HELP A KID MAKE MUSIC …

… when you listen to local musician Freddie Jones, member of Freddie Jones Jazz Band and musical act Local Honey. When he’s not touring the state or teaching music to college students, Jones operates a nonprofit that helps purchase instruments for high school band students who can’t afford them. Through Trumpets4Kids, students are able to apply for a trumpet, Jones explains. “The program then aims to have kids perform for other kids so that they may inspire each other.” Many of Jones’s shows (listed at freddiejones.net) serve as fundraisers for the cause. Some of the children who have received musical instruments will perform at the Local Honey Christmas show, Friday, Dec. 17, at 7 p.m. at the Lakewood Theater.  Several local artists get together each year for the multimedia musical holiday extravaganza. Its proceeds go to Trumpets4Kids and other neighborhood charities. Tickets are $20. Visit localhoney.org for more information.

OR GIVE FOOD…

… to the Network of Community Ministries that serves families in RISD. They are most in need of peanut butter, dried macaroni, canned pastas and soup, frozen turkeys, canned vegetables, and unwrapped toys, coats and diapers for children ages 3-5. Call 972.234.8880 if you would like to make a donation, or visit thenetwork.org for more information.

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.