Division to honor MLK Day of Service by collecting donations for local charities
By Jennifer Bowman, volunteer services coordinator
Beginning in January 2023, in the spirit of working to keep the vision and dedication of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream of equality, freedom and service to neighbors alive, the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs is providing collection spaces at six historic museum sites for donations of food, toiletries and gently used, clean clothes for the Delaware Food Bank and Friendship House with Code Purple shelters. The Division also will collect much-needed items such as pet food, towels, blankets and cleaning supplies for the First State Animal Center and SPCA. For more information about specific items to include in donations, please click on the links above for the organizations listed to review their current wish lists.
Donation locations include:
- John Dickinson Plantation, 340 Kitts Hummock Road, Dover
- The Old State House, 25 The Green, Dover
- Buena Vista Conference Center, 661 S. DuPont Highway, New Castle
- New Castle Court House, 211 Delaware Street, New Castle
- Zwaanendael Museum, 102 Kings Highway, Lewes
- Johnson Victrola Museum, 375 S. New St., Dover
Please deliver donations during each museum’s operating hours, available online at the links above.
Last year, the Division collected and delivered over 120 pounds of donated clothing, food and other necessary supplies from all six historic museum sites for local community needs! We’d like your help providing support again!
The Division will sort and deliver the donations and will share updates on its Facebook page and other social media throughout the month. Stay tuned for more to come in the New Year!