One local organization is making the community better - one fun event at a time. Learn more about how you can support a good cause and celebrate Mardi Gras!
On a mission to better the community is Cincy Betterment, a local chapter of The Foundation for Community Betterment.
“The Foundation for Community Betterment is a national organization dedicated to community enhancement by creating an immediate, positive impact on the lives of individuals or organizations that share our philanthropic vision, but who currently lack the means to succeed,” explains Cincy Betterment’s Adriann Anderson.
Anderson says that Cincy Betterment was inspired by the desire to help those in the local community who are in need. Together, there are 10 Cincinnati-based board members who came together to help those in need, make an impact in the community, and have fun while doing it.
“We are a broad group of individuals but have the same vision of creating a ripple effect of good,” she adds.
Each year Cincy Betterment hosts a series of fundraising events that link the network of supporters with individuals or communities in need.
“We raise money through week and weekend activities that include happy hour parties, golf events, races, etc.,” she adds.
Currently Cincy Betterment is on the search for recipients in the Greater Cincinnati Area.
“The recipients may be individuals who are having difficulties in life, be it from illness, natural disaster, poverty, or just simple bad luck but have also demonstrated generosity, courage, and commitment to charitable causes and community generosity, even in the face of their troubles,” says Anderson.
In addition to individuals, Cincy Betterment also looks to support organizations that are striving to make a philanthropic impact in their communities and neighborhoods. “Our hope is that support from Betterment will be a gift that keeps on giving – when our recipients continue to positively impact those around them,” adds Anderson.
You can see the work that Cincy Betterment does on March 5 from 5:30-8:30 pm as Cincy Betterment and Rosedale OTR teams up to host a Mardi Gras happy hour benefiting students at Roselawn Condon Elementary.
“We will have an event of drinks, music, masks, beads, and all the goodies Mardi Gras has without having to travel to Cajun County,” says Anderson. “We will be raising money for the Roselawn Condon Elementary School located in the heart of Cincinnati. Ninety-six percent of the student body is below poverty and the proceeds of this happy hour will give them the chance to experience an all expense paid trip to the historic Cincinnati Zoo for the first time.”
Ticket information for the Mardi Gras happy hour can be found on Facebook.
In the coming months you can also plan for Cincy Betterment’s Put ‘N Strut golf event, which Anderson says will have more details soon.
To learn more about Cincy Betterment, you can visit their website. You can also follow along on Facebook and Instagram, where you will find all of the future event information and the recipients who will benefit from those events.