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Giving back

Send your fundraising events to lbailey.charlotteobserver@gmail.com. Please send items at least two weeks ahead of the event time.

24 Hours of Booty

Funds Break Record: The 10th annual 24 Hours of Booty cycling event presented by Levine Cancer Institute surpassed all past event fundraising records with $1.25 million raised.

A total of 1,600 registered participants from 24 states weathered the heat and rode the "Booty Loop" in Myer's Park in an effort to help stop cancer.

School Supplies

Atria MerryWood Drive: Senior living center, Atria MerryWood, at 3600 Park Road, will hold a school supply drive 8 a.m.-7 p.m. daily Aug. 8-15.

Items will be collected in the front lobby and will go to needy children this coming school year. For details call 704-523-4949.

Volunteers needed

Discovery Place: Discovery Place is accepting applications for adult volunteers for the upcoming exhibition Mummies of the World which makes its southern U.S. premiere at the museum on Nov. 11.

This is the largest exhibition of real mummies and artifacts ever assembled. Volunteers are needed as exhibition greeters, team leaders, exhibition interpreters and gift shop assistants.

Volunteers will be provided with training and will be expected to commit to a minimum of 45 hours from Nov. 11 to April 8. Volunteer benefits include complimentary admission to Discovery Place and discounts to the café and gift shop. Those serving 80 hours or more will receive free Discovery Place membership.

Apply online at www.volgistics.com or call 704-372-6261 ext. 441 or email volunteer@discoveryplace.org.

Jacobs Ladder

Signature event: Jacob's Ladder Job Center needs volunteers for their fall fundraiser.

The money will be used to help underprivileged individuals get into the workforce.

The event will be 6 p.m. Oct. 27 at 1327 S. Mint St. Volunteers are needed to assist with various aspects of the event including: event coordination, photography, graphic design, clerical support and phone calls, finance and auction committee members, social media experts, food and decorations, and interactive games and activities. Please contact Cay'me Jones at cayme@jacobsladdercharlotte.org or 704-714-4051 ext. 1001.

Blood drive

Pints for Pencils: The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas and Classroom Central are joining forces for a two-month campaign called "Pints for Pencils."

For each blood donation in August and September, CBCC will donate $1 for school supplies to Classroom Central which is able to turn every dollar contributed into more than $7 in free school supplies distributed to area students. Details: www.classroomcentral.org or www.cbcc.us.

Golf tournament

Medical transportation: The Shepherd's Center East will hold a golf tournament fundraiser 8:30 a.m. Aug. 30 at Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation, 7504 Olde Sycamore Drive, Mint Hill.

Entry deadline is Aug. 9.

Cost is $100 per person. Proceeds will help fund the Medical Transportation Program for East Charlotte Seniors who can no longer drive themselves to medical appointments and cannot afford a taxi or city transportation. To register, call the SCE office at 704-338-1511.

The Brotherhood Ride

Fundraiser: The Brotherhood Ride consists of firefighters, police officers and emergency medical personnel from across the country who ride bicycles from Florida to their home town each year in honor of lost emergency responders.

Two Charlotte firefighters are holding a fundraiser for their ride 4-8 p.m. Aug. 17 at Salsaritas in Cotswold Shopping Center, 304 South Sharon Amity Road. A portion of all purchases made will go to the Brotherhood Ride. Visit www.brotherhoodride.com.

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