Steppin' Out for The Dimock Center

A FREE online gala to support The Dimock Center

Event

Event Details

33rd annual Steppin' Out for The Dimock Center-a FREE livestream event

Join The Dimock Center for an evening of inspiration and hope from the comfort of your home! We hope you settle in and enjoy the wonderful musical talent we have in store for you, interwoven with stories of Dimock patients, some special award winners... and more. Be sure to have your dancing shoes on! This is a FREE event, no registration required! All are welcome!

Date & Time

Sat, October 31st 2020
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM EDT

Add to Calendar 2020-10-31 19:30:27 2020-10-31 21:30:53 America/New_York 33rd annual Steppin' Out for The Dimock Center-a FREE livestream event Join The Dimock Center for an evening of inspiration and hope from the comfort of your home! We hope you settle in and enjoy the wonderful musical talent we have in store for you, interwoven with stories of Dimock patients, some special award winners... and more. Be sure to have your dancing shoes on! This is a FREE event, no registration required! All are welcome! givebutter<br><a href="https://givebutter.com/steppinout">https://givebutter.com/steppinout</a>

Location

This event will be hosted digitally.

This event will be livestreamed directly on our Givebutter campaign page: https://givebutter.com/steppinout

Story

On Saturday, October 31, 2020 The Dimock Center will host the 33rd annual Steppin’ Out event via livestream! This is a FREE event, no registration required! For 32 years, Steppin’ Out has been Boston’s largest multi-cultural gala and is the largest source of unrestricted, flexible funds raised by the Dimock Center. Funds are used to support the mission of the Dimock Center to heal and uplift patients and families in Roxbury, and surrounding communities. Please consider making a gift, of any size, today. 

Our community of patients are among the hardest hit by the pandemic and the ensuing economic devastation. Your gifts will help provide uninterrupted quality primary and behavioral health care, and treatment for substance use disorder, while also meeting emerging needs for COVID-19 testing and treatment. Together, we will ensure that these vulnerable patients and families receive the care they need during this health crisis, and in the post-pandemic future. Thank you so very much. 

This year’s Steppin' Out will be hosted by WCVB Channel 5's  Karen Holmes Ward who has been the MC for Steppin' Out for all 33 years! Included in the event will be Dimock videos sharing patient stories, the presentations of the Congressman John Lewis Social Justice Award to Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley and the Dimock Difference Leadership Award to Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, musical performances by our headliner Andre Ward and local guest artists, Jennifer Holliday and Musiq Soulchild, and  a half-hour live dance party hosted by  Boston favorite, DJ Maverik.

View the 33rd annual Steppin' Out event PROGRAM BOOK HERE.  

Coming Soon! The Steppin' Out ONLINE AUCTION. View a preview HERE. Auction opens at Noon on October 23.

EVENT CO-CHAIRS:  

Governor Charlie and First Lady Lauren Baker and  Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Ms. Lorrie Higgins 


An $85,000 STEPPIN' OUT MATCHING CHALLENGE! 

The Dimock Boards, Gala Committee, and other special Dimock friends have pledged to match up to $85,000 in contributions for Steppin' Out! You can help us access these urgently needed matching funds by making a gift anytime from today through Saturday, October 31st! 

Your gift is so important, now more than ever before. Here are just a few examples of how you can help...

  • $250 purchases 25 books for our Head Start children
  • $500 will help provide meals for health center patients
  • $1,000 will support adults recovering from addiction including those battling the current opioid epidemic
  • $2,500 will provide crisis counseling support for adults and children. The need for mental health support has increased dramatically for adults and children because of the many stresses related to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • $5,000 will provide housing and case management for homeless families in Dimock’s shelter
  • $10,000 will help fund nurses in Dimock's COVID-19 testing shed in the months ahead

You can make an online gift by clicking on the green "Support Dimock" box at the top of the page. Gifts may also be made by check, made out to The Dimock Center, and mailed to The Dimock Center, 55 Dimock Street, Boston, MA 02119. Thank you so much!

"Beth Israel Lahey Health has been a proud partner of The Dimock Center in caring for the community for more than fifty years. We applaud the innovation, compassion and dedication demonstrated by Dimock’s staff in response to COVID-19. BILH is thrilled to congratulate U.S. Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, recipient of the U.S. Congressman John Lewis Social Justice Award!​"  

--Kevin Tabb, MD, BILH President & CEO and the BILH Leadership Team

Supporters

Ellen Kolemainen made a donation

6 hours ago

$200

Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center made a donation

1 day ago

$1,000

Congratulations!! We wish you continued success. In partnership, Stan A. McLaren President & CEO

Anonymous made a donation

2 days ago

Cindy & Kirk made a donation

5 days ago

$100

Deborah Rosenblatt made a donation

1 week ago

$11

Deborah made a donation

1 week ago

$125

This will be a spectacular event, Raquel! Great job for Dimock!

jayne carvelli-sheehan made a donation

1 week ago

With great respect and admiration for DIMOCK and all its employees...

Zamawa Arenas made a donation

1 week ago

$250

Ahmad & LaRonica Lightfoot made a donation

1 week ago

$250

Ronni Karambelas made a donation

1 week ago

$1,000

Robert Gordon made a donation

2 weeks ago

$2,500

Karen Edlund made a donation

3 weeks ago

$250

The Dimock Team stepping up as always!

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