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The mission of Dixon Family Services is to improve the quality of life for all families and individuals in our diverse community. Our intervention and support services are strengthened by cooperation with the schools, churches, businesses and the community.

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How to Help

Dixon Family Services provides help for families and individuals experiencing difficult times. We see an increase in needs at the same time funding resources have decreased. We look to the generosity of this community for support to keep our doors open. Together we can make a difference.

Here are some ways to help:

If you can help with any of these ways, please contact us.

$$Financial

  • Support for Programs/Services
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  • Event Sponsorships
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  • Donations – Large & Small with a check, cash or via Paypal using the button below.

Volunteers

  • Board Members – Committee Members – Fund Team Members
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  • Support Group Facilitators
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  • Life Skills Presenters
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  • Mailings – Data Entry
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  • Grounds Maintenance

Supplies

  • Copy Paper
  • Postage Stamps
  • File Folders
  • Toilet Paper
  • Paper Towels
  • Cleaning Products
  • Paper Plates
  • Plastic Utensils, Etc.

Recycle

Paper & Plastic grocery bags-we re-use to provide weekly food distributions

Bring us your unwanted cell phones – help victims of domestic violence and isolated elders

 

Put on a Food Drive

 

How to Have a Food Drive or Other Products Drive

– It’s Easier Than You Think

  • A Food Drive can be as large or as small as you are comfortable with.  Consider how much time and effort you can afford as well as how many helpers you will have.

 

  • Decide on a time period.  Examples:  November 4 – December 18 to be able to give to the recipient organization by Christmas, or July 15 – August 15 for school supplies to students.

 

  • Pick a theme – Decide what you will be asking people to donate.

All Foods                                           Lunch Foods                                    Recyclables

Canned Foods                                 Diapers                                 Personal Care Items

Boxed Foods                                    Toilet Paper                         School Supplies

Paper Products                               Clothing                               Coats/Jackets

 

  • Make a list of desired items.  Example: if trying to get food for lunches, list could include peanut butter; jelly; tuna, chicken and other canned meats; fruits; cookies; bread; etc.

 

  • Decide who you are reaching out to for the Drive.  For example:

Open to the public                         In Your neighborhood      Service Organizations

Employees at your job                  Church Parishioners          School(s)

Group of businesses

 

  • Get containers (Heavy boxes or plastic tubs) – You can get them at the big box stores.
  • Advertise the Drive.

Make and circulate flyers            to those you want to donate

Explain how donations can make a difference to the people in need

Contact local news media with press releases and photos

Make and hang posters in strategic locations

Send emails out to as many contacts as you can

  • Decide where to put the containers and lists so people will notice them.
  • Make arrangements to take donations to food pantry/agency on a specific day and time.
  • Arrange for volunteers with vehicles for delivery.

 

 

Important note: If food donations are to include perishable foods, someone needs to be responsible to check containers often to avoid spoilage. We do not recommend that people ask for anything that requires refrigeration – it’s risky to the health of those you are trying to help.