Send news about your fundraising events to email@example.com. Please send announcements at least two weeks in advance.Compiled by Lauren BaileyCharlotte Rescue Mission Leon Levine Foundation: The Leon Levine Foundation has teamed up with Charlotte Rescue Mission to celebrate the mission’s 75th anniversary.Each donation made to the Rescue Mission during July will be matched by The Leon Levine Foundation to reach the goal of $75,000. This money will go to provide hot meals, safe shelter and long-term recovery programs to men and women suffering from addiction, poverty and homelessness.For more information or to donate, visit www.charlotterescuemission.org or call 704-333-HOPE. Coalition to Unchain Dogs Thunder Down Under: The Coalition to Unchain Dogs kicked off its newest fundraiser, Thunder Down Under, at the Lucky Dog Bark & Brew in Cornelius. Thunder and his fellow dog friend Doris live on chains, but you can purchase a link from their chains for $1 through July 20 at the Lucky Dog Bark & Brew to help purchase a fenced-in yard. You also can donate at the website www.unchaindogs.org. Coalition night at the Bark & Brew is 7 p.m. July 12 and the announcement of links sold is set for 6-10 p.m. July 20. Cell Phones for Soldiers Collection: Drop off used or unwanted cell phones this month at Ameriprise Financial, 8832 Blakeney Professional Drive, Suite 302 to benefit Cell Phones for Soldiers. The organization enables troops to call home. Donations accepted during normal office hours. Learn more about Cell Phones for Soldiers at www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com. Teen Health Connection W8 2 TXT: Teen Health Connection is joining with Subway’s efforts on the W8 2 TXT campaign, encouraging all drivers, especially teens, to not text while driving. Help prevent accidents by signing the pledge at www.teenhealthconnection.org. 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. There also will be classes 11:20 a.m.-12:20 p.m. on bridge, cooking, art, design, the Bible and yoga. A variety of computer classes start in July ranging from introduction to computers, to Skype, social networking and eBay. Details: www.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. 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 blood twice at one of the five center locations through 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. 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. 24 Hours of Booty Bottoms up for Booty: The seventh annual “Bottoms Up for Booty” will take place 6-9 p.m. July 18 at the NoDa Brewing Co., 2229 N. Davidson St. to benefit 24 Hours of Booty. The event will feature food from Herban Legend Food Truck, beer and raffle items. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at http://bottomsupforbooty7.eventbrite.com/. 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. 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. 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. Register to be a boat host at: www.bigdayatthelake-lkn.com/Registration.php. Pineville 5K race: Pineville Parks and Recreation Department will host the James K Polk 5K Classic 7:30 a.m. July 20. Funds raised will help build new ball fields for the Pineville/Ballantyne Athletic Association. Register at www.sportoften.com. Call 704-889-2400 for details. 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 information, call Kristy Boyles at 704-206-1518. Lupus Foundation Golf tournament: The Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter, will be the beneficiary of the 13th annual Links for Lupus Golf Tournament 11 a.m. Aug. 26 at Cedarwood Country Club, 4100 Pineville-Matthews Road. Registration begins at 11 a.m. with the shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. and dinner reception at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $200 for an individual and $700 for a foursome. Sponsorships are also available. Details: http://lupuslinks.dojiggy.com/.
Tuesday, Jul. 02, 2013
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