December 10, 2014 -Valley Gives Day
When a donor comes to the Valley Gives website and makes a gift to his or her favorite nonprofits between 12 AM and 11:59 PM on December 10th, that gift will be added up along with all the thousands of other gifts being made to nonprofits in western Massachusetts throughout the day. At the end of 24 hours, the nonprofits that have the most unique donors will be rewarded with special grants from a prize pool which consists of up to $225,000 in awards.
Throughout the day, donors will be randomly chosen and their gift will be amplified with a “Golden Ticket,” adding anywhere from $500 to $1,000 to support their favorite nonprofit. More than over 100 different nonprofits will receive this bonus.
To schedule a donation for Dec. 10th or to make a donation on Valley Gives Day, please go to our donation page at: http://valleygives.razoo.com/story/Franklin-County-Dial-Self
November 27, 2014 -2nd Annual Sachem Scamper
Thank you to the 33 runners who braved the snow-covered ground on Thanksgiving morning to raise funds for DIAL/SELF.
November 22, 2014 - 6th Annual Powder Puff Football Game
The sixth Annual Powder Puff football game between Pioneer Valley Regional School and the Franklin County Technical School was held on Saturday, November 22nd, at 11 AM at Pioneer. Admission was $5 for adults and $3 for students or a non-perishable food item. All monetary donations and food benefited DIAL/SELF Youth and Community Services.
November 20, 2014 -Awards Gala
The first DIAL/SELF Awards Gala was a big hit. Thank you to all you who celebrated the achievements of staff, volunteers, clients and community members. Pictures and video of the event will be posted soon.
Board Members recognized for years of service:
Al Siano - 5+ years
Starr Pinkos - 20+ years
Staff recognized for years of service:
Lisa Goldsmith - 5+ years
Leilani Stratton - 5+ years
Kelsey Wessels - 5+ years
Joan Wilson - 10 years
Phillip Ringwood - 15 years
Community Champion Award
Named after one of DIAL/SELF’s founders who has continued to support the agency’s mission and awarded to an individual who supports and advocates for youth issues.
2014 Recipient—Sen. Stan Rosenberg
Program Alumni Award
Awarded to a community member who embodies the lessons learned as a former DIAL/SELF program participant.
2014 Recipient—Elizabeth Carlton
Current Program Participant Award
Awarded to a current program participant who demonstrates resiliency, enthusiasm, leadership and commitment to community service.
2014 Recipient—BJ Miller
September 19, 2014
There was a small event to launch the new Rite Aid KidCents program from 9:30 – 10:30 on September 19th at the Rite Aid store at 107 Main Street in Greenfield.
A $10,000 check was presented to DIAL/SELF Youth & Community Services as the first local charity to take part in the KidCents program.
The KidsCents Program allows participants to round up the pennies on their in store purchases to be donated to charity. For every $500 raised in this way, Rite Aid will match it with another $500.
September 4, 2014 -Thanks for cheering us on as we marched in the Franklin County Fair parade.
August 9, 2014 - Bridge of Flowers 10K Race and Steve Lewis Subaru Charity 3K Run & Walk
||Thank you to all the walkers and runners who designated DIAL/SELF as their charity of choice!
|Sarah & Lisa at the 2013 Race
June 2, 2014 - Trivia Night at the Rendezvous
Thanks to all who came out to have fun and raise money. In the end, DIAL/SELF board member Benjamin Miner's team won by one point over board member Starr Pinkos' team.
May 13, 2014 - 8th Annual DIAL/SELF Bike Night at The People's Pint
Thanks to everyone who supported our "Dining For DIAL/SELF" event by buying a raffle ticket, having a beverage or a bite to eat or just by making a donation.
April 21, 2014 - Thanks to everyone who came to support DIAL/SELF on Patriots' Day at Bertucci's in Amherst. Bertucci's donated 15% of what you spent to the agency. We're already looking forward to doing it again next year.
March 30, 2014 - The 13th Annual DIAL/SELF Badminton Bash took place with 26 teams competing for first and second place trophies in two tournaments. Thank you to all our sponsors, businesses who donated prizes for the coffee can raffle, players and volunteers. Nearly $12,000 was raised to support the agency.
Every county should be offering the kind of programs, to teens (11-21) that DIAL/SELF offers: Affordable housing for teens in need and emergency housing for teens in distress - many, many on-going education and mentoring programs that teach teens 'How to live and work on your own' skills - counseling - support - with many individual sites throughout Franklin County, I recently took the DIAL/SELF "virtual tour" with Phil and David and I was amazed to learn that: There is only one DIAL/SELF and that it is unique to Franklin County. We are all so lucky to have DIAL/SELF programs for "teens in need" in Greenfield"