Get involved with Dixon Transition Society this holiday season
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For many of us, the last few months of the year is a time to get together with friends, family, and loved ones. This is true at Dixon, too. Every holiday season, we witness the incredible power of kindness, friendship, and generosity. A number of individuals and community partners reach out to Dixon every year to get involved in some way, and we would love for you to join us!
Here’s an overview of what’s happening this winter and how you can get involved.
Sponsor a family
Do you remember being a kid and waking up Christmas morning before even the crack of dawn, running into the living room to see what Santa had left? The tree is lit, wrapping paper crinkles under little scurrying feet running to grab the next present. It’s magic.
At Dixon, we make sure our Christmas isn’t any different. Our families have experienced a whole array of circumstances in a year, so why not give them at least one day to celebrate provision, love and abundance?
Our holiday sponsorship program has grown so much over the past few years, thanks to a number of dedicated community partners and donors. These folks are “Santa” for the families at Dixon.
As a sponsor, you agree to take on a wish list(s) from a Dixon family (or families!) and play “Santa” for them this holiday season. In late October, we send you the wish lists, and you spend November shopping. We will arrange a time in the first two weeks of December for you to drop off the gifts at our head office. Then, on December 25th, Dixon families experience the magic of a Christmas morning, thanks to you.
Read more about the incredible impact that you, as a holiday sponsor, can have on the women and children at Dixon.
Are you ready to put on your white fur-trimmed red jacket and pants? Become a holiday sponsor.
Support or attend our Annual Christmas Jazz Concert
This always joyous event is happening on Sunday, December 2 at the Sanctuary at Brentwood in Burnaby. Each year we welcome locally renowned artists Miles Black, Glenda Rae, and Brett Wade to put on a fantastically festive show, while we host a silent auction and happy hour with wine and refreshments.
All of the funds raised at the event go to Dixon House to help cover things like basic household supplies, food, workshops, and other essential supports. Clients have access to all these supports at no cost.
Dixon will recognize all sponsors on our website and social media, on promotional material and at the event itself. Above all, sponsors play a key role in providing support for moms and children fleeing violence this holiday season.
“Host” a holiday celebration
We do what we can to help Dixon families celebrate the season. One of these ways is putting on small holiday celebrations for our current clients. As much as possible, we also try to include clients who have recently transitioned out of our facilities. Your first holiday season living independently can be hard! We like former clients to know we’re thinking of them, so we invite them to celebrate the season with us.
If you are interested in providing funds for the food and other cheerful touches for these small parties, as well as shopping for the items and potentially helping to set up or serve on the day of, get in touch!
Make a year-end contribution
It seems so obvious, and yet it is so helpful. Your dollars are what make the hopes and dreams of the women and children we serve into reality.
Any questions about getting involved? Do you have an idea about how you want to help out at Dixon this year? Get in touch! We want to hear from you.