Governor Perdue encourages North Carolinians to nominate volunteers for Governor’s Service Awards

ICV09 hosts Bev PerdueIt’s time to nominate volunteers to receive the Governor’s Volunteer Service Award by August 28.
“Countless North Carolinians dedicate their time to serving their communities, and too often their contributions go unrecognized,” Governor Bev Perdue said. “If you know someone who has made a difference in the lives of others, I encourage you to nominate them for the Governor’s Volunteer Service Award.  Let them know how much you value their dedication to service.”

Since 1979, the Governor’s Volunteer Service Award program has honored individuals, groups, teams and businesses that make significant contributions to their communities through volunteer service.  Continue reading

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Monkey Joe’s teams up with local non-profit Birthday Blessings to host Family Fun Friday

birthday balloonsThis Friday, August 31, kids across Charlotte will be “bouncing for birthdays” at all four Monkey Joe’s locations to help benefit local homeless children.  Monkey Joe’s will host an area-wide Family Fun Friday event to kick off its new partnership with local non-profit Birthday Blessings, a Charlotte-based organization that brings birthday joy and support to homeless children and their families.
Family Fun Friday will offer a discounted admission of just $5 per child, along with $2 pizza and nachos and lots of free giveaways throughout the day.  20 percent of the day’s proceeds from each Monkey Joe’s location will benefit Birthday Blessings.  Event hours are 10 am to 8 pm at the Lake Norman, Matthews, Pineville, and University locations.  To benefit the recent expansion of the Blessings Baskets Program, donations of baby care-essentials and gift cards
will also be gladly accepted. Continue reading

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Mint Hill Grill and Deli Hosts School Tools 2009 Collection Site

The Mint Hill Grill and Deli will serve as the central Mint Hill collection site for School Tools 2009, the eighth annual campaign to collect new school supplies for students in the Charlotte region, August 1 – 31. There are more than 80,000 students living in poverty in the Charlotte region and many of these students will show up on the first day of school empty handed.

“We encourage everyone to stop by and help us fill up the boxes for this worthwhile project,” said Tom Daly, co-owner and general manager of the restaurant. “Our Mint Hill citizens have come out in broad support for School Tools the past six years, and we expect that our boxes will be full well before the end of the official campaign.” The collection boxes are located just inside the restaurant. Continue reading

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CMS offers summer meals for kids

The summer food service program runs through Friday, August 7 at more than 120 sites in Mecklenburg County. The program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will provide free meals at several open sites to all children who live in the county. These sites include most CMS schools and some churches, YMCA branches and summer camp programs. Children must meet the national school lunch program income guidelines to be eligible to receive free meals at closed locations. Families who have questions should call CMS Child Nutrition Services at 980-343-6041. Click here for a list of meal locations, dates and times of operation. CMS has been participating in the program for more than 30 years.

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Yummy! Chick-fil-A offers free milkshake for Father’s Day

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All 43 Chick-fil-A restaurants in the greater Charlotte area are offering a free Chick-fil-A Hand-Spun Milkshake to fathers who visit the restaurants with their children on June 20.

Participating cities include Charlotte, Concord, Rock Hill, Fort Mill, Shelby, Gastonia, Matthews, Lancaster, Monroe, Mooresville, Morganton, Huntersville, Salisbury, Statesville and Hickory.

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