Fun Fall Fundraising
September 5, 2013

The official start to fall is a few weeks away, but there are two events you might want to put on your calendar right now. Besides offering outdoorsy fun, they both raise money for good causes dedicated to helping children. The Life is good Festival, the weekend of September 21 and 22, aims to raise $1 million for its nonprofit The Life is good Kids Foundation, while the 7th Annual Anna’s Walqueria, on September 21, is a benefit for The Home for Little Wanderers. From free burritos to world class musicians, these events prove that doing good can be good fun! . Here are the details.

Life is good Festival, September 21 and 22, 2013
Life is good, the lifestyle brand company, makes a big effort to give back to the community and the major event they hold in Canton is packed with fun activities and music. The goal of the festival is to create a community of fundraisers. When you purchase tickets, you’re directed to a personal fundraising page, where you can sign up to raise money to support The Life is good Kids Foundation. (If you raise $500 or more, you get perks like backstage hospitality, preferred concert viewing, artist meet and greets.)

Jack Johnson, Daryl Hall & John Oates, and YO GABBA GABBA! are the headline musical acts this year. Other artists include Recess Monkeys, The Roots, Trampled by Turtles, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, among several others. While the three stages of musical acts should have everyone singing and dancing, a slew of activities are also on offer, including disc golf, an obstacle course, tug-o-war, sack races, bean bag toss, among others.

Kids will especially like an instrument “petting zoo,” an imagination playground, which they can build with giant blocks, face-painting, and a hands-on “touch the trucks” attraction. Other entertainment includes a dog agility show, a BMX bike show, magic shows, story-telling sessions, and even beginning yoga classes.

7th Annual Anna’s Walqueria, September 21, 2013
This 13.1-mile walk, which makes stops at six Anna’s Taqueria locations around the city, raises money for The Home for Little Wanderers, a local organization that works to ensure the development of children at risk, their families and communities.

Registration starts at 9:30 at the Anna’s on Beacon Street in Brookline, then the route takes you to locations at Mass General Hospital, MIT, Porter Square, Davis Square, finally ending at the Harvard Square branch. At each stop, walkers can fuel up with a variety of free beverages and snacks. For every Anna’s location that you visit, the business will donate $5 to The Home for Little Wanderers. When you register, you’ll get a number to pin on your shirt and a punch card to use at each site. Suggested donation is $15. The walk is also a great opportunity to just enjoy the city as well. Pretend you’re a tourist and point out attractions to your kids. Maybe you’ll discover a new place and return to explore.

When you’re having so much fun and raising money for great causes, everybody wins.

 

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