Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Non-Profit Spotlight: Klyde Warren Park

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Klyde Warren Park has become an oasis in the heart of Dallas, providing connectivity between Downtown and Uptown. This unique space is unlike any park in the region.
It costs roughly $3.5 million to run the park each year, which is raised through private donations, corporate sponsorships, event rental revenue, and contributions from a PID (public improvement district). Klyde Warren Park is launching their first public fundraising campaign, "i heart the park," to celebrate how much we all enjoy Klyde Warren Park, as well as support one of the keys to its success — the park’s free programming. They hope to raise $50,000 through online donations, social media awareness, events in the park, and merchandising, in support of free programing.
"i heart the park” will enable everyone who enjoys Klyde Warren Park to support its success. If you’re a dog lover, you "heart" the park! If you’re a music fanatic, you "heart" the park! If you love fitness, you "heart" the park! Share what YOU love about Klyde Warren Park on social media and use the hashtag #iheartthepark, or post your photo to the gallery: http://www.iheartthepark.com/participate.html

Monday, February 16, 2015

Volunteer Opportunity: Feed My Starving Children MobilePack

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Feed My Starving Children MobilePackTM events allow people across the United States to pack life-giving meals. In 2013, more than 208,000 MobilePack volunteers packed over 50 million meals, with 206 events in over 38+ states.
We invite you be a part of the hunger solution. This is an opportunity to learn about hunger related issues, pray for those in need, raise funds to cover the cost of meals and pack meals for the hungry. Through this powerful event, we can impact the lives of thousands of children.
Join a team of volunteers this Friday and Saturday - February 20 and 21 - at Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco

Monday, February 9, 2015

Volunteer Opportunity: Financial Aid Workshops

Volunteer to help North Texas students access Financial Aid for College

Throughout February, United Way and The Commit! Partnership are hosting student financial aid workshops assisting North Texas families in accessing funds for college.
Volunteer Financial Aid Form Assistants are needed to navigate North Texas students through financial aid applications. As a Financial Aid Form Volunteer, you will visit with families and help them complete the financial aid forms, as well as provide general guidance on the appropriate next steps to access money for college. A simple 30 minute online webinar is recommended and will be provided to all volunteers.
Sign up as a financial form assistant (training provided) or as a general event volunteer.  Click here to view available dates and times:

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Hot Ticket: Red Hot Fashion Show, Sugar Ray Leonard

Here are TWO Hot Tickets this week -- fun for a good cause!
The 31st Anniversary Saint Valentine’s Day Luncheon and Fashion Show
featuring fashions by Highland Park Village
Benefiting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
at Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center
Champagne Reception at 10:00 am
Fashion Show by Highland Park Village at 11:00 am
Lunch at 12:00 pm
Fashion Show produced by Jan Strimple
Luncheon Chair: Lisa Singleton
JCPenney will present the third annual "Join the Fight" luncheon benefiting Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County Feb. 12, 2015 at the Embassy Suites Dallas/Frisco Hotel and Convention Center. Featuring boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard and WFAA's Pete Delkus as emcee, the luncheon will provide attendees an opportunity to hear from a dynamic speaker on the long-term impact of abuse and to provide support for victims of this violent crime.

Volunteer Opportunity: JLD Community Volunteer Fair

Members of the Dallas community, along with more than 1,000 Junior League of Dallas (JLD) members, will have the opportunity to connect with the non-profit agencies the JLD supports and sign up for volunteer commitments at the annual Community Volunteer Fair on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at NorthPark Center.
The fair is free and open to the public, and potential volunteers from the community are invited to attend. We would love your help spreading the word.
Children can enjoy Kids in the Kitchen activities, thanks to sponsor UnitedHealthcare, including healthy cooking demonstrations by Green House Market, as well as a special appearance by Dallas Cowboys Kicker Dan Bailey. The cooking demonstrations will take place at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Dan Bailey will appear from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Operation Kindness Presents Artists for Animals - a Concert Fusion Experience

Join Operation Kindness for a special evening filled with music, photography and art. Guests are invited to sip wine and savor tasty treats while listening to musical performances by members of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and the Southern Methodist University Oboe Studio — paired with an animal photography show by Teresa Berg. Guests will also enjoy a gallery of animal artwork created by students from Booker T. Washington, available for purchase in addition to a silent auction. All proceeds from this event will go toward the purchase of an offsite pet adoption trailer for Operation Kindness. For more information about this event, please visit www.OperationKindness.org.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Council for Life's Lunch Series