7 Ways to Give Back in 7 Days

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By Mariah West

Eat at The Kitchen’s Taco Tuesday to benefit Opera Columbus

Tuesday, April 1 @ 5:00pm – 9:00pm
The Kitchen

The Kitchen is known for going beyond the typical restaurant experience, hosting a plethora of immersive cooking & dining events throughout the year. Each week, the location hosts a Taco Tuesday dinner, often in partnership with a local organization or nonprofit. This week, the Kitchen will be donating 10% of all food & drink purchases during Taco Tuesday to Opera Columbus & their mission to enrich the community through the arts.
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Attend or volunteer at the annual See Kids Dream Inspire Us fundraiser

Thursday, May 3 @ 5:30pm – 9:00pm
Villa Milano Conference Center

See Kids Dream will host their annual fundraiser Inspire Us this Thursday evening and invites locals to get involved by attending, sponsoring, or volunteering. The event will include dinner & drinks, presentations by local youth, and live speaker Drew Dudley, founder of Day One Leadership and celebrated TED talker. The event will fund See Kids Dream’s mission to empower & educate local children.
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Dine at the Children’s Hunger Alliance’s 16 Annual Taste to Remember

Thursday, May 3 @ 6:00pm – 9:00pm
The Bluestone

19th century cathedral-turned-concert-hall The Bluestone will serve as venue for the Children’s Hunger Alliance’s annual Taste to Remember Event, returning this Thursday evening for its 16th year. This foodie-friendly celebration will feature live music, auctions, and bites & drinks from 20 local restaurants including Cameron Mitchell favorites, Melt Bar & Grilled, Thurber’s, and more. Proceeds will help provide nutritious meals to local kids facing food insecurity.
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Dance ‘til you drop at the Women’s Health Education Program Dance-a-Thon

Thursday, May 3 @ 7:00pm-9:30pm

Campus nightclub Bullwinkles will open up its floor to the Women’s Health Education Program this Thursday night as they host a Dance-A-Thon FUNdraiser. With admission to the bash, guests will get to participate in dance classes, enter a raffle, and enjoy dinner & drinks as they groove to beats from a live DJ. Ticket sales will benefit WHEP’s mission to empower & educate underprivileged women to raise happy, healthy babies.
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Volunteer or attend the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Arty Party

Friday, May 4 @ 6:00pm – 9:00pm
The Offices of Baker Hostetler

Utilizing creativity for a cause, the Court Appointed Special Advocates of Franklin County will be hosting their Arty Party fundraiser this Friday evening. The event will include hors d’oeuvres, libations, and original art donated by local child and professional artists up for display and auction. Proceeds will benefit CASA’s mission to provide a voice to child victims of abuse & neglect inside the court system. Purchase a ticket to attend this event or join Columbus Gives Back as a volunteer.
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Volunteer at the Furniture Bank of Central Ohio’s 2018 Bed Race

Saturday, May 5 @ 7:45am – 1:00pm
Hollywood Casino

It’s time again for the comfiest charity dash of the year as the Furniture Bank of Central Ohio hosts its annual Bed Race at the Hollywood Casino this Saturday. During the event, teams dress up in costume and race their own decorated bed-shaped carts in efforts to raise funds for the Bank, which provides furniture to families in need. Although registrations for the race are closed, volunteers are still needed for tasks like set up/tear down, check-in, and bed transportation.
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Attend the Dublin Arts Council Garden Party

Friday, May 4 @ 6:30pm – 9:30pm
The Conference Center at OCLC

The Dublin Arts Council will be celebrating spring & raising funds for its cultural efforts in the community this Friday evening with their annual Garden Party event. The celebration will include culinary delights from over 15 local restaurants, craft beer & wine, live entertainment, a silent auction, and more. While prospective volunteers will be put on a waitlist, tickets are still available for those who want to attend the bash.
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