Events that raise money for some type of charity, including galas, golf outings, shopping events, charity auctions, etc. Deadline is two weeks before event date.
Comcast SportsNet Sports Awards: 5-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, Hilton Chicago. 720 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. Event honors top athletes from Chicago's professional teams for outstanding performances on and off the field. Benefits the March of Dimes. Honorees includes Frank Thomas, Jonathan Toews, John Salmons, Ryan Dempster, A.J. Pierzynski, Jon Busch and Alex Brown. Visit csnchicago.com or call (312) 596-4722.
Cancer Health Alliance: 6:30-10:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, McCormick Place, Chicago. First Look for Charity at the Chicago Auto Show event benefits Cancer Health Alliance and 17 other Chicago area charities. $225. Marie, (630) 654-5105 or cancerhealthalliance.com.
Valentine Pancake Breakfast: 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Feb. 13, American Legion Lake Region Post 703 Hall, 703 N. Route 12, Fox Lake. The 10th District members of the American Legion Auxiliary offer all-you-can-eat pancakes, biscuits and gravy, sausage patties, and beverages for a $6 per person donation. Children 5 and under are free. A Sweetheart Raffle will also be held.
Hearts for Hearts: All February, Save-A-Pet Adoption Center, 31664 North Fairfield Road, Grayslake. The center will be accepting to benefit the heart health of its resident animals. On Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 13 and 14, any in-house donors will receive complimentary Valentine's Day candy. Call (847) 740-7788 or visit save-a-pet-il.org.
30-Hour Famine: 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, to 8 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 21; activities at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, Grace Lutheran Church, 501 Valley Park Drive, Libertyville. Youth and adults will participate in World Vision's 30-Hour Famine to raise money for children living in extreme poverty around the world. For information or to sign up, call Jeff McClurg, at (847) 367-7050, or visit gracelutheranlibertyville.org. To make a donation, visit www.30hourfamine.org and got to "Famine Participants" then "Create Your Own Fundraising Page." The church's account number is 48910400.
Ladies Aid Sale: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21, St. Matthew Lutheran School, 24480 North Old McHenry Road, Hawthorn Woods. Used book, DVD and CD Sale in the school gym. Part of St. Matthew's "Love is More Than Skin Deep" month, to raise money for Jeremiah Krueger, an infant with a very rare skin disorder, epodermolytic hyperkeratosis. For information visit stmatts.net or call (847) 438-7709.
Casserole Cook Off: 5:30-8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, St. Matthew Lutheran School, 24480 North Old McHenry Road, Hawthorn Woods. No charge, but donations may be made as part of St. Matthew's "Love is More Than Skin Deep" month, to raise money for Jeremiah Krueger, an infant with a very rare skin disorder, epodermolytic hyperkeratosis. For information visit stmatts.net or call (847) 438-7709.
4Ever Safety Day: Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, Save-A-Pet Adoption Center, 31664 North Fairfield Road, Grayslake. Activities include a bake sale, first aid kits for sale, pet microchipping and digital photos, information on AETC blood donations, pet related products for sale, a coloring contest for kids and more. All sales proceeds benefit Save-A-Pet residents. Call (847) 740-7788 or visit save-a-pet-il.org.
St. Baldrick's fundraiser: 3 p.m. Saturday, March 6, Jerseys Pizza & Grill, 2360 Lakewood Boulevard, Hoffman Estates. To raise money for children's cancer research. There will be raffles for prizes including tickets to the Chicago Rush season opener, concert tickets, authentic Patrick Kane jersey, and more. Attendees can sign up to have their heads shaved to help raise funds. Visit stbaldricks.org.
National Junior Disability Championships fundraiser: For the entire month of February, Wheeling Auto Center, 2430 E. Hintz Road, Arlington Heights, will donate $5 from every oil change and $25 for every referral to NJDC, a national competition for young people with physical disabilities and visual impairments. Visit njdc2010.org. For appointments, (847) 259-3776 or wheelingautocenter.com.
It Can Be Done: Mondays and Tuesdays, Francesca's Intimo, 293 E Illinois Road, Lake Forest. Francesca's Intimo has agreed to donate 15 percent of patrons' bills to the nonprofit organization It Can Be Done! on Mondays and Tuesdays if the customer mentions the organization to a restaurant employee. The proceeds will benefit the purchasing of a drill to construct wells throughout the 12 villages of Uru on Mount Kilimanjaro, providing the 30,000 people living there with freshwater. For information or to donate, visit itcanbedoneafrica.org or e-mail Barbara Joye at email@example.com.
Our House of Hope donations: Our House of Hope K-9 Rescue has set up accounts at Green Tree Animal Hospital, 1165 S. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville, and Shear Paradise Pet Salon, 408 N. Seymour Ave., Mundelein. Donations at either location may be made to the accounts to provide care for the organization's animals. Donors who would like to be recognized can mail receipts for their donations to Our House of Hope K-9 Rescue, 5250 Grand Ave., Suite 14 - PMB 176, Gurnee, or e-mail them to Ourhouseofhope@yahoo.com. For information on Green Tree Animal Hospital, visit firstname.lastname@example.org, visit petsalonandspa.com or call (847) 970-7722. Visit ourhouseofhoperescue.net or call (773) 552-4673.