Ease into the giving season with opportunities around town to aid those in need or get some help for your own endeavors.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio would love to take that clunker off your hands Wednesday on National Vehicle Donation Day.  Sign up online to arrange for your unwanted car, motorcycle, RV or trailer to be towed away for a possible tax deduction. Nice to know RMHC was a Columbus CEO Best of Business winner this year.

Put your hands together for another great Pelotonia event in 2017 at Thursday’s 7 p.m. check celebration at EXPRESS LIVE! Buy $10 tickets online for the open bar, snacks, music and the fundraising totalannouncement. Here’s a look at previous festivities.  

Handing in a donation or giving a thumb’s up to rounding up on your purchase will Give Hope for the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital at retailer Ascena’s New Albany-based Justice stores for tween girls through Jan. 6.  

Older youth who need help are the subject of a Columbus Metropolitan Club luncheon on Nov. 29. The Unexpected Face of Homelessness: Teens on the Street, features representatives of Star House, Community Shelter Board and the Columbus Foundation.

Help keep students of the Columbus College of Art & Design from being starving artists by buying their handiwork at the Dec. 2 Art Fair & Marketplace. CCAD student scholarships benefit from admission ticket sales.  

More business-focused students and grads are the target audience when Bunker Labs Columbus teams up with the Veterans Graduate group from OSU Fisher College of Business for Bunker Brews on Thursday at the Varsity Club Restaurant & Bar. CEOs and founders of three startups will talk about Education in Entrepreneurship.  

Would-be entrepreneurs can also benefit Wednesday when CoverMyMeds veterans Nick Potts and Larry Scott share how they created ScriptDrop, a new business for prescription deliveries and reminders. Register online for the free lunch program as part of the Founders’ Story series at Rev 1 Ventures.