What gives: Small ways to help neighborhood nonprofits


… by donating to Baal Dan, a charity that cuts out the middle men and sends dollars directly to the poorest people in India. Richards Group employee Tanya Pinto founded the charity in 2006 after finding inspiration volunteering at Mother Theresa’s orphanage in Calcutta. She realized that charities in India typically only give a small percentage of donations to their causes. And a little bit of money can go a long way. Through Baal Dan, $1 can feed a child for one day, and $365 can send a child to school for one year. More information is available at baaldan.com or 214.566.8926.


… while helping Woodrow Wilson High School. Zumba classes are held every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the boys’ gym. The classes cost $2 per person, and 60 cents from every fee goes to a school fund. Certified instructor Denise Malley leads zumba, which is an aerobics workout that incorporates Latin dance moves. Donations go to cheerleading, the spring musical, sports teams and other programs at Woodrow.

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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