What Gives: Small ways to help neighborhood nonprofits

This month, listen to some great tuneage and attend a party and silent auction.

… when you listen to local musician Freddie Jones, member of Freddie Jones Jazz Band and musical act Local Honey. While he’s not touring the state or teaching music to college students, Jones quietly operates a nonprofit that helps purchase trumpets for high-school band students who can’t afford them. Through Trumpets4Kids, students are able to apply for a trumpet. Some children who have received musical instruments will perform at the Local Honey Christmas show, Friday, Dec. 17, at the Lakewood Theater. Proceeds go to Trumpets4Kids and other neighborhood charities. Tickets are $20. Visit localhoney.org for more information.

… at the Gustavo Ipiña Memorial Scholarship holiday party and silent auction, from 7-10 p.m., Friday Dec. 3 at Bodega Bar, 4514 Travis. Tickets are $20 and include a drink ticket and dinner catered by Hotel InterContinental. The scholarship fund is in memory of Ipiña, who was shot and killed a week before his senior year at Woodrow Wilson High School. Each year, the fund gives $5,000 scholarships to college-bound Woodrow students. Find  more information at gustavoscholarship.org or by calling 214.734.2124.

… at Mockingbird Station. The retail center will donate $1 to charity for every Foursquare check-in at Mockingbird Station venues, up to $5,000 per day. Facebook users are choosing the charity by ‘voting’ on their fan page. Up for consideration are Dress for Success, Genesis Women’s Shelter, the North Texas Food Bank and Toys for Tots. For more information, visit facebook.com/mockingbirdstation or mockingbirdstation.com/holidays.

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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