Small ways that you can make a big difference for nonprofits

Say happy birthday …

… to the North Texas Food Bank. The food bank celebrates its 30th anniversary this month. The food bank’s website,, offers several ways for anyone to raise money for food to support the 48 million households estimated to be living with food insecurity in North Texas. The website allows users to hold virtual food drives and offers “Thirty ways to $30,” ideas for saving enough to donate the equivalent of 90 meals to the food bank.

Run 10k or 20k …

… in the Tour des Fleurs and support the Dallas Arboretum. Registration for this race, held entirely in the arboretum, costs $60 for the 10k and $65 for the 20k. A post-race party features a performance form Decades, food from local restaurants and massages.

Buy a copy of “His Name is Bob” …

… and support neighborhood fixture Bob Crawford. The documentary about Crawford’s life recently was released on DVD and is available for $20 at The filmmakers are donating 20 percent of the film’s net profits to Crawford. You can also make donations directly to Crawford through the website.

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

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