DIAMOND NEXUS LABS - The creators of the Miss Universe Crown Collection

 
The jewelry industry has a long, unsavory history of environmental abuse and destruction.  But it doesn’t have to be that way!  Enter: Diamond Nexus Labs, providing smart eco-friendly alternatives, like top quality diamond simulants instead of gems that were mined from the earth.  As the creators of the first eco-friendly Miss USA crown, DNL is revolutionizing the way people think about fine jewelry and “green” living.  Enter the special code HUMMINGBIRD20 at check-out and a percentage of the profits from any purchase you make will go towards saving wild hummingbird habitats!

To read more about Diamond Nexus Labs' commitment to the environment or to shop their inventory - visit their website here!


The Food Bank of Delaware relies on the generosity of the community to help feed hungry people. The Food Bank solicits, warehouses and distributes food through a network of 508 hunger-relief program partners. Our partners include food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters and other community food providers. In turn, agencies prepare balanced, nutritious meals or distribute food items to those with limited resources. Close to 242,000 Delawareans turn to emergency food assistance each year and 44 percent of households served are children under the age of 18. Please help us feed more hungry Delawareans by donating to the Food Bank of Delaware.

Each year, the Miss Delaware USA & Miss Delaware Teen USA pageant hosts a Humanitarian Service Project. Last year, we asked each of our contestants to bring in non-perishable items to donate to the Food Bank of Delaware. We are thrilled that our contestants respond each year very generously. Our 2013 contestants brought in over 4000 items (1730lbs!!); we so appreciate their efforts in helping the people in need throughout Delaware.

If you would like to help, donated food is accepted at their warehouses in Newark and Milford weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Click here for a list of other statewide drop-off sites.



Since 1998, when the Miss Universe Organization made the decision to support breast and ovarian cancer survivors, each Miss USA has spent thousands of hours educating the public about breast and ovarian cancer. Due to her participation in events like breast cancer walks, seminars and telethons, our titleholders have helped raise millions of dollars for research.


Miss USA will spend countless hours working with groups like Susan G. Koman for the Cure, Gilda's Club and the USO. 

 
 

Gilda's Club

It is the vision of Gilda's Club Worldwide to become the international leader for strengthening the global awareness of this philosophy, and to advance an understanding of the essential bond that emotional and social support brings to the cancer experience, not only for those living with cancer, but also for the families and friends who surround them.

 

USO

The USO is a private, nonprofit organization whose mission is to support the troops by providing morale, welfare and recreation-type services to our men and women in uniform. The original intent of Congress - and enduring style of USO delivery - is to represent the American people by extending a touch of home to the military. The USO currently operates more than 135 centers worldwide, including ten mobile canteens located in the continental United States and overseas.

 

Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, the global leader of the breast cancer movement, is the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists. They work together to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure®, and generous contributions from our partners, sponsors and fellow supporters, they have become the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world.

Miss Teen USA spends her year building relationships with organizations devoted to education and action, such as Best Buddies, D.A.R.E., Girl Talk, Sparrow Club and Project Sunshine.

   

Best Buddies

Best Buddies is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by providing opportunities for one-to-one friendships and integrated employment.

D.A.R.E.

D.A.R.E. is a police officer-led series of classroom lessons that teaches children from kindergarten through 12th grade how to resist peer pressure and live productive drug and violence-free lives.

Girl Talk

Founded in 2002, Girl Talk is a student-to-student mentoring program that pairs middle school girls with high school girls who serve as mentors. Weekly meetings are held before or after school, during which the high school leader conducts valuable lessons that address issues middle school girls face every day.

     
 

Sparrow Clubs

Sparrow Clubs USA is a national non-profit organization of school-based clubs that assist children in medical crisis. Through community service and fundraising projects, Sparrow Clubs support children who have either life threatening illnesses or chronic disabilities and whose families face financial hardship because of it.

 

Project Sunshine

Project Sunshine is a nonprofit organization that provides free educational, recreational, and social programs to children facing medical challenges and their families. Project Sunshine sends volunteers to visit hospitalized children to provide arts and crafts, tutoring, reading, nutritional cooking and special events. With 10,000 volunteers in 75 cities across the United States, Canada, China, Israel, Kenya, and Puerto Rico, Project Sunshine serves 60,000 children each year in 150 medical facilities.

 

Help make a difference. For more information on these alliances, please click on their logos above.

 

 

 
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