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Community Violence Awareness Event & Balloon Release -Good Friday

Posted on March 26, 2018 at 3:21 PM Comments comments (13)
Violence continues to escalate in our cities and nation, unfortunately there seems to be a massive separation in our communities between those who are focusing on solutions to empower those who are mourning and those who are blaming each other, societal issues, and legislation for allowing violent tragedies to occur. Meanwhile, parents and family members who have lost a loved one are looking for ways to cope and mend their shattered hearts. What if our focus was shifted from accusing our fellows to bridging the “blaming gap” with Love? Dr. Martin Luther King boldly proclaimed, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” We need the power of love now more than ever.
Jacksonville in particular has lost several winsome and talented children to gun and domestic violence, Connor Mickens is one of those children. Although it has been five months since he was shot in the head the pain still lingers; blaming those who should have, or could have done this or that will not bring precious Connor back. Our factions can no longer play the “blame game,” therefore we ought to refocus and eradicate brute force through unceasing violence prevention themes, prayer, community outreach events, and advocacy. Our core objective as a community should be to stand united in love. There are three ways dignitaries and community proponents can encourage those who are still grieving: through common acts of love, kindness, and commitment to raise awareness about perpetrators who use violence as a panacea; that is destroying communities filled with innocent children who have been shot, killed, beaten and raped to death.
On Good Friday March 30th, at 12PM  D.I.P. Outreach Ministry is inviting community members, leaders, and media outlets to the balloon release ceremony in memory Connor Mickens and other youth in our city who have loss their life to barbarity. Afterwards kids will be served lunch and can participate in Easter activities such as egg decorating and hula hoop contest, games, raffles, face painting, and story time. RSVP  The goal of this event is to raise awareness and funds to continue the organization's mission of  violence prevention and to pray as a community. Food and drinks will be available for donations.
About D.I.P. Foundation Outreach is a non for profit organization that educates Children, families, and  communities on domestic prevention. DIP also provides food, clothing, and other necessities to impoverished and abused children and families. The organization has helped over 2500 families through their Heal A Heart Outreach. For more information visit www.Dipfoundation.org  or call (904) 438-4347 Donations and Volunteers are welcome. Event will be held at  DIP Outreach & Donation Center  2078 Cassat Ave. Jacksonville, FL 32210 ( between Blanding & San Juan) 


Community Violence Awareness Event & Balloon Release -Good Friday

Posted on March 16, 2018 at 10:29 AM Comments comments (17)
Violence continues to escalate in our cities and nation, unfortunately there seems to be a massive separation in our communities between those who are focusing on solutions to empower those who are mourning and those who are blaming each other, societal issues, and legislation for allowing violent tragedies to occur. Meanwhile, parents and family members who have lost a loved one are looking for ways to cope and mend their shattered hearts. What if our focus was shifted from accusing our fellows to bridging the “blaming gap” with Love? Dr. Martin Luther King boldly proclaimed, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” We need the power of love now more than ever.

Jacksonville in particular has lost several winsome and talented children to gun and domestic violence, Connor Mickens is one of those children. Although it has been five months since he was shot in the head the pain still lingers; blaming those who should have, or could have done this or that will not bring precious Connor back. Our factions can no longer play the “blame game,” therefore we ought to refocus and eradicate brute force through unceasing violence prevention themes, prayer, community outreach events, and advocacy. Our core objective as a community should be to stand united in love. There are three ways dignitaries and community proponents can encourage those who are still grieving: through common acts of love, kindness, and commitment to raise awareness about perpetrators who use violence as a panacea; that is destroying communities filled with innocent children who have been shot, killed, beaten and raped to death.

On Good Friday March 30th, at 12PM  D.I.P. Outreach Ministry is inviting community members, leaders, and media outlets to the balloon release ceremony in memory Connor Mickens and other youth in our city who have loss their life to barbarity. Afterwards kids will be served lunch and can participate in Easter activities such as egg decorating and hula hoop contest, games, raffles, face painting, and story time. RSVP  The goal of this event is to raise awareness and funds to continue the organization's mission of  violence prevention and to pray as a community. Food and drinks will be available for donations.

About D.I.P. Foundation Outreach is a non for profit organization that educates Children, families, and  communities on domestic prevention. DIP also provides food, clothing, and other necessities to impoverished and abused children and families. The organization has helped over 2500 families through their Heal A Heart Outreach. For more information visit www.Dipfoundation.org  or call (904) 438-4347 Donations and Volunteers are welcome. Event will be held at  DIP Outreach & Donation Center  2078 Cassat Ave. Jacksonville, FL 32210 ( between Blanding & San Juan)

5th Annual Heal A Heart Food Clothing & Toy Giveaway

Posted on January 1, 2018 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (15)

D.I.P. Outreach Ministry Annual Heal A Heart Food Clothing & Toy GiveawayOn Thursday Dec.21, 2017 families in need gathered by the hundreds to receive items donated to the D.I.P. Foundation for the less fortunate. Items such as: blankets, socks, body wash, mouthwash, toothpaste, clothing all sizes, and toys were distributed to over 250 individuals. The items were donated by various community supporters, the event sponsors were  L.W.O.S Magazine, The K.L.M. Corp, Faith Heating & Air. 

Over 25 bikes were given out to boys and girls yielding lots of smiles; as this was priceless.  The Holidays can bring stress upon those who are in need of the bare living necessities Heal A Heart Food Clothing & Toy Giveaway purpose is to ease some of this stress. This is the organization's 5th year hosting the event and hopes to expand its mission to help even more families next year with the communities help. 

Donations are accepted year round for Heal A Heart. A special thanks to Jeremiah Jackson with Paradise Dreamers and Florida Blue. To learn more about D.I.P. Foundation visit: www. Dipfoundation.org or Call (904) 438-4347

5th Annual HEAL A HEART Food, Clothing, & Toy Giveaway
5th Annual HEAL A HEART Food, Clothing, & Toy Giveaway
5th Annual HEAL A HEART Food, Clothing, & Toy Giveaway
5th Annual HEAL A HEART Food, Clothing, & Toy Giveaway
5th Annual HEAL A HEART Food, Clothing, & Toy Giveaway
5th Annual HEAL A HEART Food, Clothing, & Toy Giveaway
5th Annual HEAL A HEART Food, Clothing, & Toy Giveaway
5th Annual HEAL A HEART Food, Clothing, & Toy Giveaway

D.I.P. 5th Annual Heal A Heart Food Clothing & Toy Drive

Posted on December 20, 2017 at 7:49 AM Comments comments (12)
December​ ​is​ ​a​ ​very​ ​busy​ ​month​ ​for​ ​many,​ ​not​ ​everyone​ ​has​ ​the​ ​same​ ​experiences​ ​throughout​ ​the holidays.​ ​This​ ​time​ ​of​ ​the​ ​year​ ​can​ ​be​ ​difficult​ ​for​ ​the​ ​less​ ​fortunate​ ​children​ ​and​ ​families​ ​in Jacksonville’s​ ​communities.​ ​Over​ ​90%​ ​of​ ​the​ ​population​ ​served​ ​lives​ ​at​ ​or​ ​below​ ​the​ ​line​ ​of​ ​poverty. The​ ​Divine​ ​Intervention​ ​&​ ​Prevention​ ​Foundation​ ​believes​ ​that​ ​all​ ​children​ ​should​ ​experience​ ​the​ ​joy​ ​and excitement​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Christmas​ ​holiday.​ ​(D.I.P.)​ ​has​ ​teamed​ ​up​ ​with​ ​corporate​ ​and​ ​faith​ ​partners,​ ​individuals, and​ ​other​ ​community​ ​organizations​ ​to​ ​host​ ​the​ ​​5th​ ​Annual​ ​Heal​ ​A​ ​Heart​ ​Food,​ ​Clothing,​ ​&​ ​Toy​ ​Drive On​ ​​Thursday​ ​Dec.​ ​21st​ ​@​ ​10am​ ​​items​ ​such​ ​as​ ​personal​ ​hygiene,​ ​toiletries,​ ​blankets,​ ​shoes,​ ​clothing,​ ​and toys​ ​will​ ​distributed​ ​to​ ​the​ ​underprivileged​ ​children​ ​and​ ​families​ ​who​ ​attend​ ​on​ ​a​ ​first​ ​come​ ​first​ ​serve basis​ ​for​ ​as​ ​long​ ​as​ ​the​ ​supplies​ ​last.
​ ​Help​ ​us​ ​make​ ​wishes​ ​come​ ​true​ ​by​ ​donating​ ​to​ ​​#HEALAHEART You​ ​can​ ​show​ ​your​ ​giving​ ​spirit​ ​by​ ​dropping​ ​off​ ​new​ ​and​ ​gently​ ​used​ ​(non​ ​violent)​ ​toys​ ​to​ ​benefit​ ​a​ ​boy or​ ​girl​ ​today​ ​to​ ​​D.I.P.​ ​Foundation​ ​Outreach​ ​Ministry​ ​2078​ ​Cassat​ ​Ave.​ ​Jacksonville,​ ​FL​ ​32210 

About​ ​D.I.P.​ ​Foundation​ ​:​​ ​a​ ​not​ ​for​ ​profit​ ​organization​ ​whose​ ​core​ ​objective​ ​is​ ​to​ ​educate​ ​and​ ​empower families​ ​to​ ​live​ ​healthy,​ ​holistic​ ​lifestyles​ ​without​ ​the​ ​use​ ​of​ ​violence​ ​as​ ​a​ ​recourse​ ​to​ ​solve​ ​relationship, personal,​ ​and​ ​financial​ ​plights.​ ​(D.I.P.)​ ​has​ ​helped​ ​over​ ​1200​ ​families​ ​in​ ​their​ ​time​ ​of​ ​need​ ​through​ ​the Healing​ ​Hearts​ ​Outreach​ ​Ministry.​ ​​ ​#HEALAHEART​ ​was​ ​designed​ ​to​ ​help​ ​families​ ​with​ ​their​ ​vacuous necessities​ ​such​ ​as​ ​food,​ ​clothing,​ ​blankets,​ ​coats,​ ​shoes,​ ​personal​ ​hygiene-toiletries,​ ​and​ ​toys​ ​for​ ​children during​ ​the​ ​holiday​ ​season.​ ​To​ ​learn​ ​more​ ​about​ ​the​ ​organization,​ ​​ ​you​ ​can​ ​visit​ ​​www.Dipfoundation.org or​ ​call​ ​(904)​ ​438-4347​ ​to​ ​schedule​ ​your​ ​donation​ ​to​ ​be​ ​picked​ ​up. 

Five​ ​Ways​ ​to​ ​Support​ ​HEAL​ ​A​ ​HEART  Purchase​ ​items​ ​from​ ​one​ ​of​ ​our​ ​wish​ ​lists​ ​(​ ​Bikes,​ ​Dolls,​ ​Basketballs,​ ​Footballs,​ ​Gift​ ​Cards,​ ​Etc,.) Make​ ​a​ ​monetary​ ​donation​ ​of​ ​any​ ​amount​ ​via​ ​D.I.P.​ ​secure​ ​website If​ ​you​ ​are​ ​an​ ​out​ ​of​ ​state​ ​donor-​ ​ship​ ​toys​ ​to​ ​D.I.P.​ ​7643​ ​Gate​ ​Parkway​ ​#104-160​ ​Jax,​ ​FL​ ​32256 Encourage​ ​your​ ​friends,​ ​family,​ ​co-workers,​ ​local​ ​businesses,​ ​and​ ​social​ ​clubs​ ​to​ ​get​ ​involved.  Share​ ​the​ ​event​ ​flyer​ ​on​ ​your​ ​social​ ​networks,​ ​join​ ​the​ ​event​ ​​www.facebook.com/Diprestores 

Together​ ​we​ ​can​ ​work​ ​together​ ​to​ ​Heal​ ​so​ ​many​ ​hearts.​ ​Your​ ​generosity​ ​ensures​ ​that​ ​they​ ​feel​ ​special​ ​and loved​ ​during​ ​this​ ​holiday​ ​season.​ ​​Donations​ ​are​ ​tax-deductible​ ​participants​ ​and​ ​volunteers​ ​can​ ​register online​ ​by​ ​visiting​ ​​ ​​www.Dipfoundation.org​​ ​​ ​  

Back to School Supplies & Clothing Donations Needed for Underprivileged Children

Posted on July 24, 2017 at 11:05 PM Comments comments (15)

According to the National Retail Federation, the average family spends almost $700 on children’s clothing, electronics, and back to school supplies each year. Back to school time can be a burden on many low income families- especially to those who have to provide clothing for more than one child. Wouldn’t it be great if back to school shopping was easy and cheap? Of course it would.

The recent budget cuts in education tends to take a big toll in the classroom, not only are there more students cramming into already crowded classes, there are fewer supplies to go around. With limited supplies available some teachers and other parents end up spending their own money to buy pencils, pens, notebooks, and textbooks for students whose families can’t afford them.


 The Divine Intervention & Prevention Foundation also know as  (D.I.P.)  is a non-profit organization whose core objective is to educate and empower families to live healthy, holistic lives without the use of violence as a recourse to solve relationship, personal, and financial plights is seeking donations to help kids ages 5-17 gear up for school.

 (D.I.P.) has helped over 1,500 families through the Healing Hearts Jax that has lead to the organization’s program expansion and the kickoff of the #Tools4SchoolJax clothing  & school supply giveaway to be held on Saturday August 5 at 10am. To learn more about the organization visit www.Dipfoundation.org

Tools 4 School Jax supports underprivileged students in need with back to school supplies & clothing to make sure that these kids are excited about school and have everything they need to succeed.  (D.I.P.) hopes that you will choose to partner in helping children in Duval County return to school with the supplies they need by bringing donations to: D.I.P. Outreach Charity Suite 2078 Cassat Avenue Jacksonville, FL 32210

The Tools 4 School Jax fundraiser really can go along way in making the 2017-2018 school year a happier one for teachers and students alike. Organizations, school groups, businesses, looking to host a drive for #Tools4SchoolJax  or schedule a donation pickup should contact Angie 904 438- 4347 or email  [email protected] 

 

D.I.P. Outreach Ministry weekly community empowerment

Posted on July 20, 2015 at 2:39 PM Comments comments (33)

Empowerment Tuesdays is a weekly inspirational, experiential, educational meeting for the community all ages. It gives attendees an opportunity to worship, fellowship, evaluate themselves based on the message that given.  D.I.P. is an educational Outreach ministry for the prevention of domestic violence, our messages for the empowerment series are bible based and point out how everyone is subject to becoming an abuser or being abused. D.I.P. believes that divine healing takes place when we get to the root that is causing the fruit of bad behavior. This is not a traditional meeting about domestic violence and abuse simply because those who are abusing or being abused would not attend unless they were court ordered. However, the power of the Holy Spirit has and will continue to convict attendees to see that there is a problem and Jesus is the only One to solve it.
 We simply have to meet people where they are to disciple them through the word of God so they may apply it in every aspect of their life.

A National & Local Organization Unite with an Inspirational Magazine to Empower Youth & Honor Community Leaders

Posted on July 3, 2015 at 11:14 AM Comments comments (23)

 On Tuesday June 30, D.I.P. Foundation & Shofar Magazine hosted its inaugural Youth Empowerment and Crime Prevention Fundraiser at the Holiday Hill Baptist Church.  Community members gathered to hear powerful messages from P.K. Mickens – (D.I.P.) Executive Director; Steven Bradley of the National Coalition against Domestic Violence; and Florida’s District State Attorney Angela B. Corey.  WJXT Channel 4 News was onsite awaiting her arrival, Corey interviewed with the news station outside. Inside was a room full of supporters waiting to hear Corey’s message to youth, and more importantly to take photos with the victim’s safety ambassador.  

The event culminated with an overview of (D.I.P.) upcoming projects, the commencement date of (D.I.P.) twenty-six week Batter’s Intervention Program Road to Resilience, and presentation from     P.K. Mickens on “The importance of Character” followed by (NCADV) Steven Bradley tips for social media safety. There were several surprises that night; Shofar Magazine unveiled its Blazing Summer Edition Cover, a triple feature to include:  Florida’s State Attorney Angela B. Corey, National Recording Artist Jekalyn Carr, Pastor of The Sanctuary of Orange County and Oxygen’s T.V. reality star Jay Haizip.                 Visit www.Shofarmagazine.com to view cover or subscribe to the magazine.

Select honorees received awards for their support of the organization’s mission of violence prevention: Sam’s Club, Channel 4 News, Pastor Albert Byrd, and Angela B. Corey. With an audience filled with community leaders and supporters the speakers provided valuable insight on internet safety, violence prevention, and character building. Both youth and adults left with violence prevention materials and (D.I.P.) signature hand towels as a reminder of the events theme “Your Knowledge is Your Power.” (D.I.P) hopes to host more empowerment events in the near future to continue raising awareness and funds to fight against domestic violence.  For more info or to donate visit www.Dipfoundation.org                                                                                                                                       Corporate Sponsors: Walmart, Sams Club, Home Depot, Panera Bread, Chick Fil A, MAC, & Target


I'M Changing My Mind- 2015 Empowerment Series- May 12th

Posted on April 25, 2015 at 11:09 AM Comments comments (10)

Did you know that there is nothing as powerful as a changed mind?
You can change your hair, your clothing, your address, your spouse, your church, your residence. But if you don’t change your mind the same experience will perpetuate itself over and over again because everything outwardly changed, but nothing inwardly changed. "Whatever you hold in your mind will tend to occur in your life. If you continue to believe as you have always believed, you will continue to act as you have always acted. If you continue to act as you have always acted, you will continue to get what you have always gotten. If you want different results in your life or your work, all you have to do is change your mind."

Divine Intervention & Prevention ( D.I.P.) Foundation, Inc. will launch it's 2015 Empowerment series Tuesday, May 12th, 7 PM at Holiday Hill Baptist Church 730 Mandalay Rd Jacksonville, FL. The series theme :
 I'm Changing My Mind is a six week inspirational, experiential, community building, and educational family friendly event designed to inspire, engage, enlighten, and empower attendees. The keynote speaker for the inaugural session will be ( D.I.P.) Executive Director P.K. Mickens- Minister, National Journalist, and Domestic Violence Survivor. An undying passion now emits from her essence to see all of our communities violence-free. D.I.P. Foundation Inc, - A not for profit domestic violence education organization that believes community education and leadership are building blocks to prevent dating and domestic violence. ( D.I.P.) Prevention and Education program works with community members to identify strategies that promote healthy individuals, relationships and communities.

Start making plans to be a part of this journey as we touch the hearts and spirits of men, women, families and communities.This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. We encourage you to make a donation and reserve your space in advance online Dipfoundation.org 

 For additional information call Nina  (904) 800-9624 .Your tax deductible monetary gift, no matter the size, will help make a difference in the lives of individuals and families right here in Jacksonville, FL who are facing domestic violence. It’s time to change the startling statistics by empowering survivors – co-workers, family, friends and even strangers – to get involved and become supporters . It’s also time to stop asking why victims stay in violent relationships, and instead start asking what we can do as a society to help.”

Show Your Loyalty to the Golden Rule: Give to D.I.P Foundation’s Second Annual #HEALAHEART Food, Clothing, & Toy Drive

Posted on December 10, 2014 at 11:22 PM Comments comments (7)
Chris Brown has it wrong: The world, at times, isn’t loyal. Society tends to be loyal to the hustle and bustle of their daily lives. Their minds are consumed with their own problems or scrolling down their Facebook timeline to get a glimpse of Kim Kardashian’s latest antics. As we enter into the holiday season and sit at our family dinner tables breaking bread and giving thanks, we can choose to un-follow society’s lead and ground ourselves into the spirit of giving to our fellowman in need. During November and December, stress runs high in most families. Finances are stretched to buy gifts or to travel to see family members. Seeing those family members we don’t quite get along with or not being able to see relatives and friends can add even more stress to a relationship. Excessive alcohol consumption is usually an added factor at this time of year. Sometimes our expectations of what should happen compared to what actually happens can give us the holiday blues. Many of us try to out do ourselves during the holidays and arguments happen. But what about abuse during the season? How can it be prevented?On Sunday, December 21 D.I.P. Foundation will be hosting its 2 Annual Food, Clothing & Toy Giveaway: 712 West Duval Street Jacksonville, FL 32202 at 2PM.  The event’s purpose is to rally community supporters together in order to ease someone’s pain by bringing some holiday cheer to needy families in Jacksonville. We all endure our own challenges in our lives.  We go through them so that we may be a beacon of light to others.  Help someone know that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.  Volunteer your time, lend a listening ear and heart, or donate funds to help the D.I.P. Foundation with its domestic violence prevention mission.About D.I.P. Foundation: A local  grassroots 501 (c) 3 charity dedicated to improving the quality of life for abused men, women, children, & families  by  providing education in the community on how to identify, prevent, and intervene in domestic abuse situations . To learn more: visitwww.dipfoundation.org
The following donations are needed:

  • Nearly New Shoes
  • Sweaters
  • Coats
  • Blankets
  • Hygiene products
  • Household & Cleaning Items
  • Nonperishable Food Items (New)
  • Toys
  • Cell Phones (New & Used)
  • Gift Cards

Imagine the families you can help with your donations. Let’s be loyal to the Golden Rule “Do unto toothers as you would have them do unto you,” and drop off your donations at the following locations: or call for donation pickups.

  • (D.I.P. Foundation Booth)  Norwood Flea Market—5301 Norwood Ave
  • Church’s Chicken—5870 Normandy Blvd.
  • Wing King Café—4330 Brentwood Ave.
  • Athlete’s Foot—5920 Normandy Blvd.
  • Athlete’s Foot—6024 Merrill Road

For more information, sponsorship, or volunteering, please calls (904) 438-4347
 For media requests Contact Angel  [email protected].

 
Give the gift of generosity to local, needy families through your donations today!

 

“Santa Photos to raise funds for charity & “Pic a Fit against violence”

Posted on December 10, 2014 at 10:45 PM Comments comments (6)

The pressures of celebrating the holidays sometimes causes tempers to flare, energy levels to soar and arguments to ensue, culminating in an explosion of domestic violence and abuse. Parties, celebrations and festivities are everywhere and the temptation for excess can be intoxicating. Alcohol, drugs, heightened emotions and the wrong combination of family members, are very often contributing factors in violent holiday explosions. In fact, the holiday season can be an exceptionally tough emotional period for many domestic violence victims, even children. Most loving mothers will do whatever is necessary to create a fun and festive holiday environment for her children, however, for children living in a home where violence occurs, very often, Christmas represents a prolonged period of trepidation due to the anticipation of violence.

D.I.P. Foundation is anon-profit that is working to prevent and end domestic violence by developing innovative programs and events that:

  • support victims, survivors, and their families and help them get to safety
  • educate individuals about the critical roles that we all have to play in promoting healthy relationships
  • promote mutual respect as the foundation of healthy relationships
  • support children who are exposed to violence at home and in school

“On Saturday, December 13, & Sunday December 14 from 1 – 4pm, D.I.P. Foundation invites children to have their pictures taken with Santa Claus! Parents will be pleased to donate just $5 for a professional 4”x6” ready- to-display portrait at D.I.P. Foundation Crime Prevention Studio which is located at 5301 Norwood Avenue.  Pic A Fit Against violence while celebrating the holiday season with a festive event for the whole family; free egg nog & cookies will be served.”

Upcoming Event:Free Food, Clothing, Toy Drive December 21 2PM 712 W. Duval St

Volunteers are encouraged to join D.I.P. Foundation with its prevention of domestic violence mission and supporting those affected by it. For more information visit: www.Dipfoundation,org  to make a donation contact Angel Bree’ 904 438-4347 or email’ [email protected]