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Compiled by Lauren Bailey
Weddington High School
FCCLA fundraising Success: Weddington High School’s Family, Career and Community Leaders of America Club recently raised more than $2,400 to support March for Babies-Charlotte 2015.
This task was accomplished with only 11 active club members and faculty adviser Angela Burgess.
Golf fundraiser: Lois’ Lodge, a Christian ministry dedicated to serving young women dealing with unexpected pregnancy, will hold a golf tournament fundraiser 1 p.m. April 6 at Cedarwood Country Club, 4100 Pineville Matthews Road. Learn more or register at www.loislodge.org. Cost is $100 per person or $400 per team and includes green fees, cart, box lunch and prizes.
Union County Heritage Festival
Donations needed: The local nonprofit group Union County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Association will host the Union County Heritage Festival 9 a.m.-6 p.m. April 11 and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 12 at the Union County Agricultural Center, 3230 Presson Drive in Monroe.
To raise awareness for charity organizations that support those in need, the master gardeners are asking festivalgoers to consider bringing items to donate to any of the following nonprofits: Plant a Row for the Hungry, Carolina Waterfowl Rescue, Union County Community Shelter, Fabulous McGrady & Friends Foundation and Operation Reachout. Those who bring a donation will receive a free raffle ticket. To see what items are needed, visit www.mastergardenersunioncountync.org.
Relay for Life
Informational drop-in: Relay for Life of Ballantyne will continue its series of “informational drop-ins” 6:30 p.m. April 14 in Room 202 at South Mecklenburg Presbyterian Church, 8601 Bryant Farms Road.
Learn about Relay for Life, how to form and register fundraising teams, and volunteer opportunities. This year’s goal is to raise at least $115,000 to fight cancer. Details: www.relayforlife.org/ballantynenc.
Free tax service: The Indian Trail nonprofit Common Heart will offer free tax services for individuals and families with incomes less than $52,000 annually.
The service is available by appointment only, 3-8 p.m. Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesdays and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, through April 15. For appointments, call 704-684-9007.
Crisis Assistance Ministry
Matching donations: Community leaders Carol and Peter Budko, Tom and Heather Finke, Ken and Malinda Gill, and Brent and Claire Trexler have pledged $50,000 in matching donations, creating a challenge pool of $200,000 to match donations to Crisis Assistance Ministry through April 16.
To make a gift to the challenge campaign, visit http://crisisassistance.org/matchx2, or mail a check to Crisis Assistance Ministry, 500A Spratt St., Charlotte, NC 28206.
Pint for a Night: Donate blood now through the end of April with the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas.
For each donation, CBCC will make a monetary donation toward the Ronald McDonald House, which provides an affordable, comfortable place to stay for families of sick children. Learn more or schedule an appointment at www.cbcc.us.
Donations needed: Justice Ministries works to combat sex trafficking and exploitation of women, with a focus on rescue and housing.
Personal items are needed for these women, including: new socks, underwear, bras and feminine-hygiene items.
All sizes are needed and can be mailed to Justice Ministries, P.O. Box 11154, Charlotte, NC 28220. Reliable used cars also are needed to allow staff to drive thousands of miles per month in rescue efforts.
If you or someone you know could contribute a car, please contact the ministry by visiting www.justiceministries.org.
Hands On Charlotte
Service event: On April 18, Hands on Charlotte will hold its annual Hands On Charlotte Day by offering service opportunities throughout the city for citizens to give back.
Register at www.handsoncharlotte.org/hocday2015. After serving, everyone is invited to Sugar Creek Brewery for food, raffles and celebration. There will be service games this year, a team-based race in which the team doing the most projects and navigating some physical obstacles in the shortest amount of time will earn a $1,000 American Airlines gift card for each team member.
Levine Cancer Institute
Rock to a Cure: The Rock to a Cure benefit will be noon-8 p.m. April 19 at Comet Grill, 2224 Park Road in Charlotte, to support ovarian cancer research at Levine Cancer Institute.
There will be live music, a silent auction and a raffle. Detail: Rick at email@example.com.
Union West Rotary
Golf fundraiser: Union West Rotary will hold its annual golf tournament fundraiser 11 a.m. April 20 at Stonebridge Golf Club, 2721 Swilcan Burn Drive in Monroe.
Cost is $100 per player, with cash prizes for the top three teams. Proceeds will benefit Rotary projects and initiatives such as food drives, backpack programs, library programs and more. Registration: Jim Betts, 704-301-7222, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Details: www.rotaryclubofunionwest.org.
Christian Women’s Job Corps
Bake & Plant Sale: The Christian Women’s Job Corps will hold a plant and bake sale 1-6 p.m. April 24 and 8 a.m.-noon April 25 at Iron Horse Motorcycles, 1600 West Roosevelt Blvd., Monroe.
Proceeds will help women in need become equipped to deal with life, employment and more.
A Better World Charlotte
Charity golf: A Better World Charlotte will hold the 14th annual Charity Golf Tournament 9 a.m. April 27 at Cedarwood Country Club, 4100 Pineville-Matthews Road.
Cost is $800 per team or $200 per person. Proceeds will benefit the nonprofit, which serves as an after-school program for kindergarten through 12th grade in the Ashley Park area. Registration: www.abetterworldcharlotte.org or contact Vena Vaughn at email@example.com or 704-398-3244, ext 26.
The Patriot Charities
Bag Lady Luncheon: The Bag Lady Luncheon, presented by Trump International Realty, will take place 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 28 at Trump National Golf Club, 120 Meeting House Square in Mooresville.
In addition to a special lunch menu, there will be a silent auction featuring many new and gently used designer handbags, fashion accessories, jewelry and other items. Keynote speaker will be Miki Racine Berardelli.
Tickets are $175 each and include an open bar and valet service. All proceeds will benefit Patriot Charities, a local nonprofit that supports wounded military members and their families. Tickets are available at www.patriotcharities.org or by calling 704-496-2794.
Registration open: The Greater Carolinas Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society opened registration for all 2015 Walk MS events.
The Charlotte walk will be 9 a.m. May 2 at Symphony Park near SouthPark mall. To register and raise funds for the National MS Society, visit www.walkms.org or call 800-344-4867.
Levine Senior Center
Spring Tea: The nonprofit Levine Senior Center will host its second annual Ladies Spring Tea 7-9 p.m. May 15 and 10 a.m.-noon May 16.
Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for girls age 15 or younger. Tickets must be purchased by May 8 and are not available at the door. There will be sandwiches, appetizers, desserts, beverages and a raffle. Vintage decoration and live music also will be featured. Tickets: 704-846-4654 or visit 1050 DeVore Lane, Matthews, between 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Walk: The Lupus Foundation of America, N.C. Chapter, will hold its 14th Annual Walk to End Lupus Now 3 p.m. May 16 at CPCC Belk Plaza, 425 North Kings Drive. Registration: http://walktoendlupus.kintera.org/charlotte.
Volunteers needed: The Lupus Foundation needs 100 volunteers to help in various functions during the walk. Volunteers are needed anytime between noon-9:30 p.m. Volunteers can sign up online at www.lupusnc.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Golf Classic: The nonprofit Common Heart will host its fifth annual Common Cupboard Golf Classic 10 a.m. June 8 at Firethorne Country Club, 1108 Firethorne Club Drive in Waxhaw.
Cost is $100 per person if registered by May 15. There will be prizes, a silent auction, lunch and more. Proceeds will benefit Common Cupboard, which helps feed local impoverished families. Register as a sponsor at www.commoncupboardgolfclassic.com.