Del-One’s Holiday Spirit Give Back Campaign

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The Del-One Foundation raises funds for charitable purposes every year to benefit residents in the State of Delaware.  This year, the organization raised a large amount above and beyond what they had already planned to donate to specific charities. Their success generated the Holiday Spirit Give Back Campaign, as the Board of the Del-One Foundation met and decided to disburse additional funds among various charities that were submitted for consideration by Del-One FCU employees. 

“Del-One Federal Credit Union is always focused on the community and searching for ways to give back,” stated Amy Resh, Director of Marketing. “Del-One Federal Credit Union. “The Del-One Foundation is an extension of this constant focus.”

The Board of Directors of the Del-One Foundation is comprised of volunteers from the staff of Del-One FCU.  The Board works with the local community to choose charities that need assistance.  Funds are raised through candy sales at all Del-One branches, membership dues from those that have joined the Foundation, and through ‘jeans days’, where employees pay to wear jeans and the funds are donated to the Del-One Foundation.  Funds are also raised through events such as the annual charity golf tournament, charity 5K race/walks, paint nite and bowling events.

On November 29th, the Del-One Foundation started “Giving Tuesday”, kicking off Del-One’s Holiday Spirit Give Back Campaign. The Foundation donated an additional $7,000 to Clothing Our Kids, a local organization whose mission is to improve the lives of at-risk elementary school children by providing them with essential school clothing. The Del-One Foundation also sponsored and participated in the Clothing Our Kids annual golf tournament in October, and members and staff of Del-One collected over 15 bags of clothing to this amazing organization. The Del-One Foundation donated $2500 to the Grace for Dover Embrace Program, which focuses on assistance for families with children with disabilities. Additionally, the Del-One Foundation donated $2500 to Caring Hearts Helping Hands, a non-profit organization which assists low income working families. A check for $2500 was donated to Paws of Tomorrow, (www.paws-of-tomorrow.com), whose goal is to rescue, provide sanctuary, and ultimately re-home abandoned, stray, and neglected animals within the local area. The Del-One Foundation continued the Holiday Spirit Give Back Campaign by donating $2,500 to The Shepherd Place, a family shelter in Dover that provides housing, case management, food and other basic needs at no cost to those who need them. The Del-One Foundation also donated $2500 to the A.C.E. Peer Resource Center. A.C.E. stands for Acceptance, Change and Empowerment. This organization creates “opportunities for individuals and family members to effectively respond to the challenges of mental health conditions” through: advocacy, direct support to individuals, training and education, information and referral, and technical assistance.

“It’s important for Del-One to give back because we care about our community,” said Resh.  The Del-One Foundation was founded in order to raise funding and find ways to support local charities.  We also encourage the employees of Del-One FCU to get involved and participate in fundraising activities.  It not only helps to bring awareness to the various organizations we are involved with, but it carries out the credit union philosophy of “people helping people”. For more information on Del-One Federal Credit Union, individuals are encouraged to visit www.del-one.org, call 302-739-4496, or visit any of Del-One’s 10 statewide locations.

 

Del-One’s Holiday Spirit Give Back Campaign:

 

The Foundation donated $7,000 to Clothing Our Kids, a local organization whose mission is to “improve the lives of at-risk elementary school children by providing them with essential school clothing”. The Del-One Foundation also sponsored and participated in the Clothing Our Kids annual golf tournament in October, and members and staff of Del-One collected over 15 bags of clothing to this amazing organization.

 

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Pictured L-R: Del-One Foundation Board Director Heather Gunter, Del-One Foundation President Amy Resh, Clothing Our Kids Rep. Kate Gibson, and Del-One FCU President/CEO Dion Williams. For more information on Del-One Federal Credit Union, visit www.del-one.org, call 302-739-4496, or visit any of Del-One’s 10 statewide locations.

 

The Del-One Foundation donated $2500 to the Grace for Dover Embrace Program (www.gracefordover.org) , which focuses on assistance for families with children with disabilities.

 

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Pictured L-R: From Grace for Dover, Executive Director Paige Baione and Embrace Program Director Abby Stewart, Del-One Foundation President Amy Resh, Del-One FCU President/CEO Dion Williams, and Del-One Foundation Board Director Heather Gunter.

The Del-One Foundation donated $2500 to Caring Hearts Helping Hands (www.chhhde.org), a non-profit organization which assists low income working families.

 

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Pictured L-R: Del-One Foundation President Amy Resh, Caring Hearts Helping Hands volunteer Gina Campbell, Del-One FCU President/ CEO Dion Williams, and Del-One Foundation Board Treasurer Ruby Herrington.

A check for $2500 was donated to Paws of Tomorrow whose goal is to rescue, provide sanctuary, and ultimately re-home abandoned, stray, and neglected animals within the local area.

 

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Pictured L-R: Del-One Foundation Board Directors Heather Gunter and Justin Smith, Del-One Foundation President Amy Resh, Paws of Tomorrow volunteer Mary Shapiro, Del-One Foundation Vice-President Leila Meekins, and Del-One FCU President/ CEO Dion Williams.

The Del-One Foundation is continuing the Holiday Spirit Give Back Campaign by donating $2,500 to The Shepherd Place, a family shelter in Dover that provides housing, case management, food and other basic needs at no cost to those who need them.

Pictured L-R: Del-One Foundation Board Director Heather Gunter, Del-One Foundation President Amy Resh, Shepherd Place volunteer Diane Cahall, Del-One FCU President/ CEO Dion Williams & Del-One Foundation Vice-President Leila Meekins.

donating $2500 to the A.C.E. Peer Resource Center (www.mhasp.org). A.C.E. stands for Acceptance, Change and Empowerment. This organization creates “opportunities for individuals and family members to effectively respond to the challenges of mental health conditions” through: advocacy, direct support to individuals, training and education, information and referral, and technical assistance.

Pictured L-R: Del-One Foundation Board Member Heather Gunter, Del-One Foundation Board President Amy Resh, ACE Rep. Jim Martin, and Del-One Foundation Vice-President Leila Meekins.

 

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