SHELTER SHOWER: An evening of socializing to support the Family Support Center’s Pear Blossom Place, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Dec. 4 at The Heritage Room, 604 Water St. SW, Olympia. Tickets are $30 per person, and can be purchased online at unitedway-thurston.org/shelter-shower.
STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART: Enjoy an evening of food, wine, and socializing from 7-9:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at Lucky Eagle Casino in Rochester. Guests will have the opportunity to bid on a variety of silent auction items, and participate in a live auction. Tickets are $125 per person, and can be purchased at unitedway-thurston.org/straight-heart-winemakers-dinner.
CONCERN FOR ANIMALS: The nonprofit needs dog, cat, rabbit, guinea pig, bird and chicken food; cat litter; beds, blankets and towels in good condition; pet toys; dog houses, carriers and crates; leashes and collars; and gift cards to any outlet that sells pet food and supplies. To arrange dropoff, call 360-456-8176 or visit Score Used Sports Store, Fluffy and Floyds, Les Schwab-Lacey, Ricks Automotive, Anytime Fitness-Lacey, Olympia Veterinary Cancer Center or The Dog House in Tenino. For more information or to make a cash donation, visit www.concernforanimals.org
THURSTON COUNTY FOOD BANK: The nonprofit needs clean, untorn paper grocery sacks and dozen-egg cartons. Drop off donations between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays at 220 Thurston Ave. NE, Olympia. Call 360-352-8597 for more information.