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Help Out: April 7, 2013

By Staff reports

Autism benefit

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Local artists are painting wooden puzzle pieces to raise money for autism services at Children's Therapy Clinic.

The art will be featured at a happy hour/silent auction beginning at 5:30 p.m. April 11 at Vandalia Grille. Pianist Bob Thompson will provide music for the evening.

Artists who are painting the pieces are Charly Hamilton, Lynn Payne, Helen Chilton, Nancy Johnson, Jeff Pierson, Bernice Deakins, Taylor Pope and Dawn Combs.

The event is part of the High Heel Hike fundraiser that begins with check-in at 10 a.m. April 13 at Center Court in Charleston Town Center Mall. Participants can register at highheelhike.com.

Crib drive

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Metro Valley Gabriel Project will sponsor Project Safe Nest, a crib drive, from 1 to 4 p.m. April 19 and 20 at Bream Presbyterian Church, 319 Washington St. W. Donations of new cribs, bassinets, pack-and-play cribs and tax-deductible cash donations toward the purchase of new cribs will be accepted.

Pickup service is available.

Gabriel Projects provides supplies and services for infants and children under 2 years old for families and single mothers in need. Call 304-414-4666.

Give building materials

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Habitat for Humanity ReStore is holding its annual spring donation drive for used and surplus building materials and furniture.

The ReStore will resell donated items and use the proceeds to fund the construction of Habitat homes in Kanawha and Putnam counties.

The Habitat ReStore is at 301 Piedmont Road, Charleston, and is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Donations may be dropped off during regular business hours, and the ReStore will pick up donations in Kanawha and Putnam counties that are too large to fit in a standard car. Donations are tax-deductible. A list of accepted donations is available at www.hfhkp.org.

Cancer awareness

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Holiday Inn & Suites Charleston West is sponsoring "Holiday in Pink," a free breast cancer awareness event from 5 to 8 p.m. April 23 at the hotel in South Charleston.

The evening includes entertainment, health-related vendors and pampering-related vendors. Free food and beverages are provided by the hotel as well as goodie bags for the first 200 guests. There will be door prizes and a silent auction.

Susan G. Komen also uses the event as a registration site and an individual packet pickup location for the May 4 Race for the Cure.

Huntington's support

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A Huntington's disease support group meets from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month at Saint Francis Hospital. The next meeting is April 13. Meetings are for patients, families, caregivers, at-risk and anyone affected by Huntington's disease. For more information, contact Debbie Armstrong at 304-549-3266 or debarm@suddenlink.net.

Men's shelter needs

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Crossroads Men's Shelter needs the following items:

Lunchmeat, hot dogs, hamburger meat, chili, eggs, butter, paper towels and shampoo.

Items can be brought to the shelter at 503 Leon Sullivan Way anytime between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Yard sale, health fair

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A yard sale and health fair will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 20 at the HospiceCare parking lot, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W. In case of rain, the event will take place April 27.

Free health screenings will include HGB, ALC and cholesterol panels and blood pressure. A notary will be available to sign advance directives, and there will be a prescription drug take-back program (nonnarcotic only).

Volunteers will grill hot dogs for sale.


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