OCA extends its heartfelt thanks to our community supporters who have donated gifts, money and time to the children OCA represents.
Christiana Rotary Club (T.O.U.C.H. Program)
Each holiday season, the Christiana Rotary Club accepts "wish lists" from OCA's child clients, and then shops to fulfill the individual requests of each child. The program has grown each year, with over 160 children provided holiday gifts in 2012. The Rotary seeks to expand its giving by partnering with OCA to provide gifts and necessary items to children in foster care throughout the year.
You can support the Rotary's efforts by donating to the T.O.U.C.H. Program.
Delaware's Inns of Court
Delaware's Inns of Court have consistently provided holiday gifts and generous monetary donations to OCA, which OCA has been able to use throughout the year to help provide children in foster care with experiences such as school trips, summer camps, music lessons, prom, and playing sports. OCA is extremely grateful for these donations, which provide our kids with life experiences that most children take for granted, but that children in foster care rarely get.
Eastpoint Community Church and Crossroads Presbyterian Church
For several years, the Eastpoint Community Church and the Crossroads Presbyterian Church have "adopted" some of OCA's neediest clients, and provided them with thoughtful holiday gifts according to the children's wish lists. The congregations of these churches have been extremely generous, and have expanded their giving each year, for which OCA is truly thankful.
Digital Legal's courier services partnered with OCA to make it easy for OCA's volunteer attorneys to participate in the Christiana Rotary's T.O.U.C.H. Program on behalf of their child clients. Digital Legal provided pick-up and delivery of the gifts from the Rotary to the attorneys at a low price, which has been a tremendous help to OCA's busy attorneys. OCA looks forward to a continued partnership with Digital Legal as its holiday gift drive programs continue to grow.
Delaware's Law Firms & Attorneys
Morris James LLP
Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP
Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP
Richards, Layton & Finger
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates
Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor LLP
These law firms in particular have been a wonderful resource for OCA, hosting trainings in their beautiful conference facilities so that OCA can reach more attorneys and provide both basic and advanced training on issues involved with representing children in foster care.
Countless additional law firms throughout the state also support OCA by allowing their attorneys to volunteer their time to represent children through OCA. Many of these law firms go above and beyond, often spending money to pay for collateral issues that arise during an attorney's representation, "adopting" OCA clients during the holidays and providing them with gifts, or taking on other legal issues that arise for our kids on a pro bono basis.
OCA would not be successful without the partnership and support of Delaware's law firms and attorneys. For a full list of OCA volunteer attorneys, please see our Pro Bono Honor Roll.
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Make a Donation
To OCA: To help children in foster care enjoy experiences such as summer camp, school trips, sports, and music lessons., make checks payable to Office of the Child Advocate and mail to 900 King St., Ste. 210, Wilmington, DE 19801
To the Protecting Delaware's Children Fund: To help educate the public about child abuse and the duty to report, please visit www.delcf.org/make_donation.php and select the Protecting Delaware's Children Fund, or make checks payable to the Delaware Community Foundation with Protecting Delaware's Children Fund in the memo line.
Mail checks to:
Delaware Community Foundation,
100 W. 10th St., Ste. 115, Wilmington, DE 19801
900 King Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
Main line: (302) 255-1730
Fax: (302) 577-6831
400 Court Street
Dover, DE 19901
Main line: (302) 672-1122
Fax: (302) 672-1125
6 West Market Street
Georgetown, DE 19947
Main line: (302) 856-5720
Fax: (302) 677-7027