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“60 Acts of Kindness – February Recap”

Did you know that 2020 marks Del-One’s 60th year in business?
To celebrate this milestone, we want to be involved in 60 Acts of Kindness in Delaware communities

Del-One is continuing its 60 Acts of Kindness with:

Act 4 – Blessing Bags
Del-One put together “blessing bags” for the homeless in our communities. The intention of making a blessing bag is to care for someone in need in your community – to bless them. Each branch received blessing bags to hand out or provide to members who may know someone in need.


Pictured: Blessing bags created by Kathy Decker, Senior Financial Analyst  

 

Act 5 – Jan 31st National Fun at Work Day
Del-One hosted a friendly competition amongst teammates for National Fun at Work Day. Teammates and members voted for their favorite group photo on social media and the winning department/branch were able to choose a charity for Del-One FCU to support.


Pictured L-R – Margret Pellot, Adrian Romero, Shaleek Drayton, Kristopher Keaton, Victoria Coverdale, Maureen Haut, and Marsha Harmon. (Wilmington Branch)

 

Act 6 – Feb 4th National Thank a Mail Carrier Day
Del-One wanted to thank our mail carriers for all that they do on National Mail Carrier Day, so we created thank you cards and goodie bags for our USPS/UPS/FedEx guys that come to our corporate building, and branches created their own gifts of appreciation for their postal workers. Individuals were also encouraged to thank the postal women and men at home.


Pictured: Dwayne from FedEx and Jane Washington  

 

Act 7 – Feb 7th Wear Red Day  
“On the first Friday of every February, which is designated as American Heart Month, the nation comes together, igniting a wave of red from coast to coast. From landmarks to news anchors and neighborhoods to online communities; this annual groundswell unites millions of people for a common goal: the eradication of heart disease and stroke.” -American Heart Association

Del-One encouraged all teammates to wear red Friday, February 7, 2020 for National Heart Month!


Pictured L-R – Madalaine Rawding, Lisa Brewer, Jeremy Redlich, Mary Adams, Connie Meyers, Shari Lord, Cynthia Quinn, and, Zahvier Hammond. (Milford Branch)

 

Act 8 – Jan 27th-Feb 7th Coat Drive
Del-One branches organized a coat drive for the unpredictable winter months of January and February. Coats collected at branches were donated to charities within each county. A total of 42 coats were collected in total.


Pictured L-R – Giovanni Casson, Cranae Satchell, Christy Johnson, Tizarra Gaskins, Noe Ramires-Cruz, DaVontay Phillips, Amanda Kaye and Montrell Henderson-Coleman. (West Dover Branch)

 

Act 9 – Spread the Love (card writing stations)
February is all about LOVE and we wanted to share some of that love from Feb 10th to Feb 15th! We asked each of our branches to set up a Spread the Love station in their branch. We encouraged our members and teammates to write notes of appreciation for the staff at the branches, teammates, friends, family or whomever they chose! Think about everyone for whom you have gratitude; including those who clean our space, make our food and keep the lights on!


Pictured: Dagsboro Branch Card writing station (Dagsboro also created a kid’s coloring station to match)   

 

Act 10 – Feb 21st Random Act of Kindness Week
Del-One teammates took it upon themselves to spread and inspire random acts of kindness throughout the week of Feb 17th – Feb 21st Something as simple as paying for the coffee for the car behind you in the drive-thru can be enough to brighten someone’s day.


Pictured: (hand of) Zahvier Hammond, Milford Teller and Devon Taylor, Ops Specialist paying it forward

 

Act 11 – Doggone Happy Animal Rescue/ DHAR Auction Feb 29th
Del-One FCU sponsored (PAW Sponsor) Doggone Happy Animals first annual FUNdraising event to support DHAR’s mission of helping animals find the perfect forever home. The Del-One Foundation joined in on this opportunity as well to surprise DHAR with a $4,000 Donation!

To learn more about DHAR please visit:  https://www.doggonehappyde.com
or meet the wonderful people and animals of DHAR at one of our 2020 Community Appreciation Days this spring and summer.


Pictured L-R – Dawn Mitchell (DHAR Founder), Justin Smith (Del-One Foundation Vice President), Taylor Michaels (DHAR Volunteer/Event Organizer)