What gives: Small ways to help neighborhood nonprofits

This month, volunteer at The Wilkinson Center or buy a brick for White Rock.

Volunteer

The Wilkinson Center, the East Dallas-based nonprofit whose mission is to help people out of poverty, is seeking volunteers. The center has a food pantry and offers a range of services to adults and children. Volunteers can teach adult classes such as money management, GED courses and English for speakers of other languages. They can help with after school programs or in the food pantry. Or they can help with clerical work. For more information, contact volunteer coordinator Chree Carr at 972.284.0301 or chree_carr@wilkinsoncenter.org. —Rachel Stone

Or buy a brick

Whether you missed out on the hundred days of events celebrating the White Rock Lake Centennial, or you biked, boogied and beach-partied along with the rest of Dallas, there is still time to make a lasting mark on the city’s sparkling gem. Funds collected through purchase of a personalized brick via the “Pave the Way” campaign will be used by the White Rock Conservancy to keep the lake beautiful, and the bricks will be installed near the new spillway for generations to discover and enjoy. Prices range from $100-$1,000, and contributions are tax deductible. More information is available at whiterockdallas.org or by emailing centennial@whiterockdallas.org. —Carol Toler

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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