If you’ve been following along on my Instagram, you know that I celebrated my birthday last week! For the last three years, I’ve used my birthday to raise donations on behalf of nonprofit organizations I’m passionate about and/or support.
This year, I raised funds on behalf of San Francisco Women Against Rape (SFWAR). Having volunteered with the organization for two years as a medical advocate, I wanted to support an organization that is at the forefront of working with survivors of sexual assault, their friends, and the community.
I hosted my Benefête (benefit + fête, which translates to “party” in French) at Spark Social in the Mission Bay neighborhood of San Francisco. Spark Social, for those of you who haven’t been, is the cutest food park which houses a rotating assortment of food trucks, lounge areas, and fire pits.
I rented out their iconic double decker bus and with the help of my friends, turned it into the summer of love on wheels. I purchased some carafes of wine and a cake and I brought some decor from home to give the area a fun, campy feel. My new friend, Jamie, the owner and founder of Loud Mouth Ink, kindly donated an array of temporary tattoos for us to don throughout the day.
Overall, we had a fun day and were able to raise some well deserved funds for SFWAR! Below are some of my favorite photos from the day.
What do you do for your birthday? What organization should I raise money for next year? Let me know in the comments below!
Photo credit: Andrew Ho