Ways to Give

When families lose their homes, they shouldn’t lose each other. By supporting Family Promise of Northern New Castle County, you will help keep families together during the hardest time of their lives — then ensure they quickly find housing and the resources for lasting independence. Family Promise of Northern New Castle County is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit, and donations are tax-deductible. Click here to see our latest annual report.

Donate or Make a Recurring Donation


  • Your financial investment goes directly to helping families overcome homelessness together!
  • Give once or set up a recurring donation, which provides steady support and can be monthly, quarterly, or yearly.
  • You can designate your gift in honor or in memory of friends and loved ones. If requested, we will send a note of appreciation to the designee.
  • Online: Quickly and securely donate at: donate.familypromisede.org.
  • By mail: Donate via cash or check (made out to “Family Promise of NNCC”), mailed to: 2104 St. James Church Road, Wilmington, DE 19808.

  • By phone: Call us to donate via credit card or ask questions about donating: (302) 998-2222 ext. 105

Give Through Your Workplace


  • You could double your donation! Many employers match charitable contributions and/or volunteer time by their employees, retirees, and/or employees’ spouses.
  • Check with your employer to see if there is a matching gift program. If so, fill out the form and designate Family Promise.
  • For employees of the State of Delaware: You can participate in the State Employee Charitable Campaign. On your pledge form, designate your gift to Family Promise of Northern New Castle County (#71044). Learn more at secc.delaware.gov.
  • Workplace giving through the United Way: On your pledge form, designate your gift to Family Promise of Northern New Castle County (#12433).

Join the Founder's Circle


  • Major gifts allow us to provide housing stability for dozens or even hundreds of families.
  • Eligible donors can join our Founder’s Circle and receive special recognition.
  • Individuals, couples, or families who give a single or recurring donation totaling $5,000 or more, over 5 years, are eligible to join our Founder’s Circle.
  • Your donation will receive special recognition. You can make your donation anonymous if you choose.

Create a Legacy of Promise


  • Planned gifts help to ensure that we are able to continue serving families for years to come in the future.
  • Make a bequest in your will: The favored method for planned giving — and the simplest and most flexible — is a charitable gift from your estate.
  • Make Family Promise® a beneficiary of a life insurance policy, retirement plan, or bank/securities account.
  • Create a charitable annuity or trust to support Family Promise® while generating income for yourself and your family.
  • We are happy to discuss options that enable you to achieve your goals and benefit Family Promise®.

Host a Fundraiser


  • You support Family Promise® and you want to encourage your friends, family, and others to do the same!
  • You may want to celebrate a special occasion by giving back to the community, raise funds to honor a loved one, or simply invite others to celebrate in the hope and promise of the families we serve.
  • Online: You can easily set up a fundraiser for Family Promise® on Facebook by going to facebook.com/fundraisers and searching for “Family Promise of Northern New Castle County.” We will directly receive any funds raised, and there are no fees. Contact us for other options.
  • In person: If you would like to host a fundraiser, silent auction, or supply drive for Family Promise®, we would love to hear about it! To use our logo or branding, please contact us.

Donate Stocks


  • You can donate your shares of a publicly-traded stock to Family Promise®! Donating stocks can be a tax-advantaged way of supporting our mission.

Donate a Vehicle, Real Estate, or Something Else


  • Donating your personal property is a great way to support Family Promise® while meeting your financial goals.
  • Vehicles: We can accept many kinds of vehicles, which may we may either sell or give to a family in need, depending on the vehicle’s condition and our current guests.
  • Real estate: Whether you would like to transfer your property to us outright, designate your real estate through your estate, give us a portion of your holding, or continue to live in your property, we are happy to work with you to set up a transaction that meets your needs.
  • Artwork, collections, and other personal property: Please contact us to make sure we can accept the gift you have in mind, and to discuss your wishes regarding the property.

Your Impact

As a single father, George struggled to find balance between maintaining his career and watching his young children. With no one to watch his children, George lost his job as a chef and eventually lost his housing. After courageously removing herself from an abusive relationship while pregnant, Tiahna and her children were forced to bounce from family member’s homes until all her options had been exhausted. Following being put out by her landlord, Juanita was able to stay with her mother temporarily, however the one bedroom apartment was too small to house Juanita and her children. Waynenetta found herself living out of her car for four days following the loss of her housing. While living in her car, she had to leave her children with family members.

Through your support of Family Promise NNCC, you transformed their lives! George is now a vegan chef at the Newark Natural Foods Co-op. Tiahna found an apartment and a job directly across the street from one another. Juanita secured an apartment large enough to house all her children. Waynenetta finished school, received her medical assistant certification and obtained a security license.

By investing in Family Promise, you will invest in the promise of these families and more. Last year, we prevented and ended homelessness for 171 families — over 613 children and their parents.

If you have any questions, contact Madeline Goodall, Family Promise Development & Marketing Manager, at Madeline@familypromisede.org or by calling (302) 998-2222 ext. 105.