Looking to be a benefactor to your favorite charity? Ok, so you're not Arthur Blank, but that doesn't mean you can't be a philanthropic player. Here are six appetizing events in August to get your generosity on and feed your soul:
Tuesdays at Virginia-Highland and West Midtown locations. Every Tuesday evening, YEAH! BURGER donates 10% of sales to local and national non-profits. Simply order, pay and eat. Charities vary weekly and per location, so be sure to check their Facebook page before heading over for a Triple B and Truffle Parm Fries. This month, do some good for organizations like Atlanta Pet Rescue & Adoption, Living Water and Atlanta Music Project.
August 10 at the Cathedral of St. Phillip. 12 top Atlanta restaurants and 12 local breweries will help guests celebrate the launch of The Farmer Fund, an organization that aims to support farmers during unforeseen hardship and crisis. The party includes local favorites like Kimball House, Leon's Full Service, Local Three, Sweetwater Brewery, Monday Night Brewing and Creature Comforts. Food, music, a live auction and chef and farmer-driven fashion show will usher in Atlanta's newest non-profit. Each guest receives the coveted 2016 Farmer Fund calendar featuring 24 nearly-naked local chefs and farmers clothed in only Hedley and Bennet aprons. $65/person
August 13 at Buckhead Theatre. Unlimited bites by amazing chefs, open bars, auction items worth major bank and live music by Yacht Rock Revue -- all for charity? You bet! This truly is an eat, drink and be merry event that's sure to please your palate while you party with a purpose. Enjoy dishes from the likes of 4th and Swift, Common Quarter, Watershed and Barcelona Wine Bar. $75 general/$150 VIP
August 23 at Burge Organic Farm in Mansfield, Ga. Did you like playing in the mud as a kid? Come get your hands dirty with Crop Mob for a morning working the land at Burge Organic Farm. Tasks include everything from weeding to planting to harvesting crops. Your reward? Hard-earned bragging rights for being an active participant in the local food movement and stuffing your face full of delicious food prepared by the Grand Hyatt Buckhead's Chef Thomas McKeown. Sign up soon! This Mob fills up fast!
August 27 at Edgewood Speakeasy. A monthly book club for booze-loving bibliophiles? Yes! Enter the shadowy world hidden beyond the bookcase at Pizzeria Vesuvius and gather with other passionate like-minds who love to read, imbibe, and share their literary pursuits whilst grooving to tunes. Like karaoke for bookworms (without the off-key renditions of "Bohemian Rhapsody," ) LIT offers participants a chance to hear themed selections of prose, spoken word, and poetry read aloud as they sip cocktails. The event is always free; save a suggested donation of one book for charity. RSVP to read (or just listen) based on the monthly theme--August is "poetry". Monthly. Every last Thursday. For information on Covenant House, click here.
More storytelling events around Atlanta here.
August 30 at the Roswell Square. The dog days of summer are here! Combat the heat by taste-testing (for charity) over 100 flavors of homemade ice cream hand-cranked by local organizations from around the metro. Now in its 11th year, the festival allows ice cream aficionados of all ages a chance to soothe their sweet tooth while helping to raise money for Drake House (short-term housing and support for homeless mothers and their children.) Rain or shine. $6/person $20/family (up to 6)
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