From all appearance, Community Partners of Dallas‘ kick-off party for Change Is Good at CPD’s headquarters on Saturday, April 2, seemed like a fun-filled get-together. But in addition to the balloons and partying there was a competition taking place, as youngsters created their designs for the Change Is Good t-shirt competition. While the winners won’t be revealed until the fundraiser at Turtle Creek Park on Sunday, April 24, another game is currently underway — the gathering of coins to support CPD. Here’s a report from the field:
Community Partners of Dallas (CPD) hosted a kick-off for the 16th annual Change is Good presented by CrossFirst Bank on Saturday, April 2 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at its headquarters located in the Caring Corridor of Dallas.
Chair families Madison and James Strode with children Stella and Silvie, and Alicia and Alex Haddock with children Lily, Noah and JJ were joined by more than 80 attendees at the fun-filled celebration, including honorary chair family Lara and Brian Pryor with children Jackson and Scarlett.
Attendees arrived and all kids were encouraged to create their own design for the Change is Good annual t-shirt contest, where the winning t-shirt design will be unveiled at the upcoming event on Sunday, April 24.
At the appointed time, CPD president and CEO Paige McDaniel took a few moments to thank everyone for attending the kick-off celebration and for participating in Change is Good, which celebrates kids helping kids and benefits the abused and neglected children served by Community Partners of Dallas. She also thanked presenting sponsor CrossFirst Bank and specifically Olivia Block, who was in attendance on the bank’s behalf. And of course she also thanked all the kids for collecting all of their change and dollars over the coming month to help change the lives of other kids. She also reminded families that they can still set up online fundraising pages to try to win all the great prizes!
Young partygoers were then separated by age to volunteer. The kids did a spectacular job helping put together snack bags and to sorting school supplies.
The 16th annual Change is Good is a fun-filled family friendly event that encourages kids to collect change to change the lives of abused and neglected children in Dallas County, and will be held in person on Sunday, April 24, from 2:30 – 5:30 p.m. at Arlington Hall at Turtle Creek Park.
The event will start at 2:30 p.m. with children turning in their collected change upon arrival in exchange for chance tickets to win an array of prizes. Then on to family-friendly activities for kids of all ages, including inflatables, the game truck, the Rad Hattercrafts, games, savory and sweet bites, and more. A highlight will include the announcement and celebration of the top fundraisers and the winners of the 2022 t-shirt artwork contest.
Tickets for Change is Good are $125 for adults and $50 for children and are available online. Children 2 and younger are free of charge but do require a reservation. Tickets will not be sold at the door so get yours today!
For more information, to set up an online fundraising page or to purchase sponsorships or tickets, visit https://www.cpdtx.org/events/change-is-good/.
* Photo provided by Community Partners of Dallas