What gives?

Small ways that you can make a big difference for nonprofits

Have a nice dinner …

… and help fight hunger in North Texas. Several neighborhood restaurants are participating in the 2012 KRLD Restaurant Week, benefitting the North Texas Food Bank. Enjoy a three-course dinner for $35 per person, and $7 will be donated to the food bank. Restaurants participating from Aug. 13-19 include Hibiscus, 2927 N. Henderson, 214.827.2927, and Central 214, 5680 N. Central, 214.443.9339. The Grape, 2808 Greenville, 214.828.1981, is participating Aug. 13-26. And Woodfire Kirby’s, 3525 Greenville, 214.821.2122, and St. Martin’s Wine Bistro, 3020 Greenville, 214.826.0940, from Aug. 13-Sept. 2. Call the restaurants to make reservations.


Enter to win a custom-built playhouse …

… and help an abused or neglected child. The Parade of Playhouses at NorthPark Center, from Aug. 10-19, benefits Dallas Court Appointed Special Advocates. Buy a $5 raffle ticket for a chance to win one of more than 20 playhouses. All proceeds from the raffle help the group recruit, train and supervise volunteers who advocate for abused and neglected children in the court system. More information is available at dallascasa.org or by calling 214.827.9603, ext. 272.


Volunteer one day a week …

… and help an adult learn to read. The Aberg Center for Literacy, which operates from St. Matthew’s Cathedral at 5100 Ross, seeks volunteers to teach English, tutor students in reading and writing, and provide childcare. More information is available at abergcenter.org or by calling 214.826.6501.


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