John Disalvio (from left), Dave Mills and John Martin at the Food Bank of Delaware, in an event launching Do More 24 Delaware.

Do More 24 breaks donor, donation total records

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John Disalvio (from left), Dave Mills and John Martin at the Food Bank of Delaware, in an event launching Do More 24 Delaware.

Helping the Food Bank of Delaware launch its 2024 Do More Delaware campaign are, from left, John Disalvio, Dave Mills and John Martin in Milford. Photo by Katie Kazimir.

More than 20,000 donors gave more than $2.3 million to Delaware nonprofits during Do More 24 Delaware, which ran for 24 hours ending at 6 p.m. Friday.,

The number of donors and the total amount of donations both broker records.

Every zip code in Delaware was represented, the organization said Friday evening.

Organized jointly by United Way of Delaware and Spur Impact, the 24-hour fundraising marathon invited the public to support the nonprofit organizations that mean the most to them by donating at

By setting up individual giving pages, participating nonprofits were able to take advantage of more than $350,000 in matching gifts, cash prizes, and incentives donated by more than two dozen sponsor organizations from across the state.

“Delaware’s nonprofit organizations serve as the backbone of our communities, bolstering our economy, uplifting individuals, and extending a helping hand to those in need,” said Dan Cruce, Chief Operating Officer of United Way of Delaware. “Today, through the collective power of giving, the people of Delaware once again demonstrated just how much the nonprofits of our state are valued.”

Since the March 2020 event, when United Way and Spur Impact joined forces, Do More 24 Delaware has raised more than $9.5 million for Delaware nonprofits.

“Today was a great reminder of the incredible impact nonprofits have on communities throughout Delaware,” said Charlie Vincent, executive director of Spur Impact. “Thousands of people returned the favor by giving their financial support to their favorite causes and sharing their social capital as well.

“We are appreciative to be able to play a small part in applying the work of these nonprofits and growing the culture of philanthropy in Delaware for the next generation of leaders and volunteers.”

Do More 24 Delaware  was supported by sponsors across the state, including Barclays US Consumer Bank, Discover Bank, Carl M. Freeman Foundation, the Delaware Division of the Arts, Crestlea Foundation, Delaware Community Foundation, Laffey-McHugh Foundation, Longwood Foundation and Welfare Foundation.

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