Dallas Walks Against Hate

The Anti Defamation League is due to hold Dallas’ first Walk Against Hate, bringing together people from all backgrounds and human rights organizations from around the city to stand up and declare that there is no place for hate in our city.

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Mary Martin
The Big Give: 10 Dallas Nonprofits Chosen for a Website Hackathon

For the second year, a group of lucky nonprofit organizations will receive help from teams of professional creatives and technologists to build a better website for their cause—all in 12 hours. The one-day event is called The Big Give and Dallas Doing Good is announcing the final list of ten organizations that have been invited for 2019!

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Mary Martin
George Lynch: Traffick911

George Lynch, CEO of Traffick911, is a leader and activist who is recognized as one of the prominent voices in the anti-child sex trafficking movement. Based in Addison, Traffick911 is working in more than 20 communities across Texas, Arkansas and Florida, with the goal of preventing young people from being trafficked, identifying victims, and walking with survivors as they begin their journey of healing.

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Mary Martin
Photo Essay: Mars Hill Farm

Just forty minutes south of Dallas is Mars Hill Farm, a place that champions local agriculture for a global purpose. Mars Hill Farm exists to provide jobs for refugees, as well as fresh food and flowers to customers. At the heart of the team that runs Mars Hill is this belief: that by providing people in difficult situations with steady, familiar work, they can lift refugees back on their feet again and provide high quality produce to consumers.

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Hunter Lacey
Thear Suzuki: The Gift of Community Leadership

Thear Suzuki first came to Texas as a child with her family as they escaped the Cambodian genocide. Because of the kindness of her very first teacher, Thear has gone on to lead in corporate, community, and philanthropic arenas, all tied together by her conviction that diversity in leadership empowers everyone.

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Mary Martin
Taylor Pennartz and Hillary Gribble: The Arrangement Project

Taylor Pennartz and Hillary Gribble are best friends who created The Arrangement Project with a mission to bring the joy of flower arranging classes to communities of women who otherwise might not have the resources to enjoy that kind of luxury. Partnering with local nonprofits like Girls Embracing Mothers and Exodus Ministries, The Arrangement Project is bringing beauty into some overlooked corners of the community.

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Mary Martin
Bill Holston: Leading the Charge for Compassionate Legal Representation

Bill Holston’s work as the Executive Director of Human Rights Initiative (HRI) Dallas is built on a decades long career as a business lawyer who became passionate about the pro-bono representation of asylum seekers and the advocacy for immigration rights. Today he is carrying on the original mission of HRI with a focus on compassionate, high-quality legal work and connected social services.

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Mary Martin
Dallas Human Rights Leaders Respond to the Immigration Crisis

As the immigration crisis grows, leaders in Dallas are on the ground addressing human rights, providing legal representation, and showing up in practical ways for asylum seekers. We reached out to four leaders on the front line of this pressing issue asking them about what they have experienced, what they would change, and where they are finding hope.

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Mary Martin
Jaxson Turner: Never Too Young To Care

Jaxson was 11 years old when he founded his non-profit N2Y2C, a reminder that you are never too young to care. With local fundraisers like his summer lemonade stand, Jaxson, now 12, is providing school supplies and hair cuts for more than 100 underserved students in Collin County.

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Mary Martin
Missy Phipps: Granting Wishes to Terminally Ill Moms

Missy Phipps helped to start Ally’s Wish, a nonprofit started in Dallas that grants wishes to moms from across the country who are facing terminal illness. What began with one wish from one friend, has grown into a nationwide movement of beautiful memory-making in the midst of loss.

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Mary Martin