sure to heed these tips on keeping cool and saving energy this summer.
Fix Your Leaks/Seal Your House
Air leakage wastes about 30% of the energy consumed within a home throughout the day. The good news is you can easily find services to audit your house and reduce carbon consumption through improved efficiency, seal windows and doors to keep the cool air in.
In addition, installing dense insulation, especially in households with attics also helps reduce waste.
The Second Annual Long Island Hospitality Ball, to be held this year on June 18th at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, NY, will bring together more than 150 of the region's most renown restauranteurs, caterers, hotels, wine and spirit brands, music and nightlife entertainment. In a “night of sensory delights,” the event will showcase the sensational food, drink, lights and music of Long Island's unique hospitality industry to benefit the American Cancer Society.
New York nightlife scene hospitality industry big shot Keith Hart, a cancer survivor, organized the Long Island Hospitality Ball inaugural event last year, raising a total of more than $170,000 and bringing together more than 1500 guests in support of cancer treatment and research. This year's Ball will honor three of the regional hospitality industry's most important figures: Tony Greco, Steve Haweeli, and Larry Romer.
Parties 4 Peace will be hosting an ALL-NIGHT charity party on March 30th at the Public Assembly in Brooklyn, commemorating the catastrophic natural disasters which hit Japan last year.
Parties 4 Peace, a non-profit organization committed to raising global awareness through music and art, promises to produce another incredible celebration filled with stunning and cutting edge art, music, and dance in honor of this very worthy cause.
Breathe LA will be hosting their second annual, eco-friendly charity fashion show on March 8 at the J Lounge in downtown Los Angeles, in support of environmental education and outreach, clean air, asthma control and research, and healthy living standards. The show will be preceded by a cocktail party featuring VIP Lounge, a silent auction, and much more!. After the main event, a post-show party featuring music and dancing will follow the show at 10:00 p.m. Designers will include Yotam Solomon, Moods of Norway, and Louis Verdad. Fashion lovers and party-goers alike should flock to this amazing opportunity for philanthropy combined with entertainment and cutting-edge fashion.
It’s incredibly easy to find all kinds of interesting volunteer opportunities in New York City- if you know where to look. Luckily, there are some great organizations bringing together individuals and small outreach efforts of all stripes into a larger network, enabling individuals looking for ways to help their pet causes, or assist local outreach efforts, to find the best way to donate their time. Check out our list of organizations and projects that help you get involved personally- and find a charity that appeals to you.
The arctic region is home to some of the world’s most majestic wildlife, but it has also suffered disproportionately at the hands of climate change. The melting of the polar ice caps and rise in temperatures has already caused extensive changes to the ecosystems. The habitats on which many species in this region depend and the extent of these effects is expected to continue rising. As one of the most important charitable causes needing attention today, arctic wildlife, ecosystems, and natural resources are under imminent threat due to climate change need your help, and fast.
Since April 2011, a small group of individuals who work as bartenders in New York City, have been participating in the charitable initiative known as the “The Barman’s Fund,” in which local bartenders donate their tips from one of their shifts each month to charity. This small organization of local barmen was founded by Brian Floyd, a bartender for the Vanderbilt, in response to the earthquake in Haiti. Since then, the phenomenon has spread across New York City, and has raised close to $40,000 dollars, donating to causes such as a Park Slope shelter, the Brooklyn Free Clinic, the Greenpoint Soup Kitchen, the Red Cross Disaster Relief, and many more. Many of the causes that catch the attention of the participating bartenders can be found on the website donorschoose.org, which connects people to classrooms needing assistance across the nation.
For those in search of a fun fashion event or cocktail party, check out these affordable upcoming opportunities to enjoy a night out while benefitting a great cause!
Fame Rocks Fashion Week 2012
This fashion extravaganza benefits Music Unites, which funds and sustains music education programs in underprivileged communities and schools. The evening will witness numerous famed celebrities from the fashion and music world including Keke Wyatt and Project Runway fashion designers from Lifetime’s Project Runway.
If you want to donate to charity, but don’t know of any worthy causes to give to, check out this list of five unique, highly-rated New York City charities and programs and find out more about their efforts.
NY CLASS (ny-class.org)
NY CLASS is an animal welfare group focusing on ending the inhumane horse carriage practices in New York City. They are sponsoring an upcoming benefit on February 24, the Mardi Gras Masquerade for NY CLASS.