What gives?

Small ways that you can make a big difference for nonprofits

Plant trees…

…in the Summit Lawn Neighborhood. Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, the Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce, Re-Tree Oak Cliff, the Texas Tree Foundation and TXU Energy are planting 100 trees near Kiest Park, and they need volunteers. Meet for breakfast at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 6 at the park, 3080 S. Hampton. Transportation will be provided to Summit Lawn, where volunteers will plant trees in homeowners’ yards. Find more information and RSVP at southerndallstreeplanting.eventbrite.com.


Assist a teacher…

…at Oil and Cotton, 837 W. Seventh. This for-profit art school and shop offers day camps for kids in the spring and summer. Their small staff needs volunteers to help teachers with preparation, teaching and clean up. Campers range from 4-18 years old. Email oilandcotton@gmail.com or call 214.942.0474.


Kiss a mutt…

…at Oak Cliff Earth Day (see page 12). The Pooch Smooch is new to our neighborhood’s Earth Day celebration this year. Pay $1 for a little puppy love, and proceeds go to the nonprofit Senior Pet Assistance Program, seniorspets.org.


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.

By |2015-02-18T16:47:16-05:00March 20th, 2013|All Magazine Articles, Art, Education, Events, Launch, News, Nonprofits and Volunteers, Parks & Trails, Parks and Outdoors, Pets|Comments Off on What gives?

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