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Compiled by Lauren Bailey
Ronald McDonald House
Donation: On Aug. 12, 126 employees of MSC Industrial Supply Co.’s Davidson office presented a donation of more than $1,400 to the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte at a celebrity Bowling for Charity event.
It was held at Spare Time at Lake Norman. This event followed the weeklong donation drive MSC held at their Davidson office in mid-July to raise money for the 28-family house that gives families of sick children a place to stay while the children are in the hospital.
Pack the Patrol Car
School supply drive: Cornelius residents are invited to help the Cornelius Police Department Pack the Patrol Car with school supplies for the upcoming 2014- 2015 school year.
Donated school supplies may be dropped off 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through Aug.21 in the lobby of the Police Department at 21440 Catawba Ave.
Donated items will be delivered Aug. 22 to Cornelius Elementary, J.V. Washam Elementary, Bailey Middle and W.A. Hough High.
Recommended supplies include paper, pencils, pens, crayons, markers, highlighters, erasers, glue sticks, scissors, binders, pocket folders, hand sanitizer, tissues, backpacks and lunch bags.
For information, visit www.cornelius.org or call Betsy Shores at 704-892-1363.
Davidson Housing Coalition
Restaurant fundraiser: Campania Italian Café and Trattoria will host a Fundraiser Day Aug. 20 to benefit Davidson Housing Coalition. The restaurant will donate 10 percent of the day’s sales on for dine-in and take-out customers. For information, call 704-987-5111 or visit www.campaniacafe.com.
Yard sale: World Hunger is collecting items for its annual Yard Sale on Sept. 27.
Items will be accepted 6-8 p.m. Fridays and noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays at Huntersville First Baptist Church, 119 Old Statesville Road.
In addition to donations, volunteers are needed to sort items. Students looking for community service projects are welcome to help. Proceeds from the 34-year event feed the hungry.
For information, call the church office at 704-875-3489 or Will Bates at 704-577-3471.
Hinds’ Feet Farm
Golf fundraiser: The Hinds’ Feet Farm Golf Classic will be held Sept. 14-15 at NorthStone Country Club in Huntersville. The tournament was previously the Davey Allison Memorial Golf Classic.
Volunteers are needed at the pretournament dinner Sept. 14 at NorthStone Country Club and during the tournament Sept. 15. To volunteer, contact Heather Denney at Hinds’ Feet Farm at 704-992-1424 or email@example.com.
Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists
Oyster and Shrimp Fest: The Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists will hold the Sixth Annual Wildlife Oyster & Shrimp Fest 6-10 p.m. Sept. 20 at the new Langtree Lake Norman, 401 Langtree Road at Exit 31 off Interstate 77.
Guests can tour the newly opened waterfront development and enjoy dancing and a feast of oysters, seafood and barbecue catered by Big Daddy’s of Lake Norman. A silent auction will feature items including a fishing getaway, NASCAR driver for a day experience, golf outings and more.
Tickets are $50 each. Admission is free for children 12 and younger. For information or advance reservations, visit www.lakenormanwildlife.org or call 704-675-2011. Ticket sales close Sept. 16.
Conservation, health benefits
Blues & Burritos: The 14th annual Blues & Burritos will be held 6-10 p.m. Sept. 19 on the front lawn of the Homesley & Wingo Law Group office in the historic Isaac Harris House, 330 S. Main St., Mooresville.
Donations will be accepted for the Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists and HealthReach Community Clinic. www.lakenormanlaw.com.
Save A Life Group
Save a Life Golf Classic: The Save A Life Group will hold the first Save A Life Golf Classic Oct. 6 at Trump National Charlotte. Proceeds benefit LifeShare of the Carolinas. NASCAR legend Bobby Allison will serve as honorary host. Save A Life works to build awareness of organ donation and boost registration of organ donors in the United States. www.SaveALifeGolfClassic.org.
Pints for Pencils: The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas is holding its fourth annual Pints for Pencils campaign during August and September.
For blood donations made with CBCC during these months, CBCC will donate school supplies to area school systems. The Community Blood Center is the primary supplier of blood products to 22 hospitals in and around Charlotte. To donate blood and support your local community, visit www.carolinadonor.org or call 704-972-4700 to find a blood drive near you.
Carolina Waterfowl Rescue
Volunteers Needed: As student volunteers are returning to school, new volunteers are needed at the Carolina Waterfowl Rescue. A variety of shifts and positions are available both working with the animals and behind the scenes. To learn more, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 704-668-9486.
Golf Tournament: The Links for Lupus Golf Tournament will take place 11 a.m. Aug. 25 at Cedarwood Country Club, 4100 Pineville-Matthews Road. Shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. and a dinner reception at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $200 per player, or $700 per foursome. Sponsorships also available. Proceeds to benefit the Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter. Register at lupuslinks.dojiggy.com.
East Mecklenburg High
Golf Outing: East Mecklenburg High School Foundation is holding its sixth annual golf outing to raise money for the school 1 p.m. Sept. 5 at Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation, 7500 Olde Sycamore Drive.
Individual entry is $125. Foursome entry is $450. Sponsorships are also available. An Eagle Afterparty will be held 6-10 p.m. for a $20 entry fee, open to all. Learn more at http://eastmeckfoundation.org/.
Harrison United Methodist Church
Consignment Sale: The Harrison United Methodist Church will hold its fall and winter Children’s Consignment Sale 6-8 p.m. Sept. 4, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 5, and 8 a.m.-noon Sept. 6 at the church, 15008 Lancaster Highway, Pineville. Most items will be half-price on Sept. 6. Registration to consign is now open at www.humcfaithcircle.org. Consigners will receive 65 percent of sale price. Shoppers should bring cash or check only.
Amazing Charity Race
Registration Open: HealthQuest’s Amazing Charity Race, which will take place on Sept. 6 at the Union County Agricultural Center, is now accepting team applications.
The fundraiser will be a competition between teams to decipher clues and complete various mental and physical challenges. A $2,000 prize will go to the winning team’s charity of choice and a $500 prize will go to the team winning the final bonus challenge. Organizers hope to bring awareness to the plight of those who cannot afford their prescription medications, and raise funds to ensure that HealthQuest can assist those in need. Learn more and register your team at www.hqcharityrace.com.
Arc of Mecklenburg County
FASD Awareness Day: The Mecklenburg County Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Committee in partnership with the FASD Collaborative of N.C. & the N.C. Fetal Alcohol Prevention Program invites the public to attend an informational event to educate about the dangers of drinking alcohol during pregnancy. The event will be held 9 a.m. Sept. 9 at Marshall Park in uptown Charlotte.
Focused on a Cure
Piggin out for Pink: Focused on a Cure, the Cabarrus County nonprofit that raises awareness and hope for women fighting breast cancer, will hold the Piggin out for Pink fundraiser 6:30-11 p.m. Sept. 12 at City Club, 325 McGill Ave. NW, Concord. There will be dinner, dancing, silent auctions and more. Call 704-933-5600 for information.
An Evening with Richard Childress: The Great Carolinas chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society will honor NASCAR championship team owner Richard Childress with “An Evening with Richard Childress” Sept. 23 at Bridger Field House in Winston-Salem. Money raised during the event will be used by the Greater Carolinas chapter of the MS Society to help support people affected by MS and fund research to create an MS free world. Tickets and sponsorships are available at www.nationalmssociety.org/richardchildressdinner. Seats are $150 per person or $1,500 for a table of 10.
Charity golf tournament: Eastwood Home will host its second annual Charity Golf Tournament at noon, Sept. 29, at Raintree Country Club, 8600 Raintree Lane. The tournament will benefit Levine Children’s Hospital. Lunch, dinner and prizes will be given to all participants. To sign up or become a sponsor, visit www.eastwoodhomes.com/charitygolf.