Archives for October 2018

Diersen Charities Albuquerque Staff Participate In New Mexico State Fair Parade

Two Albuquerque employees, Employment Specialist Angelo Abeyta and Cook Mark Garson, participated in the annual New Mexico State Fair Parade, the longest established and biggest parade in the state where everyone is invited to join in. The theme of this year’s parade was “Love is in the Fair” with Abeyta marching with the 505 Albuquerque […]

For 15th Year Dismas Charities Laredo Donates Shoes To Mission

For the 15th consecutive year, staff from the Laredo facility have presented the Santa Monica Mission with over 30 pair of shoes for the needy children living there. From left standing in the rear are Regional Vice President Joe Driver and Laredo Assistant Director Felipe Jaime and Director Daniel Reyes. Like Us On Facebook!

Dismas Charities Montgomery Receives 100 Books From Library

Montgomery received over 100 books from the Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library following a public book sale. According to Head Librarian Timothy Berry this is the first time they have donated books to non-profit organizations following the two-day sale. Like Us On Facebook!

Dismas Charities Owensboro Facility Pits Dorm-Against-Dorm In School Supply Drive

Recently the Dismas Charities Owensboro Substance Abuse Program pitted the clients of three of its dorms against one another to see which could donate the most back packs and supplies during a Back-to-School drive. Decorated collection boxes were set up in each dorm with the clients purchasing supplies on their own, having loved ones send […]

Dismas Charities Manchester Residents Learn CPR, Heimlich

Sixteen residents from the Dismas Charities Manchester Kentucky program received free instruction on the proper way to administer CPR/AED and the Heimlich Maneuver from Registered Nurse Tammy Jones. Following the instruction, which took place during a Resident Meeting, the residents received a Certificate of Achievement. Like Us On Facebook!

Dismas Charities Montgomery Staff, Residents Attend Large Annual Job Fair

Staff and five Montgomery residents attended the 7th Annual Congressional Job Fair sponsored by U.S. Representative Terri Sewell. The job fair, which attracted over 100 companies, was held on the campus of Alabama State University. Agencies represented include automotive, banking, construction, education, government, law enforcement, health services, manufacturing/production/ processing, military, retail, staffing agencies, restaurant/food, workforce […]

Dismas Charities Diersen Facility In Louisville Graduates 12 From “LifeLaunch”

Goodwill’s LifeLaunch program, designed to break the cycle of poverty, crime and incarceration in America, graduated 12 Diersen Substance Abuse Program residents. The six-week class, made possible by a $4 million federal grant, is operated in four other locations across the nation and focuses on Attitude, Dependability, Conflict Resolution, Self-Preservation, Safety, and Team Building. The […]

Dismas Charities Savannah Donates Backpacks To Save Our Youth

Savannah donated 10 backpacks filled with school supplies to “Save Our Youth”, an organization that hosts community events for the betterment of the local community, specifically the youth. Staff (from left) are Ashley Thompson, Ahmad Scott, Yusef Curry and Renee Williams. Like Us On Facebook!

Dismas Charities El Paso Holds Back To School Event For Residents Children

Over 40 children of the El Paso residents received school supplies donated by Dismas staff and its partners from El Paso Community College. Items dispersed were school bags, paper, pencils, glue, crayons, scissors, markers, erasers, pencil bags, and more goodies for their return to school. As part of the event, residents and the children enjoyed […]

Happy Columbus Day!

Columbus Day carries special significance to Dismas Charities. It was because of the forward thinking and charitable spirit of the Knights of Columbus (KofC), so named to honor Christopher Columbus, that our organization was formed over 50 years ago. In 1964, the five councils of the KofC recognized the basic tenet that everyone deserves a […]