Helping the CommunityHere at Pinot's, we often hold events to help out local charities and organizations. From donations for auctions to selling our stage paintings and even hosting charity events, we try our best to give back to our community. You can always tell when an event is for a good cause by the Paint It Forward tag.
While we're able to do our part in aiding these causes, Spokane has no shortage of events and organizations to keep an eye out for. Here's a good place to start if you're looking for a cause or two to support in the upcoming months.
Unity In the Community: August 17th in Riverfront Park. This is a family-friendly, free event that celebrates multiculturalism in the region!
MLK Back to School Fair: August 24th at Martin Luther King, J r. Family Outreach at ECCC. This Fair will be distributing free backpacks, haircuts via The Man Shop, food and other family resources to the community!
Whiskers and Wine (and Suds!): August 24th at Spokane County Fair and Expo Center. This is an annual event hosted by Partners for Pets, with wine, beer, and a dinner buffet, as well as a silent auction.
North Monroe Summer Blood Drive: August 31st outside Vessels Coffee Roasters. This blood drive is hosted by Vitalant, which provides Inland NW hospitals with donor blood and needs at least 200 donations a day to adequately supply them. Give blood, save a life!
Junior Fire Academy: September 7th at River Park Square. This is a team-up event between Spokane Fire Department, SAFE Kids, Mobius Children's Museum, Downtown Spokane Partnership and River Park Square for the annual Kids Junior Fire Academy. It's a free event aimed at teaching kids what it's like to be a Firefighter, as well as learn safety procedures and information, including CPR!
Concert For a Cause: September 9th at Arbor Crest Wine Cellars. Portions of the ticket and sales proceeds will go to NW Parkinson's Foundation.
Eye Contact Homeless Art Exhibit and Fundraiser: September 12th at Washington Cracker Building. This event is hosted by VoA and sponsored by a number of local businesses. This art exhibit will incluted curated art from Crosswalk, as well as aerial performances, interviews, music, and food from two local notorious chefs!
Dinner on the Bridge: September 20th at the Women & Children's Free Restaurant. This is an annual event that benefits the Free Restaurant, which caters to families in need of nutritious meals and dinner with dignity.
Suicide Prevention Show: September 20th at The Bartlett. This event features live music. 100% of the proceeds go to FailSafe for Life to bring awareness and resources to suicide prevention efforts.
Stand Up For Pits: October 6th at Spokane Comedy Club. This is a comedy show that benefits their nonprofit dedicated to educating and advocating for pit bull 'type' dogs. There will also be a silent auction, dog adoption and merchandise for sale!
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