Posts Tagged ‘Charity’

HELPING – Eatin’ Cookies For A Good Cause

WHAT: Cookies Without Borders: A Bake Sale for Haiti
WHEN: Sunday, January 31, 2010, 2–6pm
WHERE: Scoops Gelato, 712 N Heliotrope Drive, Wilshire Center

cookie1DETAILS: “We know about earthquakes here. Very few of us have ever experienced one as strong as 7.0, but we can only imagine the lasting devastation affecting every aspect of life in Haiti after such a huge tremor. Please join us in doing what we can (baking cookies, eating cupcakes, hanging out at Scoops, raising money) to help out the people of Haiti.

We will be featuring a dizzying array of sweets from both professional kitchens (Spork Foods, Whisk LA whoopie pies, and Bitter Sweet Treats, Valerie Confections, Large Marge Sustainables) and local homes, as well as a few jars of choice homemade jams, and all proceeds from the bake sale will go to Doctors Without Borders‘ (Médecins Sans Frontières) Emergency Relief Fund. Doctors Without Borders a Nobel Prize-winning international humanitarian organization working to meet the overwhelming medical needs of post-earthquake Haiti and throughout countries where survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe.”

If you’d like to be more involved, love to bake and want to donate a few of your favorites, just let them know and they’ll e-mail you more information. If you can’t make it to the bake sale but still want to help out, they’re requesting that people take a moment to mail a check directly to Doctors Without Borders with “Cookies Without Borders Bake Sale” on the check. (more…)


EVENT – Get Off Your Butt & Help Your Community!

City Labs Parking MapWHAT: City Labs – a fun one-day fair to browse, discover and connect with 50 local non-profits — organizations doing great things who need your support to maintain sustainability. 
WHEN: Saturday, January 23rd, 11am-4pm
WHERE: California Market Center’s Penthouse, 110 East Ninth Street, Downtown
DONATION AT DOOR: $5 per person (includes entry, a free drink, and DIY workshops)

DETAILS: “Join City Labs to answer the call for community service in this great city. With a huge rise in the need for services from non-profits, and a drastic drop in funding and donations, LA’s community organizations need our help Imagine: If a few thousand people each dedicate themselves to 3-5 non-profit groups (signing-up to volunteer, making donations, offering their skills, joining email lists), we’ll have created over 10,000 new volunteers and donations in just one afternoon!!!”


HELP HAITI – Donate Shoes at Sports Chalet

shoeWant to help the people of Haiti without draining your already drained bank account? Well, clean out your shoe closet!

Sport Chalet will help collect footwear to support shoe charity Soles4Souls’ commitment to donate more than 250,000 pairs of shoes to affected areas… through Jan. 31, customers at Sport Chalet’s 55 stores will have the opportunity to drop off gently worn pairs of men’s, women’s and children’s shoes.” SOURCE


GOOD CAUSE – 826LA’s Paddle Boat Regatta

***Echo Park Paddleboat Regatta deadline is MIDNIGHT TONIGHT!***

826LA Echo Park Regatta What: 826LA’s Echo Park Lake Paddle Boat Regatta
When:
Sunday, July 26, 2009, 4pm
Where: Echo Park Lake. Duh.
Who: You! Sponsor a team! Donate prizes! Just show up to gawk and cheer or JOIN IN AND RACE – bring friends or join a pre-existing team.
Why: Because it’s great Sunday fun to mow down swamp turtles with a paddle boat! Oh, and it’s also cool to raise money for the kids of 826LA. *PLUS* there are PRIZES and goodie bags involved! Wheeeee!

Details: “On Sunday, July 26, 90 paddle-boaters (45 teams) will meet for the second annual 826LA Echo Park Lake Paddle Boat Regatta. These fearless navigators will brave the elements, the geese, and each other as they race through (the possibly monster-infested) Echo Park Lake to earn the title of World’s Best Paddle Boat Racers and to raise funds for 826LA. Teams pre-register online, then solicit donations from friends, family, significant others, passers-by on the street, and large corporations—all to secure a better starting position.” Registration and fundraising for the Regatta closes midnight on July 24th.