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Compiled by Lauren Bailey
Animal Adoption League
Foster homes needed: The Animal Adoption League in Rock Hill is seeking foster homes for dogs and cats. Foster homes are asked to provide animals with love, food, water and shelter. AAL was founded in 1992 by a Charlotte-area group to provide veterinary care and temporary-to-permanent housing for homeless and rescued animals. Details: www.mynextpet.com.
Collection: Lake Wylie Realty, at 1 Executive Court in Lake Wylie, is accepting donations of new and gently used shoes to be distributed by local charity organizations through the Shoe Closet project. Details: 704-309-1549.
Temple Kol Tikvah
Run for Youth 5K: The second annual Run for Youth 5K run/walk will be 7 a.m. March 22 at Randall Kincaid Greenway, 605 South St. in Davidson. Registration is $25 through March 21 and $30 on race day. A post-race party will be held, with free food, music and awards. Proceeds will benefit Lake Norman-area youths, including Davidson Youth Baseball Association and the youth groups at Temple Kol Tikvah. Register at www.davidsontiming.com; go to “Upcoming Races” and look for Run for Youth.
Friends of the Library
Book sale: Friends of the Library will hold a book sale March 19-21 at the Lake Wylie Public Library, 185 Blucher Circle. Books will be 50 cents to $2 each, with proceeds benefiting the library. Sale times will be 10 a.m.-6 pm. March 19-20 and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. March 21. Details: 803-981-5837 or visit www.yclibrary.org.
Brewery fundraiser: Team Systemic Hope will raise money for the Walk to End Lupus Now with a Craft Beer Night 6-9 p.m. March 19 at Heist Brewery, 2909 N. Davidson St., No. 200. Heist Brewery will have a special purple beer for lupus awareness, and event ticket cost of $10 includes one free beer. There will also be a silent auction. Details: www.lupus.org.
Bake sale: Team Nelly + Friends will raise money for the Walk to End Lupus Now by holding a bake sale 10 a.m.-3 p.m. March 21 at Greater Vision United Methodist Church, 11901 Eastfield Road in Huntersville. Details: www.lupus.org.
SouthPark Christian Church
Garage sale: SouthPark Christian Church will hold its 47th annual garage sale 8 a.m.-6 p.m. March 20 and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. March 21 at the church 6650 Park South Drive. Proceeds will help raise money for church programs. Details: www.southparkchristian.net.
Feline Urgent Rescue and Rehab
Jewelry sale: The Feline Urgent Rescue and Rehab will hold a jewelry sale to benefit rescued cats 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 28 at the Matthews Masonic Lodge, 184 S. Trade St. in Matthews. Details: www.catfurr.org or 864-483-2444.
Pint for a Night: Donate blood now through the end of April with the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas to help provide a room for a family in need at the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte. For each blood donation, CBCC will make a monetary donation to the Ronald McDonald House, which provides an affordable and homey place to stay for families of sick children.
Golf fundraiser: Lois’ Lodge, a Christian ministry dedicated to serving young women dealing with unexpected pregnancy, will hold a golf tournament fundraiser 1 p.m. April 6 at Cedarwood Country Club, 4100 Pineville Matthews Road. Learn more or register at www.loislodge.org. Cost is $100 per person or $400 per team and includes green fees, cart, box lunch and prizes.
Free Tax Service: The Indian Trail nonprofit Common Heart is offering free tax services for individuals and families with incomes less than $52,000 annually. The free service is available by appointment only 3-8 p.m. Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesdays and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays through April 15. To make an appointment, call 704-684-9007.
Hands On Charlotte
Service event: On April 18, Hands on Charlotte will hold its annual Hands On Charlotte Day by offering service opportunities throughout the city for residents to give back. Register at www.handsoncharlotte.org/hocday2015. After serving, everyone is invited to Sugar Creek Brewery for food, raffles and celebration.
Chaplains needed: The chaplaincy team at Charlotte Douglas International Airport needs to expand its daily presence there. The nonprofit organization consists of volunteering ministers from several faiths. A commitment of four hours per week during the same day and time each week is asked. All volunteer chaplains have the opportunity to participate in Critical Instant Management courses (tuition is paid) and become a member of the International Association of Civil Airport Chaplains. Parking is provided. Send an email outlining interests and ministerial experience to email@example.com.
Registration open: The Greater Carolinas Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society opened registration for all 2015 Walk MS events. The Charlotte walk will be held 9 a.m. May 2 at Symphony Park near Southpark Mall. To register and help raise funds for the National MS Society, visit www.walkms.org or call 800-344-4867.
Help needed: Justice Ministries works to combat sex trafficking and exploitation of women with a focus on rescue and housing. Monthly partners are needed to support these efforts, with a current goal of 100 partners at $30 per month. Donations are tax deductible. Details: www.justiceministries.org.
Outreach training: There will be volunteer training through Justice Ministries from 9 a.m.-noon March 21 at Sharon United Methodist Church, 4411 Sharon Road. This training prepares people to go into local strip clubs and share a message of hope with the women there. To learn more or register, visit www.JusticeMinistries.org and complete the volunteer training registration form under “Rise Up.” Cost for training is $15.
Union County Girl Scouts
Wesley Chapel Open Market: The Union County Girl Scouts from Troop 1279 and 2684 are hosting the second annual Wesley Chapel Open Market and Yard Sale 8 a.m.-2 p.m. March 28 at Siler Presbyterian Church, 6301 Weddington Monroe Road. For local crafters, farmers, individual sellers and business owners and Scouts interested in participating as vendors, registration is now open. Space is available indoors and outdoors. To learn more or to sign up as a vendor, email Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org.
JAJ Nonprofit Resource
Nonprofit competition: JAJ Nonprofit Resource and South Piedmont Community College will hold a Nonprofit Empowerment Conference on June 5-6.
Five nonprofit finalists will be interviewed onstage June 5, with the winning nonprofit receiving $1,500 and the runner-up receiving $1,500. Information and applications are available at www.jajnonprofitresource.com/conference-2015. Applications are due April 24.
Walk: The Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter, will hold its 14th Annual Walk to End Lupus Now 3 p.m. May 16 at CPCC Belk Plaza, 425 North Kings Drive.
To register, visit http://walktoendlupus.kintera.org/charlotte.