Caring Hearts Helping Hands provided packed back packs filled with school supplies for 199 children. Dawn O’Connell, Heart and Sole project chairwoman, said, “We are thankful for the many community organizations and individual people who contributed school items and monetary donations. Their enthusiastic participation guaranteed our successful Heart and Sole project. Kindergarten through 12th grade, 90 boys and 109 girls will be well prepared for school with their book bags and gift certificate for shoes.”
Significant school supplies contributors were Camden-Wyoming Rotary, Del Office of Pensions, Dover Columbiettes, Juliet of Spring Meadows, Raymond F. Book and Associates, and Wyoming Order of Moose. Significant monetary contributors were Camden-Wyoming Rotary, Del Vets, Dover First Friday Gives Back, Dover Lioness Club, Peoples Church Women’s Fellowship and Whitehall Neck Sportsman’s Club.
Members of the Kent County 4-H Links Associations volunteered to pack the book bags on Saturday, August 10th, along with CHHH’s 12 volunteers who are RSVP volunteers.
CHHH’s next project is the Christmas gift bags. New client application deadline is September 30th. Active client application deadline is November 19th. Donor gift bags drop off is December 10. We welcome volunteer shoppers and monetary donations, as well as individuals and organizations to sponsor some of the 300 children.
The office is open and clients are welcome to shop every Tuesday from 10 to 2, 1st Wednesday evening each month from 4:30 to 6:30 and 1st and 3rd Saturday each month from 10 to 12. Visit us on Facebook – Caring Hearts Helping Hands. Website chhhde.org. 302-698-1900.
Downtown Dover Partnership Vice Chair Lucy Findlay presented a check for $501.50 to Caring Hearts Helping hands, Inc. board member Gina Campbell. This generous donation was provided by downtown merchants and Destination Downtown Dover through the First Friday Gives Back Program. Thank you to the following merchants that made this possible: Bayard Pharmacy, Bel Boutique, BLUvintage, The Delaware Store, Forney's Too, Ltd., The House of Coffi, Janaid's Salon for Men, The Loocks, My Roots Boutique & Styling Gallery, Parke Green Gallery, Simaron Pizza & Steak Shop, Sweets n Treats, Tina's Timeless Threads, The Wedding Boutique, Zuha Trend.