Tucson Fundraiser: Amazing Amanda at Pastiche

A long time employee (Amazing Amanda) at Pastiche Modern Eatery restaurant here in Tucson needs support from the greater Tucson community. Her husband (Patrick) and main household income earner suddenly came down with a brain disease that left him incapacitated and the outlook is bleak for recovery. She had to stop working to take care of him as well as their two young children. Pat & Julie Connors have done so many wonderful altruistic deeds for our community. Don’t you think it’s time the community gives back to help one of Pastiche’s employees? 100% of the money raised will go
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Tucson: RA Sushi to Host 9th Annual Nicky’s Week May 26-June 1

RA Sushi to Host 9th Annual Nicky’s Week May 26-June 1 Proceeds from select menu items to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® Tucson, Ariz. (May 8, 2013) – Arizona-based RA Sushi Bar Restaurant will host its ninth annual “Nicky’s Week” fundraiser Sunday, May 26, through Saturday, June 1, for kids battling cancer and other life-threatening diseases at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®. The hospital is completely funded by community support, ensuring that families never have to pay for treatment and care. RA Sushi will donate 100 percent of the proceeds from the sale of a variety of menu items and beverages to St. Jude to help support the hospital’s lifesaving mission. Since its
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Tucson Food Fun: Cinco de Pie-O, Pie Party 2013

While there are more than enough Cinco de Mayo events around town, here’s the one and only Cinco de Pie-O. Pie Party time — it only happens once a year and the grassroots event brings people together to build community, raise money for a charity, and eat pie… lots of pie. Here are the delicious facts: –Make a pie! Pies should be dropped off in advance from noon -1 pm at the Whistle Stop Depot (127 W 5th St) on May 5. –To get free entry, you must drop off your pie between noon -1 pm. If this doesn’t work,
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Tucson Fundraiser: Dine out for Safety – April 10

Once a year Tucsonans are asked to eat out and make a difference and the cause is — Dine Out for Safety. When you eat out participating locally-owned restaurants, a portion up to 20% of your check is donated back to support Arizona’s Children Association and Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault (SACASA). Both organizations work tirelessly across Arizona to end interpersonal and family violence and sexual assault and respond to the needs of those who are affected by violence. Hungry? Check out the participating restaurants: Bluefin Seafood Restaurant Cafe Desta La Cocina Don Pedro’s Peruvian Bistro Kingfisher Pastiche Noble
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Tucson Fundraiser: Dessert Auction Extraordinaire

I had never seen anything like this before or since. Imagine a blueberry pie being auctioned off for $1,000…yes, all in the name of helping the horses. All in the name of Equine Voices Rescue & Sanctuary. This Saturday – March 30 – C’mon down to The Very Special Horse Event hosted by Equine Voices. Where: Brandi Fenton Park – 3482 E. River Road, Tucson When: 11:30 am to 3:30 pm Why: To raise funds for rescued horses; admission is $5/pp includes a raffle ticket Even non horse people like me like this event where I can watch interesting horse
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Tucson: Angel Charity Presents Prêt à Portea

from the press release – Tucson fundraiser Tucson, Ariz—Angel Charity has an exciting new twist this year on its annual fashion show.  Event Chair Cameron Parker has created a fashionable fête featuring a sophisticated afternoon tea. Professionally-produced by Paula Taylor, the ALL kids runway show will feature the latest in children’s designer fashions from around the world – a FIRST for Arizona!! ALL event proceeds will benefit Angel Charity for Children 2012 Beneficiaries. Get your tickets NOW – This one-of-a-kind event WILL sell out!! WHAT:     Prêt à Portea WHEN:    Sunday, October 7, 2012, 2 – 5 pm WHERE:   
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A Taste of Chocolate – Fundraising Success

A Taste of Chocolate – Rotary Fundraising Event Today along with some other Tucson food writers – Edie Jarolim, Rita Connelly, and Mary Paganelli as well as KOLD-TV reporter Mark Stine, I was honored to be chosen as a “celebrity” judge at the Rincon Rotary event – A Taste of Chocolate – at the Doubletree Hotel ballroom. The Rincon Rotary raises money for local students seeking scholarships and the dictionary project for third graders. Internationally, the Rotary raises money for polio vaccines. According to the gentleman (whose name I don’t recall) said that four countries –Pakistan, Afghanistan, India, and Nigeria
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Tucson Summer Culinary Fundraiser: Primavera Cooks 2011

Tucson Originals’ restaurants summer fundraiser Starting this week, Primavera Cooks kick starts its summer long culinary fundraising for the Primavera Foundation. The Foundation helps Tucsonans who live below the poverty level as well as the homeless with housing, skills, and their basic needs. Most of all it gives them confidence and dignity which is hard to come by when situations seem dire. Through the generous altruism of the Tucson Originals’ restaurants, funds are raised for the Foundation. A few years ago I had the privilege to be an apprentice chef at Kingfisher Bar & Grill. That rewarding experience gave me
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Tucson restaurant victims fundraiser – Feb 7 and 8 at Tavolino

Image by Getty Images via @daylife Tavolino: Tucson restaurant gives back to recent shooting victims from the press release Tavolino has just announced that they will host two fundraising events in support of the victims of the recent Tucson shootings. On Feb 7 and 8, all happy hour proceeds will be donated to victim funds. The shooting in the Safeway shopping center on January 8 struck a chord with the owner and employees of Tavolino. Before moving to their new location on Skyline and Campbell, the Safeway shopping center at Ina and Oracle was their home for seven years. “The
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Tucson Fundraiser: PETA Appeal to Stun Lobsters

Image via Wikipedia from the PETA press release Tucson’s Child and Family Resources Won’t Boil Conscious Lobsters at Fundraiser In response to a request from PETA asking for compassion for the hundreds of lobsters destined for the plates of Tucson’s Child and Family Resource’s dinner guests, the human services organization has agreed to try out a new device whose inventor says will quickly stun the lobsters before they are cooked for its upcoming fundraiser. The brand-new device claims to protect lobsters from being boiled alive and to spare them pain when they’re killed. The revolutionary Crustastun, which was developed by
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