Penny for Your Thoughts

small change charity!
Photos: Courtesy of Small Change

Your kiddo would rip her Dora doll in two before giving it to sis and needs at least five Disney Fairies in her hands at all times.

Looks like someone’s got a case of the mine-days.

Show her the value of sharing with Small Change. The local nonprofit organizes hands-on projects that teach future good Samaritans (ages 2 and up) to help those in need. Lend a hand by making cards for sick children, assembling treat bags for the homeless, or stocking area food banks with hand-picked fruits and veggies from a community garden.

But don’t wait around for an event: Collect books or art supplies in lieu of gifts at your next bash and donate them to the cause.

Soon, Miss Greedy will be Ghandi.

For more information, go to smallchangedallas.org.

this week in dallas!

Bitty Fun Day
What: Little mamas (ages 3 and up) treat their dolls to crafts, games, and nibbles.
Why: Small wonders never cease.
When: Fri., 10:30 a.m.
Where: American Girl, at Galleria Dallas, 13464 Dallas Pkwy. (877-247-5223).

Latin American Ethnic Music
What: Delight in the sound of native flutes and instruments from ancient Latin cultures.
Why: One, two, cha-cha-cha.
When: Sat., 2 p.m.
Where: Bookmarks at NorthPark Center, 8687 N. Central Expwy. (214-671-1381).

A Free Meal
What: Score a comp kid’s dinner when you purchase an adult entree.
Why: The holidays left you spent.
When: Wed., 4-10 p.m.
Where: Penne Pomodoro, 11661 Preston Rd., ste. 143 (214-368-3100).

Photo: Courtesy of Small Change

8687 N Central Expwy
ste 1514
Dallas, TX 75231
13464 Dallas Pkwy
@ Galleria Dallas
Dallas, TX 75240
Penne Pomodoro
11661 Preston Rd
@ Preston Forest Shopping Center
Dallas, TX 75230