Masonic Charities Donates to Caring Hearts Helping Hands
Caring Hearts Helping Hands (CHHH) received a generous donation from the Masonic Charities of Delaware in the spirit of Community Service. The donation will help fund CHHH’s Heart and Sole program which provides school supplies to client families. Caring Hearts Helping Hands, a non profit 501 (c) (3) organization, serves about 125 how-income working families in Kent County, DE since 2002.
Annually the Masonic Charities of Delaware makes donations to various charity organizations, donating up to 80% of its growth in equity to this cause. The charity is the result of selling the Masonic Home of Delaware in 2014. The Home with 82 beds was operated from 1911 until the sale by the Masonic Community and remains in operation today owned and operated by another organization.
This year the Masonic Charities distributed over $450,000 to 29 organizations in the Delaware region including these children annual beneficiaries: Shrine Hospital for Children, Ronald McDonald Home and Al Dupont Hospital for Children. This year 48% of the donations went to Child / Youth Services with Medical Assistance (17%), Feeding the Needy (15%), Community Service (12%) and (6%) to Veterans Organizations.
Masonic Charities of Delaware President S. Curtis Cole presented to (l-r) CHHH board members and Heart and Sole Co-Chairs Dawn O’Connell, Gina Campbell, and Secretary BJ VanKavelaar.
Caring Hearts Helping Hands has reopened with certain safety precautions.
1. Practice social distancing
2 Require the wearing of face masks/covering
3. No children will be allowed in the facility
4. Only one adult will be allowed to come into shop
5. Shopping will be by appointment only so we can limit the number of clients in the warehouse
6. Existing clients may email or call (698-1900) for an appointment to shop monthly for 1/2 hour only
7. We are accepting shopping appointments for any Tuesday (10am-2pm), Wednesday evening (4:30-6:30pm) or Saturday 10am-12pm.
Thanks, folks. Stay safe.
For July we are offering a 10-piece Farberware Bowl Set, Smartphone, Mini Light Box, Brita Pitcher and Hamilton Beach Egg Cooker. .
Be sure to come in to shop each
month for a chance to win.
Through the generosity of many individuals, companies, grants, CHHH was able to provide Christmas gift bags for 112 families with 336 children which included a $50 food gift cards for these families.
Special thanks to all the volunteers that worked hard to make this all possible.
GREAT NEWS!! Administrative cost are only 8.5% of our expenditures and none of that is for salaries.
Left to right, Nancy, Faye, Norma, Gina, Joyce, BJ and Jerry
CHHH Directors received four big boxes of brand new children's books from David Walczak, Camden-Wyoming Rotary.
Left to right Eileen Redden, Marilyn Ries, Faye Yonkers, David Walczak and Dawn O'Connell
Shore United Bank in Camden, DE presented CHHH a check for $250 from the proceeds that was a result of their cookbook sales project.
Left to right Chris Berger, Jaimee Lewis, BJ Vankavelkar, Robin Deputy and Summer Lewis.
CHHH received a $500 grant from Mid-Del Foundation, at the annual November luncheon for CHHH’s Christmas project. Mid-Del Foundation, the charitable arm for Harrington Raceway and Casino, has awarded almost $1.4 million since 2002. The foundation is an endeavor to support organizations and activities involving agricultural, civic and social needs existing in Delaware. The foundation was established to consolidate the charitable undertakings of Harrington Raceway, Inc.
Harrington Raceway Inc. donated lots of toys from the poker tournament; four vehicles full of toys and four bikes. These toys included music carousels and teddy bear lamps.
Left to right Gina Campbell, Howell Wallace and Dawn O'Connell