Capitol land trust’s 12th annual summer gala will kick off at 4 p.m. Aug. 11 at Helsing Junction Farm, 12231 Independence Road, Rochester. The annual summer gala will feature South Sound artist Tony Angell as the keynote speaker, and include a catered feast from Xinh Dwelley, a benefit auction, and live music by Back Porch Swing. Tickets are $75 per person in advance, or $85 at the door. Call Kathleen Ackley at 360-943-3012, or email her at kathleen@ capitollandtrust.org for tickets or more information.
Cars4Charities will take your old car, no matter what shape it is in. In return, you will get a tax deduction of $500 or more. They have hundreds of charities that can be helped by your car donation. For details, log on to cars4charities.org, or call 866-448-3487.
thurston county food bank needs clean, untorn paper grocery sacks. If you can help, drop them off between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays at 220 Thurston Ave. N.E., Olympia.
capital clubhouse offers people who are homeless or who have mental issues resources to help them find jobs, meals, housing and clothing. It needs donations of clean, wearable clothing, tents, tarps and blankets. Capital Clubhouse is open from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays at 618 Seventh Ave. S.E., Olympia. Call 360-357-2582 for information on donating money, or support groups that the Clubhouse offers.