What gives: Small ways to help neighborhood nonprofits

This month, have lunch with the ladies of Healing Hands Ministries.

This month, lunch with ladies …

… at the Healing Hands Ministries’ “Hearts and Hands Tablescapes Luncheon” at Wilshire Baptist Church’s community hall on Friday, May 6. This event, scheduled for the Friday before Mother’s Day, is designed to bring mothers, grandmothers, daughters, sisters and friends together. Proceeds benefit the women’s and children’s programs of Healing Hands, where two-thirds of the more than 2,000 patients are women. Healing Hands Ministries is a non-profit clinic, which combines financial donations and thousands of hours per year in volunteer support to provide medical and dental care for families in Lake Highlands. According to founder and director Janna Gardner, the tough economy is boosting the numbers of new patients needing help, especially single mothers and their children. When they come to the clinic for cost-effective, quality, comprehensive healthcare, she says, they reduce visits to busy ERs. The clinic receives no government funding, yet saves taxpayers millions of dollars. Tickets to the luncheon are $30 and include a program, “Gathering Around the Table”, presented by Janet Denison. Guests will enjoy the “exquisite tablescapes” of 25 designers and community leaders. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Wilshire, 4316 Abrams at Mockingbird. For more information about attending, designing a table or becoming a sponsor, email Jane Waters at janewaters@hhmtx.org or visit healinghandsdallas.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.

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