The Delaware KIDS Fund continued the tradition of its longstanding summer fundraising event by hosting the 8th Annual Delaware KIDS Fund 5K Series in Newport and Dewey Beach
Both events helped raise $44,000 and feature over 637 registered runners and walkers (510 finishers), 50 + corporate sponsors, 21 volunteers and 20 emergency responders.
Another inspiring morning at The Delaware KIDS Fund and Harvey, Hanna & Associates, Inc.. We had the pleasure of supporting amazing young minds from Mrs. Nicole Johnson’s (Mrs. J!) Kindergarten and First grade class at Newport’s Richey Elementary School. Our group was fortunate enough to pitch in (along with other local businesses) for the purchase of new iPads to help reinforce the learning experiences and engaging these amazing students who are kinesethic, visual, and/or auditory learners. The BEST PART, we had the chance to meet the kiddos today and watch them work their iPads. Support your community and support our next generation. If everyone pitches in and works together – the community we live, work and play in – will continue to be a powerful (and safe) place in the future.
The Delaware KIDS Fund worked with local agencies during the 2016 Holiday Season selecting four local, deserving families in need by providing Christmas gift for the children, financial assistance for the parents and a holiday meal for the entire family to enjoy. Working with partner agencies (Child, Inc., Lutheran Community Services and The Delaware Army National Guard) – the DE KIDS Fund was able to identify local families in need. The campaign was designed to inspire confidence and provide temporary relief for the Holiday Season. $11,700 of goods, services and gifts were provided in total.
Longtime KIDS Fund Supporter Brian Sweeney visited the Delaware KIDS Fund and donated brand new coats, hats and gloves for dozens of local children in need. This is the 7th consecutive year Brian has visited, donated brand new coats, hats and gloves.
The Delaware KIDS Fund presented The Cape Henlopen Food Basket a gift for $1,000 for the 2016 Holiday Season. The Cape Henlopen Food Basket provides food support to more than 200 families each month, encompassing nearly 600 adults and children. This gift was timed to help the Cape Henlopen Food Basket prepare for higher food demand in the coming post-holiday winter months. Pictured (l to r): Bill Lower, HHA/DE KIDS Fund and Jon Devoll, CHFB. The Delaware KIDS Fund has donated $8,000 to the Cape Henlopen Food Basket since 2008.