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The holiday season has a way of making even charity work a treat. Philanthropists around Dallas are letting you give back by giving to yourself. You just have to choose between s'mores, drink specials and cookies.

The Thing: OMG S'mores The Cause: North Texas Food Bank Not like you need a legitimate reason to snack on s'mores, but as Sarah Reiss at Sidedish reports, Stacy Fawcett and her OMG S'mores kits are giving you one. She's selling $15 S'mores kits that come stuffed with enough goods to build 16 gooey little sandwiches. Proceeds from each kit will go to fight hunger and feed 16 people in North Texas.

The Thing: Social Media Club of Dallas Pub Crawl The Places: Vapiano in Mockingbird Station, Margarita Ranch and Trinity Hall Irish Pub and Restaurant The Cause: Vogel Alcove This is your chance to feel good about a pub crawl. Graze on restaurant offerings and drink specials from Vapiano, Margarita Ranch and Trinity Hall Irish Pub and Restaurant. Crawlers will start at Vapiano at 6:30 on December 8 and spend about 45 minutes at each restaurant. Join the crawl by bring an unwrapped toy worth at least $10 and suitable for a child up to age 6. (Vogel Alcove provides childcare to children in homeless families.)

The Place: NorthPark Center (First floor near Macy's; second floor between Nordstrom and Macy's) The Cause: North Texas Food Bank Charity just keeps getting easier and easier. The Texas Chefs Association is having a Treats of Christmas bake sale featuring a spread of scrumptious cakes, pies and cookies crafted by local chefs. The sale is 10 a.m.-7p.m. December 18.

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