Ronald McDonald House Charities Celebrate Global Day of Change Oct 15

Ronald McDonald House Charities Celebrate Global Day of Change Oct 15

This Saturday, Oct. 15, McDonald’s Restaurants nationwide will celebrate Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Global Day of Change.

The October 15 Day of Change commemorates the opening of the first Ronald McDonald House in 1974 and encourages customers to donate their change at RMHC Donation Boxes located in McDonald’s restaurants around the world.

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5th Annual Pink Bash Set for Oct 21 at Dr. Phillips Center

Orlando Sentinel Pink Bash returns October 21 to the Seneff Arts Plaza at Dr. Phillips Center to benefit Libby’s Legacy Breast Cancer Foundation.

The Orlando Sentinel Pink Bash returns October 21 to the Seneff Arts Plaza at Dr. Phillips Center to benefit Libby’s Legacy Breast Cancer Foundation.

Pink Bash is an annual community celebration and fundraiser event in downtown Orlando designed to bring breast cancer awareness to Central Florida in an interactive, uplifting way.

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10th Annual Jack in the Park Benefits Special Olympics Florida Oct 15

0th Annual Jack in the Park Benefits Special Olympics Florida Oct 15

Special Olympics Florida will host its 10th annual Jack in the Park, a gourmet fundraiser, will take place October 15 in Winter Park.

Jack in the Park brings together gourmet dishes from some of the area’s top restaurants, live music, an exciting auction, a fast-paced blackjack tournament, open bar, and much more.

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Coca-Cola Orlando Eye to Light Up For Stand Up to Cancer

Stand Up For Cancer

This week, more than 90 historic buildings and landmarks across the U.S. and Canada will be lit up to support Stand Up For Cancer.

In Central Florida, the Coca-Cola Orlando Eye will be lit red, orange and yellow on Thursday, September 8. Other Florida locations include the Fifth Third Center in Naples, CityPlace Fountain in West Palm Beach, and Miami Tower in Miami.

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Meet TV Faves for Charity at Fan Fest Orlando Sept 17 #FanFestOrlando

Meet TV Faves for Charity at Fan Fest Orlando Sept 17

Fan Fest Orlando will take place September 17, 2016, to raise money for the victims and families of the Pulse Nightclub attack.

At this event, dozens of well-known actors from shows like The Walking Dead, The Flash, Arrow, and others will meet fans, sign autographs, and take photos, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.

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O-Town MacDown Returns August 20 to Kissimmee for Give Kids the World

O-Town MacDown returns to Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee on August 20, 2016.

Get your taste buds ready! The O-Town MacDown returns to Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee on August 20, 2016.

The event is a family-fun, mac-n-cheese cooking competition benefiting Give Kids The World, and features talented chefs and caterers from all around Orlando serving up some of the best mac-n-cheese dishes on the planet.

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Orlando’s Taste of the Nation Kicks Off Golden Ticket Raffle #OrlTaste

Orlando's Taste of the Nation

Leading up to this year’s Orlando’s Taste of the Nation gala on August 27, select restaurants are participating in the first ever Golden Ticket raffle, with the prize of two tickets to this year’s event.

Guests who dine at select participating establishments through August 22 can ask their server for a concealed envelope that may contain a pair of tickets to this year’s event. Chances of winning are 1 in 10.

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Sprinkles Partners with Drew Barrymore for Charity Cupcake Flavor

Sprinkles Partners with Drew Barrymore for Charity Cupcake Flavor

For the month of August, Sprinkles has partnered with actress/entrepreneur Drew Barrymore for a special cupcake flavor: Strawberry Shortcake by Drew Barrymore.

It features a rich yellow cake filled with tart, juicy strawberry curd, and topped with a pillowy cloud of toasted marshmallow frosting.

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Krispy Kreme and The Salvation Army Launch Annual Stuff the Bus School Supply Drive

Krispy Kreme and The Salvation Army Launch Annual Stuff the Bus School Supply Drive

It’s time for families to start thinking about heading back to school, so Krispy Kreme and The Salvation Army have teamed up for their annual “Stuff the Bus” School Supply Drive.

From now until August 7, participating Central Florida Krispy Kreme locations will be accepting donations of new school supplies, including notebooks, binders, pens, pencils, scissors, crayons, markers, glue, rulers, and hand sanitizer.

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Additional Fun & Tasty Orlando Taste of the Nation Fundraising Events #OrlTaste

Orlando's Taste of the Nation

Beginning this week, Orlando’s Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry kicks off three extra fundraising experiences to sip and nibble on before the main event.

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Orlando Taste of the Nation Returns Aug 27 with Great Food for a Great Cause #OrlTaste

Orlando's Taste of the Nation

One of my favorite culinary events in Central Florida is the annual Orlando Taste of the Nation, which serves up great food in support of raising funds for the No Kid Hungry campaign.

Orlando Taste of the Nation returns for its 27th year on Saturday, August 27, and features over 40 of Central Florida’s best restaurants and chefs showcasing tasting portions of their best dishes.

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Dine Out for #OrlandoUnited on June 30

Dine Out for #OrlandoUnited on June 30

On June 30, Florida restaurants and their employees and guests will donate time and money to support Orlando’s healing with Dine Out Orlando United.

On this day participating restaurants will offer a portion of the day’s proceeds to the OneOrlando Fund, which is designed to provide a way to respond to the needs of the local community.

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Dr Phillips Center to Host Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen OneOrlando Fund Benefit #OrlandoUnited

Dr Phillips Center to Host Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen OneOrlando Fund Benefit

In light of the horrific attack at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, journalist Anderson Cooper and Bravo TV host Andy Cohen are pleased to announce a special live benefit AC2 show at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.

Join Cohen and Cooper (aka AC2) for an unscripted, uncensored and unforgettable night of conversation. The late night talk show host and the journalist, longtime friends, interview each other and take questions from the audience. It’s a live, interactive look behind the scenes of pop culture and world events.

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Imagine Dragons and Nate Ruess to Play #AllIsOne Orlando Benefit at Hard Rock Live

Imagine Dragons and Nate Ruess to Play #AllIsOne Orlando Benefit at Hard Rock Live

This Wednesday, June 22, the Hard Rock Live will host the All Is One (#AllIsOne) Orlando Unity Concert to benefit the OneOrlando Fund for the victims of last weekend’s Pulse tragedy.

Headlining this benefit concert will be Imagine Dragons (“Radioactive,” “Demons”) and Nate Ruess (“Nothing Without Love,” also a member of Fun).

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