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Dover Federal Gives Back


Dover Federal credit union believes in the philosophy of "People Helping People". We are committed to giving back to the communities we serve. Throughout the year, Dover Federal raises funds and awareness for charities in need. Below are our initiatives for the 2019 calendar year.


About Green Beret Project

The Green Beret Project was started by Green Berets and law enforcement professionals with a passion and vision for addressing the negative influences and patterns of our nation’s youth.

The Green Beret Project is filled with talented individuals from a wide range of communities, all with a passion to help youth and improve the neighborhoods in which they reside. Their volunteers include active duty military, investment brokers, law-enforcement officials, teachers, civic leaders, business personnel, college students, former offenders, and academics. Fundamentally, the Green Beret Project believes in the power of relationships and strives to identify and establish collaborative partnerships with numerous other organizations to gain greater effectiveness and efficiencies by taking a whole of effort approach.

About Attack Addiction

Attack Addiction is a 501(c)(3) non-profit group created in memory of Tyler Armstrong Keister after his accidental overdose. Our goal is to help young people realize the dangers of alcohol and drugs so that they and their families never have to experience the pain, tragedy and loneliness that accompany addiction.

The main purpose of the group is to educate and bring awareness of addiction as a disease, rather than the stigma that is suffered in shame by the person with the disease and their loved ones.

About Down Syndrome Association of Delaware

The Down Syndrome Association of Delaware was founded in 1979 by a small group of parents. The organization is now serving state wide, over 500 families who have a loved one living with Down Syndrome.

Their mission is to be a resource promoting public awareness, education and advocacy supporting individuals with Down syndrome and their families. They partner with families and others to create an environment in which individuals with Down syndrome are welcomed and included with fairness, enthusiasm, and encouragement in the community.


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About Autism Delaware

In 1998, a group of Delaware parents got together to share their common experience of autism. They began by supporting each other, sharing information, and creating a vision for a better future for all who are affected by autism in our state. Over the last 20 years, Autism Delaware has grown into an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit made up of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), their family members, the professionals who serve them, and friends of people with ASD. With offices in Newark, Dover, and Lewes, Autism Delaware serves the entire state.

Autism Delaware’s programs and services are supported by state contracts and donations from individuals and corporations across Delaware. Fundraising events, such as the statewide Walk for Autism, help provide the income needed to make critical programs a reality.

About NAMI Delaware

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

What started as a small group of families gathered around a kitchen table in1979 has blossomed into the nation's leading voice on mental health. Today, NAMI is an association of hundreds of local affiliates, state organizations and volunteers who work in your community to raise awareness and provide support and education that was not previously available to those in need.

NAMI Delaware was founded in 1983 by Simon and Jill Shute along with a group of families desperate for support for their loved ones. Over the years the organization has grown to provide a wide range of awareness, advocacy, support, education and housing to support those affected by mental illness in Delaware.


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About C.E.R.T.S.

C.E.R.T.S., Inc. Adult Action Centers are located in Newark and Smyrna.

C.E.R.T.S., Inc. was originally founded to support young adults with multiple, severe disabilities as they transitioned from school to adult life and had a maximum admission age.

In October, 2012, the Board of Directors voted to expand the mission of C.E.R.T.S., Inc. to include adults of all ages who are able to participate in an active, movement oriented day program: The mission of C.E.R.T.S., Inc. is to enrich the lives of adults with multiple, severe disabilities and their families through an active, personalized day program.

Programming at C.E.R.T.S., Inc. Adult Action Centers is focused on providing life enriching experiences while encouraging the highest level of independence possible for each participant.

About USO

For over 77 years, the USO has been the nation’s leading organization to serve the men and women in the U.S. military, and their families, throughout their time in uniform. From the moment they join, through their assignments and deployments, and as they transition back to their communities, the USO is always by their side.

Today’s USO continuously adapts to the needs of our men and women in uniform and their families, so they can focus on their very important mission. We operate USO centers at or near military installations across the United States and throughout the world, including in combat zones, and even un-staffed USO service sites in places too dangerous for anyone but combat troops to occupy.

About Central DE Habitat for Humanity

Central Delaware Habitat for Humanity (CDHFH) is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a non-profit ecumenical housing ministry that seeks to eliminate poverty housing from the world.

CDHFH works to transform lives and revitalize our Kent County communities by building and repairing quality homes in partnership with families in need. Since their founding in 1990, CDHFH has built and renovated more than 50 homes, housing more than 200 adults and children. Through this homeowner partnership, families are able to achieve their dreams of homeownership and break the cycle of poverty.

About Food Bank Delaware

The Food Bank of Delaware, a member of Feeding America, formerly America’s Second Harvest, is a statewide nonprofit agency whose vision is a community free of hunger.

We have grown from humble beginnings as an organization who served 50 agencies out of a basement in the Northeast State Social Service Center in Wilmington to a statewide hunger-relief organization with operations in both Newark and Milford. Today we are the only facility in Delaware with the equipment, warehouse and staff to collect donations from all sectors of the food industry and safely and efficiently redistribute them to those who need it most.

While we know that there is a growing need for hunger-relief programs in the state of Delaware, we also recognize the need to think beyond traditional hunger-relief methods and provide programs that give low-income people the skills needed to earn a living wage so that they no longer have to rely on support from agencies like us.

About Boys and Girls Club of Delaware

For 86 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware has impacted thousands of lives across Delaware. They are the largest licensed provider of childcare in Delaware and the only statewide Boys & Girls Club in the nation.

Each and every day girls and boys are left to find their own recreation and companionship. An increasing amount of kids are at home with no adult care or supervision. Young people need to know they have a place in their community where they can go. Clubs provide a safe haven for youth, allow them to meet with friends and be a part of positive peer groups. Club programs teach life skills, conflict resolution and focus on the development of character. Clubs also provide members with positive role models and a nurturing environment that help improve decision-making skills.


The mission of the First State Animal Center and SPCA is twofold:

WE PROTECT ANIMALS FROM PEOPLE… by prevention of cruelty and suffering, rescue of the trapped or injured, emergency medical treatment, temporary housing for homeless animals and the reduction of homeless pet overpopulation through targeted spay/neuter and education programs.

AND WE PROTECT PEOPLE FROM ANIMALS through our serious commitment in placing only stable, safe and well-adjusted animals into homes where they will thrive while simultaneously educating the public about responsible pet guardianship.

About B+

The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation honors the life of Andrew McDonough. Andrew battled leukemia, septic shock and complications of childhood cancer for 167 days before passing away on July 14, 2007, at the age of 14. Andrew’s B+ blood type became his family’s and friends’ motto throughout his fight against childhood cancer — to “Be Positive”.

The B+ Foundation is about Kids Helping Kids Fight Cancer — raising money through dance marathons, 5Ks, T-shirt sales and more, to provide financial and emotional support to families of children with cancer nationwide. The B+ Foundation also funds critical, cutting-edge childhood cancer research.