Clean out the garage
Donate furniture, clothing and household items to The Family Place Resale Shop (11722 Marsh, Suite 354), which operates under The Family Place organization serving victims of domestic violence. Donations to the shop provide shelter and other basic needs to women and families who are beginning new lives. The shop also accepts volunteers to work with clients and help sort donations. For details, call 214.358.0381 or visit familyplace.org.

Collect food
Leave a bag of nonperishable food items next to your mailbox on May 10, and your letter carrier will pick it up and deliver it to the North Texas Food Bank. It’s part of the National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive to help feed hungry people in the community. For more details, visit ntfb.org.

Buy a birdhouse
The Richardson Adult Literacy Center hosts a birdhouse raffle at NorthPark Center, featuring designs by local artists and businesses. Participants can buy $5 raffle tickets or five for $20 beginning May 2 at the ticket table on Level One between Dillard’s and Macy’s. Drawings will be May 20. Visit ralc.org/birdhouses.

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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