3rd Operation: Warm Newport – Camping out for Coats

It was another cold camp-out in Newport, DE but well worth the freeze! Over 40 campers and an estimated 100+ camp visitors showed their support.

Thanks to the campers, community supporters and donors, this year 2,342 coats were funded and distributed at the following 4 local schools: Thomas Edison Charter School, Stubbs Elementary, Shortlidge Academy and The Bancroft School.

Since our first year of camp in 2017, The Delaware KIDS Fund has been able to raise enough money to purchase 5,937 coats for every student at 11 different elementary schools (Richey Elementary, Richardson Park Elementary, Richardson Park Early Learning Center, Pulaski Elementary, Warner Elementary, Baltz Elementary School, Elbert Palmer Elementary, Thomas Edison Charter, Stubbs Elementary, Shortlidge Academy and The Bancroft School). The camping out campaign has raised over $121,000 with 100% of that money going to the purchase of brand new Operation Warm coats.

Camping out in Newport represents a commitment to warming up local children in need physically and mentally. The camping conditions are a bit chilly (and loud) with nearby Route 141 positioned next to the camp site… but at the end of the day, it’s about supporting our next generation of community. It’s more than a coat.

It was cold but we stayed as warm as possible for the kids!
Coat Giving at Thomas Edison in November 2019

10th Delaware KIDS Fund 5k in Newport

It was a gorgeous morning in Newport, Delaware to be raising  money for the Delaware KIDS Fund food pantry going into Richardson Park Elementary School.

This year we recognize Pat Dougherty as the hardest working volunteer with the first ever, “Gilmore Award” – in honor of the late Helen Gilmore. Helen was a long time Harvey, Hanna & Associates employee and KIDS Fund volunteer – managing the registration tables every year like a General.

Pat poses with his award, Ryan Kennedy & Helen’s Family

Thank you to all our sponsors, the Town of Newport, Newport PD, NCCPD, Minquas Fire Company, participants and volunteers for raising enough to open a brand new food pantry in Richardson Park Elementary School!

Event Photos
Town Square Delaware Article

Delaware KIDS Fund Donates $1,000 to Cape Food Basket


Pictured (left to right): Ryan Kennedy (Delaware KIDS Fund Executive Director/Harvey, Hanna & Associates, VP – Marketing) Jon Devoll (Cape Henlopen Food Basket) and Andrew DiFonzo (Delaware KIDS Fund volunteer / Hyatt Place Dewey Beach, General Manager)

The Delaware KIDS Fund recently visited the Cape Henlopen Food Basket to present a gift of $1,000 for the 2019 winter season.

The Cape Henlopen Food Basket provides food support to more than 2,160 households and 6,313 individuals each month (2,006 of which are children). The gift was timed to help Cape Henlopen Food Basket prepare for higher food demand during the winter months.

The Delaware KIDS Fund has proudly donated over $10,000 to the Cape Henlopen Food Basket Since 2008.

Pictured (left to right): Ryan Kennedy (Delaware KIDS Fund Executive Director/Harvey, Hanna & Associates, VP – Marketing) Jon Devoll (Cape Henlopen Food Basket) and Andrew DiFonzo (Delaware KIDS Fund volunteer / Hyatt Place Dewey Beach, General Manager)

Delaware KIDS Fund Opens New Food Pantry at Richey Elementary School

The Delaware KIDS Fund and Harvey Hanna celebrated the opening of a brand new Delaware KIDS Fund Food Pantry at Newport’s Richey Elementary School. A high percentage of children at this school live at or below the poverty line and the food pantry along with a backpack program serve as a critical resource to local students in need. The pantry was established in partnership with The Food Bank of Delaware and was funded entirely from the 9th Annual Delaware KIDS Fund 5K proceeds. #communitystrong