UPDATE [9:30 p.m.]: The City of Dallas has extended the restrictions of gatherings to Wednesday, April 29. Please send your April event updates to [email protected].
The notices have calmed down a bit today. It may be because organizers are waiting to learn the city of Dallas’ decision on whether to extend the restrictions. In the meantime, the shock of the recent developments within the North Texas nonprofit community is transitioning to grief and anxiety. In addition to losing some of their biggest fundraising events, the organizations are being overwhelmed with requests for services due to the coronavirus outbreak. What’s more, they are concerned about the well-being of their staffs and volunteers.
If you get a chance while you’re hunkered down, send a note or email of comfort to your favorite nonprofit or even one you might not know. They could truly use the words of appreciation.
Today’s roundup of notices includes the following:
- Frisco Family Services’ Gala 2020 – One on Saturday, March 28
- Callier Center for Communication Disorders‘ 2020 Callier Cares Luncheon on Monday, April 20
- The Senior Source‘s Sage Society Dinner scheduled for Wednesday, April 22
- American Heart Association – Dallas‘s Cotes du Coeur Auction Preview on Thursday, March 26, is rescheduled for Friday, May 21
- Bryan’s House’s 2020 Pathways To Inclusion Luncheon on Thursday, April 9, at Belo Mansion, is rescheduled for Wednesday April 7, 2021
Postponed To A Date To Be Determined
- Northwood Woman’s Club’s Kaleidoscope Springtime in Paris scheduled for Saturday, March 28, at Renaissance Hotel
- Linz Award Luncheon on Wednesday, April 8, is rescheduled for September 2020
- Austin Street Center’s 20th Annual Humble Beginnings Luncheon on Wednesday, April 29, to the Fall
Please understand that reporting these updates is as painful as writing obituaries. The good news is that the area nonprofits will rally once the crisis has passed thanks to North Texans.