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Choose how you will help children reach their full potential


Children who experience adversities like, abuse, neglect, substance abuse, violence, and the stressors of poverty face immediate and lasting negative impacts on their health and well-being. Together, we have the power to combat those impacts.


Find the right opportunity that empowers you to make a difference with us!


Make a One-Time Donation 

Become a Monthly Donor

Support a Special Fund

Honor Someone Special


Plan Your Legacy

Donate Stock

Donate Through Your IRA

Donor Advised Funds


Matching Gifts & Payroll Deductions

Become a Corporate Partner

Sponsor an Event

Volunteer as a Team


Become a Corporate Partner

Sponsor An Event

Volunteer As  Team

Your support means children are reaching their full potential!

When children thrive, we all benefit.

With your help, we can build strong foundations so that children and families can overcome challenges, build resilience and make positive change. Our commitment to Delaware’s children and families is strengthened by the generosity of our supporters.*


ATTEND AN EVENT Children & Families First offers fun ways to support our programs and initiatives through gala-type events, guest bartender nights, community-led events, items drives, 5K races and more! Visit our Events page for a listing of current opportunities.

Make a DONATION. Contributions from private sources are critical for us to maintain our services for Delaware's vulnerable children and families. Contributions of any amount are greatly appreciated and 100% tax-deductible. No gift is too small to help Delaware's children and families!

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EVERYDAY WAYS YOU CAN HELP. Learn more about ways your everyday activities and purchases can help children reach their full potential.

PLANNED GIFTS Planned gifts such as bequests, life insurance, or gifts of securities can help ensure the continuation of services to Delaware's vulnerable children and families and may also further your own financial goals. We recommend consulting your own tax professional or legal advisor prior to making such a gift.  For more information about planned giving please call 302-658-5177 and ask to speak with someone in the Development Office.

Become a VOLUNTEER! Children & Families First values volunteers of all backgrounds and talents. Opportunities are varied and change regularly.    

THE CHILDREN'S SPECIAL FUND is an assistance program established to meet the specific, non-program related needs of the children and families who receive our services. Every dollar donated to the Children’s Special Fund provides assistance to meet a variety of needs from car seats, cribs, school uniforms, clothing, and other personal care items, to emergency shelter, court filings, summer and special recreational program tuition, and necessary documentation like birth certificates.  For more information, please contact the Development Department at 302-658-5177.


For more information, please contact the Development Department at (302) 658-5177.


*   The Donor Bill of Rights, created by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, guides our work.  To read or obtain a copy of this document, please go here.