Small ways that you can make a big difference for nonprofits

Eat a vanilla cupcake ….

…between April 22 and 26 at the Sprinkles Cupcakes at The Plaza at Preston Center. All proceeds will go to help grow and maintain the Dallas Arboretum’s “A Woman’s Garden,” a 1.8-acre formal garden, which opened in 1997 as a gift to the Arboretum by its Women’s Council. Sprinkles is now pairing with the Women’s Council to honor the garden and Earth Day.


Plant some flowers and help clean up parks…

…with the Northaven Park Neighborhood Association’s “Beautification Committee.” Volunteers have garden experience or willingness to learn to help implement neighborhood projects like planting flowerbeds, cleaning up parks, and overseeing the “Yard of the Month” program. To join email


Donate to the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas…

…which is the central coordinating fundraising agency for the Dallas Jewish community. Donations help provide much-needed funding for a variety of organizations, meeting needs such as hot kosher meals for seniors, interview training for unemployed individuals and anti-bullying programs for teens. Every gift, every donor counts — all donations appreciated. Call 214-615-5239 or visit


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