Send news about your fundraising events to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send announcements at least two weeks in advance.Compiled by Lauren BaileyDiscovery Place Educator Saturdays: Discovery Place will offer educators a chance to visit Discovery Place, Charlotte Nature Museum and Discovery Place KIDS free each Saturday in September, beginning Sept. 7. Complimentary admission will be valid for all educators plus one guest. Educators must present school ID. Parking also will be validated. Details: 704-372-6261, ext. 300, or email@example.com.Beds for Kids Items needed: Beds for Kids, which supplies beds and other furniture for impoverished children and their families, needs end tables, nightstands and queen mattresses; call 980-422-192 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Include name, phone number, ZIP code and items to donate in the message. Details: www.bedsforkids.org. Carolina Waterfowl Rescue Donations needed: Due to recent flooding, Carolina Waterfowl Rescue needs donations to replace ruined sod and repair cages and other water damage. CWR is volunteer-based, with 100 percent of donations going to housing, feeding 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 will be space available to work on scrapbooks. A $20 reservation fee includes lunch and a space from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Details: www.youngideas.net.Headlines Barbershop Cookout for a cause: Headlines Barbershop is hosting 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 will be collected for Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina. To donate online, visit www.secondharvestmetrolina.org and select “GiveABit.” Click “Donate Now” and enter the food drive ID: HEA13-25HT. Details: Headlines, 704-537-1510. Community Blood Center of the Carolinas Shortage: The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas continues to experience a regional blood shortage. O-negative donors especially are needed. Make an appointment by calling 704-972-4700 or visiting www.carolinadonor.org. Shepherd’s Center SouthEast Charlotte Adventures in Learning: Shepherd’s Center SouthEast Charlotte is registering for the Fall Adventures in Learning program. Central United Methodist Church, 6030 Albemarle Road, will hold classes Thursdays from Sept. 12-Oct. 17. St. Stephen United Methodist Church, 6800 Sardis Road, will hold classes Wednesdays from Oct. 2-Nov. 6. Details: www.sceast.org or 704-321-0325. Cost is $30 for six weeks.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 or check only. To consign or learn more, visit www.humcfaithcircle.org or email email@example.com. Teen Health Connection Chiquita Classic: Support Teen Health Connection by purchasing a ticket to the Chiquita Classic Golf Tournament on Sept. 5-8. Teen Health Connection receives 100 percent of ticket sales designated for them. Visit www.chiquitaclassic.com and click on “Buy Tickets.” Select Teen Health Connection as the designated charity; its charity number is 30. US Equine Rescue League Parade of Horse Breeds: Volunteers are needed for the Parade of Horse Breeds to benefit the US Equine Rescue League 12-4 p.m. Sept. 29 at Rosehill Stables, 6623 Prospect Road, Monroe. Volunteers are needed for registration, T-shirt sales, concessions, horse handling and more. Money will go to care for abandoned, neglected, starved and abused horses in the greater Charlotte area. Details: Deb Carl, 704-651-1831, firstname.lastname@example.org.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 N. White St., Fort Mill, S.C. There will be a 1-mile fun walk, bounce house, food trucks, contests, pet vendors, music and more. Proceeds benefit the Humane Society of York County. Volunteers, participants, sponsors and vendors are needed. Details: www.humanesocietyofyorkcounty.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. 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 (2 hours north of Charlotte). Volunteers can sign up for a single day, several days or the whole session. Details: 704-266-2267 or www.campblueskies.org/volunteer.
Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013
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