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What gives? St. Patty’s Day Dash, Dallas Arboretum, Alley’s House

Small ways that you can make a big difference for nonprofits

Hit the pavement …
… to benefit the . Run (or walk) in the 21st annual St. Paddy’s Day Dash Down Greenville on March 19. Registration for the 5k and half marathon starts at 7 a.m. and the race begins at 8:30 a.m. Participate timed or untimed. (Must be timed to win an award.) The race begins at Central Market at 5750 E. Lovers. Pick up a race packet in the neighborhood at Run On Mockingbird at 5400 Mockingbird.

Pull on your gardening gloves …
… volunteer at the Dallas Arboretum. What’s a better way to enjoy the spring than with the tulips? If you have a green thumb, become a garden and greenhouse worker to help plant, trim, weed and many other tasks. If you don’t have a green thumb, don’t worry; there are opportunities for everyone. Volunteer in the gift shop, office or visitor services. For more, visit dallasarboretum.org or contact Sue McCombs at 214.515.6561 or smccombs@dallasarboretum.org.

Put your high school diploma to the test …
… and offer GED tutoring for Alley’s House’s clients. Give a teen mom a couple hours a day, once or twice a week and help her achieve a life goal. For females 21 and above, year-long mentor opportunities are also available. Alley’s House also needs child care providers and someone to help organize the donated goods room. You also can organize a diaper drive or donate baby items such as strollers, car seats, or baby food and toddler snacks. Go to alleyshouse.org to download an application. Email program.director@alleyshouse.org for more.

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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By |2016-02-24T11:07:34-05:00February 19th, 2016|All Magazine Articles, Launch, Nonprofits and Volunteers|0 Comments

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Brittany Nunn
BRITTANY NUNN is the Lakewood/East Dallas editor. Email bnunn@advocatemag.com