REHOBOTH BAPTIST CHURCH Senior Service Ministry will provide transportation for those needing voter ID cards 9 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays through Sept. 28. For more information or to request transportation for voter registration, call (803) 920-1007.
RICHLAND 2 kindergartners at Forest Lake, Polo Road and Conder elementary schools will start the year off right thanks to the National Foundation for Women Legislators and the Office Depot Foundation. Three hundred new book bags containing pencils, erasers, crayons and rulers were given to Rep. Joan Brady for students in her legislative district.
THE FIREHOUSE SUBS SAFETY FOUNDATION donated equipment valued at $6,000 to the Irmo Fire District on July 31. The department received two MSA Altair 5 air monitors, an Altair 5 Galaxy calibration system, an HCN calibration gas and a mixed calibration gas. The equipment will assure firefighters are breathing safe air and will assist with detection of deadly gases.
SEEDS OF HOPE FARMERS MARKETS: Fresh produce through August, from S.C. family farms. Saturdays: Ascension Lutheran Church, 827 Wildwood Ave., 8-11 a.m.; Ashland UMC, 2600 Ashland Road, 8 a.m.-noon; Christopher Towers, 1805 Devine St., 9 a.m.-noon; Grace UMC, 410 Harbison Blvd., 8 a.m.-noon; Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 3707 Moss Ave., 8 a.m.-noon; Shandon UMC, 3407 Devine St., 8 a.m.-noon; St. Mark UMC, 3200 Lyles St., 8:30-11:30 a.m.; Virginia Wingard UMC, 1500 Broad River Road, 8 a.m.-noon; Washington Street UMC, 1401 Washington St. Sundays: Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 1100 Sumter St., 8 a.m.-noon; Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2701 Heyward St., 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays: S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control, 2600 Bull St., 8 a.m.-noon. Wednesdays: Capital Senior Center, 1650 Park Circle, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursdays: Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 1301 Richland St., 8 a.m.-noon; Tree of Life Congregation, 6719 N. Trenholm Road, 8 a.m.-noon; The Carolina Apartments, 3201 Meadowlark Drive, noon-2 p.m.
FOOD DRIVE for Harvest Hope Food Bank is being held through Aug. 14 at the State Library, 1500 Senate St. Visitors to the library are encouraged to bring the following items: canned meat or fish, peanut butter, canned fruit and vegetables, pasta, cereal, dried beans, rice, personal care items, disposable diapers, detergent, plastic and paper bags. The drive is sponsored by the State Library and the S.C. Society of Certified Public Managers.
FOOD FOR THE SOUL, a ministry that provides meals to the hungry and temporary emergency shelter and services for the homeless in Kershaw County, is in need of the following items: paper towels, hand sanitizer, liquid antibacterial hand soap, men’s and women’s deodorants, liquid laundry detergent and bleach, disposable plates (101/2-inch) and disposable cups (12-oz.). Monetary donations are welcome, too. Donations may be dropped off 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays at 110 E. DeKalb St., Camden. (803) 432-4771; http://www.foodforthesoulkc.org
SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE for the Salvation Army/Nancy Moore Thurmond Boys & Girls Club and the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands is being conducted through Sept. 15. Supplies may be dropped off at the following Staples stores: 281 Park Terrace Drive (Harbison), 2746 Decker Blvd. and 4464 Devine St. http://www.staplesforstudents.org
PALMETTO HEALTH CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL is in need of stuffed animals for its pediatric patients. The animals will be given to patients and later taken home with the children. Because of infection control guidelines and respiratory illnesses, stuffed animals must be new and store-bought. If you are interested in giving, call Allison Jones at (803) 434-2151.