Dallas Gives Back With Yelp Helps!
Sure, summer has ended but it's never too hot for some extra warm fuzzies in Yelp-land! Accordingly, on Tuesday September 17th, Yelp Dallas kicked its first season of Yelp Helps, a series of events aimed at raising awareness of deserving non-profits in the community: Flower Mound Humane Society; Dallas Children's Advocacy Center; Literary Instruction for Texas; My Second Chance; Bully Suicide Project; RAW Dallas; and Team Red White & Blue.
First stop? The Quixotic World Theatre in Deep Ellum for a party like no other! Louise S took notice of the unique space: "dark, reds, fairy lit, magical. It had a circus, prohibition feel." And it's no wonder Yelpers were impressed. The red carpet was literally rolled out for us at the door!
Guests enjoyed a variety of delectable bites from The Butcher's Son, Quesa-D-Ya's, Rita's Italian Ice, and KRAVE Jerky.
There were no shortage of free-flowing cocktails thanks to the mad skills of flair bartender, Joe Minjares, who whipped up drinks provided by Treaty Oak Distilling, Deep Eddy Vodka, and Saint Arnold's Brewing Company.
And what would a celebration be without a little fun? Yelpers were entertained by The Dallas School of Burlesque and danced the night away to beats of one of the hottest DJs in Dallas, Frances Jaye! While TapSnap and Stephanie Brown Photography were in the building, creating memorable photo moments for everyone (click here for TapSnap photos and here for Stephanie Brown photos).
To top it all off, door donations tallied to a whopping $1,000 for Flower's Fund of the Flower Mound Humane Society, an organization focused on providing care to animals in need. Alice L "got to learn about a lot of the nonprofit organizations around that she had no idea existed. It's comforting to know that in such a large city, there are so many people wanting to help out in every way possible."
Derrick A left noting this as the party "one of the best events he's been to in the Dallas area" and Jarrett C asks "How could this event not be 5 stars? Free food free drinks and you are helping out the community at the same time. Great idea!"
Missed out on our Yelp Helps? Check out the reviews (click here)! Thanks for joining me and partying with a purpose in the most do-goodingest affair Yelp Dallas has seen! Until next time, see you on yelp (SYOY)!
Yelp Dallas Community Manager