NCCBOR Mask Hero
Jennifer (Jen) Kulas, a REALTOR® at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach Realtors, has made and donated almost 1,000 in masks to numerous hospitals, charities, family, neighbors and her colleagues at the Berkshire Fox & Roach Brandywine office.
SCAOR Members Packing it Up at the Food Bank
Pictured from left are Reyna Gil (REALTOR®) SCAOR Marketing Coordinator Stephanie Moody, Cheryl Crowe (REALTOR® and SCAOR Board of Directors), and Chrissy Steele (REALTOR® and SCAOR Board of Directors President-Elect) and her son Owen Steele.
SCAOR CEO Patricia Anderson (left) and REALTOR® Kristy Brittingham
SCAOR member Kathy Engel has been busy sewing masks in her spare time. She has made and given away more than 250 masks. Do you know anyone else who has given their time and talent recently? Email us and let us know.
Food banks have a critical need for supplies during the pandemic. NCCBOR donated $1,000 to the FoodBank of Delaware. Pictured are, from left, Dawn Harris, 2020 Chair of NCCBOR’s Community Outreach Task Force; William Smith, NCCBOR CEO; Larry Haas, Food Bank Chief Development Officer; and Denise Forman Gaines, President-elect of the NCCBOR Board of Directors.
SCAOR donated $2,500 to the Food Bank of Delaware. Pictured from left are CEO Patricia Anderson; Chad Robinson, Community Relations Director for FoodBank of DE; SCAOR President Sandi Bisgood; and Chriss Steele, SCAOR President-Elect.
REALTORS® took up shovels, rakes, hammers, and paint brushes to make Herman Holloway Park in Wilmington a great space for families to play and relax. The event was organized by NCCBOR.
The Delaware Association of REALTORS® is committed to consumers and to communities.
The strength of that commitment is demonstrated time again through member volunteer activities and financial support. Many members offer strong support to a variety of civic and charitable organizations in Delaware, and DAR officially supports the organizations featured below.
The Delaware Housing Opportunity Fund, Inc. (DEHOFI) provides essential and emergency home repairs for seniors and the disabled. Depending on funds raised, needed repairs to homes of seniors and disabled veterans can be done right away. Find out about DEHOFI in this video.
Since 2011, DEHOFI has provided grant funding for 17 low-income, first-time buyers; accessed more than $16,000 to enable a local partner organization to provide financial counseling to more than 500 individuals and families; funded essential repairs (roofs, heaters, access steps, mold removal, etc.) for 56 income-qualified individuals or families; and made a parallel grant to a local agency that works to keep low income seniors in their homes. More than $165,000 has been raised since 2010, with 96 percent used for direct services or improvements to grantees.
Your can make a difference. Donations The Delaware Housing Opportunity Find, Inc. can be made here.
Housing Alliance DE
This statewide nonprofit works to advance housing opportunities, end homelessness, and promote vibrant communities. It was created from merger of the Delaware Housing Coalition and the Homeless Planning Council. The four primary programs are Advocacy, Community Development, Centralized Intake, and Delaware Continuum of Care. Get more information at housingalliancede.org, In Wilmington call 302-654-0126, and in Dover call 302-678-2286. For emergency shelter, call 1-833-346-3233.
Good Neighbors Home Repair (NC)
Restoring hope by repairing homes.
The organization works in New Castle County to help those who do not have the resources to make essential repairs to their homes to keep them warmer, safe, dry and healthy. In 2018, 476 volunteers worked alongside project managers to repair 63 homes in DE – all at no cost to the homeowners. Get info at goodneighorshomerepair.org or call 610-444-1860, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sussex County Crises Housing Services Home 4 Good Program
Crises House is dedicated to providing safe, secure temporary housing to homeless while facilitating housing independence. The Home 4 Good program, with DSHA and FHL Bank of Pittsburgh provides access to housing while providing support and incentives to partnering landlords, property management companies, and apartment associations. Get information at scchsinc.org, phone 302-856-2246 or email email@example.com.
Milford Housing Development Corp
This affordable housing developer has as its mission to provide decent, safe, affordable housing solutions to people of modest means: transitional housing, rental housing, self-help housing, home repairs and rehabilitation, homebuyers club, property management, preservation, single-family new construction, and engineering and site design. services are provided statewide. Get information at milfordhousing.com, or call 302-422-8255.
The mission of this nonprofit agency is to prevent and end homelessness for families. At its core is the Rotational Hospitality Network where families are guests of members and receive hospitality, mentoring, financial literacy counseling, and assistance to secure housing. Programs include Shelter Diversion (taking families from homeless to housed and bypassing the shelter system) and Rapid Rehoming for families already in community shelter programs. More than 80 percent of families secure housing in less than 60 days, and more than 90 percent remain housed after one year. Contact Family Promist at familypromisede.org or call (302)998-2222.
Code Purple of Kent County
Code Purple opens shelters within 24 hours of a temperature drop to 32 degrees. Dinner and breakfast, warm bed, toiletries, blankets, tents and sleeping bags are provided, as well as resources to help with medical employment, and financial issues. Active 365 days a year with Code in Need – providing help to people in need of food, clothing, resources for all needs. Code Purple is completely funded by community donations. Get information at codepurplekentcounty.com, Call 1-800-733-6816, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the Code Purple Facebook group .
In Delaware, 30,000 youths are served across the state at 44 club sites. Clubs provide quality programs focusing on educational enhancement, physical education, and character building for a low annual membership fee of $15 per child.
Become A Member
At the Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware you can take part in education activities, build your self-esteem, develop positive values during critical periods of childhood growth, take part in athletic, arts, and cultural activities and have fun too!
It’s a place to rely on, where you belong, where you feel safe, where people care!
Contact your local club to learn more about becoming a member.
New Castle County Club Locations
Kent and Sussex Counties Club Locations
Quick Links for More Information
- Our History: The Story of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Delaware
- Programs Offered by the Boys and Girls Clubs of Delaware
- Events scheduled by the Boys and Girls Clubs of Delaware
Ronald McDonald House of Delaware
The Ronald McDonald House of Delaware provides a safe, affordable “home-away-from-home” to families of seriously or chronically ill or injured children who are being treated at Wilmington area hospitals. Families who stay at the House
travel 25 miles or more to access the medical care their children require. The House allows them to stay together and close to their child in the hospital. Families are provided the comforts of home in a supportive environment, a hot evening meal after a long day at the hospital, transportation to and from their child’s hospital, and a peaceful place to be together and among other families in similar situations. The House has 56,000 square feet of living space with 50 guest rooms, each with a private bathroom. Staff and volunteers welcome families and visitors from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. There is no cost to families to stay at the House. A $15 contribution is requested, but is not required and is often reduced or waived.
The Ronald McDonald House also operates three Family Rooms at Bayhealth/Kent General Hospital, Christiana Hospital and Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. Family Rooms provide a respite space away from the child’s hospital bedside.
Check out the list below to explore the many ways you can contribute:
- Wish List
- Pop Tabs
- Meal Program
- Tribute & Memorial Gifts
- Adopt a Room
- Host a Fundraiser
- Donate Your Vehicle
- Walkway to Hope Brick Recognition Program
Additional Information is available from the links below:
REALTORS® Relief Foundation
This charitable foundation is dedicated to providing housing-related assistance to victims of disasters. The impact these efforts have had on communities throughout the nation is monumental.
NAR first launched the REALTORS® Relief Foundation (RRF) as the REALTORS® Relief Fund in 2001 within hours of the devastating Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. More than $8.4 million was raised to provide assistance so that surviving family members could stay in their homes. Since then, more than $25 million has been raised for victims of disasters including wildfires, tornadoes, floods and hurricanes. Today, RRF exists as a 501(c)(3) organization established to provide housing-related assistance to victims of disasters and for other charitable purposes permitted under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
REALTORS® Give Up to $350,000 to Flood Victims, August 23, 2016 — The REALTORS® Relief Foundation responds to record levels of flooding in South Louisiana.