South Charlotte

Giving back

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Atria MerryWood: Atria MerryWood off Park Road, a senior living center, collected and donated five large boxes of school supplies to Sedgefield Elementary in September.

Roasting Company: The Roasting Company restaurant on Montford Drive recently donated $2,218 to The Harvest Center to help hungry people throughout Charlotte. The funds came from a campaign the week of June 19 in which 20 percent of dinner sales were set aside.

Mitochondrial Disease Foundation

Walkathon: The Carolina Foothills Chapter of the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation will hold its second annual Energy for Life Walkathon 10 a.m. Oct. 15 at Freedom Park. Registration will open 8:30 a.m. Proceeds will promote research and education for the diagnosis, treatment and cure of mitochondrial disorders. The walkathon will feature three distances, from one mile to 5K. Visit or call the UMDF at 888-317-8633.

Shepherd's Center East

Flu Shot Clinic: Shepherd's Center East and Maxim Healthcare are offering a pneumonia and flu-shot clinic 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 13 at the fellowship hall at Central United Methodist Church, 6030 Albemarle Road. Appointments are encouraged. Call 704-338-1511. Without insurance, a flu shot will cost $30 and a pneumonia shot $65.

Craft Bazaar: Shepherd's Center East will have its annual craft bazaar 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 13 at Central UMC, 6030 Albemarle Road. Proceeds benefit the programs of Shepherd's Center East.

Special Olympics

Fundraiser: The Charlotte Speed Demons and Inner Peaks have teamed to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics North Carolina from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 15 at Inner Peaks Climbing Center, 9535 Monroe Road, Suite 170. The facility will be open to those making a minimum $10 donation. Participants will receive unlimited climbing, unlimited crate-stacking competitions, live music, food and more. Proceeds benefit the Special Olympics. Make donations at: DemonsOverEdge.