Delaware Marathon™ Support Organizations
The Friends of Wilmington Parks, founded in 1991, works closely with the Delaware Division of Parks and Recreation, and the City of Wilmington to help address the needs of Brandywine, Alapocas Run, Rockford, and H. Fletcher Brown Parks. The Friends supports a variety of horticultural and restorative projects in the Parks for the benefit of the community. Currently, the Friends are restoring the Sugar Bowl in Brandywine Park as well as assisting with the opening of the Trail Connection between Brandywine and Alapocas Run Parks in partnership with the City of Wilmington and the Delaware Division of Parks and Recreation.
The Daughters of the British Empire is a nonprofit, nonpolitical, voluntary American society of women of proven British or British Commonwealth birth or ancestry. The primary objective of the DBE is the support of the four District Homes for retired men and women who are residents and/or citizens of the U.S. These homes are located in each of the four regions of the DBE in the U.S. The secondary objectives are local philanthropy and friendship (we all enjoy a cup of tea together!!). The Society has chapters organized in each state. The Maid Marian chapter in Northern Delaware meets on the second Thursday of each month at 7.30pm. For more information contact us at 410-287-9224.
Premiere Charities mission is to serve the underprivileged by mobilizing resources for food, health, clothing, shelter, and education. From Our Kitchen serves the homeless of Wilmington, Delaware by offering a full meal every Sunday. Our volunteers serve the homeless every Sunday, rain or shine. We serve a seasonally appropriate, full course meal of fresh, warm food and soda, juice, and water. On average, 175 guests are served each Sunday. Volunteers gather at 2 PM in an empty parking lot near the Wilmington train station to set up for the serve. Please donate at www.premierecharities.org
The First Tee of Delaware’s mission is to impact the lives of young people in the state of Delaware by providing educational and instructional programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values, and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. Learn more at www.thefirstteedelaware.org.
Epilepsy Foundation of Delaware is a statewide, non-profit organization dedicated to ensure that people with seizures are able to participate in all life experiences. Its volunteers and professional staff endeavor to prevent, control and cure epilepsy through services, education, advocacy and research. Its mission is to educate and support individuals with epilepsy and their families, to increase awareness in the general community through education, to provide leadership and advocacy for epilepsy issues, and to facilitate prevention and management of epilepsy. Learn more at www.epilepsyfoundation.org/Delaware.