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Donate/Become a Member

As your statewide domestic violence coalition, we are strengthened by the support and generosity of the Delaware community. Please join our efforts to create a more peaceful future for victims and their families. Your commitment to ending violence is crucial to our success.

There are many ways you can support DCADV and enhance the services and resources we offer victims, survivors and service providers in Delaware:

Join as a Supporting Member
Make a Donation
  Give online or by mail
  Give at Work
    United Way, Combined Federal Campaign, or State Employee Charitable Campaign
    Matching Gifts
  Give Things
    Cell Phones
    Household goods and supplies
Raise funds for DCADV
  Get your business involved by supporting an event or project
  Hold a cell phone drive in your workplace, church, or community group
  Invite a friend to join you as a Supporting Member
  Earn money while searching or shopping on the internet

Make a Donation

Give online or by mail

We would love for all individuals and organizations who believe in the mission of DCADV to join as Supporting Members. However, you can also make a 100% tax-deductible donation that is separate from becoming a Supporting Member.

Donations can be made online by credit card or by mail with a check sent to:

DCADV
Attention: Director of Communications and Development
100 W. 10th Street, Suite 903
Wilmington, DE 19801

All donations will be acknowledged with a letter and all donors will be recognized in DCADV’s Annual Report.

Give at Work

Many employers make it easy for employees to support organizations like DCADV, and some will even match, double, or triple the amount of your gift!

To donate to DCADV through United Way, our write-in number is 9264.

State and Federal employees can support DCADV through the State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC # 83765) and the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC # 83765).

If you would like to make any of the above pledges apply to a Supporting Membership, please complete the online membership form and note that you already made your payment.

To find out if your company will match gifts to DCADV, please contact your human resources office.

Learn how to get your company involved in holding a cell phone drive (either with employees or customers) to benefit DCADV.

Learn how to get your business involved by supporting an event or project.

Give Things

Cell phones

Clean out your junk drawer! Many of us have a few old cell phones lying around our home or office that could greatly benefit DCADV. We work with a company called Shelter Alliance that recycles and refurbishes used cell phones, and in turn, raises unrestricted funds for DCADV. Each phone can earn up to $30 each.

We collect phones year-round. You can send or drop off your used cell phones to our office between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. If you have more than 10 phones to send, you can request a free shipping label and send them directly to Shelter Alliance.

Learn how to collect more phones to raise unrestricted funds for DCADV.

Household goods and supplies

The domestic violence shelters run by People’s Place in Kent and Sussex Counties and Child Inc. in New Castle County may be able to benefit from gently used furniture, appliances, household goods, and household supplies. These may be used either in the shelters or given to survivors moving out of shelter into their own housing.

The shelter programs may also appreciate targeted drives during the holidays and other times of the year. Contact the DV hotlines to inquire about their needs and to arrange for donation and collection.

Raise funds for DCADV

Get your business involved by supporting an event or project

DCADV offers a number of sponsorship and support opportunities for both small businesses and large corporations. This financial support underwrites a variety of events and projects that otherwise do not have grant funding. Examples include the Purple Ribbon Event, Annual Advocates’ Retreat, and our Mental Health and Trauma Project.

In turn, DCADV offers a number of recognition benefits, including being highlighted on our Partners and Supporters webpage , monthly E-Newsletter, Annual Report, event materials, and with speaking and exhibitor opportunities at events.

Contact DCADV’s Director of Communications and Development to discuss upcoming opportunities at 302.658.2958 or sferrell@dcadv.org.

Hold a cell phone drive in your workplace, church, or community group

Holding a cell phone drive is relatively easy, and is a remarkable gift for DCADV. Churches, sororities, classes, mom’s groups, and workplaces have each raised hundreds of dollars for DCADV in just a matter of weeks. Whether you are soliciting only members of the group (i.e. church congregation, colleagues, club members) to donate their own used phones, or coordinating members of the group to solicit others (i.e. customers, their friends and family, the local community), DCADV has created some materials to help make this as easy as possible. Learn how to hold a cell phone drive to benefit DCADV.

Invite a friend to join you as a Supporting Member

If you’ve already shown your commitment and support by joining as a Supporting Member, consider inviting others you know who care about ending violence against women to join. With annual rates starting at $15 and a variety of benefits, there is sure to be a level that makes sense for them.

Print our “Invite a Friend” flyer

Print a Supporting Membership form or forward a link to the online form

Earn money while searching or shopping on the internet

DCADV is now part of GoodSearch.com, a company that helps nonprofits raise funds through the everyday actions of supporters like you. You can search the internet or shop online for a great cause—to end domestic violence in Delaware. DCADV will earn a donation, at no cost to you, every time you search the internet or purchase something online with their search engines.

Please join our community and encourage your friends and family to do the same on GoodSearch.com and help us raise money for our mission. Get started by clicking the "Become a Supporter" button on our profile page!

Here's how it works:

  • Use GoodSearch when you search the internet – they will donate a penny to DCADV every time you do.
  • Use GoodShop.com when you shop online – they work with more than 2,500 major brands, have over 100,000 coupons, and donate a percentage of every purchase you make to us.
  • Enroll in GoodDining.com – they will donate up to 6% of every dollar you spend when you eat at one of 10,000 participating restaurants.