Spring is upon us and so is the season for charitable events. Some of Atlanta’s best charitable organizations are taking advantage of the warmer weather to organize fundraisers for their year. From athletic events like golf tournaments and charity climbs to fashion shows and talent competitions for those wanting to show off their artistic side, Atlanta has plenty of worthy events coming soon.
Canines For Kids Fashion Show
3393 Peachtree St. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 785-4483

Date: Apr. 13, 2017 at 11:30 a.m.

Anyone who has ever seen a child around a dog know the spirit-lifting effects these animals can have. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) agrees, and has instituted the Canines for Kids Animal Assisted Therapy program to help ease anxiety for hospitalized children and promote shorter recovery times. This year, they are partnering with Neiman Marcus Shoe Salon for the Canines for Kids Fashion Show. Hosted by CHOA’s Patti Dickey, the Canines for Kids Fashion Show promises heavenly bites, bubbly libations, and plenty of money raised to make some children very happy.

Fight For Air Climb
Bank of America Plaza
600 Peachtree St. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30308
(770) 544-0532

Date: Apr. 22, 2017 at 8:30 a.m.

People suffering from lung diseases have to fight for air every day. So it’s fitting that one of the American Lung Association’s biggest fundraisers in Atlanta has teams of participants fight for air themselves. A 55 floor, 1300 step climb up the Bank of America Plaza ensures even the most fit of residents will be winded. Participants can register early for access to a personal webpage where they can connect with other climbers, send e-mail to recruit teammates, and share their inspirations for climbing.

Annual Lauren’s Run
Concourse Office Park
5 Concourse Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30328
(770) 986-0035

Date: Apr. 23, 2017

For the 23rd year running, Lauren’s Run will add to the over $3.6 million already raised for Cure Childhood Cancer. Formed to honor Lauren Zagoria and Lauren Kochman and their battles with childhood cancer. In addition to the popular 5k Run/Walk and the 2k Walk/Trot, an always popular aspect of Lauren’s Run is the CURE Picnic, which brings together Lauren’s Run participants and families diagnosed with childhood cancer for a fun-filled afternoon of games, face painting, giant inflatables, and music.

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Ronald McDonald House Charities Golf Classic
The Golf Club of Georgia
One Golf Club Drive
Alpharetta, GA 30005
(678) 704-8085

Date: May 9, 2017 at 8 a.m.

Parents with children in the hospital have plenty of things to worry about, but finding a place to stay isn’t one of them thanks to the Ronald McDonald House. Since 1974, Ronald McDonald House Charities has been giving families a place to rest, wash clothes, and bathe in close vicinity to their hospitalized children. One of their biggest Atlanta fundraisers each year is the Golf Classic. This year marks the 23rd Annual Golf Classic, which will be held on Tuesday, May 9.

Let Your Light Shine Talent Showcase
Piedmont Park
1320 Monroe Drive N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 875-7275
Date: May 20, 2017 at 12 p.m.

Got a talent that’s just waiting to be shared? Then Imani Within Foundation has an opportunity to Let Your Light Shine with their annual talent showcase. The Imani Within Foundation holds Let Your Light Shine to raise money for mental health programs for teens and adolescents. Held during Mental Health Awareness Month, Let Your Light Shine features not only the talent competition but also a live DJ, games, food, and free seminars.

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