What Gives? February 2013

Small ways that you can make a big difference for nonprofits

Support …

… Body Oak Cliff. This ecumenical nonprofit’s mission is to “connect, equip and mobilize” Christians to work for the common good in Oak Cliff. Body Oak Cliff’s monthly “Lunch & Learn” seminars take place every second Tuesday at the Hampton-Illinois Library, 2951 S. Hampton. They focus on social problems our neighborhood faces and how neighbors can work to ease them. “Bring a brown-bag lunch and learn how to bless your neighbors,” the website states. The next Lunch & Learn is from noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12. It will be a book review of “The Art of Neighboring” by Jay Pathak and Dave Runyon. The talks are free, but donations are accepted in person or online at bodyoakcliff.net. Call for more information, 469.227.0640.


Ride …

… with Bike Friendly Oak Cliff’s Dallas Tweed Ride. The event normally takes place in November, but the ride’s founder, Jason Roberts, has been ill and friends said it just wouldn’t be the same without him. Now that Roberts is well, the ride is a go for 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at Klyde Warren Park, 1900 Woodall Rogers Freeway. Roberts will lead the ride at 1:30 p.m. Proceeds from sales of beer and photos will help relieve the costs of Roberts’s cancer recovery. More information is available at bikefriendlyoc.org.


Volunteer …

… at the Twelve Hills Nature Center, 900 Mary Cliff. Helpers are needed for a workday, from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, to remove invasive plants in the butterfly garden at the nature center’s entrance. Bring tools such as gloves, trowels, shovels and clippers, plus water to drink. The workday will be canceled in the case of bad weather. The nature center also needs volunteers to help with fundraising and publicity. For more information, contact Marcie Haley, marcieh@gmail.com.


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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Rachel Stone is the Oak Cliff editor. Email rstone@advocatemag.com or follow twitter.com/advocate_oc.                                     

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