D.I.P. Outreach Ministry- Violence & Hunger Prevention
|Posted on July 24, 2017 at 11:05 PM||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]
|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.
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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
|Posted on April 25, 2015 at 11:09 AM||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 (103)|
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:
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.
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!
|Posted on December 10, 2014 at 10:45 PM||comments (166)|
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:
“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]