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 during September. For blood donations made with CBCC during these months, 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, set for Sept. 27. Items are accepted 6-8 p.m. Fridays and noon-4 p.m. Saturdays at Huntersville First Baptist Church, 119 Old Statesville Road. Volunteers are also needed to sort items. Details: 704-875-3489.

Carolina Waterfowl Rescue

Volunteers needed: New volunteers are needed at the Carolina Waterfowl Rescue. A variety of shifts and positions are available both working with the animals and behind the scenes. To learn more, email volunteer@cwrescue.org or call 704-668-9486.

Arc of Mecklenburg County

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

Matthews Women’s Club

Membership meeting: The Matthews Women’s Club Service League membership meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Club House, 208 S. Trade Street, Matthews. Potential members are welcome. A salad dinner will be served. www.matthewswomen.org.

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 a Piggin’ Out for Pink fundraiser 6:30-11 p.m. Sept. 13 at The City Club, 325 McGill Ave. N.W., Concord. There will be dinner, dancing, silent auctions and more. Call 704-933-5600 for information.

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. 13th at Amos’ Southend, 1423 S. Tryon St. For a $5 donation your first drink is free. 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 JCC, 5007 Providence Road. 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 Sept. 14-15 at NorthStone Country Club in Huntersville, and volunteers are needed both days. To volunteer, contact Heather Denney at Hinds’ Feet Farm at 704-992-1424 or hdenney@hindsfeetfarm.org.

Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists

Oyster and Shrimp Fest: The Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists will have its 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 and 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 raised will be used by the Greater Carolinas chapter of the MS Society to help support people affected by MS and to 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.

USERL

Parade of Horse Breeds: The Parade of Horse Breeds will be 1-4 p.m. Sept. 28 at Rosehill Stables, 6623 Prospect Road, Monroe. Volunteers are needed starting at 9 a.m. to help in a variety of roles. The event will raise money for USERL to take in abused horses and find them loving homes. 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 is hosting its second annual charity golf tournament at noon Sept. 29 at Raintree Country Club, 8600 Raintree Lane. The tournament will benefit LevineChildren’s Hospital. Lunch, dinner and prizes will be given to all participants. To sign up or become a sponsor, visit www.eastwoodhomes.com/charitygolf.

Pleasant Grove Presbyterian Church

Bake and craft sale: The women at Pleasant Grove Presbyterian Church will hold their 17th and craft sale 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 4 at the church, 6701 Pleasant Grove Road. Breakfast and lunch will be served. Holiday and other items will be available, and there will be a drawing for a homemade quilt. Proceeds assist mission and outreach activities.

Riverview Presbyterian Church

Fall Festival: Riverview Presbyterian Church will have a Fall Festival noon-7 p.m. Oct. 4 at the church, 124 N. Sutton Road, Fort Mill. There will be music, games, hayrides, bake sales, food, pumpkins and more. Proceeds will benefit local missions and church improvements. 803-980-0070.

Save a Life Group

Golf classic: The Save A Life Group will have its 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.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Leukemia Cup: The fifth annual Lake Norman Leukemia Cup Regatta will be Oct. 10-11 to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Hosted by the Outrigger Yacht Club, the race is open to all ballasted mono-hulls of at least 20 feet in length – spinnaker, nonspinnaker and cruising. The first warning signal will be at 9:55 a.m. Oct. 11 near Shoal Marker 0.4 NM WNW of Channel Marker 2. Learn more or register at www.leukemiacup.org.

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