Small ways that you can make a big difference for nonprofits

Spin for kids

Equinox will host Justin & Amanda Leonard’s first annual Charity Spinclassic 2-4 p.m. Dec. 1. The event features a one-hour cycling class, a live auction with the championship PGA golfer from Dallas, and 40 bikes each available for a $350 donation. Other live auctions take place to benefit Camp Mati, a camp in Colorado for children with cancer. The event takes place at Equinox’s Highland Park club, 4023 Oak Lawn Ave. For more information and to register or donate, visit


PJ’s for a cause

The Biomedical Research Group at Hillcrest is raising money to send its students to present at the American Society for Biomedical Molecular Biology in Boston. To defray costs they are selling pajamas for $28. Visit to find the selection and order by sending your order form and a check made out to HHS Biomedical Research to Pat Montoux at 3752 Northaven, Dallas, Texas, 75229. The deadline to order is Dec. 5.


Ken’s helps Scottish Rite

Drop off new books or toys at Ken’s Man’s Shop through Dec. 24 to benefit the children at Scottish Rite Hospital. The shop has a large table where items can be dropped off, and hospital employees pick them up before Christmas. Ken’s is located in the Preston Royal Shopping Center, 6025 Royal Lane.


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