Hand-Up Handbags: Spring is the perfect time to clean out your closet—and thanks to this charity drive, your hand-me-downs can make a difference for local women escaping abusive relationships. Fill a purse (or two) with toiletries, first-aid items, feminine hygiene products, gift cards, and makeup and drop it off at The Family Room, a nonprofit dedicated to providing education and outreach for struggling metro area families. Monday to Saturday,10 a.m.–2 p.m.; The Family Room, 6279 W. 38th Ave., Suite 1, Wheat Ridge
Pizza with A Purpose: Thanks to this tasty fund-raiser, you can support children’s art education and take a break from cooking. Bring this flyer when you order your pizza dinner, and 20 percent of the proceeds with benefit the Cherry Arts Mobile Art Gallery, a touring van that brings intriguing exhibitions to 20,000 local students at schools and community centers. Tuesday, 11 a.m.–10 p.m.; California Pizza Kitchen, 3000 E. 1st Ave.
Novelty Bride Magazine Runway and Charity Event: Whether you’re walking down the aisle soon or you simply adore bridal fashion, this charity runway show will inspire. Check out an eclectic collection featuring gowns from Tony Ward Couture and hair and makeup by Adorn Salon, then bid on zipline tours or a Deedee Vicory cocktail dress at the auction. Proceeds benefit the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Wednesday, 6:15–10 p.m.; Nativ Hotel Denver, 1612 Wazee St.; $20
Wine Pairing on the Veranda for Special Olympics Colorado: Appetizers from Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe, refreshing wines, and tasty cupcakes from Milk and Cake are enough of a reason to attend this patio event—supporting Special Olympics athletes is just a bonus. Enjoy your snacks, play a game of cornhole, and leave knowing you’ve helped a Coloradan achieve his or her goals. Thursday, 6 p.m.; Veranda Highpointe Apartments, 6343 E. Girard Place; $12–$20
Mattress Firm Clothing Drive: Celebrate National Foster Care Month by donating new outfits to local kids in the foster system. More than 50 Mattress Firm locations across the Mile High City will be accepting clothing, shoes, and cash for organizations such as CASA and Kids Crossing.Through June 26; Mattress firm, various locations