Roundup: May Charity Events in Dallas

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We’ve rounded up a list of highly-anticipated charity events coming to Dallas in May. The organizations below have great intentions toward wonderful causes, and you can learn more about them below. Have a local charity event you’d like to add? Email us at PR @ genpink (dot) com.

 Elizabeth Toon Charities Benefit Concert, May 1

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Elizabeth Toon Charities is gearing up for the 8th Annual Elizabeth Toon Charities Concert on May 1. Event highlights include: Mockingbird Sun will open for a surprise headliner, a “Mystery Box” hosted by Kendra Scott that’s full of great prizes and a live auction and raffle for a chance to win golf retreats and tickets to prime sporting events and concerts.

The Elizabeth Toon Charities Concert will take place May 1 from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at The Rustic. Tickets are available for $50 by clicking here.


Deep Ellum Urban Race and Block Party, May 3

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Creative scavenger hunt and block party serve as a community fundraiser to renovate Mokah Coffee Bar inside cultural center Life in Deep Ellum. The Deep Ellum Urban Race embraces the best of Deep Ellum, its art, music, community and commerce.

After the race, guests will head back to the Life in Deep Ellum to enjoy libations, food, music and games at the free Block Party hosted in conjunction with the Deep Ellum Brewing Company. The block party kicks off at 12 p.m. and includes concessions from local food trucks, hand-crafted beer, live music, tournament-style lawn games, a silent auction, raffle prizes and more. 

Visit the website for full details.


Belk Charity Day Sale, May 3

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Stop by any Belk location this Saturday for a morning of discounted shopping, up to 70% off top designer brands! Customers can purchase a $5 Charity Day Sale ticket from a participating nonprofit or at the door of Belk from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m., which is when the event takes place.

Nonprofits can still sign up this week at any Belk location including the new flagship at Galleria Dallas. The 501(c)(3) keeps 100% of the proceeds from each $5 ticket sold. Customers will also receive a $5 credit on Charity Sale purchases completely offsetting the cost of the ticket. Visit the website for details.


Light the Runway, May 15

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Join event chair, Janet Fresquez for the 2014 Light the Runway Fashion Show benefiting Dress for Success Dallas. The theme for this year’s Father/Daughter Fashion Show is Garden Party Rocks! Professionally produced by Harriet Kelly Gibbe, this show features local celebrities and their daughters in the latest fashions.

Tickets start from $50 and can be purchased here.

10th Annual Taste of the NFL, May 18

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This legendary tailgate party will feature past and present Dallas Cowboys players, Abacus restaurant executive chef and proprietor Kent Rathbun and more than a dozen of the area’s hottest celebrity chefs. Support the North Texas Food Bank’s children’s feeding programs as you enjoy gourmet tailgate fare, signature cocktails and the chance to bid on a fantasy trip of a lifetime through live and silent auction. It’s a party with a cause! 

Purchase tickets here. 


(Disclaimer: Belk at Galleria Dallas is a client, and all thoughts are my own.)