What's the buzz? A DVA! Community Engagement Center?!
The DVA! Board has announced a new initiative of creating a DVA! Community Engagement Center.
It will be used for our monthly Get-Togethers, but it will also serve as a gathering site for individuals and community groups and organizations needing activity space for planning, games, practice, etc. We will have a free store and a place to swap items. It will be staffed by volunteers for designated hours and events.
Currently there is no such space in Pike County.
Just imagine the new friends and volunteers we could attract and the networks we could strengthen if we had space for regular free or low-cost programming, services and activities to enable us to learn and share together. Some examples:
Issues: protecting the watershed and stopping the massive warehouse project, food insecurity, literacy and volunteerism at the Pike County prison, LGBTQ+ pride, indigenous rights and the Lenni Lenape The possibilities are endless
Meetings: a meeting room available to community groups as well as for our own DVA! get-togethers
Classes and Clubs: spaces for knitting/crochet circles, watercolor workshops, poetry readings, meetings and clubs events, jigsaw puzzle swaps, etc.
Events: poetry and spoken word readings, children’s parties, films and other events
A Free Store: accepting new donated goods to make them available to anyone who can use them, without charge, starting with a few specific areas of merchandise, like baby diapers, wipes, menstrual products, and laundry products.
Do donate items on our Amazon Wish List, visit: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3GC2E5O8H0TZ7?ref_=wl_share