This month, buy something …

… at The Family Place Resale Shop, 11722 Marsh. This volunteer-run shop offers discounts on clothes, furniture and household items. All sales proceeds benefit The Family Place, a nonprofit that helps victims of family violence. And if you’re doing some spring cleaning and have some items you’d like to give, shop volunteers will pick up your donations. Just call shop manager Carla Ochs at 214.358.0381 to schedule a pick up. Right now there is high demand for full and queen-sized sets of bed sheets. For more information, visit

familyplace.org

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Lace up …

… for the third annual Hope for Batten Cure, on Saturday, May 15, at 9 a.m. at the corner of Northwest Highway and Lemmon. This 5k race around Bachman Lake will raise money to help find a cure for Batten disease, a rare degenerative brain disease that affects children. In addition to the 5k, there will also be a 2-mile walk, and a 1k fun run.  Registration fees range from $10 to $30. Proceeds from the race will benefit the Batten Disease Support and Research Association. For more information, visit

bdsra.leapserve.com

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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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