Giving back: Do More 24 raises nearly $2 million; Habitat offers Healthy Home Repair pilot program

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Do More 24 Delaware raised nearly $2 million in the 24 hours between 6 p.m. March 4 and 6 p.m. March 5, shattering last year’s grand total and pumping in more than 10,000 donations to nearly 400 nonprofits statewide.

By contrast, the Do More 24 Delaware event in 2020 raised $390,691 in 24 hours across 276 participating nonprofits.

All 501(c)(3) nonprofits serving Delaware were eligible to participate in Do More 24 Delaware.Nonprofits and individuals created fundraising pages to drive donor support and donors searched for their favorite nonprofits and donated through a single portal. Nonprofits earned matching cash awards provided by foundations and corporate sponsors; many nonprofits offered their own matching prizes to generate donor support.

United Way of Delaware President CEO Michelle Taylor said, “I’m humbled by and grateful for this outpouring of support for so many nonprofits across Delaware. These organizations are on the front lines, every day, doing the work that keeps our community vibrant and whole. To see their work so obviously valued and honored by thousands of donors in an overwhelming show of support is both heartwarming and encouraging. Thank you, Delaware.”

For more information, visit www.domore24

Habitat for Humanity offers Covid Healthy Home Repair program

The pandemic has had a ripple effect on families throughout Delaware including their housing.

Thanks to two gifts from the Welfare Foundation and Barclays, Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County in conjunction with Sussex County Habitat for Humanity, is launching a pilot Healthy Homes Repair program for those impacted by COVID-19.

The pilot will last until June with a goal of serving 25 families across the state. Eligible families must be income qualified homeowners and have had at least one family member test positive. The Healthy Homes Pilot will allow Habitat for Humanity to assess overall need for these types of repairs that will help improve families’ health outcomes.

Plans are to include the Kent County affiliate (Central Delaware HFH) by April in the work of this pilot.

Interested applicants can contact their local affiliate directly:

Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County is celebrating its 35th anniversary. To date, HFHNCC has built 256 homes and served over 600 families.

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