Dover Federal Credit Union shows support by rocking their socks

DOVER, DE (April 5, 2019) — On March 21st, 2019, Dover Federal Credit Union employees participated in Rock Your Socks to help celebrate and bring awareness to World Down Syndrome Day by wearing mismatched socks. The mismatched are symbolic of uniqueness and inclusivity. Dover FCU team members from across the region proudly participated and showed their support.  The Rock Your Socks event was developed to help create a unified voice to create discussion and advocate for the inclusion, well-being, and rights of people with Down syndrome worldwide.  March 21st was selected as World Down Syndrome Day to help signify the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome which ultimately leads to Down syndrome.  Dover Federal acquired their socks through the Down Syndrome Association of Delaware, who helped to organize the event within the state.

The Down Syndrome Association of Delaware is a statewide non-profit support group founded in 1979.  Organized and managed by parents and families of people with Down syndrome, the DSA acts as a resource for support, advocacy, and acceptance and understanding of individuals with Down syndrome.  Their efforts to bring education and awareness aim to allow those with Down syndrome to gain access to the same opportunities as their peers by creating an environment in which diversity is embraced, not merely tolerated, and those with differences are valued and included.  To learn more, visit

Louis Ruggiero, Alexis Olmeda, Ashlee Walker, & Deanna Cortez

About Dover Federal Credit Union

Dover Federal Credit Union was first chartered in 1958 by a handful of Air Force and civilian workers at Dover Air Force Base. Today, Dover Federal continues to serve the Air Force Base as well as over 40,000 members from over 500 Workplace Partners and has eight locations throughout the state of Delaware. Dover Federal continues to help its members get there, wherever that may be. To learn more about Dover Federal Credit Union, visit any of their branches or visit them on the web at


Taevann Calloway; Marketing Clerk
Dover Federal Credit Union
1075 Silver Lake Blvd.
Dover, DE 19904
302-678-8000 ext. 2432

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