GOLO supports local charities and community-based organizations in New Castle County
As part of our ongoing commitment to support local community-based initiatives, GOLO recently donated over $100K across seven organizations in our corporate home state of Delaware.
The organizations receiving donations are Meals on Wheels Delaware, the Police Athletic League of Wilmington, Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware, Ronald McDonald House of Delaware, Veterans' Multi-Service Center, Special Olympics of Delaware, and Girls on the Run Delaware.
"These donations further our efforts to partner with organizations from our community that are making real and tangible differences in people's lives," says Jennifer Brooks, Co-founder and President of GOLO.
The funding will support a variety of initiatives in the local community, including meal delivery programs for seniors, summer camp programs for teens, youth health and leadership education programs, Veterans' services, and more.
Meals on Wheels of Delaware
Meals On Wheels Delaware's (MOWD) mission is to raise funds, other resources, and awareness to support meal delivery programs for homebound seniors in Delaware. In collaboration with meal-delivery programs throughout the state, MOWD strives to ensure the uninterrupted delivery of hot, nutritious meals.
"We are incredibly grateful for the strong and committed partnerships we enjoy with community-focused businesses like GOLO," said Anne Love, Executive Director of Meals on Wheels Delaware. "This donation will help ensure that seniors in our community will be able to receive freshly prepared, nutritionally balanced meals delivered to their door by a caring volunteer each weekday at lunchtime."
The Police Athletic League of Wilmington
The Police Athletic League of Wilmington provides youth a safe haven after school to channel their energies in positive directions to promote self-esteem, good life choices, and healthy lifestyles. Their center has a full-time police officer and dedicated staff who work to enhance the positive moral development of young people through a large variety of sports, education, and recreational programs.
"We would like to thank GOLO for their support and generous donation," says Christopher Purnell, Executive Director of the Police Athletic League of Wilmington. "This donation will allow us to continue our efforts in our health and wellness and summer camp programs for youth and families. We strive to build brighter futures, and with this donation, we can continue doing just that for our community."
Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware
Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware inspires and enables all young people to reach their full potential as productive, responsible, caring citizens. Led by passionate professionals, its Club and school site locations encourage the youth to grow, learn, and play their way toward a brighter future.
"We are excited and thankful for our community partnership with GOLO," says John Wellons, President/CEO at Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware. "Their support of our health and life skills programming for teens will ensure that our members have important exposure to academic support and workforce opportunities along with receiving mentorship and education on healthy lifestyles."
Ronald McDonald House, Delaware
Ronald McDonald House of Delaware provides a temporary residence for families of seriously ill or injured children receiving treatment at area hospitals. In addition to providing a place to stay, the House offers nurturing and supportive environments where families can be together and find comfort.
"On behalf of our Board of Directors, our staff and volunteers, and most importantly, the families we serve, we thank GOLO for their generous donation and continued support of our mission," says Pamela W. Cornforth, President and CEO of Ronald McDonald House, Delaware.
"At the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware, we believe that nothing is more important than family and providing them comfort, care, and togetherness during their child's medical crisis. By providing a "home-away-from-home" to families who travel far distances to receive medical treatments in Wilmington, we allow our families to experience all of the comforts of home, including accommodations, nutritious meals, and a supportive community. Our families are then able to focus on what matters most – the well-being of their child."
Special Olympics Delaware
The mission of Special Olympics Delaware is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for more than 4,200 children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
"GOLO has been a strong supporter of our Summer Games and sponsor of our Healthy Athlete station for many years," says David Halley, President and CEO of Special Olympics of Delaware. "Their support will allow free health education, activities, and screenings for over 500 athletes attending our Summer Games. We could not offer these free programs without their involvement and support. It truly is life-changing!"
The Veterans Multi-Service Center (VMC)
Veterans Multi-Service Center (VMC) exists solely to "serve those who served" this great nation, our Veterans. The organization is dedicated to advancing the cause of Veterans, advocating on all levels, giving voice to their concerns, bringing equity and quality to their earned benefits, and a just resolve to their needs.
"It is only with the support of companies like GOLO that we're able to offer transformational services for Veteran families in the local community," says Joe Brooks, Executive Director of Veterans Multi-Service Center. "GOLO is truly a leader on this front, and we hope others follow."
Girls on the Run Delaware
Girls on the Run inspires girls of all abilities to recognize their individual strengths while building a sense of connection in a team setting. Volunteer coaches facilitate lessons that blend physical activity with life skill development to enable girls to adapt to whatever comes their way.
"We are grateful for the support of local corporations like GOLO, which allows us to continue our strategic goals of reaching many of the underserved girls in our community who may not have otherwise been able to participate in our program," says Kim Chitty, Executive Director, Girls on the Run Delaware.