"He who wishes to secure the good of others, has already secured his own."-Confucius
Back in January, after ringing in the New Year like a bona fide rock star, you pledged to find true love, get healthy and give back to the community in 2009. With Fall officially here, it's time to re-evaluate where you stand on these goals for this year.
- True Love: You finally met the love of your life, Winston, a perfect puppy who loves you unconditionally. Resolution? Met
- Health: Between spinning, top secret So You Think You Can Dance reenactments, and chasing Winston through the neighborhood, you finally lost those last 5 lbs. Another resolution down.
- Charity Work: You listened to your sister's break-up drama for 5 days straight..surely that counts for something?
Not so much. Clearly, the progress on the community front is lacking. The good news is PR found some excellent ways to give back to the Dallas community by doing three things you love to do anyways: shop, stroll and eat.
Shop: Welcome Henri Bendel
The opening of the NYC icon Henri Bendel in Dallas could be considered community service simply because providing good accessories is certainly a good deed, but we promise there's more to it. The famous shop with its signature brown and white stripped shopping bags will open its first Texas location at Northpark Mall on September 25. So why feel guilt-free in indulging in the designer accessories when the store opens? Well, the brand is famous for regularly hosting special charity shopping events that donate funds to local causes. Case and point, to celebrate the grand opening, the Dallas location will have a private shopping event benefiting the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for children. More shopping events benefiting charities will be open to the public in the future like "Girls Night Out".
Stroll: Paws for a Cause
The annual Dallas event is a fun-filled race/walk complete with lovable canines that helps raise funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. This year's dog walk will be held on September 27 at 1pm at White Rock Lake at the Dreyfus Club. Register online or at the day of the event. Winston will have just as much fun as you will and you could even win the owner/pup lookalike contest.
Eat: Celebrity Kidd's Kids Cookie Fundraiser
Visit any of the local Celebrity Cafe and Bakery locations to purchase delicious iced cookies and in turn make a difference in a child's life with special medical needs. Celebrity is donating $2 for every iced cookie sold between now and October 15 to Kidd's Kids, the organization founded by local celeb DJ Kidd Kraddick that sends chronically ill children on an unforgettable Walt Disney World vacation. If you don't want to ruin that diet with cookies, the website list other ways to help the organization with a good meal.
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