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Send news about your fundraiser events to lbailey.charlotteobserver@gmail.com. Please send announcements at least two weeks in advance.

Nonprofits win

Eight nonprofits win design challenge: Moonlight Creative Group, a Charlotte marketing communications firm, recently announced the eight winners of its "15 Years of Success = 15 Hours of Service" design challenge. Nine judges selected the following nonprofit winners, which will receive free creative services: Alliance Credit Counseling, Cooperative Christian Ministry, Habitat for Humanity of Lincoln County, Lupus Foundation of America Piedmont Chapter, Phillips Academy, RAIN, The Relatives and Women's Impact Fund. In the coming weeks, the Moonlight Creative Group team will meet with each winner to determine the creative services needed to execute their ideas. The Nov. 15 design marathon will be 5-8 a.m. at Moonlight Creative Group's Dilworth-based office.

Nonprofit opportunity

Application process: NPower is beginning the application process for its fifth annual Technology Innovation Award, presented by Accenture, which provides consulting and funding support for Charlotte-area nonprofits. This year NPower is looking for innovative technology projects in a variety of areas including tablet technology (iPads, etc.), videos and texting. All projects are designed to further nonprofit missions through technology and increase revenue. Nonprofits should submit an interest form by Nov. 1 at www.npowercharlotteregion.org.

Foundation for Respect Ability

Benefit concert: The Foundation for Respect Ability is hosting an afternoon concert with Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary, in concert at the Knight Theatre 3 p.m. Oct. 30. Billy Jonas will perform with Yarrow. Proceeds will help bring the Don't Laugh At Me program and workshops to local schools and organizations. An invitation-only VIP reception will follow for sponsors and donors. Contact Diane Benson at 704-439-9798. For tickets: www.blumenthalarts.org, www.carolinatix.org or 704-372-1000.

Volunteers needed

Thunder Road Marathon: Volunteers are needed for the Thunder Road Marathon on Nov. 8-12. Register online at www.doitsports.com. Nonprofits also can volunteer and receive a charitable contribution for their team's efforts. Contact Bryan Paschal, 704-643-3038.

Jacob's Ladder

Casino night: "The Winners Circle: A Gathering of Community Champions" is a casino night to benefit the 13th anniversary of Jacob's Ladder. The organization equips unemployed Charlotteans with the tools to compete in the workforce and earn a sustainable future. The event will be Nov. 3 at Founders Hall in the Bank of America building at 100 North Tryon St. A VIP reception begins at 6 p.m., followed by the main event at 7 p.m. Tickets are $100 per person. Email cayme.jacobsladder@gmail.com, call 704-714-4051, ext. 1001, or visit www.jacobsladdercharlotte.org.

Relay For Life benefit

Wesley Chapel Holiday Shoppe: Wesley Chapel Elementary School will hold its annual Holiday Shoppe to benefit Relay for Life 9-2 p.m. Nov. 5 at the school, 110 S. Potter Road in Monroe. There will be local crafters, vendors and services selling an assortment of holiday fare as well as made-from-scratch bread. Owners of a local jewelry store will buy broken or unwanted jewelry on-site. Contact Angela Brosch, 704-296-3081, or Stephanie Brosch, 704-242-0169.

CCFA

Museum event: The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation will have a Paint the Town Red White and Blues event 7:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Nov. 5, featuring music, art, food, drink, silent and live auctions at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, 420 S. Tryon St. Tickets are $60 per person. Cocktail attire required. Purchase tickets at www.ccfaredwhiteandblues.com. Email chumble@ccfa.org or call 704-332-1611.

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