The Office of Highway Safety's Community Traffic Safety Program Coordinators (CTSPs) run the Delaware Bicycle Helmet Bank. There is one CTSP in each county. Local groups and/or individuals can make recommendations for helmet distributions. For example, local nurses or law enforcement will identify a low-income group of children in the area. The CTSP for that area will then go into that community and distribute information on general bicycle safety, as well as information about the laws and bicycle helmets. After the information piece of the presentation the helmets are distributed, with information about how to properly wear the helmet.
Donations are accepted. In fact, no State or Federal money is used to purchase the helmets - all purchases are made directly from the donations collected. Approximately 1200 helmets have been distributed since 1995.
If you are interested in making a donation or you know of a low-income community in need of bicycle helmets, please contact your local CTSP:
New Castle County: Cindy Genau — 302.831.4973
Kent and Sussex Counties: Merritt Burke — 302.856.7303