South Charlotte

Opportunities to help others

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Compiled by Lauren Bailey

Habitat for Humanity ReStore

Donations needed

The three ReStore locations of Our Towns Habitat for Humanity need constant donations of gently used furniture, home furnishings, appliances, lighting, books, linens, jewelry, plumbing supplies, windows, building supplies and other items. Visit the website for a complete list of acceptable donations. Call for a free pick up at your home or business.

All proceeds from the sale of these items go to build safe, affordable housing through new home construction and critical home repairs for people in need within the community. Shop or donate at the ReStores in Cornelius, Mooresville and Statesville, open 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday. Visit www.ourtownsrestore.org or call 704-896-8957 for directions and further information.

Camp CARE

5K Fundraiser

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 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, live auction and more. Learn more at www.nokidhungry.org/charlotte.

Beds for Kids

Donations needed:

Beds for Kids, which donates furniture to children and their families who are in need, is in need of donations of kitchen tables and chairs, upholstery, coffee tables, end tables, lamps, light bulbs and bed frames. To donate email info@bedsforkids.org 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 info@cookies4acause.org. A list of items needed is available on the website.

Heart Math Tutoring

Tutors needed

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. Now 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 volunteer@hearttutoring.org. Visit http://hearttutoring.org/become-a-volunteer to learn more online.

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

PurpleStride Charlotte

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.

BCC Rally

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. 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. 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 this 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

Benefit Ball

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 local hospitals. 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

Donations needed

Make An Impact Foundation of Cornelius funds projects helps 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 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 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-Friday, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville.

GGCC

Golf Classic

Gethsemane Garden Christian Centre, a Matthews-based nonprofit that serves HIV/AIDS orphans in western Kenya, will hold its second annual Golf Classic 1:30 p.m. Sept. 22 at The Golf Club at Ballantyne, 10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway.

Registration is $150 for one, and $600 for a foursome. Proceeds to support the education, clothing, shelter and food needed for these orphans. To learn more or to register, visit www.ggcckenya.org or contact Bill Smith at 704-844-1020 or bill.smith@ggcckenya.com.

We Win

Fundraising Gala

A fundraising gala with dancing and dinner will be held by We Win, a nonprofit that supports young adults who have suffered brain and spinal cord injuries and illnesses.

The gala will be held 7 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Piper Glen Country Club, 4300 Piper Glen Drive. Tickets are $100 each. To buy tickets or learn more, visit www.thewewinfoundation.org or call Prem Rajani at 704-957-5881.

Better Business Bureau

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.

Attendance is free and breakfast is provided, but registration is required. RSVP to Maryanne Dailey by Sept. 20 at mdailey@charlotte.bbb.org or call 704-927-8625. The community is invited to learn about preparing for the giving season and grant writing.

Little Smiles

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, 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 www.littlesmiles.org/north-carolina-events.

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