Tea Time Charity Auctions
QFX Events prides itself on being able to give back to the community. We are so excited to announce our first Tea Time Charity Auction! We are proudly partnering with many of our amazing guests to offer some unique opportunities for their fans while also raising money for causes that are close to our hearts.
Coming in 2020, our Tea Time Charity Auction will feature private sit-downs with some of our guests. Each listing will be a unique experience reserved for two people - the winner and a guest of their choice. All experiences won will be held during QFX East from May 29-31 in Tampa, FL. The date will be scheduled based on the donor’s availability and then communicated to the winner no less than 10 days prior to the start of QFX East.
QFX will be using 32 Auctions as the online bidding platform and anyone who wishes to participate in the auction MUST register and be approved to bid prior to auction start date. Auction will open on February 1, 2020 at 10:00 AM EST and run until 9:00 PM EST on February 10, 2020.
Please note that these experiences cannot be resold, transferred or re-auctioned. This event is limited to ages 12+ and minors must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Winners may be subject to background checks and are expected to behave in an appropriate manner when attending. The guests reserve the right to have their handler, agent or representative present during the meeting.
For more information about the guests charity of choice, please visit our website or our auction link here. We will be updating our pages and social media as more information becomes available.
*100% of ALL funds raised will be donated to charity.
Alex Blue Davis is supporting
LA Gender Center
The LA Gender Center provides affordable, accessible, and affirming mental health care for gender non-conforming, non-binary, and transgender children, adolescents, adults, and their families. Through advocacy, training, education and centering gender non-conforming and transgender voices, they are committed to cutting edge comprehensive education for professionals and mental health providers interested in creating supportive and inclusive environments in which gender may be freely expressed, respected, and celebrated.
Ana Paula Lima is supporting
Casinha is a nonprofit organization and serves as a home for socially vulnerable LGBTQ+ youth. They also have a free cultural center that promotes educational, artistic and recreational activities, open to all, to transform social perception about the LGBTQ+ community.
Anna Silk is supporting
Girls Get Equal
Plan International’s new global campaign is Girls Get Equal. This youth-led social change campaign is about ensuring every girl and young woman has power over her life and the world around her.
Instead of focusing on a single issue, such as girls’ education, Girls Get Equal aims to change the way in which girls are valued in society so they no longer have to face injustice and oppression.
Girls Get Equal is about girls not holding back or conforming to what stereotypes dictate. It’s about power, leadership and youth-led action to advance girls’ rights and gender equality. And we’re raising our voices to amplify theirs.
Ariela Barer is supporting
Children’s Hospital of LA
Children's Hospital Los Angeles is a nonprofit institution that provides pediatric health care and helps our patients more than half a million times each year in a setting designed just for their needs. Our history began in 1901 in a small house on the corner of Alpine and Castelar Streets (now Hill St. in Chinatown) and today our medical experts offer more than 350 pediatric specialty programs and services to meet the needs of our patients.
CHLA is a provider of more than $316.2 million in community benefits annually to children and families. As the first pediatric hospital in Southern California, CHLA relies on the generosity of philanthropists in the community to support compassionate patient care, leading-edge education of the caregivers of tomorrow and innovative research efforts that impact children at our hospital and around the world.
Arryn Zech is supporting
For nearly one hundred years, ACLU lawyers have been at the center of one history-making court case after another, participating in more Supreme Court cases than any other private organization. With attorneys nationwide, we handle thousands of cases each year on behalf of clients whose rights have been violated.
The ACLU’s mission remains realizing the promise of the Bill of Rights for all and expanding the reach of its guarantees to new areas. Beyond one person, party, or side — the ACLU dares to create a more perfect union.
Clarissa Thibeaux is supporting
The Pablove Foundation
Pablove’s story began in 2008, when Pablo Thrailkill Castelaz was diagnosed with bilateral Wilms Tumor, a rare form of childhood cancer. After 13 months of treatment, Pablo passed away just six days after his sixth birthday. The whole extended community affected by his diagnosis—friends, teachers, classmates and neighbors—wrapped its collective arms around him and his family. Their love inspired the start of The Pablove Foundation.
The Pablove Foundation is dedicated to their unique approach of addressing childhood cancer through art and science to realize their mission to improve the lives of children living with cancer through the arts and invest in underfunded, cutting-edge pediatric cancer research. It’s what we call fighting childhood cancer with love.
Daniel Franzese is supporting
Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation
In 1985, Elizabeth chaired AIDS Project Los Angeles’ Commitment to Life fundraiser. At the same time, the disease struck close to home as her dear friend Rock Hudson died of AIDS. So began her tireless commitment to end the epidemic. Elizabeth co-founded The Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) in 1985 and regularly lobbied President Reagan and Congress to address the crisis. She established The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF) in 1991 to provide direct care, along with love and moral support, to the most vulnerable patients.
Just as the public embraced Elizabeth’s activism, the world recognized her humanitarian efforts. Today, ETAF carries forward Elizabeth’s voice and mission in the fight for social justice and human rights for people living with HIV and AIDS to achieve an AIDS-free world.
Devery Jacobs is supporting
Native Women's Shelter of Montreal
Since its incorporation in 1987, the Native Women's Shelter of Montreal has provided shelter and support to First Nations, Inuit and Métis women and their children. Their shelter provides an environment where women can focus on their various challenges and rebuild their lives. Their in-house programs combined with our outreach services help in the healing process of women, while assisting them in re-establishing a balanced lifestyle.
The NWSM is constantly evolving and striving to offer the best possible services to Aboriginal women and children.They are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and offer in-house programs as well as an outreach program. NWSM meets residents’ basic needs of shelter, food, clothing, hygien, and dignity, as well as provide twenty workshops a month which range in content from art therapy to traditional teachings.
Dominique Provost-Chalkley is supporting
GRIS-Montréal, which stands for Research and Social Intervention Group, is a non-profit community organization that demystifies sexual orientation and gender identity by sharing testimonies of lived experiences. We are a family of more than 250 volunteers working tirelessly to build a more open and accepting society.
Founded in 1994, GRIS-Montréal is a non-profit community organization. Its mission is to ensure a better awareness of the diversity of sexual orientations and gender identities, and to improve the integration of LGBT+ people into society.
Since the values of our youths are being shaped in school, and that sometimes, unfortunately, ignorance can replace understanding, we have chosen to focus our demystification efforts in schools. We work primarily in high schools and CEGEPs in the greater Montréal area, but we have also adapted our interventions for 3rd cycle primary students.
GRIS volunteers are increasingly working with diverse populations such as French-language classes, youth centers, professional workplaces and senior centers.
Emily Andras is supporting
GLMA Lesbian Health Fund
Founded in 1992, the Lesbian Health Fund has awarded more than $860,000 to fund lesbian health research, and is the only U.S. research fund dedicated solely to the unique health needs of lesbians and sexual minority women.
Today, LHF remains committed to improving the health of lesbians and sexual minority women over the lifespan, from early childhood, through adolescence, and adulthood, including aging. There is still great need to understand how social determinants, especially race and ethnicity, influence the health and wellbeing of lesbians, sexual minority women and their families.
Erica Luttrell is supporting
Journey Out is a Los Angeles-based nonprofit leading the fight for the freedom and survival of all those whose lives have been destroyed by sex trafficking or commercial sexual exploitation.
Their mission is to help victims of commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking leave a life of abuse and violence, overcome their fears, and empower them to reach their full potential and achieve their goals.
Fully committed to and believing in the incredible resilience of survivors and marginalized populations, Journey Out maintains a diverse staff, half of whom are survivors themselves. This creates a powerful model and bond between our staff and clients, who are able to walk and grow alongside someone who can relate to their lived experience on a deeper level.
Isabella Gomez is supporting
The Conservation Fund
The Conservation Fund, working with public, private and nonprofit partners, protects America’s legacy of land and water resources through land acquisition, sustainable community and economic development, and leadership training, emphasizing the integration of economic and environmental goals.
By creating solutions that make environmental and economic sense, we are redefining conservation to demonstrate its essential role in our future prosperity. Top-ranked for efficiency and effectiveness, we have worked in all 50 states to protect over 8 million acres of land since 1985.
Kat Barrell is supporting
Magic Wheelchair is a nonprofit organization that builds epic costumes for kiddos in wheelchairs — at no cost to families. Their mission is to bring communities together to create unforgettable moments for children around the world by transforming their wheelchairs into magic.
Luciana Bollina is supporting
Casa 1 supports at-risk LGBTQ+ individuals who have been expelled from their homes due to their affective sexual orientations and gender identities. They provide cultural and educational activities, which focus on promoting cultural diversity, fostering the production of knowledge/free culture and provide free, inclusive and quality programming for individuals in need. Casa 1 also offers workshops, courses, exhibitions, lectures, debates and exhibitions to ensure a safe space for creation and knowledge for all.
Lyrica Okano is supporting
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®(ASPCA®) was the first humane society to be established in North America and is, today, one of the largest in the world.
Our organization was founded on the belief that animals are entitled to kind and respectful treatment at the hands of humans and must be protected under the law. Headquartered in New York City, the ASPCA maintains a strong local presence, and with programs that extend our anti-cruelty mission across the country, we are recognized as a national animal welfare organization. We are a privately funded 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, and are proud to boast more than 2 million supporters across the country.
The ASPCA’s mission, as stated by founder Henry Bergh in 1866, is “to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States.”
Mandahla Rose is supporting
Mae Day Rescue
MaeDay Rescue is a non-profit dog rescue based in Los Angeles. Each year, they save hundreds of dogs from the shelters and streets through their foster-based program. They save dogs of all breeds and all ages - and sometimes cats too!
Meagan Tandy is supporting
Girl Talk Now
Girl Talk is a one day conference designed for today's teens and preteens ages 12-19! The goal is for them to enter a welcoming space where they can hang out, be their authentic selves and have Girl Talk. It's a space for today's young ladies to come together, form friendships, learn something new, feel empowered and overall just have fun!
Nicole Pacent is supporting
John Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing
The Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT), founded in 1981, is part of the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, with a European branch (CAAT-Europe) located at the University of Kostanz, Germany.
We promote humane science by supporting the creation, development, validation, and use of alternatives to animals in research, product safety testing, and education. We seek to effect change by working with scientists in industry, government, and academia to find new ways to replace animals with non-animal methods, reduce the numbers of animals necessary, or refine methods to make them less painful or stressful to the animals involved.
Rachel Paulson is supporting
LGBTQ+ Welcome Center
The LGBTQ Welcome Center opened in June 2014 in St. Petersburg’s Grand Central District, only the third in the nation. As a function of Metro Inclusive Health, the Welcome Center serves the area as an LGBTQ visitors’ resource, coffee house, youth center (safe space) and provides a wide range of business resources, education activities and entertainment events.
Rachel Skarsten is supporting
The Labelle Foundation
The Labelle Foundation is a Los Angeles foster based animal rescue devoted to rescuing, rehabilitating, advocating for dogs. Their goal is to help the animals they assist find perfect forever families. The organization also specializes in neonatal orphans and sick or special-need medical puppies.
Over the last 7 years, the Labelle Foundation has worked with a multitude of rescue organizations and vets. The founders have also built up a wonderful network of fosters as they are a foster based rescue. One of the founders, Laura, works with her sister from time-to-time saving pregnant large breed dogs, puppies and strays. Laura’s mom also rescues handicapped and hospice Chihuahuas. Together the Labelle Foundation is very excited to embark on their ventures and continue to work with wonderful rescuers who they have come to know and love.