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DeLand Quakers are very active in our local community.

This is just a selection of upcoming and recent events.


We also participate with statewide and national Quaker organizations.

DeLand Quakers book giveaway on MLK

Jan 15, 2024

Earl Brown Park, 750 S Alabama, DeLand

DeLand Quakers will give away books on Black History and by Black Authors at the Martin Luther King, Jr., Celebration on Jan 15, 2024. The celebration will start with a breakfast and program at Stetson University followed by a march down Woodland Blvd. and a festival at Earl Brown Park. Book donations are needed for this event. If you are able to donate to the Book Giveaway, call 386-337-5204 or contact

Origami Booth at the Deland Festival of Arts 

November 18, 2023, 10-5 pm
Woodland Blvd, Deland

This year we also added a storytelling and reading activity at our booth. Photos show us teaching children and teens to fold origami peace cranes, peace doves and other origami creations. Kids also loved hearing stories. We were located in the youth area on East Indiana Ave. The Festival is always a great event. We hope you'll visit our booth again next year!

DeLand Pride book giveaway

October 7, 2023, 10-2 PM

Sidecar Bar, 100 S. Woodland Ave, DeLand

DeLand Pride and DeLand Quakers have worked together to collect books on diversity and inclusion. We will be distributing these on a first-come, first-served basis.

Juneteenth Celebration book giveaway

July 29, 2023

Earl Brown Park, DeLand

We collected nearly 500 books on Black history and distributed them for free at DeLand's Juneteenth celebration (rescheduled because of weather). Quakers from all over the country sent books for the giveaway. WESH-2 News from Orlando provided television coverage.

George Lakey Book Tour
December 4-6, 2022

“A civil rights legend” – The Guardian

An inspiring leader of nonviolent direct actions for social justice, George offers ideas, hope and a lifetime of hard-won experience. DeLand Quakers sponsored this part of his national book tour.

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DeLand Fall Festival of the Arts
November 19-20, 2022

For the second year, DeLand Quakers provided an origami folding activity for the children's section at the Fall Festival. 

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