There are wonderful charities throughout Kentucky working to help people from all walks of life. Whether through acts of service, participation or simply a financial contribution these charities need YOUR help! Sometimes it can seem overwhelming to decide which charity to donate to, so we will be compiling a list every month of fun upcoming charity events to help guide you in the right direction.
Kentucky River Clean Sweep
Saturday, July 27 @ Clays Ferry Boat Dock 8:30AM
This is a volunteer effort to clean up the 12mile piece of the Kentucky River that touches Fayette County. Breakfast, lunch and t-shirts will be provided for volunteers. Click here for details.
Poker Run Benefitting Semper Fi Fund
Saturday, July 27 @ Bluegrass Harley Davidson 10:30AM
Participants in the 95.7 QMF Poker Run will visit 5-7 sponsor locations where you will collect playing cards to complete your poker hand and submit it at the final destination for your chance to win $1,000! Along the way, you can collect location prizes and end with food and music celebration with Van Whyalon to commemorate the event. Proceeds will benefit Semper Fi Fund. Check their event page for more info.
Party for a Purpose
Sunday, July 28 @ Recbar 3PM
This family-friendly event includes over 70 classic arcade games on tap, plus delicious drinks and eats. Recbar Louisville is the ultimate homegrown bar experience. Your ($20) ticket includes drink tickets, free appetizers, soft drinks and $5 of game tokens –courtesy of our friends at Recbar! All proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana. Click here for details.
Splash ‘n Dash
Saturday, August 3 @ Louisville Waterfront Park 9AM
Make a big splash to help kids cared for at Norton Children’s Hospital! Runners and walkers can choose to splash their way through a 5k course or a 1k family fun run filled with fun and refreshing ways to cool off in splash zones. Learn more and register at SplashNDash5k.org or by calling (502) 629-8060.
BIG Wish Gala
Saturday, August 3 @Omni Hotel Louisville 6:30PM
Be inspired by the wish journey of children like Travis who’ve experienced the transformational power of a wish. You’ll also enjoy dinner, an exciting live auction and competitive silent auction. Through your generous gift, you can help bring wishes to life for local children with critical illnesses. Visit their event page for more info.
Pups & Pints
Thursday, August 8 @ Pizza Bar Louisville 6PM
There will be live music, food and drink specials for humans and pups. 15% of proceeds will be donated to Kentucky Humane Society. Check their event page for details.
Tuxes & Tails Gala
Saturday, August 17 @ Louisville Marriott Downtown 6PM
Each year, the event draws in animal lovers not only with its important mission of helping homeless pets, but with a fun and festive theme. This year’s theme is “Catsino Royale: For Your Paws Only,” and features a silent auction, open bar, hors d’ouevres, casino tables and adoptable pets, followed by dinner and a spirited live auction, music by “From Paris” and an after party. To purchase tickets or become a sponsor, call (502) 515-3131 or click here.
There are new events every month so be sure to check back with us in July for an updated list of charity events in our area!