Get Involved: Friends for a Cause

By Ettie Berneking
In Culture, Feature

More and more local nonprofits are creating Young Friends boards, in an effort to freshen up their outreach efforts, and to encourage young professionals to be more active in the community. Membership perks vary for each, but many hold special events and volunteer opportunities for Young Friends, or offer discounted admission to key events. Check out these local causes with young professional boards, and mark your calendar for their upcoming events.

COCA Junior Board
cocastl.org
Mark your calendar for COCAcabana 2012: White Hot, with special guests Ellie Kemper, Scott Foley and Sarah Clarke, April 27, COCA.

Connect With
connectwithstlouis.com
Take your pick of community service projects Connect With a Purpose, May 19, Tower Grove Park.

Habitat for Humanity St. Louis Young Friends

habitatstl.org
Jump right in with the volunteer orientation, April 11 and 14.

Haven House Young Professionals Board
havenhousestl.org
Help deliver home-cooked meals with fellow volunteers on Saturdays and Sundays.

St. Louis Public Library’s Young Literati

slplfoundation.org
Join the monthly free book exchange, April 10, Schlafly Tap Room

United Way’s GenNext
stl.unitedway.org/gennext.aspx
Learn all about this year’s volunteer opportunities at the Annual Meeting, April 25, United Way Office Downtown.

Young Friends of Jazz St. Louis

jazzstl.org
Get jazzed for the Dafnis Prieto Trio, May 11, Jazz at the Bistro (free for Young Friends).

Young Friends of Kids with Cancer
friendsofkids.com
Get moving at the 12th Annual Walk with a Friend, April 28, Maryville Centre.

Young Friends of St. Louis Children’s Hospital
stlouischildrens.org
Lunch for a cause at the Table Tops Spring annual luncheon, featuring local florists and decorators, April 12, The Ritz Carlton.

Young Friends of the Symphony
stlsymphony.org
See the Rare Rep for Wind Quintet (part of Symphony Tuesday), April 10, Tower Grove Park.

Young Variety
varietystl.org
Don’t miss the Runway Lights Fashion Show, April 21, The Chase Park Plaza

Young Zoo Friends

stlzoo.org
Go green for Earth Day, April 22, Forest Park.

 

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