Small ways that you can make a big difference for neighborhood nonprofits

Eat a cupcake …

… and help support The Salvation Army. Sprinkles Cupcakes will donate 100 percent of proceeds from every Dallas Cowboys Red Velvet cupcake sold Nov. 1-6 to the organization. Throughout the campaign, the shop will choose six winners daily to receive a dozen cupcakes and a Cowboys Jersey. The grand-prize winner receives four tickets to the Thanksgiving Day game Nov. 25. Last year, Sprinkles raised $12,000 for The Salvation Army. To learn more, visit

Donate a blanket …

… to your neighborhood Sleep Experts, and help needy families keep warm this winter. This month, the store will host its Share the Warmth Blanket Drive to benefit victims of domestic violence. Thousands of blankets, sheets, comforters and towels have been collected for the cause since the annual campaign began six years ago. Donations will benefit the Genesis Women’s Shelter. You can drop off a blanket at any Sleep Experts location, including the store at Royal and Central. To learn more, visit

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