Outreach Programs



Christmas Care & Share is our Annual Christmas Basket Drive!

This is a combined effort with the Northeast Community Fund, Salvation Army  and is supported by hundreds of churches, businesses and groups throughout the community.  Dove and NECF partnership started in 1972 and Salvation Army joined in 2020.   Traditionally the drive provided food and gifts to over 300 households each holiday season. We became the local distributor for Toys for Tots in 2019.

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Where to get a coat?

Dove Clothing Room
Central Christian Church, 650 W. William
(corner of Monroe and William Street) Decatur
Monday & Wednesdays, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
all sizes

Northeast Community Fund
825 N. Water Street, Decatur
Food Baskets and Free Clothing Room
Mon-Tues, Thurs-Fri
9:00 to  11:00 a.m. and NOON - 2:30 p.m.
all sizes

New Life Pregnancy Center
1698 E. Pershing Road, Decatur
Mondays, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Tuesdays and Thursdays,  9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Maternity Clothing and children's clothing infant to 6

New Vision Ministry 
North side of the building - food pantry area (pre-pandemic thrift store area)
550 N Van Dyke St, Decatur
Mondays 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.
all sizes

The Salvation Army
137 S. Church, Decatur
Food Pantry hours and location

Coats for Kids!

This annual coat drive teams up with local clothing rooms to provide coats for children.  Area dry cleaners serve as drop off sites and make sure each coat is cleaned; local businesses serve as drop off sites;  and schools and businesses also participate in this project, as do all of the individuals who donate coats.  WAND-TV is the co-sponsor. 

This coat drive began in 1992 and has distributed more than 84,000 coats through the program.


DeWitt County Food Pantry

The food pantry is located at the Dove Offices in Clinton, 803 West Leander.  It is open to DeWitt County residents needing food, once every 30 days.

Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  

The food pantry - the week of Thanksgiving and the week after Thanksgiving will not be on Thursdays and will be on those Mondays instead, which is the 20th and 27th