Charity Briefs for March 20

Dine to End MS: As part of Dine to End MS, a restaurant program that raises awareness and funds for individuals with multiple sclerois, all Chili’s restaurants across the state will donate 10 percent of patrons’ bills to the National MS Society when presented with a special coupon through May 31.

Shoe sale: Share Your Soles is having a Spring Shoe Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday through May at 5623 W. 115th St., Alsip. On sale are donated shoes that would be inappropriate or unusable to people in remote regions in which Share Your Soles distributes shoes. However, all proceeds from the sale benefit Share Your Soles.

Rockin’ the Runway: The 14th Annual Fashion Show and Dinner to benefit Restoration Ministries’ Tabitha House will be held March 20 at the Serbian Social Center, 18550 Stony Island Ave., Lansing. The theme is “Rockin’ the Runway.” The fashion show begins at 6 p.m. Dinner is at 7 p.m. Tickets are $45. Tables of 10 are available. Graduates of Tabitha House, Trinity Christian College students who volunteer in Restoration Ministries’ after-school program, teens from Restoration Ministries’ Youth Group and Calvary Academy eighth-graders will be modeling. The Carson Pirie Scott store in Orland Square will provide the fashions. Call (708) 333-3370 or visit

Relay for Life: The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of New Lenox will hold its annual kickoff event at 6:30 p.m. March 20 at Prime Time Restaurant and Bar, 2387 E. Joliet Highway, New Lenox. Refreshments will be served and the registration fee will be waived for teams who sign up before or during the kickoff event. This year’s American Cancer Society Relay For Life of New Lenox will be July 13 at Lincoln-Way West High School. Contact the American Cancer Society at (708) 633-7770 or visit

Filling the pantry: A fundraiser for the Orland Township Food Pantry will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. March 21 at 14807 S. Ravinia Ave., Orland Park. Admission is $5 and will include a grand raffle ticket and appetizers. A nonperishable food item donation, intended for the food pantry, also will be accepted. The evening will include shopping, wine tasting, massages, appetizers, raffles and psychic readings. Call (708) 403-4222.

LARC appreciation: LARC, which serves people with development disabilities, will hold its annual appreciation dinner at 6 p.m. March 23 at The Center for Visual and Performing Arts in Munster, Ind. The evening will include recognition of LARC employees, supporters and clients for their service within the organization. Tickets are $50 per person and include hors d’oeuvres, meal and open refreshment bar. There also will be raffles and silent and live auctions. Buy tickets at LARC, 19043 Wentworth Ave., Lansing. Contact Garry Buell or Lisa Vale at (708) 474-1540.

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