Giving back

02/12/2012 12:00 AM

02/13/2012 12:11 PM

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Making baseball possible: Mike Bare of Matthews Athletic and Recreation Association recently donated machines, paid labor and more than 20 hours of work toward the preparation Jay M. Robinson Middle School's baseball field.

Bright Blessings

Gifts for the homeless: Bright Blessings, a local nonprofit serving homeless children and families in Charlotte, will offer monthly family-fun events through 2012. The first event was held Jan. 29 with more than 100 volunteers of all ages preparing birthday gift boxes for local homeless children. The next "Fill a Fun Box" event will be 2-5 p.m. Feb. 26 at 608 Matthews-Mint Hill Road. Four sessions; reservations required. Sponsor a box for $10. To sign up, visit or email

March of Dimes

Hockey for infants: Tonight is March of Dimes Night at the Charlotte Checkers game. Proceeds will benefit Charlotte's local March of Dimes office. Call March of Dimes at 980-939-6021 or email

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