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The Get M.A.D. Mentoring Expo will be hewld on November 15m from 9a- 12p at Alcorn Middle School, 5125 Alpine Rd. Columbia SC 29203 .  For registration information, please call 803-250-6502 or visit

Salvation Army Meal Servers Needed

The Salvation Army is in great need of on-call volunteers to be ready to help serve meals each evening to the homeless and hungry at the Inclement Weather Center shelter 191 Calhoun Street, Columbia, SC 29201 any evening the temperatures are expected to drop below 40 degrees. now through March 31, 2015.   The opening of the Inclement Weather Center will be determined and communicated each day by noon.  Dinner is served at 7:15 - 7:45 PM, (4 - 6 volunteers are needed at 6:45 PM each evening on all dates of operations) To sign up as a volunteer, please contact Jennifer Lambert at 803-223-9969:

Healthcare for the Uninsured

The Sumter County Branch of NAACP is currently partnering with several local healthcare organizations to assist the uninsured and individuals suffering from chronic illness.  The service is at no cost to you. Please contact the local branch at 803-775-9215

Newberry School Registration

Registration in the school District of Newberry for Pre-K and Kindergarten will be held February 23 – March 26 2015.  Please contact Dr. Beth Brooks or Ms. Jan Redden at 803-321-2600 for more information.


Learn about neighborhood leadership, financial literacy and homeownership at Community Development’s ALL ACCESS Columbia workshop on Saturday, March 7, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at Alcorn Middle School, 5125 Fairfield Road.

Additionally, two financial classes will be offered for youth. This year’s classes include:


·         Neighborhood Fundraising

·         Crime Prevention (Gang Violence)

·         Creating Cash on a Budget

·         Teenagers and Money (Grades 7 to 12)

·         Climbing the Money Tree (Grades 1 to 6)

·         Rookie Home Buyer

·         Greenery Aesthetics


Registration is required. The deadline to register is Wednesday, March 2, 2015 at 5 p.m. There will be chances to win door prizes and refreshments will be offered.

 Click here to register. For more information, contact Community Development at 803-545-3373 or


“Building Unity in the Communities” Hopkins Community Awareness Meeting, Monday March 9, 2015 at 7pm at the Richland County Sherriff’s Office, 2615 Lower Richland Blvd.  Guest Speaker is Paul Brawley, County Auditor.  From more information call 803-783-6278


Guardian Ad Litem Recruitment Event, March 16, 2015 at the Richland County Courthouse, 1701 Main Street, 1st floor lobby, from 11a- 2p.  For more information call 803-576-1720



RMHC of Columbia, SC's first-ever Wine Women & Shoes is coming up April 23! Are you ready to sip fine wine while shopping at your favorite boutiques?  VIP ticket holders get early access to shop a fantastic line up of boutiques during the special VIP hour, beginning at 6 p.m.! Don't miss your chance to find the perfect accessory to pair with your platform pumps before the event opens up to the general admission ticket holders!  Get details now before this fabulous fundraiser sells out!

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