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Each semester, our chapter votes to select a new philanthropy for the upcoming term. For Spring 2022, we have chosen to work with Family Promise of Northern New Castle County.  

Their mission is "to prevent and end homelessness for families by engaging volunteers, donors, and the faith community"

They do this by providing shelter to homeless families in need and work with them in order to help overcome homelessness. They partner with local congregations in order to provide food and shelter to families, and they have community based programs that work to quickly secure permanent housing for families.

The origin of Family Promise was in 1986, when Karen Olson began working with local congregations and the YMCA to help the homeless in her New Jersey community. This impact spread, and the National Interfaith Hospitality Network was formed in 1988. The organization’s name officially became Family Promise in 2003 in order to better represent their vision. The Northern New Castle County branch of Family Promise opened in 2010, and has been serving families in the local community ever since.

Proceeds from donations go towards the needs of a family. The primary uses are covering the costs of a child’s bedding, sheltering a family for a night, feeding a family in the shelter for a month, and moving a family into permanent housing.

A note from our financial secretary, who organizes all of the fundraisers we conduct for our philanthropy each semester:

I am very excited to work with all the sisters and everyone at UD to raise money for such a great organization. With the gradual reopening of campus, I am planning so many great fundraisers, both online and in person! We will continue partnering with Main Street restaurants in order to fundraise, and will hold several other various fundraisers (both on campus and online) as well. Check out our Facebook page to stay updated on when our next fundraiser will be for Family Promise!


If you have any questions about fundraising or how you can help, reach out to Evelyn anytime at