DAPCO updates and news pertaining
to volunteers, staff and program updates will be on this page, feel free to check back often.
"Run for the Building Fund" Campaign
Baby items available for Moms
in need: If you are a new mom or mom in need of items for your baby, DAPCO currently reserves eachThursday
as our Parent in Need day between the hours of 1-3 p.m. Currently we service existing
clients and referrals from partnering agencies. Parents need to call to schedule their pick up prior
to Thursday; those being referred from another agency must bring a referral letter at the
time of pick up. The number to call to schedule your pick up will be (877) 832-1277 Ext. 103.
These are the items we normally have available: Diapers, wipes, formula
and at times; other items. (Parents must be specific in expressing their needs at the time of scheduling) If we cannot provide
the item(s) needed at the time you call, we will refer you to one of our partnering agencies. Thank you in advance for following
the guidelines set forth.
NEW DEVELOPMENT: DAPCO will be participating
as a educator and involved on the coalition of the Washtenaw County Coalition for Infant Mortality Reduction.
As a coalition member and educator, our goal is to began conducting educational workshops for new moms and first time moms
to be, educating them on various topics to ensure long life for them and their babies.
DAPCO will be moving into our newly renovated
organizational office; Mid December. A history making week has been planned; A special project planned
for December 15th - Thursday, DAPCO's history making event as we renovate our new permanent office
location, 127 North Washington, Ypsilanti, MI 48197. TEAM DEPOT will be heading up the renovation project, courtesy of HOME
DEPOT, Carpenter Road store. Recruiting volunteers, not spectators, if you are interested in volunteering, Call (877) 832-1277
Ext. 103. A Open House is being planned for January 2012. Stay tuned to our Calendar of Events for breaking news. In preparation
of the Open House, please visit our "Wish List" page our our website for gift suggestions to bring to the
Open House event.
Held at Parkridge Community Center, 591 Armstrong, Ypsilanti, MI 48197. Coordinated by Destiny and
Purpose Community Outreach, in collaboration with Parkridge and Staff and the community. Offering crochet instruction for
youth aged 8 and up who desire to learn the techniques of crocheting, reading patterns and completing projects. As of fall,
we've been joined by some of the EMU interns who come to Parkridge to offer tutoring in class subjects, afterward they
join us in the crochet class. (See below some of the recent class photos) No one gets away with just coming to spectate, you
must join in and help us with the least detail of rolling the yarn into a ball before projects begin. Thank you men and boys
for helping us out with this meaningful task.
PSA for new reoccuring event
Prisoner Family Support Group
New location for meetings will be held
at our newly renovated executive office, 127 North Washington, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Families of Prisoners Support group and
Alternate Solutions are collaborating to provide support to families and friends of incarcerated persons in the Washtenaw County area. Support group meetings will
be held beginning September 8 and continuing the 2nd Thursday of each
month thereafter and the 4th Saturday of each month. Meetings will begin @ 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays
and 10 a.m. on Saturdays.
you have a loved one or friend currently serving prison time… and
· Feel bewildered and don’t know what to do next
· Don’t know how to support
your loved one or friend who is incarcerated
· Don’t know how to navigate the legal system
· Feel you need someone else to talk to who is in the same
situation or have experienced what you are going through,then this support group may be what you’ve been looking
for. Our goal is to provide emotional support, offer resources, advocacy or anything else you may find helpful. We will walk
this journey together. FOPS & AS are here for you!
Solution is a program component of DAPCO. If you would like to get involved or need more information before attending
one of the support sessions, feel free to call (877) 832-1277 Ext. 103 or email us at email@example.com
Have you seen the DAPCO DVD? Link to: www.dapco.info
DAPCO is participating in Kroger Community Rewards. Register to get your Kroger
Card or update an existing one.
Be sure to add DAPCO to your card, using this number: 83178.
A percentage of your purchase will go to support our programs and services.
here to get started:
Kroger Community Rewards
DAPCO has joined with Shaklee
products in an effort to go GREEN. Click on the Shaklee logo to visit our website and find out
how you can also go GREEN, create an income for your family or organization and learn the many
benefits of using products the Shaklee way.
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News, Events & Programs
DAPCO is preparing
to host our 2nd Annual Dove Awards Recognition Banquet, which is tentatively set for Fall 2011. We are accepting
nominations for those you feel have made a reasonable contribution to the community efforts of Destiny and Purpose Community
Outreach. Potential candidates must have been active with DAPCO events and programs during 2010 & 2011, making a contribution
financially, in-kind hours or physical man power. YOU MAY EVEN NOMINATE YOURSELF. Please Fax forms to: 734-544-0950 or mail
to: P. O. Box 19119, Detroit, MI 48219 by August 31, 2011. ALL NOMINATORS KEPT CONFIDENTIAL unless otherwise communicated.
Nominees will be showcased on the DAPCO website until the cut off date. See form on the bottom
left to print out and mail or fax.
Nomination Form - Click to print
Nomination #1: Submitted by Brenda R. Griffin
Dear Mrs. Parker and Dove Award Committee,
is with great pleasure that I submit this nomination for the Dove Award for Mrs. Cynthia Richards, DAPCO Volunteer.
Having known Ms. Richards for several years and currently serving with her as Co-Call Coordinator
for Praising and Sharing with My Sister Conference Call Program, I have learned and experienced her dedication and love for
people and ministry.
As call coordinators, Cynthia and I have invited women to
share their gifts and talents with our organization and ministry. What I so appreciate
about Cynthia is her willingness to support P&S program even though she is living in another state! Cynthia "stepped up to the plate" with a spirit of unity and sweetness when asked for her assistance.
I know that Cynthia may not have been so comfortable having to prepare communications to our facilitators
and to our sister participants which required both our formulating and sending e-mails twice monthly for our conference calls.
She did not, however, complain, but was always agreeable and would remark that she would do her best....and she always did...her
best! Working so close with Cynthia,I knew there were occasions when she had to devote
time to her family's needs which oftentimes involved travel. I don't recall
Cynthia ever excusing herself when she really could have and would have been excusable!
Not only has Cynthia displayed a dedication to the program, she has also been an encouragement to so many with her
prayers, phone calls, messages, notes of encouragement and other acts of kindness which she did not have to take time to display.
Cynthia does not love in just word, but in deed and in deeds!
is therefore, my express desire and honor to nominate Ms. Cynthia Richards...all the way in Lake Charles, LA,for the 2010
May the Lord continue to bless and keep her as a Jewel to DAPCO and
to the people she ministers to along the way!
Ladies of Destiny and Purpose, Int'l
Praising and Sharing with My Sister
Conference Call Program
New Staff - Community Liaison's
If you desire
to start a business, but do not know where to begin or if you want to expand an existing business, LODPI is offering
FREE coaching and entrepreneurship sessions to low income persons from the Metro Detroit area. Sessions are also available
at a nominal fee for those more fortunate. For details or to schedule your orientation, call (877) 832-1277 Ext. 103 or
email your request to: firstname.lastname@example.org (put in the subject line "Entrepreneur Coaching Session request"
New Tutors – DAPCO is aggressively
recruiting tutors and mentors. Most of our recruits for our reading literacy program tutors are coming
from Eastern Michigan University. We are happy to train and recruit anyone who wants to impact a child’s
life and help them learn to read. Our tutors will be available for tutoring throughout the summer and fall;
daytime and after school appointments are also being set up now at various local schools in Washtenaw County.
Mentors are also being recruited: we are always in need of quality role models, male and females, who want to become
a positive force in the life of a youth. For more details, please email your interest to email@example.com
We welcome our new
(upcoming trainings can be found on our upcoming events page)
Employment Training Program – DAPCO will be engaged in
our Summer Youth Employment Program, training and preparing young adults between 16-21 years old for today’s workforce.
The program is tentatively set to begin Mid-May and continue until September 30, 2011. Scheduling of youth workers
will begin immediately and worksites are being coordinated now to maximize the learning exposure of the youth involved in
our program. More positive details on this program will be forthcoming.
Recycling Campaign – Our
recycling campaign kicked off Monday, May 2nd and will continue until August 1, 2011. We are asking all of our
friends and well-wishers to support us during this campaign as we collect and recycle old ink cartridges and cell phones.
We are even offering pick up of these items. If you would like more information, or would like to
set up a donation box at your place of business, call our office at (877) 832-1277 Ext. 103 and a staff person will call you
as soon as possible. Help us as we help our environment, and also raise needed program dollars.
Download the Recycling Campaign flyer
Last year, a special committee was formulated
to enhance our current Board of Directors. We are proud to introduce to you our Clergy Advisory Committee, the Committee
is comprised of committed leaders in the community who have linked up with Destiny and Purpose Community Outreach to make
a positive impact in our world.
Milton C. and Brenda Woods
D. and Carol Caldwell
Risarg and Linda Huff
Information & News!
Help is needed in the following
areas (Call the number above to schedule an interview)
Community Closet Caregiver
Mentors (Male & Female)
Youth Motivational Speakers
Reading Literacy coaches
We welcome volunteers & new office staff:
Fund Development Committee:
Advisory Board Members
Judge Brenda K. Sanders
welcomes Ms. Gail Roberts to our Advisory committee. Ms. Roberts brings a wealth of expertise in the field of Marketing.
DAPCO welcomes DeMarco to our Advisory committee. DeMarco is a professional trainer and brings a wealth of expertise
in the field of physical training and healthy living.
Winner Cynthia Canada
April, DAPCO was one of several non-profit agencies approached to submit a poem on behalf of our organization. All poems submitted
had to be original, related to the programs and/or services of the submitting agency. All contestants who entered the contest
had a chance to win $10,000, $5,000 or an IT comprehensive program, valued at $995.00. One of our long time volunteers, Mrs.
Cynthia Canada, who has written poetry in the past for some of our events, was chosen by our Executive Director to write a
unique poem just for DAPCO. As a result of Cynthia’s submission, DAPCO was one of the agencies
selected to win the IT comprehensive program. We thank you Cynthia for answering the call to action. You
can view Cynthia's tribute poem at a later date and will be posted on this page.