Hit the road

Test your speed and endurance at the Too Cold to Hold 5k or 10k race at Norbuck Park near White Rock Lake, Sunday, Jan. 22 at 8:30 a.m. Registration ($35-$40) includes a T-shirt and a cute winter cap (first 1,500) and post-race beer and food. Some proceeds will benefit the Protective Animal League (PAL), which contributes to the welfare of dogs and cats by educating the public on proper care and treatment of pets, obtaining necessary care for animals in need and engaging in animal rescue activities. Learn more about the race at runproject.org and more about PAL at petfinder.com.

Stock up on sweets

The online bakery, bakingforgood.com, will donate 15 percent of every order to the Dallas Hearing Foundation, or choose from a list of other worthwhile charities. Baking for Good offers stylishly packaged brownies, cookies that look almost too pretty to eat, and even vegan and gluten free goodies, and they deliver everywhere in the United States — so bring them home or send sweets to a faraway friend. The Dallas Hearing Foundation, one of Baking for Good’s charity partners, provides hearing aids, cochlear implants, medical and surgical treatment, audiology services, auditory-verbal therapy, counseling and educational services for children and adults who do not have insurance or other resources to access these services. Learn more at dallashearingfoundation.org or by calling 972.424.7711.

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.