Break a sweat
The Run On!-sponsored Too Hot To Handle 15k and 5k is Sunday, July 14, 7:30 a.m. at Norbuck Park. Your race entry fee benefits Protective Animal League, a nonprofit that helps find care and shelter for homeless cats and dogs, as well as MDA-ALS, a charity that funds research and offers support for people with Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Buy a juicy burger
On July 11, Goodfriend Beer Garden and Burger House at 1154 Peavy is teaming up with Brooklyn Brewery, Chemical Candy Backstreet Buckets, Taboo Tattoos, Tiggers, and Death or Glory Tattoo to hold a fundraiser for Cody Biggs, a local single dad who was in a motorcycle accident with another uninsured driver earlier this year. Ronnie Fauss and The Hazardous Dukes will perform. There will also be a silent auction with all proceeds going to Biggs to help him on his road to recovery. Find out more information at.
Clean your closet
Donate your goods to the resale shop Hope’s Clothing and Consignment in Casa Linda Plaza. The store not only raises money for the Austin Street Center, but also is a part of the shelter’s “Retail 101” program, which trains the homeless and unemployed with job skills to re-enter the working world. Not able to get to the store? Call 214.421.0912 and have your goods picked up for free. Hope’s Clothing and Consignment is located at 9440 Garland #130.