6 Fall Fundraisers we love

Bras for a Cause

Women’s Council of Realtors® and Coconutter Strutters
6 – 10 p.m., Oct. 27, $40
DoubleTree Hotel, Holland

WZZM13’s Lauren Stanton and Dave Kaechele keep the festivities hopping at the annual Bras for a Cause fashion show. The event, now in its 9th year, features male models, silent and live auctions. Proceeds from the fun fundraiser benefit the 3-Day for the Cure & Women’s Council of Realtors. The DoubleTree Hotel in Holland offers a special room rate for attendees.

Questions? Event@BrasForACauseLakeshore.com

Bids & Bites Gala – Boots & Bling

Children’s Advocacy Center
6 – 10 p.m., Oct. 27
$125 individual, $950 for table of 8. $1200 for table of 10.
Old Stonegate Farms, 10831 Cleveland St., Nunica
RSVP: Oct. 6, rbakker@cac-ottawa.org

The public is warmly invited to the 12th Annual Bids & Bites Gala – Boots and Bling. The annual event includes auctions, raffles, beverages, live music and fantastic food. All proceeds benefit the Children’s Advocacy Center of Ottawa County to help continue funding of crucial services at no cost. The annual event recognizes West Michigan’s top professionals, business leaders and philanthropists.

Questions? rbakker@cac-ottawa.org

Corks and Forks Barn Party

Boys & Girls Club of Greater Holland
6 – 10 p.m., Sept. 29, $100
Huizenga Green Barn, 2940 Lakeshore Drive, Holland
RSVP: Sept. 20, bgch.org

Your $100 donation will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Holland and support its mission to inspire and empower children and teens. Guests at the 7th annual event will be treated to a Barn Party evening that includes dinner, a spirited auction and live music.

Questions? Email Development Director Ty Tanis, ttanis@bgch.org or call 616-392-4102.

World Habitat Day

Holland ReStore
5 – 7 p.m., Oct. 2, Free
12727 Riley St., Holland
RSVP: lakeshorehabitat.org

Celebrate World Habitat Day with a family fun, community event at Holland ReStore. Three sponsorship levels are available to support World Habitat Day, but this event is free and open to the public. Plans include activities for kids, food and drinks, door prizes, and a chance to spin to win a prize or discount at the ReStore. Holland ReStore is part of Lakeshore Habitat for Humanity, building strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.

Questions? 616-393-8001

Benefit Dinner & Auction

Living Threads
6 – 8:30 p.m., Oct. 26, Donation
Hope College Haworth Inn & Conference Center
275 College Ave., Holland
RSVP: Oct. 16, office@livingthreadsministry.org

Living Threads will host its annual dinner and auction to benefit the Zeeland-based quilting ministry on Oct. 26. Founded in 2010, the ministry creates heirloom quilts for those who have lost loved ones and to support more than 500 children in the Kibera district of Nairobi, Kenya, Africa. The evening at the Haworth Inn and Conference Center includes dinner from the Inn’s creative culinary team, a silent auction and a performance from Emmy-nominated and award-winning pianist/composer Eric Schrotenboer.

Questions? 616-748-6505, livingthreadsministry.org

150 Old School House Gala

Saugatuck-Douglas History Center
6 – 10 p.m., Sept. 23, $150
The Old School House
130 Center St., Douglas
RSVP: Sept. 8, 269-857-5751

Celebrate the sesquicentennial of the Old School House in Douglas with members of the Saugatuck-Douglas History Center. The 1867 Old School House is a Michigan landmark; it is the oldest multi-classroom school building in the state and regarded as one of the finest examples of 19th-century school architecture in the country. The building is listed on both the State and National Register of Historic Places. The gala includes dining stations catered by Mindy Trafman of the Kirby Hotel, a full bar and live musical entertainment.

Questions? Call 269-857-5751.

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