Thursday, August 28, 2014

Volunteer Training

BABES, Beginning Awareness Basic Education Studies, is a program of Dove, Inc., which brings worthwhile life skill lessons to children in grades K-3rd.

BABES is seeking additional volunteers to cover all of the classrooms requesting this valuable program for the Fall Semester. If you would like to make a difference in the lives of 6 to 10 year olds, please attend the BABES Volunteer Training:

Saturday, September 6, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. or Thursday, September 18, 10:00 to 1:00
K - 2nd grade presentation
Thursday, September 18, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., 3rd grade presentations
302 S. Union, Decatur
Training is free but registration is required.

This volunteer commitment is usually an hour a week for six weeks and that covers two classrooms. The presentations are made in pairs. Bring a friend who can be your partner or be teamed with a person during the training.  For more information, to register your attendance, or to find out about other training opportunities, please contact Sandy Laesch, Coordinator, at 428-6616, ext. 2244, or

Friday, August 8, 2014

Looking Ahead

Make plans now to attend one of or all of these events for Dove, part of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, in October.  Check our website to see other ways to advocate, volunteer, learn about and support the program.

"A Night of Awareness" preview event to National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
sponsored by Domestic Violence Program's CADV
Thursday, September 25, 6:00 p.m.
 Decatur Public Library
Courtney Queeney, guest speaker
This event will bring awareness of the services of the Domestic Violence Program,  to let the public know of other upcoming events as part of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the Speaker will share from her personal experiences.

Candlelighting Ceremonies
Shelby County, Thursday, October 2
Macon County, Thursday,  October 16  
DeWitt County,  Monday, October 13
Moultrie County, Thursday, October 23

Domestic Violence Education and Volunteer Training
Monday - Thursday, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. beginning November 3rd and ending on November 19th. 
Dean Simcox Conference Room, 302 S. Union, Decatur

Registration will begin after Monday, September 8

Dine at BobEvans in Decatur during the month of October and they will donate a portion of your bill's total to the program.  A very easy way to help us out.  

Check back to for additional information.

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