Here’s a list of five good-cause fundraisers and benefits in 2017 that could use your support.
1Feb. 4: Chocolate Lovers’ Fling
Help victims of domestic violence while enjoying decadent chocolates of all makes and shapes at this fundraiser for the Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence (SPAN). The 5:30-11 p.m. event at the Omni Interlocken Hotel in Broomfield includes a cocktail and chocolate hour, dinner, an auction and dancing. Visit www.safehousealliance.org.
2March 4: Interfaith Quilters Annual Show & Sale
The stunning and amazing volunteer-made quilts at this annual sale benefit the Safe Shelter of St. Vrain Valley and the OUR Center in Longmont. The 10 a.m.-4 p.m. show at First Lutheran Church, 803 Third Avenue in Longmont, features a no-sales preview from 5-8 p.m. on March 3. Visit www.interfaithquilters.com.
3March 11: Grapes for Good: Autism Society of Boulder County Wine-tasting Fundraiser
Enjoy fine wines from Colorado and international wineries, gourmet cuisine, dancing, and live and silent auctions to benefit children with autism. At the St Julien Hotel & Spa from 6-11 p.m. Visit
4March 18: Homeward Bound
Dogs and cats are tops in many people’s hearts and homes, but what about pets that still need a home? The Homeward Bound gala aims to send shelter pets to new homes. Sponsored by the Longmont Humane Society, Homeward Bound is a fun-filled evening with food and beverage tastings. Live and silent auctions and live music round out the 6-9 p.m. event, which raises money for animals in need. So have a heart for homeless pets and pencil it in your calendar. Visit www.longmonthumane.org.
5March 18: Empty Bowls Luncheon
Help feed the hungry, shelter the homeless and fulfill a broad range of social needs—and get a beautiful, hand-painted ceramic bowl to boot. This fundraiser for Longmont’s OUR Center includes a handmade ceramic bowl of your choice, which you can fill with soup from local restaurants. You can also donate a bowl by purchasing and decorating one at Crackpots, 505 Main St. in Longmont. Drop-off donated bowls to
OUR Center, 220 Collyer St., prior to the March 18 event. The 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. luncheon is at Longmont High School, 1040 Sunset St. Visit www.ourcenter.org