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.
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.
D.I.P. Outreach Ministry is hosting their holiday fundraiser on December 17th @10am-2pm
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
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.
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.
Pledging For D.I.P. Foundation's 4th Annual Heal A Heart Drive has Begun!!!
Click here to make a donation or download a pledge form .
Jacksonville, FL- with the holiday season just around the corner, D.I.P. is accepting donations for its 3rd Annual Heal A Heart Food, Clothing, & Toy drive sponsored by Shofar Magazine & various local community organizations. For many of the children & families D.I.P. serves, the holidays are difficult. Some children maybe separated from their parents, others from their siblings. At least 90% come from families living below federal poverty level. All have experienced significant trauma that taints the warm holiday season.
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.
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
Did you know that there
is nothing as powerful as a changed mind?
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.
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.