As some of you readers may already know, I ‘m all about giving back. For example, I work for a company that has a whole department devoted to finding ways of giving back! But that’s a topic for another post. I do like to support philanthropic projects and events that not only give back but are also fun.
Two projects I am currently working on involve food and charity. I am participating in these projects by providing social media consulting and coaching, pr, and my cheerful disposition (and believe me, when dealing with huge projects as a volunteer, a cheerful disposition goes a long way!)
This Sunday, I will be live tweeting from the Red Carpet at Kimera Restaurant’s 4th Annual Red Carpet Event – Oscar Viewing Party, February 26th at 5pm. I am not a big dress up kind of person myself but I do enjoy the movies, people watching and good food — which is why Kimera Restaurant and Lounge’s special Red Carpet Party to celebrate the Oscars is perfect. The event will feature a red carpet entrance, a full buffet dinner, cocktails, ample viewing of the awards ceremony and a silent auction to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association of Orange County. There will also be a special appearance by Peggy Tanous, a former “Real Housewives of Orange County” cast member. If you are on Twitter, follow these hashtags #kimeraredcarpet #oscars
According to owner Karyn Ghoukassian, “This event provides an excellent opportunity to give back to the Alzheimer’s Association of Orange County, and it is our pleasure to support such a worthy cause in our community.”
Guests will be greeted at the event with the full red carpet treatment, complete with simulated media interviews and a fashion panel awarding attendees who are “best dressed,” among other categories. Inside, a full buffet, cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres will complement the awards show displayed on screens throughout the restaurant. The cost for the event is $75 per person, (tax and gratuity not included) which includes one specialty cocktail, hors d’oeuvres, and a full dinner buffet. What a deal!
The second project I am volunteering for is the Taste of Huntington Beach on April 29th, 2012 for the benefit of the Children’s Library of Huntington Beach. But I’ll tell you more about that next time. For more information about the Taste of HB, visit www.tastehb.com and facebook.com/tasteofhuntingtonbeach