This month, donate canned food …

… and fill the pantry for Brother Bill’s Helping Hand, which helps close the hunger gap in West Dallas. Sonny Bryan’s Smokehouse will host a drive Aug. 22-29. Guests receive 1 percent off their purchase for every one canned food item they donate, up to 20 cans. The restaurant will accept canned fruit, beans, corn, chili, tuna, chicken, stew and soup. Each week more than 220 families receive these free groceries through Brother Bill’s on Wednesday and Thursday mornings. For information, visit bbhh.org. Our neighborhood Sonny Bryan’s is at Preston and Forest.

Buy some flowers …

… and support the Iris Society of Dallas, a nonprofit that promotes growing quality irises in the Dallas area and fosters communication and education to the community. North Haven Gardens will have its summer iris sale 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 6, and all proceeds benefit ISD. For more information, visit irises-dallas.org.

Purchase a raffle ticket …

… during Dallas CASA’s 15th annual Parade of Playhouses Aug. 5-21 at NorthPark Center. The event displays themed playhouses that raise awareness about abused and neglected children in foster care waiting for permanent homes. Visitors can buy raffle tickets for a chance to win one of the custom-built structures. Dallas CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is a nonprofit in which volunteers serve as voices for the thousands of children making their way through the Dallas County court system. For more information, visit dallascasa.org.

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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