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Compiled by Lauren Bailey
Second Harvest Food Bank
Carlisle Companies Gives Back: Members of Carlisle Cos.’ contributions committee recently presented a check to Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina for $18,674.
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The donation is part of Ballantyne Corporate Park’s Cans for a Cause Food Drive. With this contribution, Ballantyne Corporate Park collected more than 140,000 pounds of food for the greater Charlotte region.
Queen City Album Club
Giving a musical education: The Queen City Album Club, a group of men who meet once a month to listen to an album and learn the history of the artist, are making it a mission to give underprivileged students a musical education.
All members are now required to give a minimum of $50 to the Community School for the Arts to give low-income children free music lessons. So far, the group has raised $1,200 of its $1,500 goal to send two kids to lessons for a year. To help the cause, visit http://www.csarts.org/qcac.
Free T-shirts in June: All blood donors who give with the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas during June will receive a T-shirt as a thank you for donation. Donations with CBCC save lives in 27 hospitals throughout the Carolinas. Learn more or schedule an appointment by calling 704-972-4700 or at www.cbcc.us.
Communities in Schools
Dine Out for Kids: Communities in Schools of Charlotte-Mecklenburg will hold its 16th annual Dine Out for Kids on June 16.
This community event offers restaurants and their patrons the opportunity to support public education and help economically disadvantaged students to succeed in school. Dine at one of the participating restaurants on June 16, and a portion of the day’s sales will be donated to Communities in Schools. For a list of participating restaurants, visit www.cischarlotte.org.
Firecracker Run: Registration is open for the third annual July 4 Firecracker Run to benefit Common Heart.
The event features a 1K, 5K and 10K as well as a Kids Dash and will be held at Union County’s Village of Lake Park. Prizes will be given for race winners as well as all children participating in the dash.
A festive dress prize will also be given. Participants who bring two or more nonperishable items for the nonprofit’s Common Cupboard food pantry will receive a free raffle ticket for the chance to win prizes. For information or to register, visit http://commonheartfirecrackerrun.com/.
24 Hours of Booty
Volunteer registration open: Volunteer registration is open for the 14th annual 24 Hours of Booty presented by Levine Cancer Institute.
This year’s charity cycling event is scheduled for 7 p.m. July 24 to 7 p.m. July 25 when 1,200 participants will ride and raise funds to help fight cancer. Approximately 300 volunteers are needed to support this event. Register at www.24hoursofbooty.org/events/charlotte/volunteer/. Call 704-365-4417 with questions.
Friend of York County Animal Shelter
Volunteers needed: The Friends of York County Animal Shelter need volunteers to help work with the dogs and cats in the facility.
Volunteers may help in exercising, socializing, training, providing adoption information, publicity and marketing, public education or other duties. Volunteers must be 18 or older and must go through training and orientation. For information, call 803-818-6485 or visit the shelter at 713 Justice Blvd., York, S.C.