Giving help, getting help

March 10, 2016 | State, The: Web Edition Articles (Columbia, SC)Author: The State | Section: news


FILL HARMONY WITH LOVE will be noon-3 p.m. March 20 at The Harmony School, 3737 Covenant Road. The flood recovery fundraiser will collect funds to help the school pay for repairs from damage from the Oct. 4 floods. The event will feature crafts, face painting, food and field day activities. A minimum donation of $5 is requested and can be paid in advance at

GO RED COLUMBIA FASHION SHOW will be 6 p.m. today at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln St. Proceeds will benefit the American Heart Association. Tickets are $25 and are available at go-red-columbia-fashion-show -tickets-20904543051.

HARVEST HOPE 35TH ANNIVERSARY GALA will be 6 p.m. today at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln St. Event will feature Blues Traveler and a presentation of a humanitarian award by Gov. Nikki Haley. Tickets are $150 at Proceeds will benefit Harvest Hope Food Bank.

MIDLANDS BAPTIST ASSOCIATION CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT will be 9 a.m. Monday at Oak Hills Golf Club, 7629 Fairfield Road. Proceeds will benefit the Midlands Hungry and Homeless. Registration starts at 8 a.m. and ranges from $75 to $300. To register, call (803) 600-2315, email


AMERICAN RED CROSS is hosting blood drives around the Midlands for Red Cross Month in March. Blood drives will take place 1-6 p.m. today at Christus Victor Lutheran, 400 Harbison Blvd.; 7 a.m.-12:30 p.m. today at Blaney Elementary School, 1621 Smyrna Road, Elgin; noon-4 p.m. Sunday at Leesville United Methodist Church, 510 E. Columbia Ave., Batesburg-Leesville; and 2-7 p.m. at Chapin United Methodist Church, 415 Lexington Ave., Chapin. To make an appointment, call (803) 338-1711 or sign up at For questions about donor eligibility, call the Red Cross at (803) 251-6000.


HISTORIC COLUMBIA is looking for volunteers willing to donate nine or more hours a month. Volunteer opportunities include giving tours, museum maintenance, gardening, administrative work and helping with educational programs. (803) 252-1770, ext. 24, or

SUNSET FELINES is in need of people to spare an hour a week (mornings or late afternoons, weekdays and weekends) to assist with feeding of cat colonies in Lexington County. Ideal for retirees or those with flexible schedules. Also need foster homes, both short and long term; plus plenty of adoptable cats. (803) 794-5686,

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