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

This 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. […]

By |July 31st, 2009|Good deeds, Non-profit|0 Comments

Civitan Club begins in Matthews

A new Civitan Luncheon club is forming in Matthews. Club organizers invite community residents to attend organizational meetings held at Beantown Tavern. The club meets on Wednesdays from 12 till 1 pm. Once the club becomes officially chartered, the meetings will change to twice a month.

Civitan is a worldwide organization of everyday citizens who want to make a difference in their community. Members enjoy personal and professional development opportunities while focusing on helping others. Civitan’s major emphasis is to help people with development disabilities. Civitan funds the Civitan International Research Center, a developmental disability research and treatment facility located at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. […]

By |July 6th, 2009|Matthews, Non-profit|0 Comments

Mint Hill Eastern Star and Masonic scholarships

On June 22, 2009, two Mint Hill Eastern Star and Masonic Scholarship Awards in the amount of $2,000.00 each were presented to Jamie Porter and Hannah Heath by Melanie Carriker, Worthy Matron and Ken Carriker, Worthy Patron of Mint Hill Chapter #353 and John Trail, Master of Mint Hill Lodge #742. Jamie is the […]

By |June 30th, 2009|Butler High School, Non-profit, Schools|1 Comment

Children’s World Museum heading to Matthews?

Jerry and Sue Helms, the founders of the Children’s World Museum, will present an overview of the museum to the Matthews town council tonight. Jerry Helms said last week he had a few locations in mind to move the museum. The museum was closed abruptly last week after Helms got word that the Mint Hill was not going to help with funding. The museum was costing around $4,000 a month to operate, most of that in rent money. Here’s the rest of the Matthews meeting agenda for tonight: […]

By |June 22nd, 2009|Matthews, Non-profit|1 Comment