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Compiled by Lauren Bailey
Golf tournament success
The 15th annual Links for Lupus Gold Tournament broke a record in fundraising for the Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter, by raising $51,000.
The event has raised over $500,000 since its inception. Learn about the foundation at www.lupusnc.org or by calling 877849-8271.
Military Officers Association of America
The Military Officers Association of America, Charlotte chapter, will hold a fundraising golf tournament 10 a.m. Sept. 21 at Verdict Ridge Golf & Country Club, 7332 Kidville Road, Denver.
The group supports 34 area JROTC high school units with leadership awards and higher education scholarships. Cost to play in the tournament is $400 per team or $125 per person including breakfast, card, drink and raffle tickets and buffet dinner. Details: Ron Morgan at 704-708-8866.
Heart Math Tutoring
Heart Math Tutoring, a nonprofit dedicated to helping disadvantaged students develop math skills and academic confidence, is recruiting volunteer tutors for the 2015/2016 school year. Tutors are being recruited through Sept. 17 to help 350 students at seven different 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 email@example.com. Visit http://hearttutoring.org/become-a-volunteer to learn more online.
Gethsemane Garden Christian Center
Gethsemane Garden Christian Center, 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 email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A fundraising gala with dancing and dinner will be held by We Win, a nonprofit that supports young adults who have suffered debilitating brain and spinal cord injuries and illnesses. The gala will be 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.
Ronald McDonald House
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 our 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” > “Storybook Ball.”
Better Business Bureau
The Better Business Bureau will hold a charity symposium 9-11 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 email@example.com or call 704-927-8625. The community is invited to learn about preparing for the giving season and grant writing.
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. Charity events are listed below. Tickets for all events are available at http://bccrally.org/.
▪ 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.
Habitat for Humanity ReStore
Our Towns Habitat for Humanity three ReStore locations need constant donations of gently used furniture, home furnishings, appliances, lighting, books, linens, jewelry, plumbing supplies, windows, building supplies and more. Visit the website for a complete list of acceptable donations. Call for a free pick up at your home or business. 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. Shop or donate at the ReStores in Cornelius, Mooresville and Statesville, open 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Tues.-Sat. Visit www.ourtownsrestore.org or call 704-896-8957 for directions and further information.
Beds for Kids
Beds for Kids, which donates essential furniture items to children and their families who are in need, is currently in need of donations of kitchen tables and chairs, upholstery, coffee tables, end tables, lamps, light bulbs and bed frames. To donate email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 980-422-1192.
Cookies for a Cause
Stockings of Hope
Cornelius-based Help Cookies for a Cause fulfill their mission of stuffing 1,000 holiday stockings full of new gifts and useful essentials to cheer homeless children in the Greater 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 email@example.com. A list of items needed is available on the website.
Make an Impact Foundation
Make An Impact Foundation 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.
South Iredell Senior Center
Donations are needed for the Senior Center’s “Santa’s Gift Shop,” which sells items in order 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.
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, BBQ dinner and more. For non-golfing guests, a BBQ dinner, silent auction and more will begin at 6:30 p.m. for $20 per person. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org or to donate, visit www.littlesmiles.org/north-carolina-events.