The Delaware Mortgage Bankers Association recently presented a check for $6,372.41, the net proceeds of its annual fundraising event, to the state Office of Child Advocate.
Theagency is dedicated to ensuring that dependent, neglected and abused children receive proper legal representation in Delaware’s court system.
“We recognize the challenges these children face as they try to develop into productive members of society and we appreciate the fine work by members of the Office of Child Advocate to meet the needs of these children, not only in the courtroom but in all aspects of their lives,” said Kevin Jornlin, president of the Delaware Mortgage Bankers Association.
The association’s gift will be used to provide children in foster care with desired items and services that are beyond the means of foster families and cannot be covered through the office’s state budget, said Kelly Ensslin, deputy child advocate. Typical expenditures include computers, music lessons, athletic programs and summer camps.
“It takes a little extra to provide these children with many things that their peers take for granted, and we have seen how that little extra can go a long way toward these children maturing into successful adults,” Ensslin said.
The Delaware Mortgage Bankers Association is a non-profit, trade association comprised of mortgage lenders and affiliated service providers which serve the mortgage industry in Delaware.
Jornlin presented the check to Ensslin at the association’s annual meeting, held April 12 at Bella Vita at Cavaliers Country Club. The funds were raised through the association’s annual Holiday Jingle event.