Stories From Smaller Nonprofits ~ Dotted Line Divas

12/20/2016

Screen Shot 2016-12-15 at 11.21.28 AMDuring this tinsel time of year we often look to nonprofits to help families bridge the gap in providing items that will help make the holidays a little brighter. However, what often gets lost in the crowded NPO space are the smaller nonprofits whose work is critically important.

During December I open Diva Marketing Blog's virtual doors and invite smaller nonprofit organizations to tell their stories in their own special way. It my wish that you might find a small way to make a big impact.

 Sometimes necessity + creativity leads to great ideas. That's how a special organization, Dotted Line Divas, began it's venture to help others by using coupons. Really!

Screen Shot 2016-12-20 at 1.11.14 PMOur story teller is Tanorria Askew. Tanorria is not only a special, giving person but a talented, chef who participated on Gordon Ramsay's Master Chef program. Read more about Chef Tanorria in Diva Foodies' (my sister company) Twitter interview.

Hi! My name is Tanorria Askew, and I am the Vice President of the Board for an amazing non-profit called Dotted Line Diva’s! Dotted Line Diva’s is an organization that strategically coupons in order to provide families in need with personal care items.

 About Dotted Line Divas

Screen Shot 2016-12-20 at 12.55.21 PMDotted Line Divas is so unique in that it started by a woman who is a family in need herself. Christina Huffines started couponing in order to be able to provide items she was not able to get a food pantries and other assistance organizations. Things like laundry soap, body wash, razors, etc. which are things most of us take for granted. After spending one Christmas giving almost 400 families personal care items that she had stockpiled herself, Christina decided to form a non-profit called Dotted Line Divas.

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Dotted Line Divas now partners with other non-profit organizations to help as many families as possible. Since our start in 2014, we’ve helped support over 2,000 families! Just under a year ago we were also able to open a Personal Care Pantry which allows families to come “shop” with dignity and respect for items that build confidence, keep a clean and healthy home, and inspire others. We typically help anywhere from 30-40 families each month in the pantry!

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Our goal is to help families with basic personal care needs while inspiring them to eventually pay it forward. That’s why we also offer monthly coupon classes for our families to attend to learn how to coupon and save money for their own families. These classes are also open to the community so anyone can come and learn how to coupon. Our hope is those who attend the classes will be inspired enough to use the skills they learn to help support their own families but also give back to the communities in which they live.

How Social Media Plays A Role

Social media has been a platform that Dotted Line Divas uses to spread the word about events, volunteer opportunities, and coupon deals for those would like to partner and help with increasing inventory.

Connect with Dotted Line Divas

Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook 

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3544 Carmel, IN

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