In addition to a Charity Guide and an editorial series highlighting those who are giving back, CultureMap is also turning the spotlight on locals who are fostering generosity, building community, and changing perspectives.
Paula Minnis details how volunteering for the International Rescue Committee led her to found Gaia, a company that empowers refugee women in Dallas by teaching them financial independence and self-sufficiency. The women hand-make apparel, accessories, and jewelry using vintage, artisan-made, and sustainable materials.
Watch how Minnis celebrates that optimistic spirit by gifting her $100 #frostitforward cash card to Heart House. The nonprofit has a similar mission to Gaia's, but focuses mainly on helping refugee children thrive.
Show how you're spreading optimism by tagging CultureMap Dallas on Instagram and using the hashtag #frostitforward, and you could win some cool swag.