Giving By Just Going

Here's a look at upcoming events supporting good causes.

Blanket Ball
Feb. 8. For the first time, Baltimore WYPR will partner with Project PLASE—that’s People Lacking Ample Shelter and Employment—for a night of food, drinks, and dancing to support the local nonprofit’s efforts to secure temporary and permanent housing for people experiencing homelessness.
$95-150, 2640 St. Paul St.

Blue Jeans {& Bow Ties} Ball
Feb. 22. The Ulman Foundation, a nonprofit working to support young people and their loved ones impacted by cancer, invites you to a dinner and live auction fundraiser at The Winslow in downtown Baltimore. After dinner, be sure to stick around for drinks and dancing to celebrate The Ulman Foundation’s mission.
$150-400, 333 W. Ostend St.

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Beauty & The Beast: UnMasking Your Fears
Feb. 22. Women At A Stand is teaming up with Creative Artist Unite Network to host this masquerade gala, featuring delicious bites, an open bar, live music, and a silent auction. A portion of the proceeds will go to local nonprofit House of Ruth, which provides emergency and care services for women and children affected by abuse. $60-400, 4709 Harford Rd.

Evening in Wonderland: Gala & Impact Awards
March 21. Don your most fantastical fashion and get ready for a magical party on the grounds of Baltimore’s mesmerizing Rawlings Conservatory to raise funds
for the Fashion Umbrella Foundation’s Scholarship Awards, supporting aspiring entrepreneurs studying business. $65, 3100 Swann Dr.

Great Chefs’ Dinner
April TBA. Hosted by The Family Tree, an organization fighting child abuse in Maryland, the Great Chefs’ Dinner brings together hundreds of philanthropists and leaders in abuse prevention for a ve-course meal, live and silent auctions, and an evening of building connections in this critical work. Price TBA, address TBA.

Sole of the City 10K
April 11. Winner of Baltimore magazine’s 2018 Best Baltimore Road Race, Under Armour’s run around the harbor is back for another round this spring. Buzzing with community energy, Sole of the City brings thousands of Baltimoreans together to support the children’s literacy efforts of nonprofit Reading Partners in local elementary schools. $50-70, McHenry Row

Jazz at Ringside
April 25. Discover the unique cross-sections of community Baltimore has to offer at this evening of soul-healing music, food, and—of course—boxing, a partnership between Corner Team and the Baltimore Jazz Festival. Funds raised will support Corner Team’s programs to build community for youth, seniors, and people with disabilities through sports. Price TBA, 1101 East 25th St.

Ride for the Feast
May 2-3. Kick up your kickstand in Ocean City at the start of this two-day bicycle race and you’ll end up across the state at the Baltimore City headquarters of Moveable Feast, a nonprofit providing food and care services to people living with HIV/ AIDS, cancer, and other life-threatening illnesses. Funds raised will support Moveable Feast’s work in the city. Price TBA, 2308 Philadelphia Ave., Ocean City 21842

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Distinguished Gentleman’s Drive
May 31. Owners of vintage cars and connoisseurs of re ned class are invited to show off their gentlemanly style—think tweed jackets, monocles, and glorious mustaches—at this fundraiser hosted by Harbor East’s Christopher Schafer Clothier. Proceeds support the Movember Foundation, a group working to raise awareness around men’s health issues.
Price TBA, 1400 Aliceanna St.

5th Annual Baltimore Floatilla
JUNE TBA. If you’ve always been curious to explore Baltimore’s iconic Inner Harbor, here’s your excuse to get out on the water. Take part in this five-mile paddleboat cavalcade
to support Healthy Harbor, the group behind the beloved Mr. Trash Wheel that also supports local education and preservation work. $30-40, 3001 Boston St.

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Baltimore Pride High Heel Race
June 19. Tuck in your padding, break out your wig, and slip on your pumps to kick off a weekend of pride festivities with an unsteady sprint for the finish line. Whether you’re running or just on the sidelines, the race is fun for every- one—and the proceeds support Mount Vernon’s Chase Brexton Health Services. Price TBA, North Charles & East 25th St.

5K Race to Embrace Independence
Sept. TBA. Marian House hosts this annual race to raise funds so that the organization can continue to help women in Baltimore City move from dependence to independence. The proceeds go towards housing, food, clothing, counseling, and education for the women and children experiencing homelessness in our communities. $35, Lake Montebello Dr. & Whitman Dr.

Sept. 19 Join the Baltimore Museum of Industry for Equinox, a celebration aiming to raise funds and awareness to support the goal of ending homelessness in Baltimore. With local brews, live music, and pro- ceeds going to the housing programs of St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore, you can support Equinox’s mission and be the light you want to see. $95-110, 1415 Key Hwy.

Stars, Stripes, and Chow
Nov. TBA. Head to West Covington Park for a taste of this delicious chili cookoff hosted by The Baltimore Station, a group helping veterans regain self-suf ciency in society. With support from organizations like the Baltimore Orioles, M&T Bank, and iHeartRadio, proceeds will help homeless veterans escape cycles of poverty. $25-50, 101 W. Cromwell St.