Community Blood Center plans local drives

November 5, 2012 

Community Blood Center of the Carolinas has planned the following blood drives this month in York County:

• Mount Holly United Methodist Church, 1996 Mt. Holly Road, Rock Hill, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7.

• Clinton Junior College, 1029 Crawford Road, Rock Hill, noon to 3 p.m. Nov. 7. A free t-shirt will be given to all donors.

St John Missionary Baptist Church, 3726 Woodlawn St., Sharon, noon to 3 p.m. Nov. 10.

• Winthrop University, 701 Oakland Ave, Rock Hill, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 10. A free t shirt will be given to all donors.

• Earth Fare, 725 Cherry Road, Rock Hill, 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 17. Free giveaways from Earth Fare will be given to all donors.

• Regal Manchester Stadium, 1935 Cinema Drive, Rock Hill, 4 to 8 p.m. Nov. 24. A fee movie ticket will be given to each donor.

• Wal-Mart, 970 E. Liberty St., York, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 24.

• Oakdale Presbyterian Church, 12585 Highway 55, Clover, 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 26.

• Fort Mill YMCA, 857 Promenade Walk, Fort Mill, 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 26.

The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas is kicking off the 2012 holiday season with its annual Puppies for Patients program. Donors who give blood in November and December will be able to sign a tag that will then be attached to a stuffed puppy and delivered to children in area hospitals.

CBCC will award one $1,000 scholarship to a student who organizes and hosts the most successful blood drive during the holidays. The blood drive must occur Nov. 18 to 25 or Dec. 22 to Jan. 6. Students interested in becoming a holiday hero can call 704-972-4727.

More public drives can be found at the web site, Call 704-972-4700 or go to to make an appointment at any location.

Toys for Happiness sets application dates

Application dates have been announced for WRHI’s Toys for Happiness Christmas assistance program. They are:

Family Resource Center, ParentSmart, 410 Black St., Rock Hill, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 2, 9 and 16.

• Family Resource Center, Parenting Partnerships, 37 Pinckney St. York, 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 2, 9, 15 and 16.

• United Way of York County at the YMCA, 402 Charlotte Ave., Rock Hill, 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 17.

Established by WRHI Radio, Toys for Happiness provides gifts to eligible York County children up to age 14. Toys for Happiness is a partner of United Way of York County’s Sleigh Bell Network.

For more information please call 803-324-2735 or visit

United Way

info session

set Nov. 1

United Way of York County will host an information meeting for nonprofit agencies interested in applying for UWYC funding for the 2013-2014 fiscal year.

The meeting will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 1 at Hospice & Community Care, 2275 India Hook Road.

United Way currently funds 31 partner agencies that provide valuable services and programs within York County. United Way Eligibility requirements will be presented and packets will be available only by request.

A special program will be provided by Pat Kelsaw, MSW Organizational Consultant and Life Coach. She will share information that will help individuals and organizations address core causes of workplace stress.

A maximum of two representatives from each agency are invited. RSVP by Oct. 29.

For more information, call 803-324-2735 or visit

Holiday market

Nov. 3

in York

A new holiday market, “Got Gifts?” will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 3 in the Lifeway annex storefront, 25 N. Congress St.

The holiday market will feature specialty vendors showcasing jewelry, accessories, clothing, home items, children’s items and more. Holiday music is planned, and admission will be free.

Vendor applications are available by email at Deadline to register is Oct 24.

Christmas home tour in York

The Yorkville Historical Society will hold its 30th annual holiday tour of historic homes and buildings Saturday, Dec. 8, from 4 to 8 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 9, from 3 to 7 p.m.

Six historic homes and two local businesses will be decorated for the holidays and open for viewing. Refreshments will be served at the Greater York Chamber of Commerce.

More special events may be scheduled, including a visit from Santa.

Tickets are $10, available at the chamber, 23 E. Liberty St.; the Men’s Shop, 49 N. Congress St.; or at any of the homes on the days of the tour. For more information, call Denise Eakin, 803-230-4811.

Breast Cancer support group to meet

Lake Wylie Breast Cancer Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. Nov. 12 at Lake Wylie Chamber of Commerce’s board room.

The guest speaker will be Jan Luther.

Holiday meal donations wanted

Clover Area Assistance Center is collecting turkeys of all sizes for Thanksgiving, along with all the fixings.

In addition, CAAC is collecting aluminum roasting pans. Sides needed include stuffing mix, canned yams, canned or dry potatoes, gravy mix, cream of mushroom soup, Jello, canned cranberry, canned fruit cocktail, canned pumpkin, and pie crust (mix, frozen or refrigerated).

Food can be dropped-off at CAAC from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays at the center, 1130 S.C. 55 E.

Because food for Christmas meals also will be distributed this year, donations of turkeys, hams and all the fixings will be accepted through Dec. 13. Turkeys and canned, boneless, spiral sliced or shank hams of all sizes will be welcomed. Christmas meal items will be handed out the week of Dec. 10.

Volunteers needed

Clover Area Assistance Center seeks the following volunteers: to answer telephones, financial assistance counselors, computer data entry clerks for client intake, pantry workers, special project workers and classroom instruction/curriculum development.

CAAC, 1130 S.C. 55 E., is open from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday and Wednesday and from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday. Telephone volunteers are needed in shifts from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. during days of operation.

For more information call 803-222-4837 or email

Animal shelter needs volunteers

Volunteers are needed at the York County Animal Shelter to help with bathing and grooming, exercising, socializing, training, providing adoption information and follow-up, publicity and marketing.

Volunteers must be 18, and orientation and training are required.

For more information, call 803-628-3190 or visit the shelter, 713 Justice Blvd., York. Applications are available at

Agape Hospice needs volunteers

Agape Hospice of the Piedmont has patients and families in the York and Clover areas who need the caring support of local volunteers. Volunteer services can be an exceptional gift to patients and their families. Volunteers can offer a variety of services such as: provide clerical or administrative office support; provide caregiver relief; baking ministry; visit patients for companionship or socialization; listen to memories or record life stories; share music, magazines, books or scriptures; hold a hand or share a smile.

To learn more, call 803-517-2021 or email

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