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

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

Compiled by Lauren Bailey

Classroom Central

Whole Foods Day:

Whole Foods Market stores in Charlotte and Lake Norman will host their quarterly 5 percent Day July 28 at 6610 Fairview Road, Charlotte, and 9129 Sam Furr Road, Huntersville.

Five percent of each store’s net sales will be donated to Classroom Central in support of its commitment to collecting and distributing free school supplies to students living in poverty. Store hours are 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Learn more about Classroom Central at www.classroomcentral.org.

Junior League

Fundraising sale:

The Junior League of Charlotte will hold its semiannual sale through Aug. 8 at the WearHouse, 1117 Pecan Ave. JLC WearHouse items will be 60 percent off through Aug. 1 and 75 percent off Aug. 2-5. Aug. 6-8 will feature dollar deals. Hours are 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Sat. and 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Proceeds will benefit JLC educational and charitable services to improve the community. Learn more at www.jlcharlotte.org.

Friends of York County Library

Book sale:

The friends of York County Library will hold its summer book sale July 30-Aug. 1 at the First ARP Church gymnasium, 201 E. White St., Rock Hill. Thousands of books for all ages will be on sale with proceeds benefiting the York County Library. Opening night for friends members will be 4-7 p.m. July 30 with memberships available at the door. The public sale will be 9 a.m.-7 p.m. July 31 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 1. Learn more at www.yclibrary.org or call 803-981-5837.

Salvation Army

Garage sale:

The Salvation Army Headquarters in Concord will hold a garage sale 7 a.m.-noon Aug. 8 at 216 Patterson Ave., Concord. Proceeds will go to Army Christmas programs, clothes, toys, stockings, food boxes and more. To learn more, contact Becky at 704-794-5308 or bmcrorie@carolina.rr.com.

Make an Impact Foundation

Donations needed:

Make An Impact Foundation (MAIF) of Cornelius funds projects that impact the lives of 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. At present, MAIF is in need of financial, corporate or property donations. To learn more, visit www.makeanimpactnow.org or call 704-409-1875.

Cooperative Christian Ministry

Food drive:

Many children go without enough food in the summer when they are not in school. To offset the low numbers of food items available at the Cooperative Christian Ministry pantries in the summer – including nine satellite pantries and the Crisis Center pantry – CCM is hosting its third annual Summer Food Drive. Nonperishable food items, including canned and boxed goods, can be brought to any of the CCM pantries as well as drop-off locations throughout the community. Find locations to donate at www.cooperativeministry.com/programs/hunger-relief. Learn more by calling 704-786-4709.

National Alliance on Mental Illness

Family education program:

National Alliance on Mental Illness Piedmont Tri-County will hold an 11-class free educational series for caregivers of patients with mental illness. The information will give caregivers a basic education on brain disorders as well as ways to improve the lives of families with loved ones suffering with mental illness. The course will begin 9:30 a.m.-noon Aug. 22 at Carolinas Cornerstone Church, 1790 Gardendale Road, Fort Mill, S.C. Registration in advance is required with a 20-person class limit. Register with Judy at namiptc@gmail.com or 803-610-8174.

Lupus Foundation

Golf tournament:

The Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter, will be the beneficiary of the 15th annual Links for Lupus Golf Tournament 11 a.m. Aug. 31 at Cedarwood Country Club, 4100 Pineville-Matthews Road. To learn more or sign up, visit http://lupuslinks.dojiggy.com.

Friend of York County Animal Shelter

Volunteers needed:

The Friends of York County Animal Shelter need more 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 more information, call 803-818-6485 or visit the shelter at 713 Justice Blvd., York, S.C.

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