Monday, April 29, 2013

What Do Vintage Fashion, Haute Cuisine, Pottery and Army Garb Have in Common?

They are all the source of some VERY HIP fundraisers in the Boston area.

Readers know I dig on food. A lot. They also know I am a hippy-raised, eco-conscious, community-lovin' girl and a major cheerleader for people doing good work for other people. I especially like discovering cool food events, theater, music festivals and fashion that support good causes. Double win.

I've got a wicked list of some such events coming up in the near future and I want to share them.  Keep in mind that this post was important enough to me that it actually beat out the 500 story lines I've brought back from my recent Caribbean travels. Legit. You'll see those later this week. For now - go do something fun, for somebody who needs a hand.

Here are some very worthwhile causes hosting some super worth-the-trip events in the next few weeks.

647 tremont, cooking matters fundraiser, share our strength, jamero marketing suite, boston, causes16th Annual Cooking Matters Fundraiser
 Tremont 647 , Boston, MA 
Chef-owner Andy Husbands gets a few of his fellow chefs together to fight childhood hunger at his annual Cooking Matters fundraiser. Rub shoulders with culinary superstars including Josh Ziskin of La Morra, Jay Silva of Bambara, Seth and Angela Raynor of Pearl, Boarding House, Corazon del Mar, Raymond Ost of Sandrine’s and Olivier Maillard of Boston Chops. The fun starts with a St. Germain cocktail reception followed by five succulent courses (one from each cooker or set of cookers) each paired with a French wine. Proceeds from tickets, priced at $150 each, benefit Share Our Strength, the nation's leading hunger relief organization. Reservations are required so call 617.266.4600 if you want one.
stepping out for city hall, drag show, cape ann, gloucester ma, jamero marketing suite, boston, causes

Stepping Out for City Hall
Saturday, May 4th 7pm  and Sunday, May 5th 2 pm 
The friends of City Hall are delighted to announce our upcoming gala benefit :"Stepping Up for City Hall". On Saturday evening May, 4th Richard Leonard and his Bananarettes will perform acts and wear unique collections of fashions collected over the years. City Hall will be grand. Champagne, desserts and an auction of unique items will add to the event. Sunday, May 5th will see a matinee run of the Fashion Show, with light refreshments and general seating accommodating a larger crowd. 
Saturday pm $75.00 per ticket - limited to 200 tickets only! Sunday event $35.00 per ticket at Bananas!

Chef Kristen Kish, Barbara Lynch, Stir, Top Chef, jamero marketing suite, boston, causesSpring Celebrity Series Presents Chef Kristen Kish
Winner of Top Chef Seattle: Season 10 & Chef de Cuisine at Barbara Lynch's Stir
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 6:15-9:15
Rogers Center for the Arts at Merrimack College 
North Andover, MA 01845
Benefits Emmaus which provides permanent affordable housing, emergency shelter, transitional housing, housing search and stabilization services, adult education and job training, and compassionate support services to more than 3,000 people annually.

Details and tickets here:

Empty Bowl Dinner to Benefit the Open Door
Cape Ann, Open Door, cruiseport gloucester, cape ann, empty bowl, jamero marketing suite, boston, Thursday, May 4pm @ Cruiseport, Gloucester
The meal is simple—soup, bread and a cookie. Guests can choose and keep a soup bowl handcrafted for this community event. The bowl goes home as an unspoken reminder that somewhere someone’s bowl is empty. Soup is provided by the many local restaurants who support the Open Door's mission. Bowl were made by community members young and old in workshops held this winter.
The Cape Ann Open Door serves tens of thousands of Cape Ann residents with hot meals, healthy groceries, a mobile market, education, clothing and more. They are a very important resource in our community.  Proceeds from this event will benefit the Summer Lunch and Mobile Market programs.
Tickets available at the door. $15 for adults and $10 for children under ten.

Sword and Plough Bags - Goods for the Good Featured Product
sword and plough, army gear, bags, totes, veterans, jamero marketing suite, boston, Sword & Plough bridges veteran empowerment, sustainable design, and classic fashion all in one product. We are a quadruple bottom line (people, purpose, planet, profit) bag company that works with American veterans to re-purpose military surplus fabric into durable and stylish bags.

sword and plough, army gear, bags, totes, veterans, jamero marketing suite, boston, Sword & Plough products are...
Made in USA - You can’t find a more American bag
Repurposed - Upcycling thousands of pounds of surplus military materials, reducing our energy consumption up to 95%
Rugged and Refined - Our products can stand alone on style, durability, and the soulful legacy of their fabric
Socially Relevant - Our brand aims to improve veteran unemployment and bolster civilian-military interaction.

That ought to give you all something to do while I organize my thoughts on eating, drinking and adventuring in the French West Indies to share this week. Plus the funniest blogger I ever read. Wait for it..........

Don't forget to send me your events, ideas, book recommendations, invitations to review your restaurant and the names and emails of small business owners you know who need digital marketing and content services. I do have a day job you know.

1 comment:

  1. I actually was on Andy Husband's team about 5 years ago for an event sponsored by Sapphire Gin called Perfect Pairings. There I was in cocktail attire in a cooking competition making Zabaglione. Nothing like working with egg yolks in a double boiler for a cooking test. Yikes! Anyway, Andy was great and a lot of fun to team up with.