Send news about your upcoming fundraising events to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send announcements at least two weeks in advance.Compiled by Lauren BaileyDress for Success Power Walk success: Dress for Success Charlotte held its third annual 5K Power Walk in Freedom Park on May 11, meeting the fundraising goal of $25,000 thanks to the efforts of more than 200 participating walkers and the sponsors. The Power Walk is a fundraiser to help women working toward self-sufficiency. Details: www.dressforsuccess.org/charlotte. Big Brothers Big Sisters Bartending charity: Local politicians, business professionals and celebrities will try their hand at the art of mixology in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Charlotte 5:30-9:30 p.m. June 13 at Altons Kitchen & Cocktails, 19918 North Cove Road, Cornelius. Bartenders will compete to see who can raise the most money in sales and gratuities during their scheduled 45-minute time slot. 24 Hours of Booty Billiards for Booty: The Billiards for Booty Eight-ball tournament and silent auction will take place 6 p.m. June 22 at Dilworth Billiards, 300 E. Tremont Ave. There will be food, music and pool. Cost is $50 per player. Those wishing to attend and not play are asked to contribute a $5 donation at the door. Registration: http://billiardsforbooty.eventbrite.com. Proceeds benefit the 12th Annual 24 Hours of Booty presented by Levine Cancer Institute. Volunteer registration open: Volunteer registration is open for the 12th annual 24 Hours of Booty presented by Levine Cancer Institute. This year’s charity cycling event is scheduled for the Myers Park “Booty Loop” 7 p.m. July 25 to 7 p.m. July 27, when 1,200 participants will be riding and raising funds to fight cancer. Approximately 300 volunteers are needed to support this year’s Charlotte ride. Shifts are available in three- and four-hour increments. Registration: www.24hoursofbooty.org/volunteerclt or 704-365-4417.Mint Museum Docents needed: Mint Museum docents are needed to conduct conversation-based tours. Candidates must make a one year commitment to training and touring. An enthusiasm for art, friendliness and an ability to communicate with groups are a must. Training will begin late August. For an application and information, contact Kathleen Collier at Kathleen.email@example.com or call 704-337-2098. Wesley Chapel Park volunteers: Volunteers are needed for working in Wesley Chapel’s Dogwood Park 9 a.m.-2 p.m. June 9. The park is on the corner of Highway 84 and Lester Davis Road. There are jobs for all ages. Parents must sign for children younger than 18. Please wear work gloves and, if possible, bring shovels, wheelbarrows and other handheld tools. The focus will be on demolishing an existing shed and removing the tennis court fence.Shepherd’s Center of Charlotte Volunteers needed: The Shepherd’s Center of Charlotte needs volunteer drivers to transport seniors to medical appointments. Commitment can be as little as once a month or as often as once a week. Details: 704-365-1995. Other volunteer opportunities are available. Scholarship program: Scholarships are available through Shepherd’s Center to seniors who cannot afford to attend computer classes. The program is funded throughout the year by donations from the Leon Levine Foundation, American Prosperity Group, the interfaith community, businesses and individuals. To refer someone for the program, call 704-365-1995. CBCC Grill Promotion: The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas supplies the majority of blood for Charlotte-area hospitals. During summer, blood donation decreases due to travel. To encourage donation, CBCC is having the Grilling Hot Summer promotion. Sign up to give whole blood twice at one of the five center locations between June 1 and Sept. 30, and be entered to win a Weber Genesis Gas Grill. You will also receive a T-shirt upon your first donation. Call 704-972-4729 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule. Learn about CBCC at www.cbcc.us. Cooler promotion: With many regular platelet donors taking vacation in summer, CBCC is also having a Stay Cool summer promotion. Donate platelets at one of the centers three times during the months of June and July and receive a family-size soft-sided cooler. To participate, email email@example.com or call 704-972-4700. Find the nearest location: www.cbcc.us/about/donor-center-hours. Shepherd’s Center SouthEast Charlotte Drivers needed: Volunteers are needed for the medical transportation program at Shepherd’s Center SouthEast Charlotte. Hours are flexible. Details: 704-321-0325. Big Day at the Lake Volunteers needed: The Big Day at the Lake, benefitting the children of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Charlotte, will take place July 20; 100 boat-host volunteers are needed. These boat owners take a Big and a Little on their boat for fun on Lake Norman or Lake Wylie. Register to be a boat host at: www.bigdayatthelake-lkn.com/Registration.php. Zootastic Park of Lake Norman Teacher day: On June 27, Zootastic Park invites all schoolteachers to a special day at the zoo, where they can bring their family and enjoy the zoo for free. There will be special programs, giveaways, prizes and free lunch. This will be the fourth annual Teacher Appreciation Day. Registration required: www.zootasticpark.com; click on the “Teacher” button. Details: 704-245-6446.
Friday, Jun. 07, 2013
Giving back: Fundraisers, benefit and volunteer opportunities
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