Items needed: Brunswick Arts Council is in need of toys, clothing, tea sets, doll carriages, doll collections, costumes, hats, dresses, tools and any items from the Dickens/Victorian era for display purposes only for the upcoming Charles Dickens Christmas Festival in Southport, N.C. Call 910-253-9666.
Donations: VFW Ladies Auxiliary is accepting donations for their annual yard sale to be held on Oct. 27. Call Lisa at 997-6412 or drop off at VFW just south of the Murrells Inlet Post Office.
Members: The Surfside Seanotes Investment club is looking for new members to join our investment club. We meet the second Tuesday of every month in the Surfside Beach area. If you are interested in the stock market, learning about investing and meeting new people, call Jerry Johnstone, 650-8662.
Addresses: Grand Strand Blue Star Mothers is looking for addresses of deployed servicemen and women to send Christmas packages to; please send address and expected date of return. Also, looking for children for our Christmas party under the age of 12 whose parent or grandparent is currently serving in our military or who has served. Send to email@example.com or call 390-5639.
Donations: Blue Star Mothers of Coastal Carolina will be collecting donations of cash and items for their Christmas Hero Boxes at the Surfside Wal-Mart from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday. They will also be collecting the addresses of any deployed military personnel to receive one of these Hero Boxes. Each Christmas Hero Box contains a filled Christmas stocking. Each box costs $13.45 to mail not including all the items that are put into these boxes. The Christmas Hero Boxes will be mailed the end of November to insure they are received before Christmas. A list of items wanted will be available at the tables outside Wal-Mart which will be manned by the chapters Blue Star Mothers. Information on Wreaths Across America will also be available.
Volunteers: Coastal Animal Rescue seeking volunteers in North Myrtle Beach area. Call 385-3087 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holiday volunteers: The Salvation Army of Horry County is hosting a one-hour volunteer recruitment meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday, fourth-floor meeting area, Landmark Resort, 1501 S. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach. Call 488-2769 or email Brenda.Ryan@uss.salvationarmy.org or Bret.McElroy@uss.salvationarmy.org.
Holiday greetings: The Red Cross invites the public to send messages of thanks and holiday cheer until Dec. 7 by mailing cards to Holiday Mail for Heroes, P.O. Box 5456, Capitol Heights, MD 20791-5456.
Trick or treating vendors: The Battleship North Carolina is now accepting applications for vendors for the 4th annual Batty Battleship’s Halloween Bash from 5:30-8 p.m. on Oct. 30, located at the junction of Highways 17/74/76/421 on the Cape Fear River. Call Danielle Wallace, 910-251-5797 ext. 3024 or visit www.battleshipnc.com.
Volunteers: The Myrtle Beach International Airport is seeking senior citizens to volunteer at the information booths and assist travelers at the Myrtle Beach International Airport. The hours for available shifts are 6-11 a.m. and 4-9 p.m. The position requires a “people-oriented” person to answer questions from passengers about services provided at the Myrtle Beach International Airport as well as questions regarding the Myrtle Beach area. Call 839-7342.
Fundraiser: New Beginnings Dine Around fundraiser to be held on Tuesday and Wednesday. Enjoy lunch or dinner at Ruby Tuesday, Surfside Beach. Ruby Tuesday will donate a portion of the proceeds to New Beginnings monthly food distribution. Flyers will be available at hostess station. Call 215-4500.
Volunteers: AARP Tax-Aide needs volunteers to help with tax assistance and preparation for low and moderate income taxpayers in North Myrtle Beach, Little River, Longs, Loris and Calabash, N.C. areas that will be held at the Hickmans Crossroad Library in Calabash, N.C. Volunteers of all ages and backgrounds are welcome. You do not have to be a member of AARP to volunteer. Call 1-888-687-2277 or visit www.aarp.org/taxaide. To volunteer in Brunswick or Horry counties you can contact Mike Ferris at 910-575-7654 or email email@example.com.
Volunteers: Horry County Literacy Council seeks volunteer tutors for adults in need of educational services. Office hours are Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The Council is located at 3101 Oak St. in the Myrtle Beach Family Learning Center. Call 839-1695.
Donations: The Salvation Army of Horry County needs gently used/new furniture and clothing (especially men and children), truck for donation pickups, volunteers and food for the pantry. Call 488-2769 to volunteer or questions or 381-8080 for donation pickup. Visit www.salvationarmyhorrycounty.org.
Booth sponsors: The Museum of Coastal Carolina needs booth sponsors for Spooky Night at the Museum to be held from 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday, at 21 E. Second St., Ocean Isle Beach, N.C. $30 per booth sponsorship. Call Terry Bryant at 910-579-1016 to register.
Donations: Horry County Teens and Infants Shelter Home needs washer and dryer, large microwave, computers, TVs, house cleaning supplies, kitchen items, bathroom items, groceries, baby items, diapers, blankets, furniture, toys, etc. Call 877-9786.
Volunteers: Hospice Care of South Carolina seeks volunteers for Horry County. If interested, call 409-7991 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.hospicecare.net.
Donations: Operation Christmas Child needs your help to fill a shoe box with school supplies, toys, necessity items and a note of encouragement for a child overseas suffering due to disaster, disease, war, terrorism, famine or poverty. National collection week is Nov.12-19. To find collection sites near you, visit www.samaritanspurse.org/occ.
Donations: The Community Kitchen, 1411 Mr. Joe White Ave., Myrtle Beach, needs dry or canned gravy mix, pasta, large No. 10 cans of tomatoes, soup, green vegetables, tuna and jelly. Call Beth or Nancy at 444-9383.
Donations: Friends of Surfside Library needs books, puzzles, DVDs and CDs for monthly book sale. Leave at the Circulation Desk or call 238-5869 for pick up. No textbooks or magazines.
Donations: Journeychurch of Surfside Beach has partnered with “Donate Your Old Shoes” mission to organize a shoe drive to benefit local children and shoeless populations around the world. There are donation bins set up by the front doors of Journeychurch which meets at The Grand Theatre of Surfside Beach. All types of shoes, in wearable condition without holes, are welcomed and appreciated. Call 357-2100 or email email@example.com.
Volunteers/donations: Coastal Animal Rescue is in need of volunteers to work at shelter and fundraisers. We are in need of wet/dry dog or cat food, and more. All items can be dropped off at the Coastal Animal Shelter, 1288 Limestone Drive, Murrells Inlet. Call 385-3087.
Donations: The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach at 409 Bay St. needs paper towels, dry dog and cat food, cat litter, can openers, brooms and dust pans, cat toys, collars and leashes, littler scoopers, dog and cat treats, pet shampoo, towels, blankets, Frontline, industrial washing machine and dryer, lawnmower, weed eater, liquid dish soap and more. Call 249-4948 or visit www.humanesocietynmb.org.
Donations: In need of Bibles to take to homeless shelter. Call Scott 602-6026.
Volunteers: In need of drivers to deliver meals for Meals on Wheels in Conway and Myrtle Beach areas. Call 340-5982 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donations: The Grand Strand Humane Society is in need of pet food donations: Pedigree dog/puppy food or Purina cat/kitten food. Donations can be dropped off at the shelter Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 11 a.m.-5 pm; Friday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. For larger donations, pick-ups can be arranged by calling 918-4913.
Donations: Operation Warm-up is in need of coats, blankets, clothing, hygiene products, shoes and more. Drop off at Grand Community Church, 3820 Holmestown Road, or call 997-5059.
Cellphones: The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernian’s is collecting deactivated cellphones and name brand cartridges from printers all types (please put ink in bags). You can drop off donations at the Aquatic Center in North Myrtle Beach, or you can call 238-8132 to arrange a drop off. All money collected is given to local charities.