CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Crossroads Men's Shelter is in need of the following items: cereal, lunchmeat, Pine-Sol, bleach wipes and plug-in air fresheners.
Items may be dropped off at between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. at Crossroads, 503 Leon Sullivan Way.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Mountaineer Montessori School will present "Munch for Mountaineer Montessori School," a spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 18 at Temple Israel, 2312 Kanawha Blvd. E.
Proceeds will benefit the school's financial aid and specialty programs. Vegetarian and meat options, featuring high-quality organic ingredients from Sandy Creek Farms, will be available. Dinner can be enjoyed onsite or carryout.
"Munch for Mountaineer Montessori" will also serve as the launch for the school's latest of line of "M" gear, which includes shirts, backpacks, car decals, tote bags and other personalized items featuring the MMS mascot character by Charleston artist Charles Jupiter Hamilton.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $5 for children 2-12, free for kids younger than 2. For more information, contact Shelly Winowich at ds...@yahoo.com or 304-541-6531.
Foster care awareness
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- To raise awareness of foster care, the Children's Home Society of West Virginia will host an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 18 at its Davis Child Shelter, 1145 Greenbrier St.
The event will run in conjunction with the shelter's Halloween party, which will end at 9 p.m. "We want the community to come out to see what we are all about and help support those who foster and adopt," said regional director Scott Foley. "We hope to attract new families who are willing to open their hearts and homes to these children."
Trick-or-treating, intramurals, a Jupiter Jump, picnic foods and games will be offered. The event will adjourn with a candlelight vigil honoring those who have adopted children or been foster parents.