Small ways to make a big difference for Oak Cliff nonprofits

Bid on artwork
Support a day program for adults with special needs. Art Conspiracy 9 is Saturday, Nov. 16, and this year’s beneficiary is My Possibilities. Art Conspiracy is a fundraiser in which 150 artists express themselves on 18-x-18-inch plywood boards. The boards are sold in live auctions, with starting bids of $20, during Art Conspiracy, which this year is from 7-11 p.m. at 500 Singleton Blvd. Tickets cost $10-$125, and the party includes performances by New Fumes, Zhora and DJ Empty Cylinder. My Possibilities is a Collin County-based nonprofit formed in 2008 by three mothers of special needs adults who wanted a way for their children to be contributing members of society. It provides vocational training, socialization opportunities and independent living skills development. Art Con 9 specifically benefits the nonprofit’s Create program, which teaches the fundamentals of drawing, painting, ceramics and photography.

Donate $5
Provide 15 meals for the North Texas Food Bank. Five dollars is the minimum that can be donated at ntfb.org, but 93 cents of every dollar donated goes to providing food aid, and every dollar can provide three meals. The food bank also has volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups, and food donations also are accepted. 4500 S. Cockrell Hill, 214.330.1396

Know of ways that neighbors can spend time, attend an event, or purchase or donate something to benefit a neighborhood nonprofit? Email your suggestion to launch@advocatemag.com.

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