Caring Hearts Helping Hands Receives Walmart Grant

Caring Hearts Helping Hands President, Ms Jerry Abel, said, “We are excited to announce we received a grant from Walmart Giving for our charitable work in Kent County, DE.  CHHH receives donations of items and funds from the community and donates them back to our 125 client families.”

The Walmart Community Grants team supports the charitable work by non-profit organizations. The Associates of Walmart Facility 5039 in Camden DE, managed by William Loyola, presented a $1000 donation to CHHH Board Members Joyce Canzano and Norma Culver.  Making the presentation is Assistant Manager Kameek accompanied by Dorian, Carlene, Brenda and Jay.  Kameek quoted Mrs. Walton, “It’s not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived.”

Pictured l –r, Joyce Canzano and Norma Culver from CHHH and Dorian, Carlene, Benda, Kameek, Jay from Walmart-Camden.

Caring Hearts Helping Hands 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.  

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. 

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 302-698-1900.


Members from Kent County 4-H Links Association participated in Caring Hearts Helping Hands' Heart and Sole program which provided back packs for Kent County students. Stuffing 199 bags for children of our client families were Jeannie Calloway, Elaine Webb, Mary Jane Zeitler, Connie Harrington, BJ Van Kavelaar and Melissa Clarke.  The 4-H Link Association is 4-H Club alumni who sponsor and support 4-H programs in Kent County. 

Caring Hearts Helping Hands (CHHH) is a non-profit organization staffed solely by volunteers.  Low-income working families shop monthly for donated items in our Magnolia warehouse.  We are seeking volunteers to shop for and sponsor our client families for Christmas. Interested individuals should call 302-698-1900.  or email us at Check out our website  Follow us on Facebook.

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.

november Raffle

This month's raffle; Purest Humidifier, Cell Phone, Crock-Pot and Cast Iron Frying Pan

We recently received a generous donation of luxurious items that will be used for monthly raffles.  Be sure to come in to shop each month for a chance to win.