Donations needed to furnish homes
The Columbia Housing Authority is seeking the communitys help to furnish 32 homes for homeless families and others in need.
The agency needs to move the families in within 60 days and is in particular need of furniture, including beds, bed frames, couches and kitchen tables. In addition, kitchen items and linens are always needed.
To donate furniture, call (803) 254-3886, ext. 213.
Going pink for charity
Camden High Schools volleyball team will hold a Dig Pink National Breast Cancer Awareness Rally Wednesday during a tri-match with Irmo and Cardinal Newman.
The event seeks to promote breast health education and raise money to fight breast cancer.
The event, which will begin around 6 p.m. in the school gym, will feature a silent auction including Carolina Cup tickets, pottery, an original painting, a movie basket, wreaths, gift certificates from local restaurants, one heating system service from Flowers Heating and Cooling, and items from Todd & Moore and Sports Connection.
Contributions can be made the night of the event or online at Side-Out.org.
Camden High School is at 1022 Ehrenclou Drive.
A cozy way to help
La-Z-Boy in Lexington is taking part in the chains annual regional trade-in for charity event.
Beginning Wednesday and continuing through Oct. 30, customers can trade in gently used furniture that will be given, along with cash donations, to local charities that serve those in need.
Customers can then apply their trade-ins to the purchase of a new chair or sofa.
We take care of all of the work for our customers, said Martha Brown, co-owner of Tipperary Sales Inc., which operates six La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries in South Carolina, Georgia and North Carolina. When we deliver their new furniture, we also pick up the item for donation at our expense, and take it to our charity partners.
During the trade-in event, La-Z-Boy also will provide the same new furniture discount in return for a $25 donation or more, written to the charity of the customers choice. La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries collects the checks and forwards them to the selected charity.
The Lexington La-Z-Boy is at 5342 Sunset Blvd.