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Why Donate?

Donating to LCS helps continue the programs that members of the community have come to rely on. Your support goes towards empowering Delaware families in need. We donate because we have all been in times of need there has been someone there to help. There are many different ways, listed below, to donate to LCS.

Donate Online

Giving By Check

Please make your check payable to Lutheran Community Servicesand and mail to:

Lutheran Community Services
2809 Baynard Blvd.
Wilmington, DE  19802

Giving through Stock

By giving gifts of  appreciated stock, you avoid any long-term capital gains tax liability that you would otherwise owe in the future and you provide LCS with the larger appreciated amount.

It is a simple process to donate stock to LCS. You will need to provide your broker with a brief set of instructions listing what stock you wish to donate and how many shares. You’ll also provide our name, our broker and its DTC number, and our account number. to get that LCS information, contact Rob Gurnee at 302-654-8886 x101, or have your broker contact Rob directly.

Recurring Gifts

Recurring gifts matter because we do our planning based on expected revenue. If you wish to make your donation recurring, our online donation form will prompt you for the dollar amount and frequency of your giving (e.g.monthly). Should you wish to make another arrangement for recurring giving, please contact Alex Mazzei at 302-654-8886 x 109.


Pledges enable us to do longer term planning. Our Helping Others Circle is comprised of committed stakeholders that provide one of the following pledge amounts

Gift of Faith $1,000 x 5 years
Gift of Hope $5,000 x 5 years
Gift of Love $10,000 x 5 years

If you are interested in making a Helping Others Circle pledge, or some other type of pledge, please contact Alex Mazzei at 302-654-8886 x 109.


Matching Funds

Many businesses will match the cash donations of their employees to their favorite charity, so always check with your company.  We have a number of supporters that utilize this option with their employers.

Food Drives & In Kind

Our pantries are partly stocked by the community! If you would like to run a food drive, you can find more information here


We welcome partnerships with business and organizations! For more information on becoming a corporate sponsor, click here

Planned Giving

A planned gift is meant to ensure that LCS will always be a source of support for those most in need in our community. The Legacy Circle has been established to give those who believe in the mission of the LCS a way to secure its strength and vitality for the long-term. A separate organization, the Martin Luther Foundation, has been set up to receive your legacy gifts.

Planned Giving Options:
A planned gift enables you to make a contribution to Lutheran community Services that has significant impact.

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