CENTRAL CAROLINA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION has opened nonprofit registration for Midlands Gives through Feb. 29. The 24-hour Midlands Gives local online giving challenge will be May 3. Register online midlandsgives.org. To learn more, visit yourfoundation.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (803)254-5601.
HOPE VIRTUAL 5K RUN will take place in the month of November as a virtual 5k. Participants can run, walk, cycle or use a treadmill at their own pace and participate. Funds raised will benefit the Richland Two Education Foundation. Registration is $25 and includes a T-shirt Register at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/flames-of-hope-virtual-5k-tickets-19066289786.
CITY OF COLUMBIA is seeking donations of canned fruit, vegetables, dry goods and canned meats through Dec. 21 for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Honor the Dream Food Drive. The public can drop off donations at the following locations: City Hall, Columbia Tennis Center, Charles R. Drew Wellness Center, Earlewood Park, Emily Douglas Park, Greenview Park, Hampton Park Heathwood Park, Hyatt Park, Katheryn M. Bellfield Booker Washington Heights Cultural Arts Center, Lorick Park, Martin Luther King Jr. Park, Melrose Park, Pinehurst Park, St. Anna’s Park, Sims Park, Woodland Parks, City Human Resources, Columbia Fire Department Headquarters, Columbia Police Department Headquarters and Public Works. (803) 545-3100
FRIENDS OF THE ANIMALS needs thrift donations. Sales from the items are used to take care of and feed dog and cats. Furniture, knickknacks, used pet items and other types of thrift donations are needed; drop off at The Black Dog Inn, 321 E. Columbia Ave., Batesburg-Leesville. (803) 604-1303
FORT CLARK BAPTIST CHURCH is seeking donations of new or used toys, new or used clothing for parents and children and food, 421 Veterans Row, Elgin. (803) 438-5071
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD will accept donations of toys, schools supplies, hygiene items and notes of encouragement through Monday for children in poverty overseas. For list of local collection sites and times, visit samaritanspurse.org/occ.
PROVIDENCE HOME is seeking donations of men’s flip flops for showering, men’s boxer briefs, bath towels, basic computers, Lowe’s gift certificates, financial contributions and group meals for men on weekends, 2421 N. Main St. The facility houses up to 50 men, many of whom are military veterans struggling with homelessness and substance abuse. (803) 779-2927
SISTERCARE, a shelter for battered women and their children, is in need of paper products and personal hygiene items. Drop off donations from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday at Sistercare Administration Office, 1820 Morlaine Drive, Cayce. Find a complete list of needs at www.sistercare.org.
GENERATIONS OF IRMO is seeking volunteers to sing Christmas Carols, 7142 Woodrow St., Irmo. Contact Director of Activities Susie Elgin, (803) 318-5726
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, email@example.com or historiccolumbia.org
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 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
SPIRIT OF TRUTH CHRISTIAN CHURCH is giving away water, canned goods and clothes for residents affected by the Oct. 4 flood. Items are available for pickup at the church, 4201 Abingdon Road, Mondays and Tuesdays between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and Wednesdays 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. through Dec. 31. Donations can also be dropped off at the church.