THE RHOAD CUP FESTIVAL, a charitable event featuring a four vs. four soccer tournament, breakfast, lunch and snacks and silent auction, is 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Crooked Creek Park, 1098 Old Lexington Hwy., Chapin. Proceeds benefit Brett and Jacob Rhoad from Chapin who are in need of medical equipment. www.rhoadcupfestival. com
THE DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY’s Richland County Alumnae Chapter and The Fortitude Foundation are hosting their annual fundraiser 9-11 p.m. Friday at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln St. for 10 deserving students in Richland and Lexington counties. Tickets are $35 and entertainment will be provided by the Terrence Young Project. (803) 786-7796 or firstname.lastname@example.org
HOPE FLOATS SIDEWALK SALE, hosted by Fresh Market to benefit JDRF in the fight against type 1 diabetes, is 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday through Sunday at Fresh Market locations. Picnic-style items, including signature root beer floats, each for a $2 donation.
SHARING GOD’S LOVE, a Christian ministry serving those in need in the Irmo, St. Andrews and Ballentine communities, is seeking donations of sheets and towels (may be used but in good condition), jelly, spaghetti sauce, noodles, laundry detergent, shampoo, deodorant, dishwashing liquid, toothpaste, toothbrushes, bar soap and toilet paper. http://sharinggodslove.net
FRIENDS OF THE ANIMALS needs thrift donations. Sales from the items are used to take care of and feed dogs/cats. Furniture, knick-knacks, used pet items and any other type of thrift donations are needed; drop off at The Black Dog Inn, 321 E. Columbia Ave., Batesburg-Leesville. (803) 604-1303
SISTERCARE, a shelter for battered women and their children, is in need of paper products and personal hygiene items. Drop off donations, 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.
THE IRMO CHAPIN RECREATION COMMISSION is seeking volunteers16 and older to help deliver meals, coach youth sports, become nature interpreters and more. (803) 772-1228 or www.icrc.net/volunteering
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY needs volunteer drivers to take patients to medical facilities for cancer treatment. Good driving record, valid driver’s license, automobile insurance and a vehicle in good working condition are required. Rides are needed 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday; schedule is flexible, based on each volunteer’s availability. Fronde Merchant, email@example.com or (843) 744-1922.
REACH OUT AND READ, an early literacy program providing books for children 5 and younger during well-child visits at Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital, needs new book donations and contributions. Callee Boulware, (803) 434-2523
SUNSET FELINES needs 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 needed are foster homes, both short- and long-term. They agency also has lots of adoptable cats. (803) 794-5686 or firstname.lastname@example.org
DAYBREAK PREGNANCY CENTER is seeking female volunteers in several areas. The center needs volunteer counselors, hot line volunteers, teen volunteers, parenting/childbirth volunteer teachers, post-abortion class leaders, baby boutique volunteers, receptionists and office assistants. The center also needs male mentors and mailing clerical volunteers. Adults only; training will be provided. Daybreak has offices in downtown Columbia and Lexington and needs assistance at both sites. (803) 771-6634
FLU SHOTS FOR VETERANS are now available 8 a.m-4 p.m. Monday-Friday at the William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday-Friday at Dorn’s Mental Health Clinics. Flu shots for veterans enrolled in VA health care. (803) 695-6701.
THE AMERICAN RED CROSS is seeking eligible blood donors to ensure patients have enough before the summer season begins. For a list of times and locations of where to donate, visit www.redcrossblood.org or call (800) 733-2767.
FREE PRODUCE VOUCHERS for qualified low-income seniors in Richland County will be distributed 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday at Grace United Methodist Church, 410 Harbison Blvd. These vouchers may be used this summer at several “Seeds of Hope” farmer’s markets, one of which will be at Grace UMC Saturdays, June 6-Aug. 29. (803) 732-1899.