Friday, January 11, 2019

19 Ways to Join With Dove in 2019



Financial support is always needed to keep the doors open, keep services offered and to keep our strong outreach to the community. Below are 19 other ideas join with Dove in 2019!

  1. Items drives for the clients of the Domestic Violence Program and Homeward Bound Program - check out current lists in the DoveTales Newsletter and on the website
  2. Food drive for the pantry in Clinton
  3. Check the projects page on the website to tackle a hands-on need at one of Dove’s facilities
  4. Become a RSVP Volunteer to put your time and talents of a lifetime to good use in one of more than 80 social service agencies, must be 55+ years of age - enrollment form on the website
  5. Collect manufacturer’s coupons to ship overseas for our military families
  6. Watch for fundraisers and attend when you can and encourage other to participate
  7. Encourage clothing donations to the Children’s Clothing Room, inside of Prairie Avenue Christian Church and share that resource to families in need
  8. Encourage financial donations for use in the MAX, Macon County Assistance eXchange and DAX, DeWitt County Assistance eXchange
  9. Volunteer! Take the needed training - Domestic Violence Education and Volunteer Training, 40-hour training, certified by ICADV, which allows individuals to volunteer in the Domestic Violence Program and/or BABES Volunteer Training for the upcoming semesters
  10. Attend Macon County Continuum of Care, Homeless Advisory Council, 2nd Thursdays of January, March, May, July, September, & November, 1:30 p.m., 788 E. Clay, Decatur
  11. Help with RSVP Days of Service - in Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. in January and Veterans’s Day in November
  12. Share information on special awareness months - February on healthy dating relationships for teens, May is Older American’s Month, October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, April is Child Abuse Awareness Month, October is Red Ribbon Week
  13. Macon County Continuum of Care Community Breakfast, March, where the Point-In-Time numbers are released and plans for getting involved in reducing homelessness in our area is outlined
  14. Do a back-to-school drive for the children in the program
  15. Join your neighborhood group, organize your neighborhood, join in the city-wide National Night Out - 1st Tuesday evening in August
  16. Attend one or all of the Candlelighting Ceremonies in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October - Decatur, Clinton, Sullivan, Monticello and Shelbyville
  17. Encourage participation in the Annual Coats for Kids Drive, mid-October through November 30
  18. Gather toys and/or food for the Dove and Northeast Community Fund Basket Drive, serving more than400 families each year
  19. 19 Participate in events of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, the week before Thanksgiving - Box City, overnight awareness for area students, concerts, abd films

Please use this as a guide - check the DoveTales newsletter, the news feed on the website - www.doveinc.org - the Facebook page and twitter for the most up to date news on the activities and needs at Dove



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