The primary goal of the Best of Delaware® Party is to raise money for the beneficiaries. Delaware Today is proud to be working with the following organizations this year that make a positive difference for the people living in the state of Delaware.

2015 Beneficiaries

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Delaware

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Delaware has been serving Delaware children and youth since 1964. Our mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported mentoring relationships that help them achieve success in life. We have a proven record of success, providing mentoring relationships that benefit everyone involved - the child, the family, the volunteer and the community. Research shows that young people matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister are less likely to engage in risky behaviors, are more likely to have higher aspirations, and to achieve educational success.

Over 100 children statewide are currently waiting for a Big Brother or Big Sister volunteer. To find out how you can become a mentor to a young person in need, please visit www.bbbsde.org.

Delaware Guidance Services for Children and Youth, Inc.

DGS exists to provide quality mental health services for children, youth, and their families. We believe that all children have a right to good mental health and should have access to quality therapeutic care, regardless of their ability to pay. Children come to us from a variety of backgrounds with a variety of challenges. Whether they have behavioral problems, suffer from substance abuse, have been victims of crime, or have suffered a traumatic event, DGS is ready to step in and help the child as well as the family. More than 93% of the parents/guardians of our clients report that there was a marked improvement in their child’s functioning as a result of their treatment at DGS. Thus, the thousands of children we serve each year are able to make great strides at home, in school, and in the community.