Small ways that you can make a big difference for nonprofits

 Feed a friend

Help area low-income seniors feed their furry friends with the Seniors’ Pets Assistance Network (SPAN). SPAN provides food and veterinary care for these animal companions who, in turn, can help the well-being of their elderly humans. The Aunt Louise Pet Pantry Food Delivery volunteers will meet at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 14 at Security Self Storage at 6640 Skillman and head out for a couple of hours to deliver food and chat with seniors. Visit for more information.

 Ditch ‘em

Make the World of Goods a little fuller by dropping off extra furniture, clothing, jewelry and other items at the Catholic Charities’ World of Goods Resale Store at 10675 E. Northwest Highway. You can also donate time and physical or organizational skills. Help out just once or commit to volunteering regularly. Find more information at

Navigate Dallas

Make a friend and help a refugee adjust to Dallas life. In the International Rescue Committee’s American Friend Program, you can teach a refugee ways to navigate grocery stores, public transportation and libraries and help them improve their English. The program lasts two hours each week for six months. For more information, see


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