Ways to donate to hurricane victims
With power outages and water shortages due to Hurricane Irma, now is the time for South Florida to band together and help one another. Here are a few fun ways to do so.
Party With A Purpose with Chef Lenore NolanRyan, at Lenore NolanRyan Catering & Cooking School in the Galt Ocean Plaza, 3311 N. Ocean Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954- 491-2340, LenoreNolanRyan.com. 5 to 9 p.m. today.
Local chef Lenore NolanRyan hosts a free party to benefit The Pantry of Broward, a food pantry that serves seniors that lost three months of supplies during Hurricane Irma. Free tapas and small bites will be served but guests are asked to pay for all drinks. 100 percent of drink sales will go directly to The Pantry. Guests can also purchase raffle tickets for prizes such as cooking classes with Lenore or gift certificates to restaurants, hair salons and massage therapists. There will also be a box for canned goods or monetary donations.
Naples Day Trip. Meet on St. Thomas University campus at the Fernandez Family Center, 16401 NW 37th Ave., Miami. From 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.
The Miami Dolphins and Samaritan’s Purse have organized a day trip to the Gulf Coast of Florida to provide help in Naples. A bus will drive over with volunteers who will spend the day rebuilding homes and cleaning the city. Volunteers must be 14 years or older. Please wear closed-toed shoes and bring snacks. For more information, call the Dolphins at 305-943-7900. Register online or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Benihana, multiple locations throughout Florida including Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale and Coral Gables; Benihana.com. From Saturday through Monday.
Ten Benihana restaurants in Florida (all but Key West) along with one Samurai and t wo RA Sushi restaurants will donate 10 percent of revenue to Volunteer Florida, the state’s lead agency for disaster relief.
Art Walk, Boynton Beach Art District, 410 W. Industrial Ave., Boynton Beach. From 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday.
A supply drive coincides with the Art Walk. Volunteers will collect supplies to donate to the Keys as art lovers stroll through open studios while listening to live music. To volunteer, email RolandoBarrero@mac.com.
Miami To The Rescue, at Blackbird Ordinary, 729 SW First Ave., Miami. From 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday
Head to Blackbird Ordinary for a Sunday funday that will provide aide to the Keys and Cuba. The fundraiser will have performances by Locos Por Juana and Suenalo as well as raffles and a silent auction. Other activities include a puppy kissing booth, dunk tank and cotton candy machine. The $40 entry includes drinks and food. Purchase tickets in advance on Eventbrite.
Tap 42, in Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Midtown Miami and Coral Gables; Tap42. com. Through Sunday.
Head to any Tap 42 location and order the Adios Irma cocktail. The $10 drink is served in a goblet and made with gin, basil, syrup and M.I.A. Beer Company’s Cucumber and Lemon Lime HRD WTR, a glutenfree, 5 percent alcohol-byvolume hard sparkling water
Tap 42 and M.I.A Beer Company have partnered with Feeding South Florida and will donate 100 percent of proceeds from the Adios Irma to hurricane relief efforts.