Although it may seem like April is far away, the reality is that it will be here in just a couple of weeks and Boston’s chapter of Gay for Good is looking for volunteers to help them on Wednesday, April 8th from 5:30 – 8:30 pm at The Greater Boston Food Bank. If you’d like to lend a helping hand you need to RSVP. There is more information about this volunteering event on their website.
You will help inspect, sort, and pack food items for the Greater Boston Food Bank, and your effort will directly help local hunger relief agencies. #PayItForward
Wednesday, April 8th from 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Greater Boston Food Bank at 70 S Bay Avenue, Boston
Link here to RSVP and or learn more about Gay for Good Boston
You may not believe it but summer is just a few months away and The Welcoming Committee (TWC for short) is accepting applications for the summer session of their volunteer Corps. Applications for the May-August summer session, a nationwide volunteer program, will remain open through Sunday, April 5th.
If you are new to town or newly single and looking to make new friends / connections this might be a great opportunity for you to consider.
More Information and Application Here
Victory Programs (A.K.A. The Living Center) is holding their annual Dinnerfest fundraiser later this month on Sunday, April 26th from 3-6PM at The Red Lantern Restaurant in Boston in the South End. Proceeds will go to help their clients, many of whom are HIV+.
This fundraiser has been going on in Boston for years and helps this organization provide critical services to our community. With more than 100 packages from Boston’s best restaurants it provides you with an opportunity to feel good about donating to a worthy charity and getting a chance to bid on dining packages from some of the best restaurants in Boston.
Mark the date in your calendar, and buy your tickets to the event here.
I previously wrote about this fun annual tasting that raises money for the AIDS Action Committee of MA, but I wanted to give one more shout out for those of you who may have been contemplating attending but had yet to buy tickets.
Taste of the South End, Tuesday March 3, 2015
More than 40 of the neighborhood’s restaurants will share tempting bites that range from the savory to the sweet. In addition there will be plenty to drink and entertaining cooking demonstrations from some of the neighborhood’s most admired chefs. If you have any questions about this social South End event, feel free to reach out to me. Otherwise, grab tickets while they last. Here is a quick video from a Taste of the South End from a few years back.
One month from today on Thursday, March 26, The Theater Offensive (TTO) will host their annual FUNdraiser, Climacts! Wet. TTO’s fundraising event is unique in Boston in that it celebrates the rich diversity of queer lives through provocative themes and performances. Join Boston’s LGBT and arts communities’ most influential supporters who will come together to show their support for the TTO all while enjoying delicious food, stunning and sexy performances, dance floor action, and the sexiest LIVE fantasy auction.
Get Your Tickets Today – Here
Never been to TTO’s annual CLIMACTS! fundraiser? Check out this two minute video from their 2014 event to get a peek at what you can expect if you come.
VIP Sponsor Ticket: $175 includes sponsors’ reception from 6-7:30pm with complimentary bar, lip smacking hors d’oeuvres, reserved seating during the LIVE auction, and express registration. General Ticket: $100 includes 7:30pm general admission, decadent desserts and dancing.
The Fenway Men’s Event is right around the corner. Will you be attending the black tie fundraiser for Fenway Health? This will be the second year in a row that Sergio and I will miss the party. The Men’s Event is an annual tradition for many in the Boston area to hop into a tuxedo and come together to help raise money for Boston’s largest LGBT clinic, Fenway Health. More than 1,300 are expected to attend this year’s program that will raise more than $600,000.
To learn more about the Men’s Event visit their website mensevent.org.
Below is a video from The Men’s Event 2012 to whet your appetite and / or to show you all the fun if you’ve never been before and are curious to see more.
Saturday, February 7th the 2015 Young Leaders Council of Fenway Health will host their anniversary party at the Sinclair in Harvard Square.
The Anniversary Party is a chance to celebrate the contributions to Fenway Health with friends and community. Past events have sold out so visit their event site for more details and to score your tickets.
2015 Young Leader Council Anniversary Party
Photos from 2014 YLC Anniversary Party