Tito’s Handmade Vodka is raising funds for the LGBT Center of Raleigh and Blondes vs. Brunettes Raleigh.

Initiative supports community orgs

RALEIGH, N.C. — Tito’s Handmade Vodka is engaged in raising funds for the LGBT Center of Raleigh and Blondes vs. Brunettes Raleigh through their two Love, Tito’s Pedal for a Purpose pedicabs rolling around the Capitol City.

Tito’s, along with pedicab operators, are using the Pedal for a Purpose through August in offering safe rides individuals to their destination. Hop on the Love, Tito’s pedicab to support the initiative and Tito’s will make a contribution to the center and the Blondes vs. Brunettes organizations as a thank you for the “passionate work they do in the community,” organizers shared. Riders are encouraged to take a photo and post it to social media with the #LoveTitos hash tag.

The goal is to raise $5,000 for each of the non-profit organizations to support their mission and impact they have in the community.

The center provides a safe space for the LGBTQ community to gather, learn, grow and be supported through its efforts and resources.

Blondes vs. Brunettes of Raleigh (also known as RivALZ) is a volunteer-driven event that engages young professionals in a friendly game of flag football games around the country. Teams are organized around age-old rivalries that inspire fundraising, awareness and action in the fight against Alzheimer’s Disease.

info: lgbgtcenterofraleigh.com. bvbraleigh.org. titosvodka.com/stories/pedal-purpose-raleigh.

Seniors host potluck

RALEIGH, N.C. — SAGE Raleigh will hold its 4th of July potluck celebration at 1:30 p.m. at Umstead Park Pavilion #2, 8801 Glenwood Ave.

Organizers will provide burgers, both regular and vegetarian, hot dogs, brats, buns, condiments, beverages and accessories. Participants are asked to bring a salad, side or dessert to share.

Setup begins at 1:30 p.m., with food served at 2 p.m.

To RSVP for the event or for more information, email sage@lgbtcenterofraleigh.com.

info: lgbtcenterofraleigh.com.

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Lainey Millen

Lainey Millen was formerly QNotes' associate editor, special assignments writer, N.C. and U.S./World News Notes columnist and production director from 2001-2019 when she retired.