May 2, 2017 - The annual Valley Gives day of community online giving is back. This year the event is using a new online platform. To access the new Kimbia platform click here: https://valley-gives.org/designee/franklin-county-dial-self-inc
April 29, 2017 - Annual World Tai Chi Day. This year hosted at Four Rivers Charter School in Greenfield. 10am - 11:30am with donations accepted for DIAL/SELF. A group practice of Tai Chi and mindfulness designed for all ages and skill levels (including no experience at all). Event is rain or shine. Poster link coming soon.
March 26, 2017 - The 16th Annual Badminton Bash was a great success. Players have until 4/15/2017 to turn in all their pledges.
****As of 3/24/17 the Early Birdie Tournament is full and we have closed registration for the 1pm as tournament****
November 24, 2016 - The 4th Annual Sachem Scamper attracted 60 walkers and runners willing to burn off some Thanksgiving calories before dinner.
November 17, 2016 - The 3rd Annual DIAL/SELF Awards Gala recognized staff member Sarah Norrichs for five years of service and Starr Pinkos for five years of volunteer service and twelve years as Board President.
November 19, 2016 - The 8th Annual Powder Puff Football Game between the Franklin County Technical School and Pioneer Valley Regional School was held in Northfield.
September 17, 2016 - The 2nd Annual Golf Tournament attracted some new teams as well as returning teams to Thomas Memorial Golf Course. Thanks to our sponsors and players for their support.
May 17, 2016 - The 10th Annual Bike Night at The People's Pint was held from 4 - 10 PM. People stopped by for a snack, drink or dinner and 10% of their bill was donated to DIAL/SELF. We raised over $500 this year. A new record! Thanks to all who joined us.
April 3, 2016 -The 15th Annual Badminton Bash was held at Northfield Mount Hermon School. Teams of three players competed for trophies for first and second place in addition to categories such as Best Costumes, Team Spirit, Best Team Cheer and Most Enthusiasm. Thank you to the players and to the local businesses who donated sponsorships and raffle prizes.
February 21, 2016 - Thanks to Taylor's Tavern, Harpoon Brewery and BEAR Country 95.3 for choosing DIAL/SELF as the benefit charity of the 19th annual Bartender Shootout. Nearly $3,000 was raised to support our newly re-opened drop-in center in Orange.
November 19, 2015 - The 2nd Annual DIAL/SELF Awards Gala was held at Greenfield Community College from 5:30 - 7:30 PM. In addition to the awards, staff member Thaddeus Poulter was recognized for five years of service and Lisa Goldsmith for ten years of service. Board member Garth Shaneyfelt was recognized for five years of service.
September 19, 2015 - Golf Tournament at Thomas Memorial Golf Course in Turners Falls
Several foursomes took to the course on which coincided with International Talk Like a Pirate Day. One team of pirates did a great job at reminding everyone not to take the game too seriously. Thanks to everyone who sponsored and played in the event. We already have next year booked on the calendar. 9/17/2016, Save the Date!
August 8, 2015 - Bridge of Flowers 10K Race and Steve Lewis Subaru Charity 3K Run & Walk. Walkers and runners raised over $2,400 for DIAL/SELF.
May 12, 2015 - Bike Night at The People's Pint
The 9th Annual Bike Night took place from 4 - 10PM. 10% of all sales were donated to DIAL/SELF. Thank you to everyone who stopped by for dinner or drinks.
March 29, 2015 - 14th Annual Badminton Bash at NMH
76 players bashed the birdie in two tournaments at DIAL/SELF's major annual fundraising event. First place trophies were presented to P, B & Drew from NMH in the Early Birdie tournament and to Vicious and Delicious from Northfield in the Sunday Brunch tournament. Second place trophies were awarded to The Riders of Rohan from Greenfield in the morning competition and the Blue Blazing Birdies from Northfield in the afternoon.
A huge thank you to all the players, their families and friends who supported them with pledges, our community sponsors and to the businesses who donated prizes for the coffee can raffle.
February 28, 2015 - Trivia Night
Thank you to the trivia buffs who attended our inaugural Trivia Competition at the Greenfield Moose Club and raised $869 for the agency.
December 10, 2014 - Valley Gives Day
Thank you to the community members who supported the agency with their online donations.
November 27, 2014 -2nd Annual Sachem Scamper
Thank you to the 33 runners who braved the snow-covered ground on Thanksgiving morning to raise $745 for DIAL/SELF.
November 22, 2014 - 6th Annual Powder Puff Football Game
The sixth Annual Powder Puff football game between Pioneer Valley Regional School and the Franklin County Technical School was held on Saturday, November 22nd, at 11 AM at Pioneer. Monetary donations of $844 and boxes of food benefited DIAL/SELF Youth and Community Services.
November 20, 2014 -Awards Gala
The first DIAL/SELF Awards Gala was a big hit. Thank you to all you who celebrated the achievements of staff, volunteers, clients and community members. Pictures and video of the event will be posted soon.
Board Members recognized for years of service:
Al Siano - 5+ years
Starr Pinkos - 20+ years
Staff recognized for years of service:
Lisa Goldsmith - 5+ years
Leilani Stratton - 5+ years
Kelsey Wessels - 5+ years
Joan Wilson - 10 years
Phillip Ringwood - 15 years
Community Champion Award
Named after one of DIAL/SELF’s founders who has continued to support the agency’s mission and awarded to an individual who supports and advocates for youth issues.
2014 Recipient—Sen. Stan Rosenberg
Program Alumni Award
Awarded to a community member who embodies the lessons learned as a former DIAL/SELF program participant.
2014 Recipient—Elizabeth Carlton
Current Program Participant Award
Awarded to a current program participant who demonstrates resiliency, enthusiasm, leadership and commitment to community service.
2014 Recipient—BJ Miller
September 19, 2014
There was a small event to launch the new Rite Aid KidCents program from 9:30 – 10:30 on September 19th at the Rite Aid store at 107 Main Street in Greenfield.
A $10,000 check was presented to DIAL/SELF Youth & Community Services as the first local charity to take part in the KidCents program.
The KidsCents Program allows participants to round up the pennies on their in store purchases to be donated to charity. For every $500 raised in this way, Rite Aid will match it with another $500.
September 4, 2014 -Thanks for cheering us on as we marched in the Franklin County Fair parade.
August 9, 2014 - Bridge of Flowers 10K Race and Steve Lewis Subaru Charity 3K Run & Walk
||Thank you to all the walkers and runners who designated DIAL/SELF as their charity of choice!
|Sarah & Lisa at the 2013 Race
Every county should be offering the kind of programs, to teens (11-21) that DIAL/SELF offers: Affordable housing for teens in need and emergency housing for teens in distress - many, many on-going education and mentoring programs that teach teens 'How to live and work on your own' skills - counseling - support - with many individual sites throughout Franklin County, I recently took the DIAL/SELF "virtual tour" with Phil and David and I was amazed to learn that: There is only one DIAL/SELF and that it is unique to Franklin County. We are all so lucky to have DIAL/SELF programs for "teens in need" in Greenfield"