From Los Angeles to Nantucket, the August charity event guide offers exciting walks, events and auctions with everyone from baseball players to firemen coming together for a good cause. This month, make time to help raise funds for autism, stop child abuse, feed the hungry and, most importantly, make a difference in your community. And if getting to an event doesn’t fit the schedule, a virtual food drive makes it easy to get involved.
Working Wardrobes Leadership Institute presents Corporate Social Responsibility: How to Grow Your Bottom Line
Costa Mesa, CA
Empowering men, women, young adults and veterans to overcome difficult challenges to confidently enter the workforce, Working Wardrobes offers a presentation on “Corporate Social Responsibility: How to Grow your Bottom Line.” The workshop by Jamie Welsh from 10% Solution and the Red Willow Group will be held on August 16 at the Working Wardrobes Career Center in Costa Mesa, Calif. Read more details.
Teachers Rock presented by Walmart and "Won't Back Down"
Los Angeles, CA
Anschutz Film Group/Walden Media, AEG Live and Ken Ehrlich Productions present "Teachers Rock," a special event featuring some of the biggest names in music, film and sports paying tribute to our nation's educators. On the evening of August 14, Josh Groban, Dierks Bentley, Miranda Cosgrove, Viola Davis, Josh Hutcherson and Pauley Perrette will be in attendance. Read more details.
Dodgers Dream Foundation Bowling Extravaganza
Los Angeles, CA
The 8th Annual Dodgers Dream Foundation Bowling Extravaganza hosted by James Loney will be held at Lucky Strike Lanes @ L.A. LIVE on August 23. Proceeds will benefit the Dodgers Dream Foundation to help making dreams come true for adults facing life-threatening illness. Read more details.
Fireman's Brew Firefighter Bachelor Auction - Presented by Love A Hero
Los Angeles, CA
On August 30 at the House of Blues in Los Angeles, the Fireman’s Brew Firefighter Bachelor auction is presented by Love a Hero. The event will auction off over 14 firefighters with proceeds benefiting the Los Angeles Fireman’s Relief Association. The exciting night also includes a live performance by ‘80s cover band Flashback Heart Attack. Read more details.
Feed OC: Virtual Food Drive
The Second Harvest Food Bank is hosting the Feed OC: Virtual Food Drive to help feed thousands of hungry people. The virtual food drive makes it simple and easy with no shopping, no lines and no lifting. To donate to the food drive, experience the virtual market and click on the items you want to donate. Read more details.
2012 Nantucket Walk Now for Autism Speaks
On August 18, Autism Speaks supporters will walk 1.5 miles to change the future for all who struggle with autism. Walk Now for Autism is a fun-filled event in Nantucket, Massachusetts and the most powerful force to fund vital research efforts. Join the walk to raise money for the cause. Read more details.
JPA 5K: Move to Stop the Cycle of Child Abuse
The Juvenile Protective Association is hosting the fourth annual JPA 5K run/walk and post-race celebration. The Juvenile Protective Association is dedicated to protecting children, healing the abused and neglected, and repairing families. The event takes place on August 23 at Grant Park in Chicago. Read more details.
Cruising Against Cancer Benefit Golf Tournament
Attend the Cruising Against Cancer benefit on August 25 to support cancer fighters, survivors, their families and research. The first annual tournament by Cruising Against Cancer offers a $75 special per golfer that includes green fees, cart, lunch and a complimentary beverage. Read more details.
By Design 2012 Fashion Show Fundraiser & SCD Awareness event
The By Design 2012 Fashion Show aims to raise money and awareness for sickle cell disease. The event presents an evening of fashion and entertainment, as well as cocktails and delicious treats. Proceeds from the event will benefit SNYC-NOW. Read more details.