Our Team is an active member of the Wilmington community. We prefer to think of ourselves as a community as well. In this way, our philosophy of giving back extends within our own company as well as to the outside community at large. While working at DCPF our team has supported the community in many ways and looks forward to contributions NextClaim will add to that service.
Go Pink! – Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition
Each October, DCPF sells a specially designed shirt to be worn on “Go Pink!” day at the facility. The proceeds raised from the shirt sales are divided between breast screenings and education programs available through Bayhealth Cancer Institute and the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition. The funds and awareness raised supports the DBCC and their outreach, education and support efforts to help facilitate early detection and treatment of breast cancer.
Blood Bank of Delmarva – Summer Blood Drive
Blood Bank of Delmarva is a non-profit community service organization that provides blood and blood products to 19 hospitals on the Delmarva Peninsula. Blood Bank of Delmarva needs about 350 donors a day to serve these areas and save more than 20,000 patients each year. DCPF has been a longstanding supporter of the Blood Bank through the promotion of their programs and events. Our support has also included the hosting of an on-site Summer Blood Drive, utilizing the Blood Bank’s mobile donation setup.
Chains Inc. – Tie Donation Drive
Chains Inc. is a Wilmington non-profit established to assist inner-city youth through mentorship and support from members of the community. To support this program, the facility held a Tie Donation drive. The donated ties were provided to young men to help them feel more professional and confident when attending employment and college interviews.
Sunday Breakfast Mission
DCPF volunteers annually at the Sunday Breakfast Mission, a kitchen that serves the homeless and impoverished by providing nutritious meals in a safe and clean environment. Volunteers help cook, prepare and serve food to approximately 200 in-need members of the community.
Brandywine River Cleanup
DCPF employees really got their hands dirty with this project. The staff volunteered during non-work hours to assist in the annual Brandywine River Cleanup. Over the years the Annual Brandywine River Cleanup has removed more than 30 tons of trash, including tires, lawn chairs and even picnic tables, from various locations along the state line.
Friendship House – Clothing Bank of Delaware
When the weather starts to turn cold, DCPF holds a clothing drive to support the Friendship House. This organization provides services and goods to individuals and families in need. The facility provides a venue for employees to donate articles of clothing, particularly jackets and coats. The Friendship House distributes these items to community members in need throughout New Castle County.
Multiple times throughout the year, DCPF works with the Adopt-a-Family organization to support community members in need. In May, the facility participates in the Adopt-a-Mom program. This program supports mothers that are unable to provide all of their children’s needs. Employees have donated everything from the smallest
During the December holiday season, the facility takes part in the Adopt-a-Family or Adopt-a-Senior programs. In these programs, the facility is matched with an anonymous senior or family. The facility is provided with a brief description of the person and their situation, along with a list of desired items. The staff purchases the items on the list and delivers them to the Adopt-a-Family center in time for the holidays.
Food Bank of Delaware
Leading up to Thanksgiving Day, DCPF encouraged the staff to bring in food donations for the Food Bank of Delaware. In our most recent effort, the staff came through in a big way and we were able to donate almost 700 hundred pounds of food, and 15 turkeys. The facility collected everything needed for a complete Thanksgiving, including stuffing, mashed potatoes, turkey, and even desserts. This food was provided to people who might not be able to afford putting together a proper Thanksgiving meal.