Best Upcoming Summer Charity Events In Chicago

June 16, 2014 7:00 AM

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Whether by participating or contributing time or money, there are many ways to help those in need in the community. Summer is a great time to get involved with a charity event and those who enjoy running, golfing, walking or attending parties may find an interest in signing up for one or more of the charity events in Chicago. There is no better feeling than giving back to others and these upcoming summer charity events in Chicago are a great way to give back to the community.
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PAWS Chicago 12th Annual Beach Party
Castaways at North Avenue Beach Boathouse
1603 N. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 935-7297
Date: July 24, 2014 at 6 p.m.
This beach party is completely pet-friendly and will include an open bar, music, dancing, auction and raffle plus much more all benefiting homeless animals. The beach party will also offer a complimentary pet spa; pets can be dropped off to be pampered while guests can enjoy a drink. The beach party will host more than 500 guests and over 100 dogs decked out in beachwear.
Little City Foundation: Invitational Golf Tournament
Twin Orchard Country Club
22353 Old McHenry Road
Long Grove, IL 60047
(847) 358-5510
Date: Aug. 11, 2014 at 10 a.m.
The Little City Foundation Invitational Golf Tournament is an annual event that helps to raise money for Little City so the organization can continue to help adults and children with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities. The golf outing will take place at the Twin Orchard Country Club which offers two 18-hole golf courses.
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Hydrocephalus Association: 10th Annual Chicago Walk
Lincoln Park Zoo-South Rowing Lagoon
2001 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60614
(815) 893-4037

Date: Sept. 6, 2014 at 8:30 a.m.
The annual Chicago Hydrocephalus Association walk raises money for hydrocephalus awareness. The walk is a family-friendly event that includes sponsored tents and a raffle with prizes. The money raised from this benefit walk helps aid in research for hydrocephalus. Incentive prizes are offered depending on the amount of money raised. Be sure to register online and a personal walk webpage will be automatically generated so that fundraising goals can be attained.
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Chicago Gateway Green: Green Tie Ball XXIII
UIC Parking Lot 6
1135 S. Union St.
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 527-9621 Ext. 224
Date: Sept. 13, 2014 at 8:30 p.m.
Each year, Chicago’s Gateway Green famous event returns with a new and appealing theme and this year’s theme is Great Green Gatsby. This gala raises funds for Gateway Green’s Expressway Partnership Program. Chicago Gateway Green is a non-profit organization devoted to greening and enhancing Chicago’s expressways, gateways and neighborhoods.
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