Every year, tons of Torontonians donate lots of money to charitable and non-profit organizations, I myself find that I always feel better being able to put my hard earned cash to good use and especially to places, people, or causes that I can see the difference my dollar makes.
There are many reasons to support organizations and groups dedicated to facilitating fundraising goals for others, whether it is in memory of someone, supporting others in our community or sustaining infrastructures that are struggling to keep afloat in our economy. I myself like to diversify where I contribute, but at the end of the day I always support causes that are dear to my heart. Got some extra cash to spend? Well here are my top upcoming Charity initiatives for Spring 2017!
The AGO knows how to throw a party, and one in support of local artists seems like a good time. This year’s Massive Party is an exploration of humans and the digital and space worlds, tickets also include access to the newly opened Georgia O’Keeffe exhibition. This 19+ event is sure to help continue facilitate public programming and learning activities; guests are even encouraged to interpret Machine Age through their attire. Tickets cost $165 and include gallery access, signature cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.
The Bopping Dead (Summerhill Players) – May 11th, 12th & 13th
Who doesn’t love singing, dancing, acting with a hint of zombies? This 1950’s teenage romantic musical with a zombie twist is in efforts of raising funds for The Big Little Caravan of Joy and The Painted Turtle Arts Camp which are programs that enable thousands of children in Africa and First nations communities in Canada to have access to the arts. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased here, password jive.
Power Ball XIX : Stereo Vision – June 1st, 2017
The 19th annual major fundraiser will immerse attendants into a contemporary art experience fusing music, ambiance, food, fashion and society in support of The Power Plant. This event is known for transforming each gallery space into new dimensions; this year’s focus is on hidden worlds and alternate realities or unseen universes parallel to our own, tickets are $175.
SickKids All Star Gala – June 16th, 2017
The 3rd Annual All-Star Gala in support of SickKids Hopsital will bring over 1,250 celebrities, young professionals and pro athletes together at Toronto’s historic Arcadian Court. Early Bird Tickets are on sale now for $113 all-in click here to purchase! Regular tickets are $143, this semi-formal event invites party-goers to enjoy a night of complimentary cocktails, luxury live and silent auctions with live entertainment by DJs and musicians. Past athlete attendees include PK Subban, Morgan Rielly, Peter Holland, James van Riemsdyk, Devante Smith-Pelly, Luke Gazdic and Brian Conancher.