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The Camp CARE 5k will take place 9 a.m. Sept. 12 at McAlpine Creek Park, 8711 Monroe Road. The event raises money for the week-long camp which is free to children with cancer being treated at our local hospitals. Register or learn more at www.campcare.org.
Share Our Strength
No Kid Hungry Dinner
The second annual No Kid Hungry Dinner will take place 6 p.m. Sept. 12 at Mimosa Grill, 327 S. Tryon St. Tickets are $175 each and proceeds will benefit Share Our Strength – a nonprofit with a mission for ending childhood hunger in America. Tickets will include a multi-course dinner, cocktail reception and live auction. Learn more at www.nokidhungry.org/charlotte.
Beds for Kids
Beds for Kids, which donates furniture to children and their families in need, needs donations of kitchen tables and chairs, upholstery, coffee tables, end tables, lamps, light bulbs and bed frames. To donate email email@example.com or call 980-422-1192.
Cookies for a Cause
Stockings of Hope
Help Cookies for a Cause fulfill its mission of stuffing 1,000 holiday stockings full of new gifts and useful essentials to cheer homeless children in the Charlotte area. Each stocking costs approximately $15 to produce. Make a monetary donation at www.cookies4acause.org/Stockings_of_Hope.html or drop off physical items by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. A list of items needed is available on the website.
Heart Math Tutoring
Heart Math Tutoring, a nonprofit that helps disadvantaged students develop math skills and academic confidence, is recruiting volunteer tutors for the 2015-2016 school year.
Until Sept. 17, tutors are being recruited to help 350 students at seven schools. Volunteers commit to weekly tutoring sessions lasting either 30 minutes or one hour. To learn more or volunteer, call 704-931-3209 or email email@example.com. Visit http://hearttutoring.org/become-a-volunteer to learn more online.
Jamaica Hope Foundation
Back to School raffle
The local nonprofit Jamaica Hope Foundation is hosting a Back to School raffle to raise money for its supported schools in Westmoreland, Jamaica. Prizes include golf for tour at TPC Piper Glen, HP all-in-one printer, 90-minute massage and Harris Teeter gift cards. Raffle tickets are $5 each or $10 for three and available for purchase at www.jamaicahopefoundation.org. Winners will be drawn Sept. 4. Call Kara Lopp at 704-412-2398 with questions.
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
PurpleStride Charlotte 2015 is a 5K run and family walk that unites the community by raising awareness and support for the fight against pancreatic cancer. The event will take place 8 a.m. Sept. 12 at Marshall Park, 800 E. Third St. Learn more and register at purplestride.org/charlotte2015.
September fundraising events
The Ballantyne Country Club Rally, an all-volunteer nonprofit that raises funds to fight breast cancer, will hold its annual series of events Sept. 12-26 at Ballantyne County Club, 11120 Ballantyne Crossing Ave.
Proceeds will go to Rally for the Cure. Charity events are listed below. Tickets for all events are available at http://bccrally.org/.
▪ Unmask the Night Ball, 6:30 p.m.-midnight Sept. 12: This masquerade ball will feature opera music, food, dancing, auctions and more. Cost is $125 per person.
▪ Ladies’ Rally for the Cure Golf and Luncheon, 8 a.m. Sept. 22: Sponsored by Aetna, this event will include a step-aside scramble golf tournament and luncheon. Cost is $85 for golf and luncheon.
▪ Jazz it Up for the Cure Luncheon 11 a.m. Sept. 22: Sponsored by Charlotte Radiology, soft jazz will accompany lunch. A raffle and silent auction will be held. Cost is $60 per person.
▪ Mens’ Pink Ball Golf, 11 a.m. Sept. 24: KPMG will sponsor a four-man team event with shotgun start on the new golf course. Cost is $125 per person.
▪ Racquet for Rally, 6:30-10 p.m. Sept. 26: A tennis clinic sponsored by Ballantyne Country Club and AmWINS. Cost ranges from $45-$70 per person.
Ronald McDonald House
The Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte will hold its first Storybook Ball 6 p.m. Sept. 19 at The Hilton Center City Uptown Charlotte, 222 E. Third St.
This black-tie event will raise money to help ensure families of critically ill children have a home-away-from-home while their children are in the hospital. Tickets are $250 per person and the theme is “The Cat in the Hat” with a night of dinner, networking, entertainment, silent auction and dancing. Learn more and purchase tickets at www.rmhofcharlotte.org and click on News and Events, then Storybook Ball.
Make an Impact Foundation
Make An Impact Foundation (MAIF) of Cornelius funds projects that help children who are underprivileged, marginalized, abused, neglected or distressed. These needs are met by identifying worthwhile projects and finding donor partners to help meet each need. MAIF is in need of financial, corporate or property donations. To learn more, visit www.makeanimpactnow.org or call 704-409-1875.
South Iredell Senior Center
Donations are needed for the Senior Center’s Santa’s Gift Shop, which sells items to raise money to support the center. Items needed are: all Christmas items, baskets, jewelry, hats, gloves, scarves, recipe books and more. (No clothes, broken items or books accepted). Items can be homemade. Drop off donations at the front desk of the Senior Center 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday to Friday, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville.
Used Cellphone Collection
The South Iredell Senior Center is holding a used cellphone drive. Phones may be dropped off at the center 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday, at 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. Businesses, churches and other groups can collect as a group and call the Senior Center to schedule pick up at 704-662-3337.
Better Business Bureau
BBB Charity Symposium
The Better Business Bureau will hold a charity symposium 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Sept. 24 at Shalom Park, 5007 Providence Road. Admission is free and breakfast is provided, but registration is required. RSVP to Maryanne Dailey by Sept. 20 at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 704-927-8625. The community is invited to learn about preparing for the giving season and grant writing.
Charity Golf tournament
Little Smiles, a local nonprofit that grants wishes to terminally ill children in the Charlotte area, is hosting its fifth annual golf tournament 11:30 a.m. Oct. 25 at NorthStone Country Club, 15801 Northstone Drive, Huntersville.
Cost is $500 per team or $125 per person including fees, golf carts, lunch, drink tickets, post-tournament reception, BBQ dinner and more. For those not golfing, a BBQ dinner, silent auction and more will begin at 6:30 p.m. for $20 per person. To register, email email@example.com or to donate, visit www.littlesmiles.org/north-carolina-events.
Indian Trail United Methodist Church
The Indian Trail United Methodist Church’s Methodist Men will host a fish fry on Sept. 12, 4-8 p.m. The cost is is $8 per plate and take-outs are available. Details: Ben at 704-291-2457. The church is at 113 Indian Trail Road South.