Georgetown fundraiser earns $20,000 for breast cancer charity

GEORGETOWN — October 2020 has come and gone. But support for individuals facing breast cancer with financial roadblocks is ongoing. In conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Stockley Tavern on U.S. 113 south of Georgetown hosted a mega-fundraiser Oct. 24 that proved to be far more than grand. Through a cornhole tournament hosted by […]

Community reaches out to help Frederica family displaced by fire

FREDERICA — Kids stopping on their bicycles with a couple dollars to give. Strangers arriving in vehicles to provide donations and words of encouragement. The Frederica Senior Center quickly organizing a fundraiser. Fire companies holding boot drives and setting up donation tables shortly after a family’s tragedy. Pennsylvanians arriving to give after hearing of a […]

Best Bets: Broadway’s Field to perform show for Veterans Watchmaker School

For Broadway performer Grace Field, doing a charity show that benefits veterans is very personal. “(Dave Skocik) approached me about the various charities he’s involved with. He knows I have a huge heart for charity. And it also hits home because both my grandfathers served. My grandfather on my dad’s side served in the Navy. […]

Salvation Army aims to ‘Rescue Christmas’ with an early red kettle start

DOVER — The Salvation Army is adapting to the challenges its iconic red kettle holiday fundraising campaign is facing amid the COVID-19 pandemic. With increased services in demand due to the coronavirus, The Salvation Army is starting its red kettle campaign early – and online – for the first time in 130 years as the […]

Delaware nonprofits invited to apply for capital grants

Delaware nonprofits are invited to apply for the Delaware Community Foundation’s 2020 Capital Grants. For 2020, approximately $200,000 will be awarded to qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that serve Delawareans. Grant applications will be accepted beginning Sept. 30 and must be submitted electronically. Guidelines and application are at delcf.org/grants. Applications must be received no later than […]

Fundraiser helps boost work of Sussex County’s Pathways to Success

GEORGETOWN — It was a bustling lunch crowd earlier this month at The Counting House. And since the day had extra special significance, numerous dinner reservations were booked for later that night at the restaurant and pub on The Circle in Georgetown. Pathways to Success, a nonprofit that supports and guides underserved Sussex County high […]

Choosing Joy: Dover woman creates group to help fire victims in memory of daughter

DOVER — When Theresa Dawn Morris lost her daughter, Joyce Anne “Joy” Morris, to injuries sustained following a house fire on Mother’s Day weekend 2014, she knew she had a choice — be engulfed by depression for the remainder of her life or do something positive to memorialize Joy. She decided to dedicate herself to […]

Little library provides books, food for Milford’s needy

MILFORD — The Milford Public Library isn’t the only place that is lending books via curbside pickup in the COVID-19 era. On Big Stone Beach Road, there’s a much smaller library affixed to a mailbox post. Theresa Maloney’s “Little Free Library” is only a few feet tall and a couple of inches deep, but it’s […]

AL Aux. Unit 28 seeks Make a Difference Day donations

MILLSBORO — American Legion Auxiliary Unit 28 will observe the annual National Make a Difference Day by preparing community emergency preparedness bags to be distributed to the community.The Auxiliary needs the community’s help with donations of the following items: flashlights (with batteries or solar), band aids, antibacterial cream, small wipe packs, hand sanitizers, and first […]

Masonic Charities donates to CASH program

DOVER — Masonic Charities of Delaware has contributed $5,000 to the CASH (Canines Assisting Service Heroes) program of Kent County Chapter 850, Vietnam Veterans of America. The presentation was made by Charities Board President S. Curtis Cole at the Masonic Lodge in Dover. He was accompanied by Fred Roland, past president of the Masonic charity. […]