PAWMETTO LIFELINE, with a grant from PetSmart Charities®, plans to spay/neuter 288 pit bull terriers and pit bull terrier mixes for the special rate of $20 during August’s “Primp Your Pit” special. Dogs scheduled for their surgery the first two weeks in August are also eligible for a free microchip, a $25 value. Pit bull parents who wish to take advantage of this special offer must mention the “Primp Your Pit” promotion when they schedule their appointments. (803) 465-9100; www.pawmettolifeline.org
KIDS’ CHANCE OF SOUTH CAROLINA is a nonprofit organization that provides scholarships and support to dependents of S.C. workers who have been seriously injured or killed on the job. The group is seeking proposals to create a video that can be used in furthering their mission and reaching out to more families who can benefit from their services. (843) 546-5837; http://www.kidschancesc.org
SEEDS OF HOPE FARMERS MARKETS include the Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays; Tree of Life Congregation, 6719 N. Trenholm Road, 8 a.m.-noon Thursdays; the Carolina Apartments, 3201 Meadowlark Drive, noon-2 p.m. Thursdays; Ascension Lutheran Church, 827 Wildwood Ave., 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays; Ashland UMC, 2600 Ashland Road, 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays; Christopher Towers, 1805 Devine St., 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays; Grace UMC, 410 Harbison Blvd., 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays; Shandon UMC, 3407 Devine St., 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays; Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays; Virginia Wingard UMC, 1500 Broad River Road, 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays; Washington Street UMC, 1401 Washington St., 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays; Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 1100 Sumter St., 8 a.m.-noon Sundays; and Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2701 Heyward St., 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays.
HELP A VETERAN BEAT THE HEAT by nominating them to receive a professionally installed air conditioning system. The S.C. Association of Heating and Air Conditioning Contractors’ Cool Aid, Warm Hearts program, has teamed up with the S.C. Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council to help veterans by installing HVAC systems as well as having their homes certified as energy efficient through the Homes for Heroes program. To nominate a veteran, download an application at http://www.usgbcsc.org/site/?page_id=3473. Applications and proper documentation can be emailed to email@example.com or mailed to: U.S. Green Building Council, South Carolina Chapter, ATTN: Energy Efficient Homes for Heroes (EEHFH), P.O. Box 627, Landrum, SC 29356. Applications must be received by 5 p.m. Tuesday.
DONATE BLOOD TO SUPPORT PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICIALS at the Inaugural Lexington County Public Safety Blood Drive Competition. Donors can give in honor of the department of their choice r 3-9 p.m. Friday at Lexington County EMS, 407 Ball Park Road. Schedule an appointment online at www.redcrossblood.org.
LOCAL CICI’S PIZZA LOCATIONS are participating in “Cover the Cruiser” fundraiser for Special Olympics South Carolina. On Tuesday customers will have the option to purchase enough $1 Special Olympics paper logos to cover an entire law enforcement vehicle. Participating locations include Woodhill Mall, 141-A Pelham Drive (State Transport Police); Sandhill Station, 715 Fashion Drive, Suite 4 (Richland County Sheriff’s Department); and 6120 St. Andrews Road (Lexington County Sheriff’s Department).
THE SOUTH CAROLINA STATE LIBRARY, in partnership with the S.C. Society of Certified Public Managers and Harvest Hope Food Bank, is holding a food drive through Aug. 23. Visitors to the library at 1500 Senate St. are encouraged to bring food (canned meat/fish, peanut butter, canned vegetables/fruit, dry goods (rice, cereal, coffee) and beans. Personal care items such as diapers, detergent, plastic and paper bags are also welcome. (803) 734-8666; www.statelibrary.sc.gov
SHRED360 AND THE UPS STORE are holding a school supply drive 9-11 a.m. Thursday at the UPS Store, 7001 St. Andrews Road. Items requested include No. 2 pencils, pens (red, blue and black), inexpensive flash drives, boxes of tissue, glue sticks, handheld pencil sharpeners, loose leaf notebook paper, 3x3 Post It notes, highlighters, composition notebooks (not spiral), graph paper and 3x5 index cards. Event is being held in conjunction with a free document shredding event. (803) 463-7090
JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT is looking for folks to supplement the standard school curriculum with real world relevance and experience. JA’s school programs are made available at no charge to all teachers and schools. JA VolunTeachers may determine their own schedules (training and all materials will be provided). Volunteers may choose to work with elementary school students, kindergarten through fifth grade, 30 minutes a week for five weeks. Middle-schoolers in grades 6-8 will meet 45 minutes a week for six to eight weeks; programs for students in grades 9-12 require a commitment of an hour a week for seven to 12 weeks. Choose your school and class by calling (803) 252-1974, ext. 204 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
WORLD HERITAGE STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAM is seeking local host families for high school students from more than 30 countries for the upcoming school year (or just a semester). Each student is fully insured, brings his/her own personal spending money and expects to contribute to his/her share of household responsibilities, as well as being included in normal family activities and lifestyles. Couples, single parents and families with or without children are encouraged to host. (800) 888-9040; http://www.whhosts.com