Community Partners of Dallas is literally changing things up for its 16th annual Change is Good fundraiser. But before the changes are revealed, there a few of things staying in place. First of all, CrossFirst Bank is once again the presenting sponsor.
Second, the T-shirt contest will return with details to be announced soon.
Third, the change-gathering competition will be in high gear starting right now. It can be gathered in-person or virtually by “setting up a personalized page to send to friends, neighbors, grandparents and more for support through the CPD website.”
According to CPD President/CEO Paige McDaniel, “We are beyond excited to host this year’s Change is Good in person for the first time in three years! This annual event is not only a fun-filled day for the entire family, it is also an important way to teach kids about helping others and making an impact for the children served by CPD.”
Now for Change’s changes.
This year’s chairing families will be Alicia and Alex Haddock and their munchkins Lily Haddock, Noah Haddock and JJ Haddock and Madison and James Strode with kids Stella Strode and Silvie Strode.
And after a three-year hiatus from having in-person partying for kids and their folks, Change will not only be very in-person, but it will be taking place at one of North Texas’ most beautiful locations — Turtle Creek Park.
The entertainment, crafts, games, and savory and sweet bites will take place inside Arlington Hall and on the surrounding grounds.
Still another change is the timing. Instead of taking place during the football season, this year’s festivities will be held on Sunday, April 24, from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m., with kids turning in their collected change upon arrival in exchange for chance tickets to win an array of prizes.
Starting at $650, sponsorships go on sale Friday, February 25, with tickets being available in late March … if space allows.
Funds raised by the youngsters will help other Dallas County children who have been the victims of abuse and neglect.
* Photo provided by Community Partners of Dallas ** Photo credit: John Cain