January 19, 2012 | Leave a comment Dixon Sister Cities Association: charity begins at home. For the past several years the Dixon Sister Cities Association has assisted a family financially during the Christmas holidays. Our Christmas Family for 2011 was a young couple with 3 children ranging from junior high age to a new baby. Both parents had lost their jobs and their name had been given to us by the Goodfellow Organization as one deserving our attention and benevolence. The parents had no family to help them through this difficult time but were actively seeking employment. The generosity of the Dixon Sister Cities Association members was overwhelming. With the donations, the Christmas Family Committee was able to buy clothing for all and toys for the children. The donations included enough money for groceries and necessities. The Dixon Sister Cities Association members embrace this worthy cause. We are of the belief that although we give generously to our sister cities that are less fortunate than us, charity begins at home.