Junior Girl Scout Troop #245, consisting of twenty 4th and 5th grade girls from Covenant Day School, has donated all profits from their annual Girl Scout Cookie Sale to The Animal Adoption League of Greater Carolinas and Alexander Youth Network. The troop presented a check in the amount of $200 to each organization during their weekly school Chapel service. Continue reading
Heathfield subdivision in Mint Hill held a community yard sale in April. Several neighbors who participated in the yard sale donated a portion of their proceeds to benefit the Mint Hill Fire Department. Heathfield resident, Renee Wilson, organized the yard sale and delivered the contribution to the Mint Hill Fire Department. Please contact the Mint Hill Fire Department if you have a house or car that can be donated so it can be used to train fire personnel. The fire department is always looking for training opportunities including vacant houses that can be burned and/or wrecked or inoperable cars that can be used in training fire personnel on using life saving techniques such as the “jaws of life”.
Realtor Care Day was held last week, as agents representing Mathers Realty, Grace Realty Group, Henderson Properties, Helen Adams, Dickens Mitchner and Cottingham Chalk all participated to help families on Selma Burke Lane and George Clay Lane in Matthews. This is a Habitat for Humanity neighborhood with homes needing some maintenance and repair. The group worked all day Friday to help 10 families unable to perform the work themselves. Continue reading
Mint Hill Middle School will be observing Memorial Day with a Wall of Rememberance. This observance, sponsored by the STAR community outreach club, will honor those who have given their lives in the service of their country during any conflict. The school is asking the community to send the name and branch of service of any fallen soldier you know to the school in care of Pat Plummer (firstname.lastname@example.org) or send the name to the school office to be placed in the special box. These service members do not have to be from the area community.
In the days leading up to Mother’s Day, construction crews of women volunteers, including recording artist Trisha Yearwood, will be pounding nails and raising walls at Habitat for Humanity construction sites across the country in recognition of National Women Build Week, May 2 – 10. Lowe’s and Habitat for Humanity of Matthews are looking for local women volunteers to work one day on a Habitat Matthews’ construction site during the nine-day event. Construction or home improvement experience is not necessary. Continue reading
Covenant Day School will feed six village orphanages in Haiti for an entire month from proceeds of their international Empty Bowls Project, “Sip Soup on the Sixth at Covenant Day School.” Three thousand dollars was raised and 100 percent of these funds will be used to feed the hungry children in these Haiti orphanages. Empty Bowls is an international project to fight hunger around the world. Four hundred seventy Covenant Day School lower and middle school Fine Arts students sculpted and hand painted ceramic bowls which were offered for a nominal donation in exchange for a simple meal of soup and bread. The “Sip Soup on the Sixth at Covenant Day School” occurred during their annual GrandFriends’ Day celebration.