The 14th annual Change is Good is going virtual this year! Please join Community Partners of Dallas and honorary family Barry and Sandy Moore with children Ryan and Kennedy, on Sunday, August 2 at 3:00 p.m. for this year’s re-imagined fundraiser where kids collect change to change the lives of abused and neglected kids.
"The spirit of kids helping kids at Change is Good is truly one of our favorite, and most inspiring, times of the year at CPD,” remarked Paige McDaniel, president and CEO of Community Partners of Dallas. “We know that these are unusual times, but we also know that COVID-19 hasn't slowed the hearts of the amazing kids and families who support Dallas County's abused and neglected children in this special way. We are so thrilled we can still carry forward the spirit of this fun day and provide a way for kids to make a positive impact for others."
Participating families will pre-purchase a box that includes all the supplies for everyone’s favorite Change is Good activities, which will then be done at home during a fun, afternoon Zoom event. Box pickup will be held from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. on August 2 at a Park Cities location to be disclosed upon registration. Two levels of boxes are available: the $100 boxes will include all supplies needed for kids to participate in the Zoom activities, as well as the official event shirt for registered kids; or there will be a limited number of $250 VIP Boxes, which will include all of the activity supplies, the official event shirt for registered kids and extra summer fun treats for both kiddos and parents. Both boxes include supplies and t-shirts for two children; additional supplies and shirts can be added for $20/child to accommodate larger families. Families are encouraged to decorate their cars for a box pick-up parade, bringing the spirit of “kids helping kids” at social distance.
The virtual event will start at 3 p.m. with a welcome by McDaniel with vice president of development Joanna Clarke, as well as an announcement of this year’s t-shirt artwork winners. An afternoon of activities will follow including the Rad Hatter hat making, balloon twist lessons, paper airplane designing, craft time and more.
As in past years, participating children and teens will begin collecting change prior to the event, although this year, all change collection will be done virtually by setting up a personalized page to send to friends, neighbors, grandparents and more for support. Each $10 raised online will get change collectors a prize drawing ticket, with additional prize drawing tickets also available for purchase on the CPD website. The Weems Family, this year’s Virtual Change Match sponsor, has made it possible for those who raise the first $5,000 through their online pages to receive double prize drawing tickets. Prizes include a Rollplay VW Beetle; Apple AirPod Pros; Nintendo Switch Lite (gray); American Girl package featuring Joss, the 2020 Girl of the Year, with an array of accessories; and a Backyard Fun package including a Ninja Warrior obstacle course, Spikeball competition set, bumper balls, inflatable sunshine sprinkler and a rocket ship play tent.
To set up an online fundraising page, visit https://cpdtx.networkforgood.com/projects/104104-change-is-good-2020for more information. Awards given to the top “change-raisers” will be: Most Change Raised: a$500 VISA gift card sponsored by Sewell; 2nd Place: a $200 Toy Maven gift card and 3rd Place:a $100 gift card to Toy Maven.
The Zoom event will end with the announcement of the 2020 top three online fundraisers and the drawings for the prize winners.
Change is Good 2020 would not be possible without the generosity of the following sponsors: Katy and Kyle Miller Family Foundation; Barry and Sandy Moore; Sewell; Thanksgiving Tower; The Weems Family; Kerrie and David Johnson; Shawn Cleveland/BakerHostetler; and Marybeth and Kevin Conlon—Luke and Quinn.
For more information about Change is Good, visit communitypartnersdallas.org.
About Community Partners of Dallas
Since 1989, Community Partners of Dallas has ensured safety and restored dignity and hope to abused and neglected children by providing crucial resources and support to the caseworkers of Dallas County Child Protective Services. Community Partners of Dallas provides items, such as winter coats, diapers and formula, holiday gifts, school uniforms, personal hygiene products, food and more, to send the abused children in our community the message that someone does care. Please visit www.communitypartnersdallas.orgfor more information.