Clients have needs

CHARLOTTE — Regional AIDS Interfaith Network (RAIN) is looking for donations for its client services pantry, especially during these economically-trying times.

Stop by Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and leave basic household necessities to ensure that each person served does not have to go without. Many of RAIN’s clients may consider these items luxuries.

The wish list includes: toiletries (toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant, etc.); normal sized cleaning supplies; toilet paper and tissue; and laundry detergent in non-bulk containers.

For more information or to leave items, go to First United Methodist Church, 501 N. Tryon St., 4th Floor, call 704-372-7246, email or visit

Job skills workshop slated

CHARLOTTE — Got the “need a job” blues? Then march on down to The Lesbian & Gay Community Center, 820 Hamilton St., Suite B-11, on Dec. 4 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. for an LGBT Employment Boot Camp.

This workshop is free and includes lunch. Registration is required and space is limited.

The program includes coffee and pastry in the morning, followed by resume writing and interview skills training. Learn how to manage stress during job-hunting while unemployed.

Lunch time is chocked full of tidbits on working for the government and private business, youth-specific topics and tip sharing. Afterward get coaching on resume writing from local human resources pros and leave with a sound document for your search.

The day ends with role play to hone interview skills.

For more information or to register, visit

Sport a shirt in support

CHARLOTTE — Want to show how much you appreciate the talents of One Voice Chorus? Then “jump on stage” and join the Encore Circle as a way to keep the music and mission of the chorus thriving through a convenient, budget-friendly monthly giving program.

Chad Mackie, board president, said, “Every year One Voice gives a face and voice to the LGBT community by performing public concerts, providing music to support Charlotte’s other LGBT organizations and singing at social justice events — most recently performing as a sponsor of the ‘It Gets Better’ candlelight vigil in response to anti-gay bullying.

“We’ll apply your monthly contribution to the recurring costs required for our work to continue to enrich and inform the community. Plus, for donations of $25 or more each month, we’ll send you two VIP tickets to every One Voice concert while your recurring gift is in effect.”

They count on individual gifts for its survival. Everyone who participates will receive a free T-shirt as a way of saying thanks.

To participate, visit

Lainey Millen

Lainey Millen was formerly QNotes' associate editor, special assignments writer, N.C. and U.S./World News Notes columnist and production director from 2001-2019 when she retired.