School supplies needed: Ballantyne Corporate Park’s ninth annual Color the Park Marker Drive will be held July 25-Aug. 8 and you’re invited to help.
Employees at the park will be collecting packs of markers, colored pencils and crayons for Classroom Central, a free store for teachers that supports more than 100,000 area children who need school supplies.
You can drop off supplies in the blue donation barrels in Ballantyne Corporate Park’s building lobbies or make an online donation using the code BCP2016 at www.goballantyne.com before noon Aug. 8.
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Friendship Trays Inc.
Needs microwaves: For food safety reasons, Friendship Trays delivers meals chilled. Numerous recipients need a microwave to reheat meals at their home.
You may drop your new or gently used, functioning microwave at Friendship Trays, 2401-A Distribution St., Charlotte 28203, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charlotte Street Vault
Track and field event: The first Charlotte Street Vault, hosted by several members of the Charlotte track and field community as well as UCS Spirit, is open to pole-vault athletes of all ages.
The July 29-30 pole-vault competition is being held to promote the interest of track and field and raise money for Myers Park High School so they can purchase a new pole vault pit of their own.
There is no admission fee for spectators. The competition is open to all athletes in high school, college and post collegiate including athletes in masters divisions. Athletes will compete on a raised runway and pit in the parking lot outside of The Broken Spoke and Great Wagon Distillery, 227 Southside Drive, Charlotte.
Schedule and information: charlottestreetvault.com.
Carolina Waterfowl Rescue
Learn to feed baby birds: If you live near Indian Trail and would like to be trained to learn how to feed baby songbirds, email Lori at: email@example.com.
Feeding volunteers work one, three-hour shift each week through baby season (through the end of August). Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.
Volunteer work day: Help the group spruce up the rescue during a monthly Volunteer Project Work Day 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 23. Lunch for volunteers (vegetarian options available). Wear closed-toed shoes and dress for the weather in clothes you don't mind getting dirty. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.
RSVP at www.signupgenius.com/go/20f084aaeaa29a4fc1-carolina15 so there will be enough food.