Support BASE Camp at Cocktails for a Cause

cocktails for a cause networking event for charity

Sooner or later, just about every professional in Orlando winds up at the Citrus Club.

From its scenic post on the 18th floor of the BB&T building, the Citrus Club regularly serves up food, drinks, and events to Orlando’s business community.

cocktails for a cause networking event for charity

Photo by Teresa Watkins Photography.

While some of the events are for club members only, Cocktails for a Cause is one great opportunity for you to visit the Citrus Club each month, do some networking, and support the great Orlando charities who participate. Here’s how it works:

Each month the Citrus Club Young Executive Committee selects a new charity to benefit from the Cocktails for a Cause event. 2014 beneficiaries have included Harbor House, Primrose Center, Shepherd’s Hope, and more.

On the first Tuesday of each month, Cocktails for a Cause attendees pay a $10 entrance fee in exchange for two drink tickets (good for beer, wine, or soda) and hors d’oeuvres. The money goes directly to the charity as a donation– the Citrus Club generously provides the drinks and food (and even offers to make an additional donation on behalf of anyone who is interested in joining the club that night!).

At every Cocktails for a Cause event, the executive director of the charity joins Citrus Club membership director David Wood in conducting a fun raffle-- all proceeds going to the charity. Photo by Teresa Watkins Photography.

At every Cocktails for a Cause event, the executive director of the charity joins Citrus Club membership director David Wood in conducting a fun raffle– all proceeds going to the charity. Photo by Teresa Watkins Photography.

Cocktails for a  Cause has raised more than $19,000 for Orlando charities in 2014 over the course of the last 11 events. Missed out on attending so far? Don’t worry– there is still one event left!

The final Cocktails for a Cause event of the year will be held on December 2nd at 5:30pm at the Citrus Club. The beneficiary will be BASE Camp, a foundation that provides a year-round base of support for children and families who are facing the challenges of living with cancer and other life-threatening hematological illnesses.

This month, we will also be holding a toy drive for the kids that BASE Camp supports. Cocktails for a Cause attendees can make the usual $10 donation AND/OR bring a toy donation to get in.

BASE Camp is specifically requesting teen-appropriate gifts for those older children who often go unnoticed this time of year. If you choose to donate a plush or stuffed toy for a younger child, please remember that these children are often in hospitals and the toy must be completely washable.

At the Citrus Club, business casual or professional attire is recommended. Come out for a great evening of networking and enjoy the company of your fellow Orlando professionals while you support the great work of BASE Camp!

RSVP to Cocktails for a Cause on Facebook or call the Citrus Club at (407) 843-1080 for more information.

 

(Oh, and here’s a list of suggested gift ideas for teens at BASE Camp to help get you started!)

Girls:

  • Bath & Bodyworks gift set
  • purse
  • make up kit
  • make up bag
  • iTunes gift card
  • Fast food gift card: McDonald’s, Chick-fil-A, Burger King, Wendy’s

Boys:

  • Axe gift set
  • shaving gift set
  • body wash gift set
  • iTunes gift card
  • Fast food gift card: McDonald’s, Chick-fil-A, Burger King, Wendy’s