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It's Back to School Time!

The back to school season is quickly approaching and for some it has already arrived and with it comes the back to school shopping for supplies, shoes, and clothing. Have you ever asked “what happens for the children whose parents are just making ends meet?” How do those parents supply everything on the never-ending supply lists, only to see the list grow one the first day of school?Where does the money for shoes, supplies, and clothing come from if you are barely making the rent?

Thankfully, Dove Inc. Children’s Clothing Room offers clean gently used clothing to any parent in need. Parents can select up to three outfits per child every thirty days. We try and offer new socks and underwear to all children as well but as summer winds down so does our supply.

The beginning of every school year can be overwhelming and exciting at the same time, but it is not all about the No. 2 pencils, new shoes, or even new books, it is about the children. So, while you are out shopping for that perfect…

Heritage and Holly Tour

Dove, Inc. is honored to have been selected to carry on the traditions of the Annual Heritage & Holly Tour.  NWRAPS, Near Westside Restoration and Preservation Society, has hosted this event for 26 years. The annual tour focuses on architectural treasures, local history and Decatur community restoration. When looking for an organization to be the event’s future sponsor, NWRAPS approached their neighbor, Dove, Inc. Dove, Inc. Governing Board President, Rev. Jason Butterick, states, "It’s a good fit, focusing on restoring area homes and families inside and out." Dove, Inc. plans to continue the event as an annual fundraiser to support local programs.



The Heritage & Holly Tour will continue to bring area history to light and feature area historic homes and businesses. The Trolley will be available to transport visitors to sites on the tour. New this year will be a bit of the rich history of Dove and its programs. Donna Williams, who has organized the tour for more than …

A New Box of Crayons

As the calendar turns to August, the trees and grass and flowers have begun to look a little tired.Advertising turns from summer fun equipment to Back-to-School sales.Harried moms begin to look hopeful and kids are either excited or sad, depending on how they feel about school.I was always one of the excited ones because I liked school.I also loved summer vacation, but by August I was ready to return to a familiar routine.I liked the new clothes and shoes that back to school time brought, but I was also excited to get new school supplies.One of my favorite things was a new box of crayons.I can still remember begging and pleading for the biggest box of crayons available.When I opened my new box of crayons, all sorts of possibilities loomed------beautiful works of art (although I was never really blessed with artistic talent); graphs to color for math or scienceprojects; maps to mark with separate colors for each country in geography class.The crayons were somehow symbolic of all there …