South Charlotte

Giving back

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Compiled by Lauren Bailey

CBCC

Pints for Pencils: The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas is holding its fourth annual Pints for Pencils campaign through September. CBCC will donate school supplies to area school systems. To donate blood and support your local community, visit www.carolinadonor.org or call 704-972-4700 to find a blood drive near you.

World Hunger

Yard sale collection: World Hunger is collecting items for its annual Yard Sale on Sept. 27. Items are accepted 6-8 p.m. Fridays, and 12-4 p.m. Saturdays at Huntersville First Baptist Church, 119 Old Statesville Road. Volunteers are also needed to sort items. To learn more, call the church office at 704-875-3489.

Carolina Waterfowl Rescue

Volunteers needed: Volunteers are needed at the Carolina Waterfowl Rescue. A variety of shifts and positions are available working with the animals and behind the scenes. Details: volunteer@cwrescue.org or call 704-668-9486.

Matthews

PAWtism festival: Local nonprofits Yorkie Haven and Reagan’s Wish will team up to host the PAWtism Festival Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 at the new Plantation Animal Clinic, 135 W. John St. The festival will run noon-6 p.m. Sunday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday. There will be local vendors, a bounce house, face painting, raffles and much more. The weekend will highlight the bond between dogs and children with autism, providing people with information on both dog rescue and autism. Learn more at www.pawtismfestival.com.

East Mecklenburg High

Golf Outing: East Mecklenburg High School Foundation will hold its sixth annual Golf Outing to raise money for the school 1 p.m. Sept. 5 at Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation, 7500 Olde Sycamore Drive. Individual entry is $125. Foursome entry is $450. Sponsorships are also available. An Eagle After Party will be held from 6-10 p.m. for a $20 entry fee, open to all. Learn more at http://eastmeckfoundation.org/.

Amazing Charity Race

Registration open: HealthQuest’s Amazing Charity Race, to take place Sept. 6 at the Union County Agricultural Center, is accepting team applications. The fundraiser will be a competition between teams to decipher clues and complete various mental and physical challenges. A $2,000 prize will go to the winning team’s charity of choice and a $500 prize will go to the team winning the final bonus challenge. Organizers hope to bring awareness to the plight of those who cannot afford their prescription medications, and raise funds to ensure that HealthQuest can assist those in need. Learn more and register your team at www.hqcharityrace.com.

HeartBright Foundation

Golf tournament: HeartBright Foundation will hold its fifth annual charity golf tournament 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Golf Club at Ballantyne, 10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway. The event will benefit HeartBright’s mission to help the underserved with diabetes and heart disease to have access to quality health care, health education, screenings and more. To register or learn more, call 704-373-3002 or visit www.heartbright.org/golf.

Arc of Mecklenburg County

FASD Awareness Day: The Mecklenburg County Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Committee in partnership with the FASD Collaborative of N.C. & the N.C. Fetal Alcohol Prevention Program invites the public to attend an informational event to educate about the dangers of drinking alcohol during pregnancy. The event will be held 9 a.m. Sept. 9 at Marshall Park in uptown.

Focused on a Cure

Piggin out for Pink: Focused on a Cure, the Cabarrus County nonprofit that raises awareness and hope for women fighting breast cancer, will hold the Piggin out for Pink fundraiser 6:30-11 p.m. Sept. 13 at The City Club, 325 McGill Ave. N.W., Concord. Details: 704-933-5600.

Great Dane Friends

WoofStock Festival: Great Dane Friends of Ruff Love and Blue Ridge Boxer Rescue’s sixth annual WoofStock Festival will take place 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 13at Amos’ Southend, 1423 S. Tryon St. For a $5 donation your first drink is free and there will be adoptable dogs, food and drink, a silent auction and vendors.

Bruce Irons Camp Fund

Happy Camper Night: Be a kid again when you come to Happy Camper Night for Bruce Irons Kids, 5:30-8 p.m. Sept. 13 at Camp Mindy at the Levine Jewish Community Center, 5007 Providence Rd. Money will be raised for the local nonprofit Bruce Irons Camp Fund to offer five consecutive years of summer camp experiences, mentoring and enrichment activities to low-income, high potential CMS middle school students.

Hinds’ Feet Farm

Golf fundraiser volunteers: The Hinds’ Feet Farm Golf Classic will be held Sept. 14-15 at NorthStone Country Club in Huntersville and volunteers are needed. To volunteer, contact Heather Denney at Hinds’ Feet Farm t 704-992-1424 or hdenney@hindsfeetfarm.org.

Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists

Oyster and Shrimp Fest: The Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists will hold the sixth annual Wildlife Oyster & Shrimp Fest 6-10 p.m. Sept. 20 at the new Langtree Lake Norman, 401 Langtree Road. Cost is $50 and will include dancing, a seafood feast, a silent auction and more. Children 12 and younger are free. For information to advanced reservations, visit www.lakenormanwildlife.org or call 704-675-2011.

MS Society

An Evening with Richard Childress: The Greater Carolinas chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society will honor NASCAR championship team owner Richard Childress with “An Evening with Richard Childress” Sept. 23 at Bridger Field House in Winston-Salem. Money from the event will be used by the Greater Carolinas chapter of the MS Society to help support people affected by MS and fund research to create an MS free world. Tickets and sponsorships are available at www.nationalmssociety.org/richardchildressdinner. Seats are $150 per person or $1,500 for a table of 10.

Rosehill Stables

Help abused horses: The Parade of Horse Breeds will be 1-4 p.m. Sept. 28 at Rosehill Stables, 6623 Prospect Road. Volunteers are needed starting at 9 a.m. The event will raise money to help organizations that take in abused horses. To make a donation or sign up to volunteer, contact Deb Carl at 704-651-1831 or dbcarl@bellsouth.net.

Eastwood Homes

Charity golf tournament: Eastwood Home will host its second annual charity golf tournament at noon Sept. 29 at Raintree Country Club, 8600 Raintree Lane. The tournament will benefit Levine Children’s Hospital. Lunch, dinner and prizes will be given to all participants. To sign up or become a sponsor, visit www.eastwoodhomes.com/charitygolf.

Save a Life Group

Golf classic: The Save A Life Group will hold the first Save A Life Golf Classic 11 a.m. Oct. 6 at Trump National Golf Club, 120 Trump Square, Mooresville. Proceeds benefit LifeShare of the Carolinas. NASCAR legend Bobby Allison will serve as honorary host. Save A Life works to build awareness of organ donation and boost registration of organ donors in the United States, details at www.SaveALifeGolfClassic.org.

To register email Neil at nvroom@windstream.net. To be a sponsor, email Wendy at wendywhitehurst@gmail.com.

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