Send news about your fundraising events to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send announcements at least two weeks in advance.Compiled by Lauren BaileyWesley Chapel Optimist Club Doing good: In July, the Wesley Chapel Optimists adopted a length of New Town Road on which they have collected trash three times to help improve the community.In early August, the Optimists distributed 700 grocery bags to several neighborhoods and collected 839 pounds of groceries for Common Heart/Common Cupboard of Indian Trail.In October, the club will participate in the Optimist Golf Classic at Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation to raise funds for childhood cancer. To get more information on the Wesley Chapel Optimists, email WCOptimists@gmail.com.Acceleration 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, for $500-$1,000 rent, 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. 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, needs end tables, nightstands and queen mattresses. 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. Discovery Place Essay contest: Discovery Place is holding a k-8 essay competition about “gross” animals or animal behaviors through Sept. 2. A winner will be picked from grades K-2, 3-5 and 6-8 with winning essays featured on the Discovery Place blog and also receiving a family membership to Discovery Place. To learn more, visit http://www.discoveryplace.org/events and click on “Enter to Win.”Carolina Waterfowl Rescue Donations needed: Due to recent flooding, Carolina Waterfowl Rescue needs donations to replace ruined sod, fix damaged cages and other water damage. CWR is volunteer-based, with 100 percent of donations going to housing, feed or animal care. To donate, visit www.carolinaswaterfowlrescue.com/donate. Easter Seals UCP Scrapbooking sale: Covenant Church of Harrisburg will hold a Scrapbooking, Stamping and Papercrafting sale to raise funds for Easter Seals UCP 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 7 at the church, 6902 Hickory Ridge Road, Harrisburg. There also will be space available to work on scrapbooks. A $20 reservation fee includes lunch and a space 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Details: www.youngideas.net. Headlines Barbershop Cookout for a cause: Headlines Barbershop will host a free cookout 1-5 p.m. Sept. 15 at Reedy Creek Park shelter No. 2. There will be free food, games, music and fun. Donations to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina will be collected. If you would like to donate but cannot attend the cookout, visit www.secondharvestmetrolina.org and select “GiveABit.” Click “Donate Now” and enter food drive id: HEA13-25HT. For details, call Headlines at 704-537-1510. CBCC Shortage: The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas continues to experience a regional blood shortage. O negative donors are especially needed. Make an appointment to donate by calling 704-972-4700 or visiting www.carolinadonor.org. Scholarships: The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas recently announced that 50 regional high schools have qualified over the 2012-2013 school year to receive $500 scholarships. High school partners that host a minimum of two blood drives during the school year and collect at least 100 units receive the $500 scholarship to award to their chosen student. To host a drive at your high school, please contact Kim Jones at 704-972-4727 or email firstname.lastname@example.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 sponsors to $2,500 corporate premier sponsors. Proceeds benefit the programs of Shepherd’s Center SouthEast Charlotte. Adventures in Learning: Shepherd’s Center SouthEast Charlotte is now registering for the fall Adventures in Learning program. A variety of classes will be held 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 call 704-321-0325. Cost is $30 for six weeks. 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. Details: 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 email@example.com. 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.Peace Love Rescue Dog Gone Good Time Festival: The Peace Love Rescue will hold the Dog Gone Good Time Festival 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 28 at Walter Elisha Park, 345 North White Street, Fort Mill, S.C. There will be a one-mile fun walk, bounce house, food trucks, contests, pet vendors and music. Proceeds benefit the Humane Society of York County. Volunteers, participants, sponsors and vendors are all currently needed. Details: www.humansocietyofyorkcounty.org. Trails for Tails 5K Sponsors and Vendors Needed: Road to Home Canine Refuge and Great Dane Friends of Ruff Love will host the second annual Trails of Tails 5K Run & Dog Walk at Historic Rural Hills on Oct. 12. The event will have walkers, runners, dogs, food trucks and other vendors. Sponsors and vendors are needed. If interested, contact Beth Addison at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.trailsfortails5k.com. S.A.F.E. Animal Haven Volunteers needed: The dog rescue group S.A.F.E. Animal Haven and the horse rescue group U.S. Equine Rescue League will hold a joint fundraiser 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 13 at Latta Plantation Equestrian Park. The event needs volunteers. A meeting for interested volunteers will be held at 5 p.m. July 28 at Latta Plantation Equestrian Center, 6201 Sample Road, Huntersville. Details: 704-531-4877.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. 21, 2013
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