South Charlotte

Giving back

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Compiled by Lauren Bailey

St. Nekarios Greek Church

Consignment Sale: St. Nektarios Greek Orthodox Church is seeking consigners for its “Tots 2 Teens” consignment sale 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. March 7 at the church, 5108 Kuykendall Road.

Registration is open for consigners with a $10 fee. To register, visit www.tots2teensconsignsale.com. Thirty percent of proceeds will go to local and international charities selected by the Ladies Philoptochos Society and Church Missions. Remaining proceeds will go to the consigners.

24 Hours of Booty

Kickoff event: An early registration kickoff party for 24 Hours of Booty will take place 5:30-8 p.m. Jan. 28 at Dilworth Neighborhood Grille, 911 E. Morehead St. The event will be a chance to sign up for the cycling charity early. The event is free, but RSVP is required at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/charlotte-kickoff-party-tickets-14513772083. Normal registration for the charity ride that will benefit Levine Cancer Institute opens 9 a.m. Jan. 29 at www.24hoursofbooty.org.

Justice Ministries

Help needed: Justice Ministries works to combat sex trafficking and the exploitation of women with a focus of rescue and housing. Monthly partners are needed to help support these efforts with a current goal of 100 partners at $30 per month. Donations are tax deductible. Visit www.justiceministries.org to learn more.

Common Heart

Volunteers needed: Local nonprofit Common Heart is looking for trained and certified volunteers to help local residents prepare their income taxes for free as part of the national Volunteers in Tax Assistance program.

Families with incomes less than $52,000 per year are eligible for the assistance. Volunteer training will be held Jan. 12-15 at South Piedmont Community College in Monroe and volunteers will serve three to five hours per week during tax season. Volunteers will set their own schedules to meet with residents at The Commonplace, 116 Business Park Drive, Indian Trail. To learn more, visit http://VITA.TheCommonplace.org. To volunteer or sign up for training, email susan.ochs@thecommonplace.org.

Carolina Waterfowl Rescue

Adoptions needed: The Carolina Waterfowl Rescue still has many birds awaiting forever homes including ducks, geese and peacocks. Please email adopt@cwrescue.org for information.

Volunteers needed: Volunteers are needed at CWR to work in a variety of roles. Intern positions are also available for high school and college students. For more information, email volunteer@cwrescue.org. Learn more about both these opportunities at www.carolinawaterfowlrescue.com.

Mooresville Area

Personal care collection: Personal care items are being collected for students in need now through February. Featured items for the coming months are:

• January: large toothpaste tubes and toothbrushes;



• February: laundry detergent and bars of soap.



Drop off items 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Monday-Thursday, and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Fridays at Mooresville Library, 304 S. Main St. Items also may be dropped 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at Food for Days, 224 Rolling Hill Road, Suite 1B, Mooresville.

Lupus Foundation

Mardi Gras Gala: The Lupus Foundation of America N.C. Chapter will hold its ninth annual Lupus Mardi Gras Gala 7 p.m. Feb. 21 at CenterStage@NoDa, 2315 N. Davidson St. Tickets are $150 per person to benefit LFANC and must be purchased by Feb. 11. There will be entertainment by Hot Sauce, a silent auction, photo booth, fortune teller, Creole cuisine and more. Order tickets at http://lupusmardigrasgala.kintera.org/faf/home. Call the LFANC office at 704-716-5640 or email info@lupusnc.org for information.

Matthews Free Clinic

Valentine fundraiser: The Tipsy Paintbrush in Matthews will host its second annual Art & Amore fundraiser for the Matthews Free Clinic 7-9 p.m. Feb. 14.

During the fundraiser, a professional artist will show guests how to paint a pre-selected piece on canvas to take home. Cost is $50 per person and includes a buffet dinner, door prizes and more. Proceeds will benefit the Matthews Free Medical Clinic which provides free medical care for low-income and uninsured residents. To reserve your painting spots, call Kara Lopp at 704-412-2398 or email krlopp@gmail.com. Learn more about the free clinic at www.matthewsfmc.org.

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