We stand side by side with those in need to empower our community.
We empower Americans to live debt-free and support local communities through various charitable organizations.
Over the past decade, Debt.com has helped over 2 million Americans pay down more than $11 billion of debt.
It’s in our DNA to help Americans pay off debt – and we give back to them by supporting local nonprofits and charitable organizations.
From Parkland Cares to Jason Taylor’s Reading Room, our partnerships have allowed Debt.com to contribute nearly half a million dollars back to the community.
Debt.com is celebrating 10 years of helping adults get out of debt – by teaching children to never go into debt. By partnering with Junior Achievement of South Florida, Debt.com can offer debt-busting lessons to 20,000 8th graders every school year.
Since 2009, JA has been mentoring students in entrepreneurship, work readiness, and financial literacy at JA World Finance Park. The simulated city helps students prepare for tomorrow’s careers by learning essential skills that will make them more successful as professionals and community members. Debt.com is holding a giveaway as part of its educational curriculum.
The latest winner is Iann Heredia of Coral Springs, FL. He was awarded $500 and says, “It’s always important to manage your finances because if you don’t – you’ll go broke!” He explains that he has a passion for technology and plans on using the money towards a computer.
Launched the day after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas in 2018, Howard Dvorkin, Chairman of Debt.com, pledged that he could not sit idly by knowing he had the ability and tools to make a difference. “As a father as well as a corporate leader, I knew that we had to come together and support the victims of this horrible tragedy.” Parkland Cares first began providing MSD students, teachers, staff, and the greater community with mental health counseling and therapy to aid in their recovery.
In 2021, grant funding began being distributed to local nonprofits to provide mental health services anywhere in South Florida to expand the impact. Since this project’s inception just over a year ago, over $1 million has been funded by these nonprofits. “While our mission has expanded, our name remains the same, to honor those whose recovery should motivate others to say: I can heal too.”
For over 80 years, United Way of Broward County has taken the initiative to unite the community to combat the most complex, critical challenges and create long-lasting positive change. Debt.com helps the United Way with financial contributions and volunteerism to help the community’s hardworking and struggling individuals and families.
Debt.com partnered with United Way of Broward County for their 30th annual, “Day of Caring,” to give back to those less fortunate. Given away in decorated shoeboxes, they were filled with day-to-day items and distributed to those in need. The boxes were filled with basic necessities (shampoo, deodorant, etc.) and donated to LifeNet4Families.
This non-profit organization is a gateway to stability for people in Broward County experiencing hunger, homelessness, and poverty. The key elements for delivering the mission are providing food and nutrition and promoting health and well-being while enabling sustainability. Debt.com holds food and clothing drives annually to help LifeNet4Families serve those in need.
Last December, Debt.com staff members provided holiday gifts and keepsakes that many of the children who live at SOS can take with them beyond their foster homes. Debt.com made it a special priority to donate bed linens, living room blankets, and bath towels for those who stay 12-18 months, on average, with their foster families.
“During my NFL days, I volunteered at SOS and it changed my life. I became a foster parent to my son, and I think giving back as the President of Debt.com not only extends the impact that it had on me but it helps support the commitment we have to strong community ties,” says Debt.com President, Don Silvestri.
Debt.com has raised funds for HANDY that has gone to help over 400 youth and caregivers. HANDY transforms the lives of over 50,000 individuals and is a constant in the lives of the youth they touch.
Program activities range from tutoring to service-learning projects.
Debt.com donates annually to the Goodman JFS of Broward County to help further the mission of empowering individuals, strengthening families, protecting the vulnerable, and helping seniors age safely and with dignity in their homes by providing innovative social services and programs to the Broward community. For more than 60 years, JFS has helped thousands of people face life’s hardest challenges each year while providing support to people of all ages, races, religions, ethnic backgrounds, or sexual orientations.
In 2004, former NFL star and philanthropist Jason Taylor established the Jason Taylor Foundation. One of the foundation’s programs, Jason Taylor’s Reading Room, offers free after-school programs designed to help address academic shortcomings among inner-city youth, specifically in literacy. The program’s Case Manager works directly with the students’ schools and their parents to keep track of academic progress, performance, and behavior. Debt.com is proud to have made financial contributions to its program since 2018.
The foundation was created to raise money to help Jordan, a 5-year-old who was diagnosed with TECPR2, a fatal, neurodegenerative, debilitating, genetic disease. Debt.com was proud to sponsor this tournament to help raise money and awareness for the research and development of cures for TECPR2 genetic diseases.