EVENTS

Artists for Animals

The ninth annual Concert for Kindness returns to Moody Performance Hall on March 10, 2019, bringing performance and visual artists together to celebrate art and animals all while raising funds for homeless pets. Featured artists, many who are themselves parents of rescue animals, include: 

  • Principal woodwind players from the Dallas Symphony Orchestra including Erin Hannigan, principal oboe, and Ted Soluri, principal bassoonist, as featured soloist
  •  Young artists from the SMU Meadows School of the Arts, including SYZYGY, the SMU Oboe Studio, and conductor Lane Harder
  • Ballerina Grace Weir
  • The Dallas Symphony Orchestra Young Strings
  • Visual artists from the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts
  •  Photo exhibition by nationally-recognized photographer Teresa Berg  

Presented by Artists for Animals, a local nonprofit founded by Hannigan and Berg, the evening features a multimedia concert, a silent auction, and a heartwarming photography and art presentation. From riveting performances and presentations from Dallas’ finest professional artists to continuing the legacy through emerging, young artists from North Texas, the Concert for Kindness proves to be another rich, cultural experience that will captivate animal lovers and art lovers alike. Proceeds from the Artists for Animals’ Concert for Kindness benefit Operation Kindness, the original and largest no-kill animal shelter in North Texas. Located at 2520 Flora St, Dallas, TX 75201, the doors to Moody Performance Hall begins at 6:00 p.m. Single tickets are $100 each, which includes the concert, wine, a savory bite and dessert.  Click here for tickets . The concert is made possible in part by the generous donors of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and the Grant for Principal Musicians.



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Hope Gala
Join us Saturday, April 27 at Dallas' famed House of Blues for our 111th Annual Hope Gala benefiting Operation Kindness! Enjoy an elegant and intimate evening of dinner and dancing with music from Ricki Derek and the Vegas 6, delectable cocktails, and gourmet cuisine. Click for tickets.


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Kamp Kindness is CANCELED for Summer 2019

Due to the construction of our new hospital and expanded campus, Kamp Kindness is canceled for Summer 2019.

Please join us for Kamp in 2020 in our newly expanded spaces!



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Canines, Cats & Cabernet

You're invited to join us for Operation Kindness' most elegant and exciting fundraising event! 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. November 16.  Evening highlights include: more than 100 spectacular live and silent auction packages, passed hors d'oeuvres, carving stations, our famous mashed potato bar, a dessert bar and a Wine and Dine Pull featuring dining gift certificates from the best restaurants in DFW and rare vintages, and adorable cats and dogs in our posh Adoption Lounge.

Contact Kkeys@operationkindness.org for sponsorship opportunities.



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Gift Wrapping for Kindness

Santa’s gift wrapping elves are on hand to make your gifts look like the most special treasure your loved one has ever received. For a small donation, Operation Kindness volunteers will wrap and adorn your presents to ensure each one glows with magical holiday charm. From Dec. 1 through Christmas Eve, bring your gifts to the Operation Kindness wrapping station at the Barnes & Noble store at Park and Preston in Plano. The wrapping elves will wrap everything – including gifts purchased elsewhere. All proceeds benefit the homeless animals at Operation Kindness.

Nov. 23 – Dec. 9: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

Dec. 10-23: 9 a.m. –  9 p.m. 

Dec. 24: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

Barnes & Noble at 2201 Preston Road, Suite E, Plano, TX 75093 



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Dog Day Afternoon
Our celebration for dogs and the people who love them may be scheduled soon.  


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Community Adoption Events
Operation Kindness is on the move with our Mobile Adoption Centers. Look for us at exciting venues around the Metroplex. Want to host an adoption event? Contact Sandi Laird at slaird@operationkindness.org. Calendar


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