Small ways that you can make a big difference for nonprofits

Have lunch …

… at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center as part of the North Texas Food Bank’s 14th annual Empty Bowls event on Friday, March 1. Pay $35 in advance or $40 at the door and eat a lunch of soup, bread and dessert provided by local restaurants. At the end of your lunch, take home a bowl hand-crafted by a local artisan. “No bowl” tickets are available for $25, and VIP tickets, which offer early entry at 10:30 a.m., cost $100. All proceeds go to the food bank’s mission of eliminating hunger in North Texas. Tickets are available at

Have Dinner …

… at Edison’s from 6:30 p.m. to midnight March 2. The $50 per person event is a part of the Friends of Hillcrest/Franklin’s “Our children, our community, our future” live and silent auctions to raise money for school programs, including the mock trial team, theater and newspaper classes. Make a check out to “Friends of HHS/FMS”and mail to: Patti Thompson, 5843 Willow Lane, Dallas, Texas, 75230; or pay online at under “Announcements.”

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