Milford Lions Club Donates Back to the Community
Recently the Milford Lions Club donated over $83,000 to 25 Milford community organizations. The donations were from the Milford Lions Club’s Eunice S. Reed Fund. The Milford Lions Club donated $2,000 to Caring Hearts Helping Hands (CHHH), a 501-c-3 non-profit organization helping Kent County’s financially challenged working families.
Gaillyn Wadkins-Berry, Reed Fund Awards Co-Chair said, “With our donation of $2000, we are privileged to be able to partner with CHHH to advance their service projects that improve the quality of life and education in our community”. Gina Campbell of CHHH said the money will advance the annual Christmas service project when about 125 client families with 300 children will receive a bag of new clothes, games, books, and toys. They also receive a food store gift card and gift card for footwear.
With the Milford Lion Club donation, and with the generosity of many local companies, individuals and organizations, grants, the CHHH Christmas project will continue to be successful which it has done since 2008.
Caring Hearts Helping Hands received a generous donation from the Masonic Charities of DE in the spirit of Community Service. Annually the Masonic Charities of Delaware makes donations to various charity organizations, donating 80% of its growth in equity to this cause. The donation of $3,000 will support CHHH’s various programs for its 100+ client families.
CHHH received a grant from the Wilmington Flower Market of $3,500 for our 2022 Christmas program. Many businesses, non -profits and individuals make monetary donations and shop for the CHHH clients.
Caring Hearts Helping Hands is opened with certain safety precautions.
1. Practice social distancing
2 No children under 12 will be allowed in the facility
unless they are in a shopping cart
3. Shopping by appointment is suggested
4. Existing clients may email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or
call (302-698-1900) for an appointment to shop
5. 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.
Thank you to the Del-One for donating $2,500 to help make our Christmas program a great success
Caring Hearts Helping Hands, was awarded a generous grant of $5,000 from the Potter Charity Trust Fund. The grant will help fund CHHH’s Christmas program whereby the children of the 125 families will receive new clothes, toys, games, footwear, books, and perhaps coats and a bike.
The Delaware Community Foundation which funds the Potter Charity Trust stated, “The grant award process this year was extremely competitive. CHHH’s application was one of Kent County’s, part of the $349,000 total that was awarded. It awards millions of dollars in grants to support the work of non profits addressing Delaware’s greatest needs and opportunities, with an eye to building opportunity and advancing equity.”
Earlier this year CHHH received a grant from the Wilmington Flower Market of $3,500 towards its Christmas program. Many businesses, non -profits and individuals make monetary donations and shop for the CHHH clients. Those who donate to CHHH assist 125 low-income working families with 300+ kids.
Caring Hearts Helping Hands received a generous donation from the Milford Lions Club. Lion KingTom Reis, Chairman of the Eunice S. Reed Fund, said, "With our donation of $4,000, we are privileged to be able to partner with CHHH to advance their service projects that improve the quality of life and education in our community". Dawn O'Connell and Susie Betancourt, co-chairs of CHHH's Heart & Sole Project will purchase backpacks, shoe gift cards and school supplies for about 150 children.