Relay for Life returns
The Relay for Life of Matthews-Mint Hill will host a kick-off event at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, at Mint Hill’s Dilworth Coffeehouse, 3565 Matthews-Mint Hill Road.
The event will include information on how residents can volunteer to participate in the annual American Cancer Society fundraiser.
Refreshments will be served and participants who register in advance will receive a prize. This year’s Relay begins May 17 at Mint Hill’s Park on Fairview.
For more information or to register, call Blair Lindley at 704-552-6147 or email email@example.com.
Matthews HELP Center nets $15K grant
The Matthews HELP Center recently received a $15,200 grant from the Ronald McDonald House Charities of North Carolina, according to a news release.
The nonprofit at 119 N. Ames St. will use the money to provide food and supplies for the center’s Bounce Back Backpack, Back 2 School and Holiday Adoption programs. The center provides programs and services for local residents who are struggling to meet life’s basic needs, such as food, shelter and clothing. Proceeds from the onsite Backporch Treasures Thrift Boutique benefit the center. Donations of clothing, linens, books, toys and more are accepted.
Free caregivers class
Space is still available for Mecklenburg County residents to attend the free “Powerful Tools for Caregivers” educational program to be held at the nonprofit Blessed Assurance Adult Day Care, 13001 Idlewild Road, in Mint Hill.
Six 90-minute class sessions will be held weekly on Jan. 17 and 24 and Feb. 7, 14, 21 and 28. All classes are from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Caregivers will receive the tools they need to take care of themselves as they care for others. Participants will learn to: reduce stress, improve self-confidence, better communicate feelings, balance their lives, increase their ability to make tough decisions and locate helpful resources. Advanced registration is required.
For more information or to register, call instructors Maria Romeo at 704-258-1299 or Lavern Weathers at 704-336-8520.
ESL volunteers needed
The nonprofit Matthews HELP Center needs volunteers to help students in its English as a Second Language, or ESL, class.
Volunteers do not need to know how to speak a foreign language. Classes are Monday and Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
For more information or to
volunteer, call Koreen at 704-847-8383.
Mint Hill needs volunteers
The Town of Mint Hill is looking for residents to serve on volunteer boards.
The town needs one volunteer for the Board of Adjustment who lives in the town’s Extraterritorial Jurisdiction and also is accepting applications for positions on the Planning Board and Park and Recreation committee.
The Board of Adjustment hears zoning appeals and requests for variances from the zoning ordinance and meets at 7:30 p.m. the fourth Monday of every month. The Planning Board meets the third Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. and the Parks and Recreation committee meets the second Tuesday of every month at 8 a.m.
Applications are available online at www.minthill.com/documents/13/Application or at town hall, 4430 Mint Hill Village Lane.