Small ways that you can make a big difference for nonprofits

Run chilly …

… at the Too Cold to Hold run Sunday, Feb. 3 at 8:30 a.m. at Norbuck Park, Northwest Highway and Buckner. The race benefits The Family Place, the largest family violence service provider in the Dallas area. Runners can register for a 10-mile, 5-mile or 5k event online at runproject.org on or before Feb. 2 or until the run reaches its 3,000-person limit. Registration is $45-$55. Participants will receive a long-sleeved navy technical race shirt, and the first 1,000 participants who pick up their packets at the Run On! store, 5400 Mockingbird, will also receive a warm beanie bearing the race logo.

Party like a cowboy …

… because supporters of Moss Haven Elementary are notorious for themed fundraisers such as last year’s Boogie Nights auction and gala. This year organizers will host a Deep in the Heart of Dallas auction 6 p.m.-midnight Feb. 23 at the Double Tree Hotel, 8250 N. Central. General admission is $50 and reserved seating is $75. A $25 raffle ticket this year gets you a chance at a $10,000 AMEX gift card (that’s $7,500 after taxes, fyi). Only 800 tickets will be sold. Money raised at the event benefits Moss Haven Elementary in Lake Highlands. For tickets contact Jennifer Eckert at jenniferteckert@gmail.com, Sharon Kirkpatrick at sharonkirkpatrick@me.com or Erin Rosebery at erosebery96@sbcglobal.net.

Or shop for a cause …

… at World of Goods, 10675 E. Northwest Highway. This furniture, clothing and appliance-stocked resale store funds the Catholic Charities of Dallas, which serves 57,000 poverty-stricken people every year. If you want to help, all you have to do is shop. Even better, if you are looking to get rid of gently-used furniture or clothing, collectibles, or household items, donate them to the store. 214.342.8231.

 

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.