Send news about your fundraising events to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send all announcements at least two weeks in advance.Compiled by Lauren BaileyBig Brothers Big Sisters JC Penney Partnership: Big Brothers Big Sisters recently partnered with JC Penney stores nationwide for the retailer’s charitable giving program, JCP Cares.JCP stores in greater Charlotte invite customers to become friends of Big Brothers Big Sisters during the month of June by rounding up purchases to the nearest dollar and donating the difference to the nationwide mentoring organization. In addition, JCP will donate $1 for every $50 gift card sold in June, up to $50,000. Haggar brand is also supporting the cause by donating $1 to Big Brothers Big Sisters for each pair of Haggar pants purchased. Clover Library Book sale: Friends of the York County Library book sale will be held 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 17 -18 at the Clover Public Library, 107 Knox Street, Clover. All items will be 50 cents to $2. For details call 803-981-5837 or visit www.yclibrary.org. 24 Hours of Booty Billiards for Booty: The Billiards for Booty 8-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. Register at: http://billiardsforbooty.eventbrite.com/. Proceeds benefit the 12th anual 24 Hours of Booty presented by Levine Cancer Institute. Volunteer Registration open: Volunteer registration is now 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. Approximately 300 volunteers are needed to support this year’s Charlotte ride. Shifts are available in three and four-hour increments. Register at www.24hoursofbooty.org/volunteerclt or call 704-365-4417.Mint Museum Docents Needed: Mint Museum Docents are needed to conduct conversation-based tours at the Mint Museum. To become a docent, candidates must make a one year commitment to training and touring. An enthusiasm for art, friendliness, and ability to communicate with groups are must-haves. Training will begin late August. For an application and information, contact Kathleen Collier at Kathleen.email@example.com or call 704-337-2098. Shepherds Center of Charlotte Volunteers needed: The Shepherd’s Center of Charlotte needs additional volunteer drivers to transport seniors to their medical appointments. Your commitment can be as little as once a month, or as often as once a week. For more information call 704-365-1995. Other volunteer opportunities are also available. Scholarship program: Scholarships are available through Shepherd’s Center to seniors who cannot afford to attend computer classes. The program is funded by donations from the Leon Levine Foundation, American Prosperity Group, the interfaith community, businesses and individuals throughout the year. To refer someone for the program, call 704-365-1995. Drivers needed: Volunteers are needed for the medical transportation program at Shepherd’s Center SouthEast Charlotte. The hours are very flexible. Please call for more information: 704-321-0325. CBCC Grill Promotion: The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas is experiencing a blood shortage, and as the primary supplier of area hospitals, CBCC needs donations. To encourage donation, CBCC is having the Grilling Hot Summer promotion. Sign up to give 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 also will 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 during the summer, CBCC also is 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-sized soft-side cooler. To participate, email email@example.com or call 704-972-4700. Find the location nearest you at: www.cbcc.us/about/donor-center-hours. Zootastic Park of Lake Norman Teacher day: On June 27, Zootastic Park invites all school teachers 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. Pre-registration is required for this event on the website: www.zootasticpark.com. Click on the Teacher button. For more details, call 704-245-6446. Big Day at the Lake Volunteers needed: The Big Day at the Lake event, benefitting the children of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Charlotte, will take place July 20. One hundred boat hosts volunteers are needed. The event provides a chance for these kids to enjoy a day of fun on the lake. Register to be a boat host at: http://www.bigdayatthelake-lkn.com/Registration.php. Autism Speaks Night with the Hounds: Come to the Charlotte Hounds lacrosse game 4 p.m. July 20 at the American Legion Memorial Stadium, 310 N. Kings Drive, to help benefit the Autism Speaks organization. Three dollars of each $8 admission will be donated to help the fight autism. Order tickets at ticketmaster.com and use promo code autismspeaks. For more information, call Kristy Boyles at 704-206-1518.
Wednesday, Jun. 12, 2013
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