PLEASE NOTE: Current public health measures may affect these events. Please visit the organizations’ website or Facebook pages for updated information.
CommUnity Crisis Services & Food Bank - Hunger Banquet - June 11, 2021
CommUnity’s Annual Hunger Banquet offers an experience unlike any other fundraising event. The Hunger Banquet is designed to immerse guests into an experience that thousands of our neighbors face on a daily basis. Food insecurity affects an estimated 12,000 Johnson County residents, according to 2018 data from Feeding America. During the COVID-19 pandemic, food insecurity has doubled, and in some places, tripled. The 5th Annual Hunger Banquet, offered virtually this June, will educate attendees on the status of food insecurity in Johnson County and inspire action. Together, we can secure a brighter future for our neighbors in need.
Daybreak Rotary - Great Eastern Iowa Duck Race - June 19, 2021
Race your rented rubber duck and win prizes while helping others! The Greater Eastern Duck Race raises money that supports youth organizations in the Cedar Rapids area, and is sponsored annually by Daybreak Rotary.
VOLTA Music Fest - Eastern Iowa Arts Academy - June 26, 2021
Volta, our sixth annual youth music and art festival, helps raise money for local children to have access to music and art at little to no cost.
New Bo City Market
Faj Squad 5k - Michael W Oglesby Foundation - July 3, 2021
On Saturday, July 3rd, the MIchael W. Oglesby Foundation will host a 5K run/walk in Dubuque, Iowa. The event is held to raise funds and awareness for pancreatic cancer. The proceeds stay local being donated to the University of Wisconsin at Madison.
Make a Wish Iowa - “Wish Upon a Par” Golf Outing - July 8, 2021
Hunters Ridge Golf Course
Help the Cedar Rapids Sunrise Rotary transform lives at the Wish Upon A Par Golf Tournament! Enjoy a day of golf, dinner and inspiring wish stories. Proceeds from this event will go toward granting wishes to children with critical illnesses throughout Iowa. Your entry includes: 18 holes with cart, use of the driving range, four mulligans, gift bags, and dinner to go
“Hops for Housing” - Willis Dady Homless Services - Now through Oct 31st
Willis Dady Homeless Services is proud to announce our 5th Annual Hops for Housing event. We have switched this event from one full day event in the spring, to a five month long event running from May 23rd to October 31st. All proceeds benefit Willis Dady Homeless Services and we are grateful to have 12 participating locations supporting this event. Each ticket sold provides 12 free pints, one at each location, and a Hops for Housing pint glass.
“Elderberry Boxes” - Horizons, A Family Service Alliance - July 13-15, 2021
Horizons, A Family Service Alliance is also rolling out the Elderberry Box fundraiser, to be held in Iowa City/Coralville and the surrounding area from July 13 to 15.
The elderberry has been a staple of both Elder Services and the Johnson County community for many years, symbolizing the longevity and strength of older adults. That symbol is especially fitting given the difficulties of the past year for so many, and we are proud to recognize the longevity and strength of our clients and the community at-large with this event.
Half of the proceeds from every $15 meal ordered will go directly to the Elder Services Meals on Wheels program, which ensures that older adults in the Johnson County area can continue to receive a well-balanced meal.
“Drives for Lives” - Cedar Valley Humane Society - Aug 12, 2021
Charity golf tourney held at Hunters Ridge Golf Course.
“Courage Ride” - Seth A Bailey Courage Group - Aug 14, 2021
Courage Ride is a charity bike ride, whose sole purpose is to generate seed grant funding for sarcoma cancer research advancements at the University of Iowa Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center. The ride, held in-person and virtually, attracts between 500-600 participants. The in-person ride features a variety of route options in the Amish countryside south of Iowa City, in and around the Kalona area. Courage Ride has raised over $660,000 for Sarcoma Cancer Research over the past 16 years. Sarcoma is a rare form of soft tissue and bone cancer with over 150 subtypes. Thousands of adults and children are diagnosed year and many die from this rare disease. The University of Iowa Sarcoma Research program is a global leader in Sarcoma research.