Friends of the Drop In Center

Friends of the Drop In Center

The Friends of the Drop in Center (DIC) is a non-profit incorporated organization. The Friends have been incorporated since 1979 and have a membership of over 200 seniors.

Purpose

The purpose of the Friends Organization is to raise funds to help supplement special programs, senior trips, luncheons, and items for the Council on Aging department. The Friends also help supplement the Council on Aging (COA’s) newsletter mailing once a month. 

Volunteer Responsibilities

Volunteers help with a variety of different tasks some of which include folding, and labeling of over 1700 newsletters monthly. Volunteers help with their annual Holiday Fair in October and Bake Sales twice yearly. The Friends are made up of a board of directors including a President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary. Meetings are held the first Wednesday of every month. Members discuss and vote on a variety of issues during these meetings. In the past the Friends Organization has been very generous in helping with purchasing tables and chairs for the Senior Center, equipment for the kitchen, and adding cabinets in the lunchroom. 

Become a Member

The Friends Organization is a vital part of the functioning of the COA. To become a member, please sign-up at the COA. Dues are $5 per year. As a member you are entitled to discounts on trips, luncheons and special programming that are sponsored by the Friends. Donations are always welcome and are used for worthwhile purposes. Contact the COA at 508-261-7368.