Halloween doesn’t have to be all about traveling to the dark side: Embrace the warm and fuzzy spirit of fall with this week’s big-hearted events.
Suit up: Fill your belly and soul at this free breakfast to benefit Dress for Success. No donations are required, but any funds raised will benefit this Denver nonprofit that donates suits, clothing, accessories, and shoes to help women transition to the workforce. Tue. Oct. 29; 7:30-9 a.m.; PPA Event Center
Mingle: Sometimes nothing brings together a hodgepodge of people quite like a good cause. To wit, party alongside celebrity athletes, listen to a classic pianist, and help nonprofit Firefly Autism all at the same time. Tue. Oct. 29; 5-10 p.m; Denver Post Building
Rooftop it: The crisp autumn air is fleeing fast, and so too are the golden days of rooftop parties. Squeeze in one last hurrah at this Halloween Flood Relief Benefit. All proceeds will be donated to Colorado’s first responders, some who lost their homes while they were out rescuing the community, and local farmers. Thu. Oct. 31; 4 p.m.-2 a.m.; 1909 Broadway, Boulder
Strut It: Indulge your inner fashionista at this fashion luncheon to benefit the Volunteers of America Brandon Center, a Denver-based center that provides food, shelter, and life skills training for victims of domestic violence. Tickets include a three-course lunch, mimosas, fashion show, and exclusive pop-up shop. Fri. Nov. 1; 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Four Seasons Hotel
Tap in: Once the aftershock of a natural disaster wears off, many of us forget about the destruction that remains and the people who still need help, even years later. Tap in to your humanitarian side and reconnect with the people of Haiti at this special event to benefit Mercy & Sharing. The evening will feature savory tastes of the Caribbean and live swing and salsa music. Sat. Nov. 2; 6-10 p.m.; Palazzo Verdi, Greenwood Village
—Image courtesy of Mercy & Sharing