Send all news about fundraising events to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send 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 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 to Big Brothers Big Sisters. Haggar brand is also supporting the cause by donating $1 to Big Brothers Big Sisters for each pair of Haggar pants purchased during June. Shepherds Center of Charlotte Summer classes: Shepherd’s Center of Charlotte will start its summer Adventures in Learning session 10-11 a.m. Mondays July 8-29. The topic will be “Our Town,” with speakers from around Charlotte about the state of our city in various areas. There also will be classes 11:20 a.m.-12:20 p.m. on bridge, cooking, art, design, the Bible and yoga. Computer classes start in July ranging from introduction to computers, to Skype, social networking or eBay. Learn details at shepherdscharlotte.org or call 704-365-1995. Volunteers needed: The Shepherd’s Center of Charlotte needs 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. Details: 704-365-1995. Scholarship program: Scholarships are available through Shepherd’s Center to seniors who cannot afford to attend computer classes due to limited finances. 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. 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 whole blood twice at one of the five center locations until 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 email@example.com to schedule. Learn about CBCC at www.cbcc.us. Cooler promotion: With many regular platelet donors taking vacation during the summer, CBCC is having a Stay Cool summer promotion. Donate platelets at one of the centers three times during June and July, and receive a family-sized soft-side cooler. To participate, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 704-972-4700. Find the location nearest you at: www.cbcc.us/about/donor-center-hours. Shepherd’s Center SouthEast Charlotte Golf benefit: The SCSE fourth annual Golf Benefit will take place 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 28 at Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation in Mint Hill. Registration starts at $100 for one player, and is open online at: http://scsegolf2013.eventbrite.com. Sponsors are also needed, ranging from $150 hole sponsor to $2,500 corporate premier sponsor. Proceeds benefit the programs of Shepherd’s Center SouthEast Charlotte. Drivers needed: Volunteers are needed for the medical transportation program at Shepherd’s Center SouthEast Charlotte. The hours are flexible. Call for information: 704-321-0325. 24 Hours of Booty 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. 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. Details: Kathleen Collier at Kathleen.email@example.com or call 704-337-2098. 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. Registration is required on the website: www.zootasticpark.com. Click on the Teacher button. For 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 and 100 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: www.bigdayatthelake-lkn.com/Registration.php. Pineville 5K race: The town of Pineville Parks and Recreation Department will host the James K Polk 5K Classic 7:30 a.m. July 20. The run will go through the residential neighborhoods of Pineville with a post-race celebration featuring food, drinks and music. Funds raised will help build new ballfields for the Pineville/Ballantyne Athletic Association. Register at www.sportoften.com. Call 704-889-2400.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 Dr., to benefit the Autism Speaks organization and $3 of each $8 admission will be donated to help the fight autism. Order tickets at ticketmaster.com and use promo code autismspeaks. Details: call Kristy Boyles at 704-206-1518.
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