D.I.P. Outreach Ministry- Violence & Hunger Prevention
|Posted on December 9, 2019 at 11:47 AM||comments (31)|
The D.I.P. Foundation is gearing up for their 7th Annual Heal A Heart Food Clothing & Toy Giveaway December 23rd at 3Pm. This outreach event is one that sought out due to the joy it brings to the children in the community year after year. Heal A Heart provides non perishable food, clothing. shoes, hygiene items, and we dare not to mention toys to children in attendance ages 1-12 years of age. The organization makes this possible through the generous contributions of sponsors corporate and individuals who share the same passion to Heal A Heart and spread love during the holiday season. The event will be held at DIP Foundation Outreach Ministry 2078 Cassat Ave Jacksonville, FL 32210. Donations of every kind are appreciated. Checkout the video from last year it was an amazing celebration.
|Posted on July 20, 2018 at 10:12 AM||comments (119)|
The Divine Intervention & Prevention also know as (DIP) an outreach ministry for the prevention of domestic violence/abuse & hunger who has helped over 2,500 families in need is hosting the II Annual Tools 4 School Supply & Clothing Giveaway to lend a helping hand to students ages 4-18 that are in need. The event will be held at D.I.P. Outreach 2078 Cassat Ave Jacksonville, FL 32210 on Saturday August 4th @ 10am.
The average cost for back to school supplies and clothing is approximately $1500 according to NBC news, that is just as much as the average mortgage payment for many individuals. According to NCCP.org children make up 34 percent of people in poverty. Most low- income families have to look to the government for assistance, food, clothing, and other necessities such as; hygiene items and school supplies that are needed for children; many times this issue is not addressed on a regular basis or plaintively at all. No child wants to go to school without the proper clothing, shoes, or school supplies. The less fortunate seem to be one of the first to be bullied as a result of this particular lack. The community can support Tools 4 School Jax by donating gently used clothing, shoes, handbags, backpacks, costume jewelry, personal care items, new socks, & underwear, for all ages. For a detailed list visit www.facebook.com/diprestores or call (904) 438-4347.
DIP invigorates community supporters to do a good deed by making a contribution to DIP Outreach by visiting www.Dipfoundation.org website or simply Cash app @Dipfoundation.Your contribution will help to motivate both the parents and their children who are in need, whereby letting them know that they are not alone. Your donation will also help the youth mentally by boosting their overall self esteem. “When you look good, you feel good. Confidence with what you’re wearing is very important. If you feel good, you will always perform your best without worrying about anything- Maria Sharapova.” Here is an opportunity to help with giving over 300 students the supplies they need for a successful school year as, these children cannot reach their full potential without adequate support.
In kind donations can be dropped off to one of the following locations :
D.I.P Outreach Ministry 2078 Cassat Ave. Jax, Fl 32210
Elegant Beauty Supplies- 6139 103Rd Jax, Fl 32210
State Farm 12620 Beach Blvd #8 Jax, Fl 32246
|Posted on April 9, 2018 at 3:51 PM||comments (16)|
|Posted on March 16, 2018 at 10:29 AM||comments (292)|
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)
|Posted on January 1, 2018 at 6:05 PM||comments (115)|
|Posted on December 14, 2016 at 11:47 PM||comments (7)|
2078 Cassat Avenue items such as clothing, non-perishable food items, toys, and personal care items will be collected. Candy apples and bottled water will be available for a donation.
The fundraiser will help to feel attendees at their Annual #HealAHeart giveaway which will be held on December 22nd.
For more info call 904 438-4347
|Posted on November 16, 2016 at 9:16 AM||comments (11)|
Everyday Life can have its way of blindsiding us with the latest uploads on Instagram, Facebook live notifications, and snapchat stories about the VMA’s red carpet slayage, and the never-ending antics of the Kardashians on TMZ. Meanwhile we give little or no attention to the less fortunate children and families in our communities that suffer from hunger and abuse.
The Divine Intervention & Prevention Foundation aka (D.I.P.) 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. (D.I.P.) has helped over 1,000 families in their time of need through the Healing Hearts outreach ministry. This annual outreach was designed to help families with their bare living 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, visit www.Dipfoundation.org or call 904 438-4347.
I am very excited to get this going for the children and families that will benefit says, executive director of the D.I.P. Foundation P.K. Mickens – “what a wonderful way to honor the spirit of the holidays by giving huge smiles to those who are hurting, hungry, in need of personal hygiene, shoes, and clothing. This year’s donations will go a long way in helping over four families experiencing homelessness and poverty in Jacksonville, Florida metro area. It is truly more blessed for us to give than to receive” she says.
There are several ways that you can help DIP with its mission now through December 20become an Advocate: volunteer, organize a corporate or group benefit drive. Food, media, and financial sponsors are welcomed. Donation Drop-Sites are needed.
Pledge / Donate: Donations of non-perishable foods, personal hygiene & house household items, new & gently used toys are now being collected and can be dropped off to one of the donation drop sites.
AMG Uptown Salon 525 W Bay St. Jax, FL 32202 ~ Dorothy Walbey Podiatry 2255 Dunn Ave.
Donations are tax-deductible. Items collected will be distributed on Thursday December 22 - 10AM at the Maceo Elks Lodge 712 West Duval St. Jacksonville, Florida 32202. Volunteers & recipients can register at www.Dipfoundation.org by clicking the Heal A Heart tab to make a donation or for more information.
|Posted on November 24, 2015 at 9:34 AM||comments (204)|
|Posted on July 20, 2015 at 2:39 PM||comments (133)|
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 (121)|
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