While we love sharing all the fun events going on in Memphis, we also want to highlight some important invest opportunities that exist. From fundraisers to volunteer opportunities, we’ve got several ways to invest in the 901 this week.
- Anytime – Green Up Memphis – Donations
- Thursday, March 31 – Pinch District Future Development Plans: Public Meeting – 4pm to 7 pm – Free
This meeting takes place at the Balinese Ballroom (330 North Main). The purpose of the meeting is to gather public input on the future of the Pinch District; collect feedback on a previously completed study of the area; identify neighborhood assets and opportunities; and establish goals for the economic stimulation the neighborhood. After the pubic meeting, the Planning Team will incorporate public feedback and present to the community at-large in the weeks to follow.
- Thursday, March 31 – The Champions screening by Streetdog Foundation – 6:30pm – $12
The Champions follows five of the dogs that were rescued from a famous dog fighting ring. Come see the stories of Cherry, Little Red, Handsome Dan and other “Vicktory” dogs that were rescued and given a second chance at life. Director Darcy Dennett states, “…from the moment we started filming as the pit bulls settled in at the sanctuary, it quickly became clear that for the most part, the dogs were frightened, abused, under-¬‐socialized dogs who were completely misunderstood and deserved a second chance.” This film is also about the extraordinary bonds that humans and dogs experience. This screening takes place at Malco Paradiso Cinema (584 S Mendenhall Rd). Advance sales only, there will be no tickets available on the day of the screening.
- Thursday, March 31 – Art Unleashed – 6pm – $12
This event benefits Memphis Pets Alive and takes place at Crosstown Arts (430 Cleveland St.). Doors open at 6pm and the auction closes at 8pm. Admission of $12.00 gets you in the door and access to food and beverages (adult beverages if you’re 21+).
- Friday, April 1 – Soulful Justice – 7:30pm – $10 or 24 pack of water
SisterReach and some of Memphis’ most talented artists come together to raise awareness, water, and money for Flint residents.
- Friday, April 1 – Big Orange Gala – 7pm – $75
University of Tennessee alumni are joining together to raise scholarship money for future Vols in Shelby County. The Memphis UT Knoxville Alumni Chapter is hosting its inaugural Big Orange Gala presented by Baptist Memorial Health Care at the Botanic Gardens from 7pm-11pm. The event will feature heavy hors’devours, silent and live auctions, and live music and dancing. All local alumni and friends of UT are invited to come out for a night of fun for a worthy cause. All proceeds from the gala will go to fund Tennessee Pledge scholarships for Shelby County residents.
- Friday, April 1 – Fall in Love with Binghampton – 5:30pm – $22/online, $20/door
This event will showcase artwork from children in Binghampton and the local artists who taught them. You’ll be able to purchase artwork as well. This will be a night of entertainment and art, with appetizers and drinks to enjoy. Featured artists are Lawrence Matthews, Melissa Dunn, Kenny Hays, Shelley Bolton, Kenneth Alexander, Andrea Morales and Danny Shivers. Event takes place at West Memorials, 2481 Broad Ave.
- Saturday, April 2 – Crawfish Boil at Rec Room – 11am – $15/door
What do crawfish, Binghampton and the Rec Room all have in common? They will collaborate on Saturday April 2 to celebrate the Rec Room’s 1 year Anniversary while benefitting the Carpenter Art Garden. Event takes place at The Rec Room, 3000 Broad Ave.
- April 2 – April 3 – Natural Learning School Rummage and Bake Sale
Find great deals to support a great school! NLS is having their second semi-annual rummage sale. In addition to clothes, books, toys, housewares, and other treasures, they will have a bake sale, live music, and silent auction. They will also be accepting donations. If you would like to drop items off before the sale, please contact NLS.
Find more ways to give back to Memphis here.
Find specific volunteer opportunities with Volunteer Memphis and Volunteer Odyssey. Looking to bring a volunteer team to Memphis? Check out Serve901.