What gives: Little ways you can make a big difference for nonprofits this January

Photo by Danny Fulgencio
(Photo by Danny Fulgencio)

Adopt a dog

The nonprofit Angie’s Friends will have adoptable dogs of all sizes available to meet at Half Price Books on Saturday, Jan. 27, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Run a race

The annual Too Cold To Hold half marathon, 10k and 5k is set for Sunday, Jan. 28, at 8 a.m. in Norbuck Park. The race partners with a slew of charities like Operation Kindness, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the North Texas Food Bank. New this year, the Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities will sponsor team 22, with all donations raised to benefit Hurricane Harvey relief. Register at runproject.org.

Coach a career

Spend time with a family experiencing homelessness and help improve their resumes, cover letters, interview techniques and other professional tasks at Interfaith Family Services. The coaching happens from Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m–noon, 5600 Ross Ave.

Knit a hat

Join the Knit Wit’s club, which meets 2-4 p.m. every Tuesday at the Lakewood Library, and help out with the  thousands of baby hats they knit each year for Parkland Hospital. They also make items to benefit the library. Load up your needles and head to 6121 Worth.

Read a book

Tutor a neighborhood Dallas ISD elementary student in first second or third grade to strengthen students’ reading comprehension and vocabulary. Volunteers are matched with two students and work with them for 30 minutes each. Students are paired with two adult tutors, receiving at least one hour of tutoring a week. Learn more at dallasisd.org.

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