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Letter from the editor | November 2018

Emily Adams Keplinger

 

As we turn the calendar page to November, the weather is getting brisker and the days are getting shorter. On November 4 we are supposed to turn our clocks back an hour (at 2 a.m.) as we say, “Goodbye” to Daylight Savings Time. It will really feel like winter is on its way when you see the sun set just after 5 o’clock. Try to think of it as “cozy” and remember that you have the benefit of gaining an extra hour of sleep when the clock resets.

During this season of thanksgiving, there are a variety of causes looking for your support and it’s as easy as 1-2-3. Pick a cause, purchase a ticket and enjoy a night out while helping others. It’s a fun way to give back to the community.

On Nov 1, the Celebrity Chefs Gala takes place, benefiting the Memphis Child Advocacy Center. Then the 2018 Agape HeartLight Gala - Love Mercy on Nov. 2 supports the ministry and programs of Agape Child & Family Services. On Nov. 3 you can double your support as you double down on fun at the Conservation Through Art Honorary Dinner at Crosstown Concourse benefiting both ArtsMemphis and Ducks Unlimited.

The Courage Thru Cancer Celebration on Nov. 9 gives those who have been diagnosed with cancer a chance to hear inspiring stories of courage of others so that no one has to face their crisis alone. Also on Nov. 9, the 2018 Wine & Dine event offers an evening of wine and culinary delights as a benefit for Special Olympics of Greater Memphis.

Hops for Homes takes place Nov. 15 at the Crosstown Brewing Company as United Housing hosts its annual fundraising event. On Nov. 17, Annesdale Mansion offers an elegant setting for a Masquerade in Memphis, a benefit for St. Jude Children’s Hospital. And that same evening the annual De Neuville Gala is set to “Unmask the Future” at Hutchison School. On Nov. 20, Wolf River Conservancy hosts the Greenway Soiree at Opera Memphis.

At RSVP Magazine, we are thankful for these groups, and all the other local nonprofit organizations that are the weavers of our community fabric. And we are thankful that they invite us to share their events on our pages, allowing us to put a spotlight on their good work so others can see how they are making a difference in the health, sustainability and overall livability of our community. We hope you will join us in counting our blessings for the people working in and volunteering for our local nonprofit agencies — they truly give us reasons to be thankful.