Celebrate #GivingTuesday – Help Us Help Others In Need

November 21, 2014

Friday, November 28th is Black Friday. Monday December 1st is Cyber Monday. And Tuesday, December 2nd, is #GivingTuesday!

Will you be celebrating #GivingTuesday? Do you plan to give to others during this world-wide event?

What Is #GivingTuesday?

#GivingTuesday is a day for giving thanks. A day of coming together and celebrating world-wide generousity. A day to give back to others who have helped you and yours.



#GivingTuesday began in 2012 as a collaborative effort with the United Nations Foundation in response to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It is a global initiative designed to bring the world together for one special day of giving as opposed to mass consumerism.

How Delaware Family Voices Helps Families

Delaware Family Voices helps families of children with special needs to become informed, experienced, and self-sufficient advocates for their children and themselves.

Like you, we are parents of children and young adults with physical, developmental and mental health challenges, and we have firsthand experience navigating the maze of health care services and programs available in Delaware. We help you find the resources and information you need to help your child with special needs live life to the fullest.

How You Can Help Delaware Family Voices

There is no charge for the services we provide. We are funded through federal grants and the generous donations from the community at large. Will you consider becoming a part of our community at large supporting our efforts? There are several ways you can help:

Donate by PayPal

Donating by Paypal is easy to do. Simply click on the PayPal icon and follow the steps.

Donate by PayPal

Donate by AmazonSmile

With AmazonSmile, and Delaware Family Voices your chosen charity, every time you shop Amazon, you donate to Delaware Family Voices.


Donate by United Way Contributions

Designate a United Way pledge to Delaware Family Voices, Inc. Our designated United Way code #12691.

United Way

Donate by Personal Check

Personal checks can be mailed directly to Delaware Family Voices, and are tax-deductible.

Donate by Volunteering

We have a wide variety of volunteer opportunities across all our programs. All it takes is a little spare time.


Every little bit counts, whether it’s shopping through AmazonSmile, donating with PayPal, or volunteering your time. Learn more about Donating to Delaware Family Voices and how you can help us help Delaware families of children with special health care needs.

Thank you!

Delaware Family Voices is a 501 C 3 nonprofit organization. We rely on grants and the generous financial support of people like you for our organization to provide necessary support programs and services for Delaware families and their children with special health care needs.

Giving Tuesday

A donation today helps us better serve Delaware families in need tomorrow. We thank you for all you do, to help us, help others!


Join Us For Boscov’s Friends Helping Friends Event

October 1, 2014

How would you like to save 25% off your purchase at Boscov’s and help Delaware Family Voices, all at the same time? You can, on October 21st, 2014, during the Boscov’s Friends Helping Friends shopping day.

What is Boscov’s Friends Helping Friends?

Boscov’s Friends Helping Friends is a special day filled with shopping, fun, and fundraising, all designed to benefit area non-profit organizations. Last year, the Boscov’s Friends Helping Friends events raised over $500,000 for local non-profit organizations.

Friends Helping Friends

And this year, Delaware Family Voices is joining the fun and participating in the 2014 Boscov’s Friends Helping Friends Day.

Will you consider participating too? Will you help us, help you? Here’s how you can enjoy a fun-filled shopping day, and help Delaware Family Voices.

How You Can Help Delaware Family Voices

Do you enjoy shopping? Would you also like to support Delaware Family Voices? Boscov’s makes it easy with their Friends Helping Friends event.

For only $5, purchase a 25% off shopping pass from Delaware Family Voices. Then, on Tuesday, October 21, shop at any Boscov’s store between the hours of 9:00 am and 11:00 pm, and upon checkout, present your 25% off shopping pass. That’s all there is to it! Your $5 purchase turns into 25% off your Boscov’s purchase during this special one-day only event.

Boscov's Events

Best of all, your entire $5 purchase price for the shopping pass will directly benefit Delaware Family Voices.

Call Now For Your 25% Off Shopping Pass

It’s a great deal, and it helps support Delaware Family Voices. Here’s how you can purchase your own 25% shopping pass and support Delaware Family Voices at the same time:

  1. Before October 21st – Contact Delaware Family Voices directly at 302-669-3030 or via email at p2p@defv.org.
  2. On October 21st – Come to Boscov’s at Concord Mall between 9:00 am and 11:00 pm. Look for the Delaware Family Voices table to purchase your 25% off shopping pass and learn more about how Delaware Family Voices can assist you and your child with special needs.

Then shop away on October 21st! And while you are at Boscov’s enjoying your 25% off shopping spree, don’t forget to also enjoy free refreshments and register to win prizes including:

      • $500 shopping spree
      • $100 shopping spree
      • Door prizes
      • Store merchandise

Anyone who purchases a 25% off shopping pass is eligible to win prizes during the in-store event. Prizes and refreshments provided by Boscov’s.

Friends Helping Friends Event Details

The Boscov’s Friends Helping Friends special event is one-day only, and is available at all Boscov’s stores.

When: Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Where: Any Boscov’s Store

Note: Delaware Family Voices will be at The Concord Mall, 4737 Concord Pike, Wilmington DE 19803

Time: 9:00 am to 11:00 pm.

Please note that this special offer is only valid for in-store purchases. It is not valid for phone or online purchases. It also cannot be combined with other discounts and promotions. Some merchandise items are excluded from the 25% discount, and some items are only eligible for either 15% or 10% discounts. Your 25% off shopping pass has a list of exclusions.

Hope to see you on Tuesday, October 21st!

We fully appreciate your continued support of Delaware Family Voices. Looking forward to talking and shopping with you on Tuesday, October 21st.

Friends Helping Friends

Happy Shopping! And thanks for stopping by to see us at Boscov’s in The Concord Mall. Go to Boscov’s Store Locator for other store locations.


Images from Boscov’s, and M.Kalasnik via Flickr (Sign with arrow).

Celebrate Our Local Olympians – The Athletes of Special Olympics Delaware

August 1, 2012

As we celebrate our Olympic athletes while they compete in the London 2012 Summer Olympics, let’s also take the time to celebrate our very own local Olympians – the athletes of the Special Olympics Delaware (SODE). For more than 40 years, SODE has been training athletes with intellectual disabilities to compete in over twenty sports. To date, SODE has helped over 3500 athletes show that, if given the chance, no disability is too great to overcome.

Know a special Athlete? Cheer him on, watch her race, celebrate their every victory as they cross the finish line. Here’s a complete list of upcoming SODE sporting events and competitions.

Want to do more? Highlighted below are several upcoming Special Olympics Delaware events and activities. Come out and support our local Delaware Special Olympians.

Thursday, August 9th – Take an Athlete Out to The Ball Game

Purchase tickets for the Wilmington Blue Rocks game on Thursday, August 9th, for only $9. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Special Olympics Delaware. Tickets can be purchased at any Delaware ShopRite store.

Saturday, August 18th – The annual Special Olympics Poker Run

It’s almost here! Saturday, August 18, will be the fourth annual Smyrna/Clayton Moose Riders Poker run to support Special Olympics of Delaware. For more information, contact Geoff at 302-753-4463.


Saturday, September 15thFamilies Day at the Beach

Calling all Athletes! Join other local Special Olympians of Delaware and their families Saturday, September 15th, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm for a day of fun at Cape Henlopen State Park. The event begins at the state park fishing pier.

Saturday’s main attraction will be the Hoss Cochran Memorial Fishing Tournament, where the athletes will “compete” for three awards – the first fish caught, the biggest fish, and the most fish caught. Don’t forget bragging rights for next year! Immediately following the fishing fun, will be a family barbecue for all to enjoy.

Read more about Families Day at the Beach and how to register for the fishing competition.

Monday, September 17th Summer Camp Golf Classic

Join other golfers at Hartefeld National Golf Club for a fun day of golf, and a chance to support SODE summer camps. Spend an afternoon with a Special Olympian – each golf foursome will have the opportunity to play several rounds with a SODE golfer. Get to know a local Olympian, and help send an athlete to camp.

Saturday, October 6th – Save the date for Truck Convoy’s 10th Anniversary Event

October 6th will the 10th anniversary run of the Special Olympics Truck Convoy, celebrating the trucking industry and it’s long-standing support of Special Olympics. Come out and watch Delaware truckers unite in support of Special Olympics Delaware. The convoy begins at 10:30 am at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington. Want to join in this event? Here’s the 2012 Truck Convoy registration form.

Go to the Special Olympics Delaware SODE website to learn more about this organization.
For a complete listing of upcoming Special Olympics Delaware events, go to the SODE Events page.

All images and video from the Special Olympics Delaware website.

Children’s Charity Art Auction June 15th!

June 8, 2012

Creative Kids are Changing Communities.

Don’t miss out on your opportunity to support our local artists! Children from Urban Promise of Wilmington, the Down Syndrome Association of Delaware, Art Studio4:10, The Boys and Girls Christian Home in India, and the Delaware community will be among the featured artists on Friday, June 15th.

The event is free and family friendly. Bring family and friends and support something good happening in your community!

All bids begin at $5. So come on by, check out these awesome artists, and support our local initiatives.

100% of the proceeds from the original children’s artwork sold at this year’s silent auction will benefit the art program of The Boys and Girls Christian Home in India and the creation of the Bear Babe Ruth Miracle League Field.

Event Details:

When: Friday, June 15th at 6:00 pm.

Where: Ogletown Baptist Church
OEX Great Room
316 Red Mill Road
Newark, DE 19713

RSVP to Jen Easterday

For more details, check out the Children’s Charity Art Auction flyer.