Small ways that you can make a big difference for nonprofits

Lace up your tennies …

… and run your heart out on Feb. 16 in Heart and Sole, the 5k and one-mile fun runs, to benefit Attorneys Serving the Community and Hope’s Door, which helps families affected by domestic violence. Plus, stick around after the race for the bounce house, live music and refreshments. Meet at Winfrey Point at White Rock Lake at 8:30 a.m. Admission is $10 to $35. Visit for more.


Host a fundraiser …

… and donate the proceeds to Hurricane Sandy victims through the Volunteer Center of North Texas. Since officials have asked people not to self-deploy to the impacted region, the Volunteer Center offers several opportunities for those who are interested in getting involved with Sandy relief. Visit for more.


Knit some booties …

… and bring them to the Lakewood Branch Library Knit Wit’s club, which meets 2-4 p.m. every Tuesday. They are best known for the thousands of baby hats they knit each year for Parkland Hospital, the annual afghan they make to help raise funds for the library, and the booties they knit for the Gendercide Awareness Project. Call the Lakewood Branch Library to learn more (214.670.1376) or just grab your needles and go (6121 Worth).


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