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Ebenezer Baptist Church will host its fifth blood drive on Oct. 25. The effort is being led, for the first time, by the church’s youth ministry. Shown here are members of the Youth Ministry and Girl Scout troop 699. The drive will be 9 a.m. -1:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Center, 2020 W. Sugar Creek Road, Charlotte.
Ebenezer Baptist Church will host its fifth blood drive on Oct. 25. The effort is being led, for the first time, by the church’s youth ministry. Shown here are members of the Youth Ministry and Girl Scout troop 699. The drive will be 9 a.m. -1:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Center, 2020 W. Sugar Creek Road, Charlotte.

Send news about your fundraising events to lbailey.charlotteobserver@gmail.com. Please send all announcements at least two weeks in advance.

Compiled by Lauren Bailey

The Book Rack

Charities month

October is Charities month at The Book Rack. This month, The Book Rack donates 10 percent of each sale to the charity of the customer’s choices. There will be a featured charity each week if patrons don’t have a charity in mind. Since 2012, The Book Rack has donated $6,700 to charities during the October Give Back month. Stop by the store at 10110 Johnston Road, suite 5, or call 704-544-8006. Learn more at www.thebookrack.com/charlotte.

Friends of the Library

Book sale

The Friends of York County Library will hold a book sale Oct. 15-17 at the First ARP Church gymnasium, 201 E. White St., Rock Hill, S.C. Thousands of books, audiobooks and DVDs will be on sale.

Opening night for Friends members will be 4-7 p.m. Oct. 15 with memberships sold at the door for $15. The public sale will be held 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 16 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 17 with all items half-price on the last day. Proceeds will benefit the York County Library programs. Visit www.yclibrary.org or call 803-981-5837 for more information.

Columbiettes

Trunk sale fundraiser

The Columbiettes will host a Treasures in the Trunk sale, with more than 40 vendors, to benefit local charities and an annual scholarship 8 a.m.-noon Oct. 17 at the St. Matthew Catholic Church parking lot, on the corner of Ballantyne Commons Parkway and Rea Road. To learn more, call Lisa Viola at 980-721-7676.

Common Heart

Love in Action fundraising banquet

Common Heart, a faith-based nonprofit in the Indian Trail community that serves the underprivileged through outreach programs, will hold its annual Love in Action fundraising banquet 7-9 p.m. Oct. 23 at Weddington United Methodist Church, 13901 Providence Road.

The banquet will include a silent auction, buffet dinner donated by 20 local restaurants, and a variety show. Tickets are free, but guests are asked to bring their best donation to the fundraiser. This could mean a cash, nonperishable food items for the Common Cupboard, or a yearly pledge for the Patron of the Heart fundraising program. Free tickets can be reserved at http://LoveInActionBanquet.CommonHeart.org or picked up at the Common Things Thrift Store, 321 Indian Trail Road North, Indian Trail.

Volunteers needed

The Common Cupboard food pantry, part of Common Heart, is seeking volunteers to staff an upcoming Harris Teeter food drive in Union County:

▪ 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 24 at Harris Teeter in Wesley Chapel, 5939 Weddington-Monroe Road, Wesley Chapel.

One-hour time slots are available and students are welcome to serve for volunteer hours. The cupboard provides a week’s worth of food to more than 525 local families in need each month. Learn more at www.thecommonplace.org.

Tega Cay Women’s Club

Garage sale

The Tega Cay Women’s Club will hold a fundraising garage sale 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 24 in the lower level of the Glennon Center at the Tega Cay Golf Course, 15083 Molokai Drive, Tega Cay, S.C.

Proceeds will benefit the Fort Mill Care Center. The sale is part of the Tega Cay Fall Festival, and shuttle parking is available at the Tega Cay Elementary School and Runde Field. Call 865-466-8784 for information.

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

5K fundraiser

The eighth annual Brookhaven 5K Run for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy will be 9 a.m. Oct. 24 starting at Brookhaven Clubhouse, 3001 Stanbury Drive, Matthews. Cost is $25 or $30 the day-of. Proceeds benefit Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy. Learn more at www.brookhavenfamilyrun.com.

Little Smiles

Charity golf tournament

Little Smiles, a local nonprofit that grants wishes to terminally ill children in the Charlotte area, will host 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, barbecue dinner and more. For nongolfing guests, a barbecue dinner, silent auction and more will begin at 6:30 p.m. for $20 per person. To register, email littlesmilesncgolf@gmail.com or to donate, visit http://www.littlesmiles.org/north-carolina-events.

Easter Seals UCP

Walk With Me

Easter Seals UCP North Carolina & Virginia will hold its 16th annual Walk With Me Charlotte event 10 a.m. Nov. 7 at Freedom Park.

The walk supports the programs for children and adults with disabilities. This year’s goal is $90,000. Community members can start their own walk teams, raise funds or learn more at http://www.easterseals.com/NCVA/get-involved/walk-with-me/.

Chapman Memorial Baptist Church

Craft sale

Chapman Memorial Baptist Church will host a craft sale 9 a.m-2 p.m. Nov. 7 at the church, 608 Valleydale Road, Charlotte. Homemade items for sale include table runners, Christmas decorations, dolls, knitted and crocheted items, specialty nuts and more. Proceeds will benefit church missions.

Anna’s Angels

Gallery event fundraiser

Anna’s Angels, which raises money for research benefiting those with Down syndrome, will hold a special art exhibit: “Conscious Art: A Gallery of Artists with Special Needs,” 6:30-10 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Foundation for the Carolinas, 220 N. Tryon St. Tickets are $60. Learn more at www.annas-angels.org.

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 http://www.cookies4acause.org/Stockings_of_Hope.html or drop off physical items by emailing info@cookies4acause.org. A list of items needed is available on the website.

South Iredell Senior Center

Donations needed

Donations are needed for the Senior Center’s Santa’s Gift Shop, which sells items to raise funds to support the center. Items needed include: 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-Friday, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville.

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