Easter Seals United Cerebral Palsy
$25,000 Donation: Northwestern Mutual Foundation gave $25,000 to Easter Seals United Cerebral Palsy, which provides critical services to individuals with disabilities and special needs. The grant is in recognition of Richard Worrell, managing director of Northwestern Financial in Charlotte, being named the Most Exceptional Volunteer in the company's national Community Service Award program. Worrell is a longtime supporter of Easter Seals UCP and has a son who has benefitted from the nonprofit's services. Visit www.eastersealsucp.com.
Avon Walk Fundraiser
Actor's Theatre Hopes to Raise $5,000: Actor's Theatre of Charlotte will raise money for Avon Walk for Breast Cancer throughout the production of "In The Next Room" by Sarah Ruhl. Each patron who uses the code "EndIt," the theatre will donate $5 of each ticket purchased to the walk. The production runs through Oct. 1. For information about the show and theater, visit www.actorstheatrecharlotte.org.
Parents Helping Parents: The KinderMourn Home, 1320 Harding Place, will offer a free program 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 15 for families that are contemplating or experiencing a pregnancy after the loss of a child. For details, call 704-376-2580.
Aw Shucks Farms
Fundraiser for Sept. 11: Aw Shucks Farms, 3718 Plyler Mill Road, Monroe, will host a benefit today in honor of Patriot Day 1-6 p.m. with proceeds going to the American Red Cross. Cost is $5 per person and includes hayrides, an animal barn, general store and Sept. 11 corn maze. Details: www.AwShucksFarms.com or 704-709-7000.
Donald Haack Diamonds
Food Drive: Donald Haack Diamonds will partner with Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina on Sept. 16-17. Customers can donate nonperishable food items at the store in SouthPark, 4611 Sharon Road. A percentage of sales will be donated to the food bank. Call 704-365-4400.
Indian Trail Lions Club
Memorial Golf Tournament: The 11th annual Lion Fred Kirby Memorial Golf Tournament 9:30 a.m. Sept. 23 at Stonebridge Golf Club, 3500 Doster Road, Monroe. Players and hole sponsors should contact Ira Bostic, 704-893-2079, or Al Kratzer, 704-882-3069, or email Indiantraillions@windstream.net.
Sept. 11 Donation Requests: Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will give a commemorative T-shirt to anyone donating blood Sept. 11. To schedule an appointment or find a donations center, call 704-972-4700 or visit www.cbcc.us/donate.