Two cause-conscious events will mobilize locals to give over the next few weeks.

Partnering with local eatery CRAVE, JCI Ralston and the Omaha Jaycees are planning a hair raising event for Friday, October 28th. The 2nd Annual Wig Party, a fundraiser for non-profit organization Locks of Love, will take place from 5 p.m.-10 p.m.  Locks of Love provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. On October 28th, put on your favorite Elvis, Cher, Bozo or Lady Gaga wig, head to CRAVE and 10% of your bill will be donated to this great cause. CRAVE is located at 200 S. 31st Avenue in Midtown Crossing. For more information on how to donate to Locks of Love, visit                                

Ladies, mark your calendars for Monday, November 7th for the 4th Annual Purses 4 Paws fundraiser. By paying a $30 registration fee, attendees will receive wine and hors d’oeuvres as they shop and bid on a silents auction including new and gently loved purses, scarves and accessories. All funds raised from this event will be used to benefit the animals at the Nebraska Humane Society. Purses 4 Paws is produced by Friends Forever, a group supporting the Nebraska Humane Society by making life better for companion animals through fundraising, public education and awareness. Purses 4 Paws will take place on November 7th from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at the Market Basket in Countryside Village, located at 911 South 87th Ave. To schedule a pick-up of your donated purses, please contact Event Co-Chairs Judy Thesing at 402.894.0842 or Wendi Law at 402.681.5116. For more information about the Nebraska Humane Society and Purses 4 Paws, please visit

Sarah Lorsung Tvrdik is a stylist, costumier, wife and freelance writer based in Omaha, Nebraska. Her style blog can be found at

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