Community Block Party and Fundraiser for Ukraine

Photo via RADD for Ukraine/
Photo via RADD for Ukraine/
Dawn Kitterman
SARASOTA — Several Rosemary Art & Design District (RADD) organizations and DreamLarge have come together to host a community event and fundraiser for Ukraine. The event will take place Saturday, March 19, from 6-11 p.m. in the Rosemary District of Sarasota, Florida.

The free event is called RADD for Ukraine. The community block party will serve as a supply drive and fundraiser and will be held in the DreamLarge Studio and Yard at 600 Central Ave, Sarasota. Event organizers have partnered with community organizations, businesses, and artists—including CitySide Apartments, Rosemary District Association, and Triforce Pictures.  

The event will feature live music from local bands and DJs, food trucks, and other local vendors. All attendees are encouraged to make monetary or supply donations. 

Supplies Requested 

• women and children clothing (sweatpants, long sleeve tops, lightweight fleece tops)
• socks
• men/women/youth underwear
• undershirts 
• flat bedsheets
• washcloths
• small towels
• lightweight hairbrushes
• wet wipes
• menstrual pads
• diapers
• non-perishable foods (Please NO cans)
• electrolyte packets
• blankets/lightweight or fleece

Supplies will be collected at the DreamLarge Gallery on Central Avenue between 1 p.m. and 10 p.m. on the day of the event. Supplies will continue to be collected through March 31 at these partnered locations: Artisan Cheese Company, 550 Central Avenue, Sarasota, Vino Bistro of Sarasota, 1419 5th Street Sarasota, and Hall Darling Architects, 513 Central Avenue Sarasota. 

Monetary donations can be made during the event via cash, credit card, and Venmo. One hundred percent of all proceeds will go to support humanitarian and emergency response efforts in Ukraine and its border countries sheltering Ukrainian refugees. Gulf Coast Community Foundation will serve as a philanthropic steward and fiscal partner to help vet and finalize the beneficiaries.

For more information visit RADD for Ukraine or the Rosemary District Facebook page.