ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Dickinson Charities has a new home

Dickinson Charities has moved from its 21st Street location. The local nonprofit fundraising group can now be found at T-Rex Plaza, 1173 Third Ave. W., Ste 36. They have been there since Dec. 1. "We looked at several offices in town," Barb Hauck,...

Barb Hauck, Dickinson Charities manager, looks over the golden raffle drums used to help raise funds for local organizations. The nonprofit holds as many as 30 raffles per year. They can now be found at their new T-Rex Plaza location. (Brandon L. Summers / The Dickinson Press)
Barb Hauck, Dickinson Charities manager, looks over the golden raffle drums used to help raise funds for local organizations. The nonprofit holds as many as 30 raffles per year. They can now be found at their new T-Rex Plaza location. (Brandon L. Summers / The Dickinson Press)

Dickinson Charities has moved from its 21st Street location.

The local nonprofit fundraising group can now be found at T-Rex Plaza, 1173 Third Ave. W., Ste 36.

They have been there since Dec. 1.

"We looked at several offices in town," Barb Hauck, manager, said. "We needed something we could afford, but with enough room and that appeals to the community. When we saw this, we loved it."

With the new location comes greater parking and plenty of foot traffic.

ADVERTISEMENT

"People now have a visual of us," Hauck said. "We get a lot of customers stopping in and asking who are you and who do you help?"

Dickinson Charities facilitates 20 to 30 raffles per year.

They were present at the 55th annual Trinity Mardi Gras, held at Trinity High School, and will be participating in the St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church festival this spring.

The group also holds raffles for Special Olympics, memorials, and Dickinson Make-a-Wish.

They were also at Fishin' for the Cure, the annual event held at Beulah Bay that raises funds to find a cure for childhood cancer.

"We love helping the community," Hauck said. "And almost all of our money stays in the community."

For the nonprofit, each raffle and event is a worthwhile effort.

"They're all good causes," Hauck said. "There's not one that I can say is better than the other. They're all great."

ADVERTISEMENT

Hauck has been with Dickinson charities for nearly seven years, starting as a bingo worker.

"Then I went up to office work and head of raffles, now I'm the office manager," she said. "I just love it."

The nonprofit no longer hosts Bingo, though, one of the reasons the group moves from its larger former location.

"People don't want to come out," Hauck said. "If they do, they don't want to sit for three hours. You know, they have a life. We just had to make the decision. No more bingo."

She added, "Our time, so much of it is spent on raffles."

The equipment was donated back to the community.

The new Dickinson Charities location at T-Rex Plaza has been a wonderful experience for the group's staff these past two months, Hauck said.

"It's been very comfortable," she said. "Because the old place was so big, it was kind of scary to some people. The location, parking, the visibility and the people coming in, my staff love it. It just seems more homey and friendly than that cold metal building."

What To Read Next
Neil Joseph Pfeifer was released Friday, Feb. 3, on $5,000 cash bail.
State lawmakers hear from both sides as parents and educators weigh in on the potential impact of the bill
“We see that when things happen in the coastal areas, a few years later, they start trending toward the Midwest,” said Rep. Ben Krohmer, serving his first term in the House.
Stark County prosecutors prepare for pretrial conferences and jury trials scheduled for March