Send news about your fundraising events to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send announcements at least two weeks in advance.Compiled by Lauren BaileyAcceleration to Housing Help needed: An 11-member team of local agency leaders from Charlotte-Mecklenburg are working on an initiative to accelerate housing for some of the community’s most challenged residents, including homeless veterans. If you are a landlord with available units, 1-4 bedrooms renting from $500-$1,000 a month, please email Kimberly.email@example.com. If you have gently used furniture for donation or want to volunteer for Move-In Ministry, email firstname.lastname@example.org. To provide move-in boxes, email email@example.com. To provide funding for inspections, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Shands School Lunch, open house: The nonprofit Shands School, 130A W. Matthews St., in Matthews, will host a drop-in fundraising lunch and open house 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 23. The event will feature food trucks, raffles, door prizes, children’s activities and live music. Anyone bringing a school supply will get a free raffle ticket. Most needed items are: colored pencils, notebook paper, paint and paint brushes, tissues and sanitizing wipes. The school serves children ages 6-12 with learning differences. Details: 704-321-5705 or visit www.shandsinstitute.org. Beds for Kids Items needed: Beds for Kids, which supplies beds and other furniture for impoverished children and their families throughout the greater Charlotte area, is currently in need of end tables, nightstands and queen mattresses. If you have any of these items ready for donation, call 980-422-192 or email email@example.com. Please include your name, phone number, zip code and items you would like to donate in your message. Details: www.bedsforkids.org.Carolina Waterfowl Rescue Donations needed: Due to recent flooding, Carolina Waterfowl Rescue is in need of donations to replace ruined sod, fix damaged cages and other water damage. CWR is all volunteer-based, with 100 percent of donations going toward housing, feed or animal care. To donate, visit www.carolinaswaterfowlrescue.com/donate. CBCC Shortage: The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas continues to experience a regional blood shortage due to the summertime drop in donations. O negative donors are especially needed. CBCC supplies 21 regional hospitals. Donate by calling 704-972-4700 or visiting www.carolinadonor.org. Planned Parenthood Young Advocates Event: Planned Parenthood’s Young Advocates is holding a bowling event 7-9 p.m. Aug. 22 at Ten Park Lanes, 1700 Montfort Drive to raise community awareness of reproductive health issues. Cost is $25 in advance or $30 at the door and includes unlimited bowling, shoe rental and one free beer. Lean more at www.pphs.org. 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 now open online at: http://scsegolf2013.eventbrite.com. Sponsors also are needed, ranging from $150 hole sponsor to $2,500 corporate premier sponsor. Proceeds benefit the programs of Shepherd’s Center SouthEast Charlotte. Adventures in Learning: Shepherd’s Center Southst Charlotte is now registering for the Fall Adventures in Learning program. A variety of classes will be offered at two locations for six consecutive weeks. Central United Methodist Church, 6030 Albemarle Road, will hold classes Sept. 12-Oct. 17 on Thursdays. St. Stephen United Methodist Church, 6800 Sardis Rd., will hold classes Oct. 2-Nov. 6 on Wednesdays. Classes will cover a variety of topics such as gardening, Bible, local authors, creative writing, history, quilting and watercolor. Find details by visiting www.sceast.org or by calling 704-321-0325. Cost is $30 for six weeks. 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. 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 taking place 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. All players will receive lunch and dinner, beverages all day, tournament gifts, goodie bags and a team photo. Cost is $200 for an individual and $700 for a foursome. Sponsorships are also available. For details and registration, visit http://lupuslinks.dojiggy.com/. Harrison United Methodist Church Consignment sale: Harrison United Methodist, 15008 Lancaster Highway, will hold a fall and winter children’s consignment sale Sept. 5-7 benefitting the church programs. Times are 6-8 p.m. Sept. 5, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 6 and 8 a.m.-noon Sept. 7 with items half-off on the final day. Cash and checks only. To consign or learn more, visit www.humcfaithcircle.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Teen Health Connection Chiquita Classic: Help Support the Team at Teen Health Connection by purchasing a ticket to Chiquita’s Classic Golf Tournament Sept. 5-8. Teen Health Connection receives 100 percent of the ticket sales designated for them. To support THC and purchase a ticket to the golf tournament visit www.chiquitaclassic.com and click on Buy Tickets. Make sure to select Teen Health Connection as the designated charity when purchasing your tickets online. The Teen Health Connection charity number is 30.Trails for Tails 5K Sponsors and Vendors Needed: Road to Home Canine Refuge and Great Dane Friends of Ruff Love will be hosting the second annual Trails of Tails 5K Run & Dog Walk at Historic Rural Hills on Oct. 12. If interested, contact Beth Addison at email@example.com or visit www.trailsfortails5k.com. Camp Blue Skies Volunteer Leaders needed: Camp Blue Skies, a weeklong overnight camp for adults with developmental disabilities, is seeking volunteers Oct.5-9 and Oct. 12-16 at YMCA Camp Harrison in Boomer, N.C. Volunteers can sign up for a single day, multiple days or the whole session. Special need: Registered nurses and pharmacists to work with the Head Nurse and Director of Health Services to attend to the medical needs of the campers and staff. Camp Blue Skies is a Charlotte-based nonprofit that enhances the lives of adults with intellectual disabilities through recreation, socialization and education. Details: (704) 266-2267 or www.campblueskies.org/volunteer.
Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013
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