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Calling all ghosts, goblins and changemakers! Please join Community Partners of Dallas (CPD) for the 17th annual Change is Good presented by CrossFirst Bank, a fun-filled, family-friendly event that encourages kids to collect change in order to change the lives of abused and neglected children in Dallas County.


This year’s Halloween-themed Change is Good will be held on Sunday, October 29, from 2-5 p.m. at Arlington Hall at Turtle Creek Park, and will be chaired by Patrick and Jenny Babb with children Caroline, Connor and Kenneth, and Chris and Lexi Jewell with children Callahan and Colsen. Both families look forward to supporting the important work of CPD.


“Patrick and I feel incredibly honored and excited to be co-chairing Change is Good this year, and partnering with an organization as impactful as Community Partners of Dallas. Our family is dedicated to finding ways to give back to the Dallas community,” remarked Jenny Babb. “Our hearts are filled with purpose as we work together with our kids, and others, to teach them about making a positive impact on the community in which we live.”


Added Lexi Jewell, “Chris and I are also so proud to serve as a Change is Good chair family alongside the Babb family. As Dallas residents, we have a responsibility to make sure those most neglected in our community receive the care they need. As parents, we have a responsibility to raise our children to become caring and compassionate adults. Change is Good provides an amazing opportunity to do both. We hope the community will join us!”


With Halloween costumes encouraged, this year’s event promises to offer some spooktacular fun! The event will start at 2 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 with indoor and outdoor entertainment, includingpumpkin painting from Porch Pumpkins, Halloween bounce houses, a mini manicure station with Essie nail polish, the bubble truck, slime station from Camp Crafty Parties, crafts, games, savory and sweet bites and more. A highlight will include the announcement and celebration of the top fundraisers and the winners of the 2023 t-shirt artwork contest.  


Participating children will collect change throughout the fall to change the lives of other kids. Families can also collect change virtually by setting up an online piggy bank to send to friends, neighbors, grandparents and more. 


Sponsorships are on sale now and begin at $650. A limited number of tickets will be on sale in October if available.


For more information, to set up an online fundraising page, or to purchase sponsorships, visit  


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 for more information.

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