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 every Tuesday (10am-2pm), 1st Wednesday evening each month(4:30-6:30pm) or 1st & 3rd Saturday each month 10am-12pm.
Thanks, folks. Stay safe.
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Caring Hearts Helping Hands, (CHHH) has been awarded a $1000.00 grant from The Walmart Community Grants Team and Facility #1736 (Dover Store). In addition, the Camden Store Team donated an additional $500. Caring Hearts Helping Hands, a non-profit local organization, assists low-income working families with children in Kent County DE. CHHH serves 125 families and is staffed by 18 volunteers.
Walmart supports organizations that make a significant impact in their local communities. “By receiving this grant, you are part of a long history of Walmart’s commitment to giving back to the communities where we operate”, states the Community Walmart Giving Sr. Director Kabir Kumar. In fact Mrs. Helen Walton used to say “It’s not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life your have lived.”
For the holiday season, CHHH was able to provide nearly 300 children with bags of new clothes, games, books, food and shoe gift cards, as well as many cleaning supplies due to the generous donations from individuals, corporations, organizations and grants including Amazon, Mason Charities, Milford Lions Club Services, Delaware Community Foundation (Potter Trust), Longwood Foundation, Walmart Giving, and Draper Holdings Charities (Bless Our Children/WBOC).
Caring Hearts Helping Hands, Inc. (CHHH) received over $4000 from It’s a
All Good in Delaware, Inc., a non-profit charitable organization serving Central Delaware. CHHH is a non-profit organization serving 125 eligible Kent County low-income working families in Kent County, DE.
It’s All Good in Delaware, Inc. was a fund raising organization until December 2020 when it closed its corporation. It started in 2008 when a group Dover High School classmates started fund raising to help a fellow classmate (and family) with medical expenses. After her passing, they continued to raise funds for other local causes and people in need. The remaining funds at 2020 year end were donated to CHHH.
At the Milford Lions Club October meeting, Gina Campbell, Board Member of Caring Hearts Helping Hands was presented with a check for $ 2500 for its service to the community. Caring Hearts Helping Hands (CHHH), a non-profit organization, assists low-income working families with children in Kent County, DE. CHHH serves about 125 families and is staffed by 18 volunteers. Clients shop at no charge in the Magnolia warehouse and participate in the Heart & Sole (back to school) and Christmas programs.
The Milford Lions Club’s mission is to empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage each and promote international understanding through Lions Clubs. Since 1917 Lions serve; individuals join together to give their valuable time and effort to improving their communities and the world. Their vision is to be the global leader in community and humanitarian service. Lionsclub.org
For the last thirteen years, the Milford Lions Club donated funds to local non-profits from the Reed Fund Grant project. Ms. Eunice Reed, without connection to the club, donated a large sum of money. The club donates a percentage from the interest earned each year. In 2020, the Reed Fund of the Milford Lions awarded 23 grants to qualified non-profit organizations serving the Milford area in the amount of $73,000.
For more information on the local club, to join or donate, contact Tom Reiss at 908-581-7931 or KingLion@milfordlions22d.com.
"Many thanks to the folks at Del-One Credit Union for their generous donation of school supplies to our Heart and Sole program and thank you for the gift bags for our volunteers."
A big thank you goes out to our friends at Ray Book and Associates for their donation of school supplies to our Heart and Sole program. We so appreciates their continued support.
Again, this year the members of the Kent County 4-H Links Association helped pack 200 bags of school supplies for our financially challenged working families here in Kent County. Our clients can come in on 8/15, 8/18 or 8/19 to pick up supplies for their children. Thank you (left to right) Connie Harrington, Carol Fleming, Jill Tatman, BJ Van Kavelaar, and Sue Eliason.
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 Van Kavelaar.
Through the generosity of many individuals, companies, grants, CHHH was able to provide Christmas gift bags for 96 families with 280 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 Van Kavelaar, Robin Deputy and Summer Lewis.