Archive for October 2011
Dear Dixon Community;
As the holiday season approaches, it is time to remember those in our community who are financially unable to provide holiday gifts for their families. To help meet that need, Dixon Family Services (DFS) staff and volunteers work to connect these families with those who are willing to purchase gifts, new shoes, clothing and sometimes even a Christmas tree for the family. This “connection of donors and recipients” is called The Dixon Family Services Adopt-A-Family Program.
In past years, local families have been adopted by small businesses, local youth and adult service groups, large corporations, schools and churches. Families or individuals who would like to adopt a needy family are also encouraged to participate in the Adopt-a-Family Program.
Recipient families are screened by DFS staff and are required to complete a wish-list detailing the Christmas requests of family members. Each of these families is then “adopted” by an “adopter” who will then purchase, wrap and deliver the gifts no later than one week before Christmas. In some cases there may be a need for translation and DFS staff will arrange to help in that area when needed.
Adopting a family for Christmas is a very rewarding and hands-on way to share holiday cheer with the neediest among us. If your business or organization is interested in adopting a family for Christmas this year, please contact Sandy, Tammy or Marco at Dixon Family Services at (707) 678-0442 or Caitlin O’Halloran at (707) 301-7279. We will ask you a few questions and pair you with a family; the rest is up to you!
Best wishes for a peaceful holiday season!
the DFS Adopt-a-Family Program Committee
PS Consider sponsoring, decorating or purchasing a Christmas tree for the Kiwanis Festival of Trees from December 3 – 5 at the Dixon Veteran’s Hall. This is another great way to help children in our community! You can contact the Kiwanis at 678-9198 or email@example.com for more information.
I have Good News and GREAT News!!
The Good News is that we now have another auction item added to our list of prizes. So, currently there are 6 Fabulous Prizes that you can bid on and win.
The GREAT NEWS is that these items ALL have VERY LOW STARTING BIDS!!!
I’m talking about the opportunity to win prizes valued at $150 (dinners at Colusa Casino), $200 (overnight stay at Atlantis Casino), $210 (golf for 2 at Cache Creek), $94.45 (Sacramento Excursion) and $70 (Scentsy Gift Basket) all for as low as a $25 Bid!!!
This is Madness!! People have not been bidding!! These prizes could easily be yours!!
Please take a moment to go to our website www.dixonfamilyservices.org right away!! All of the auction items have deadlines for bidding and several are close to ending.
We understand that on-line transactions might not be everyone’s cup of tea or that some may not be comfortable with navigating the internet, so this week we have taken steps to allow you to call or email our Special Projects person, Rich , at 678-0442 or firstname.lastname@example.org and he will either walk you through the process or he can even do the bidding for you. SO EASY!!!
Please take another look at our on-line auction fund raising project. Proceeds will benefit Dixon Family Services and at the same time, you can be the recipient of a wonderful prize.
Thank you so much and I hope you are having a lovely day!!
Sincerely, Cookie Powell