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Looking for ways to be involved with the programs of Dove, Inc.?  Here are some idea to get you thinking!

giving time


pray for our clients

attend our events

read our email newsletter

share our email newsletter with family and friends

like our facebook page

share our tweets

read our news feed on the website

read our blog

memorize hot-line numbers to share with someone in need


giving talents


serve on advisory committees

serve as Congregation’s Delegate

volunteer for BABES, next training in Spring of 2018

volunteer for Domestic Violence Program, next training in Spring, April 30 - May 16, 2018

volunteer for RSVP, 80+ agencies and organizations to help and make a difference for the community

volunteer for MAX, Macon County Assistance exchange program

volunteer for the 2018 Point-In-Time count of area homeless individuals and families, January 25, 2018

volunteer for the Children’s Clothing Room

help with seasonal events, Christmas Basket Drive and Coats for Kids!

Join the Continuum of Care Homeless Advisory Council

giving treasures


give on-line on our website

donate through our facebook page

donate items from our needs lists, on website

donate to the children’s clothing room

donate food to the food pantry

remember Dove in your estate planning

mail a check


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