Ways to Donate

  1. Real Estate / land
  2. Direct donations  (i.e. cash, stock)
  3. Time / Volunteer your services

 Donating real estate

  1. A gift of real estate could lead to significant savings on income or estate taxes.
  2. You may receive a charitable income tax deduction for the appraised value of the property.
  3. You would also be freed from paying real estate taxes, maintenance costs and insurance on the property, as well as capital gains taxes on the property’s appreciation (otherwise known as tax on profits from the sale).


Real estate can be included as part of a trust or will or estate plans.  Your financial advisor can help you figure out which method is best for you.  Contact us for more information.


Tax Identification Info:

Delaware Association of the Deaf
EIN: 38-3825119
Link: IRS Non-Profit reference for DAD


DDSC thankful for support

As president of Deaf Delaware Senior Citizens (DDSC), I am delighted to report that our raffle fundraiser held in conjunction with showings of the movie “CODA” at the Clayton Theatre in Dagsboro generated just over $6,000 from the hundreds of viewers who supported this effort. This money will be used by the World Federation of the Deaf to assist deaf Ukrainians impacted by the Russian invasion.

I thank the DDSC members who donated and solicited items for the gift baskets, attended the 11 showings of the movie along with volunteer sign language interpreters, and arranged for the delivery of the baskets to the winners. I am extremely grateful to Joanne Howe, who hosted the fundraiser at the Clayton Theatre and donated a percentage of the admission receipts.


The generosity of donors who helped make the gift baskets so special is greatly appreciated. These donors include Su Casa Furniture, Cripple Creek Golf & Country Club, Bear Trap Dunes, Lord’s Landscaping, Inland Bays Garden Center, Patti’s Hallmark Shop, Banks Wine & Spirits, Porto Pizza and Grill, Jayne’s Reliable, author Michelle Meadows and Realtor Rich Meadows, Good Earth Market and DiFebo’s Market.

Allen Talbert, President
Deaf Delaware Senior Citizens

Source: https://www.coastalpoint.com/opinion/letters/ddsc-thankful-for-support/article_a9bb1574-cc9c-11ec-8aba-1b7a7e79abec.html

Gallaudet and U.S. Naval Academy debaters to address deaf people serving in the military

The Gallaudet University debate team, fresh off a top-eight performance in the Social Justice Debates at Morehouse College last month, is now preparing for its second intercollegiate debate of the 2021-2022 academic year. They will compete with – not wholly against – the United States Naval Academy on Friday, April 29 at 6 p.m. in Peikoff Alumni House. The event will be livestreamed.

The debate topic is “Deaf people should be allowed to serve in the United States military.” The affirmative side is required to make the case that on balance, allowing deaf people to serve in the U.S. military is in the public interest of the United States. In contrast, the negative may concede that allowing deaf people to serve in the U.S. military has unique benefits but that the status quo or an alternate solution is more beneficial for the country. 

Read on at https://www.gallaudet.edu/news/gallaudet-and-u-s-naval-academy-debaters-to-address-deaf-people-serving-in-the-military.

How the ‘Hogwarts of Idaho’ helped a local teenager and hundreds of other deaf and blind students


GOODING — Step into a high school reading class on a weekday afternoon and you’ll likely hear teenagers chatting, laughing and telling stories.

But inside one classroom in a unique central Idaho school, around a dozen students aren’t using their voices to tell ‘The Three Little Pigs’; rather, they’re signing the story.

The teenagers are all deaf or hard of hearing and attend the Idaho School for the Deaf and the Blind. The first student to volunteer to stand in front of the class and sign part of the assignment is Reagan Sermon – an 18-year-old from Idaho Falls.

“I love this school and I wish I came here my whole life,” Reagan tells EastIdahoNews.com. “ASL is my native language which I learned first before I was speaking English.”

Read the rest at https://www.eastidahonews.com/2022/04/how-the-hogwarts-of-idaho-helped-a-local-teenager-and-hundreds-of-other-deaf-and-blind-students.

‘The Simpsons’ Makes History With First Deaf Voice Actor and Use of American Sign Language

When “The Simpsons” creative team decided to use American Sign Language in this Sunday’s episode, there was one hitch: The show’s animated characters have only four fingers.

Courtesy of 20th Television and The Variety

“That was a little tricky, especially because the one thing we’re translating is Shakespeare,” says writer Loni Steele Sosthand. “But I think we pulled it off.”

Sosthand, who joined “The Simpsons” in 2020, is the writer behind the show’s April 10 installment, “The Sound of Bleeding Gums.” The episode is not only notable for featuring the first-ever use of ASL on “The Simpsons,” but it also includes the show’s first-ever deaf voice actors.

Read on at https://variety.com/2022/tv/news/the-simpsons-deaf-voice-actor-sign-language-episode-1235227673/.

Apple Re-Releasing ‘CODA’ in Theaters With Open Captions Following Oscars Win

Fresh off its Oscars triumph, Apple will re-release “CODA” in movie theaters on Friday. The film, which tells the story of the only hearing member of a deaf family’s relationship with her parents and brother, will screen in over 600 U.S. locations with open captions. That will make the film accessible to the deaf and hard of hearing.

“CODA” became the first movie released by a streaming service to win best picture at Sunday’s ceremony. Director Sian Heder picked up a statue for best adapted screenplay, and Tory Kotsur won best supporting actor.

Read on at https://variety.com/2022/film/news/apple-coda-movie-theaters-open-captions-oscars-win-1235218804.

The Mandalorian’s Tusken Scout Won an Oscar

If you’re a Star Wars fan but didn’t think Troy Kotsur looked familiar when he got up to accept his Best Supporting Actor Oscar on Sunday night, don’t feel bad. Kotsur played an important role in The Mandalorian‘s first season episode “The Gunslinger,” but we never saw his face. He’s the Tusken who communicated with the Mandalorian using Tusken Sign Language—a language Kotsur created.

Kotsur is the first Deaf man to win an Oscar, and the first Deaf actor to appear in Star Wars. He won for his role in CODA, in which he plays the father of Ruby (Emilia Jones), the only hearing child in her family.

Read on at https://www.tor.com/2022/03/29/the-mandalorian-troy-kotsur-oscar.

Deafopia Event (East Rutherford, NJ)

It s finally here! The event is in middle of NJ, NY, PA and CT.

Deafopia Events
American Dream Mall
May 21, 2022
10 AM – 5 PM
1 American Dream Way, East Rutherford, NJ 07073

Register on line, www.deafopia.com/admission

Deafopia Events will be hosting event at new 2nd largest mall in USA where will be at East Rutherford, NJ. It is only 12 minutes drive from midtown Manhattan to the mall. Buses are available to bring people from Port Authority Bus Terminal on 42nd street/8th avenue to the mall.

More information will be released..