Filling a need: Groups rally to give away school supplies

DOVER — With the start of a new school year looming just a couple of weeks away, most students are still trying to squeeze in as much summer fun as they can before those buses arrive and that dreaded first bell rings. Mount Zion American Methodist Episcopal Church, in partnership with several other churches in […]

Jusst Sooup Ministry serves up hope for needy

MILTON — It all began about two decades ago at a church in Lewes with Dale Dunning’s heartfelt mission to feed a need. Today, that mission continues through Jusst Sooup Ministry which is the soup kitchen cog at the Jusst Sooup Ranch in Cool Spring on U.S. 9. “It is an honor for me to […]

Letter to the Editor: Delaware’s foundations need to do more

This year’s “Do More In 24” raised $93,000 through the efforts of around 50 nonprofits over the course of 24 hours. However, that amount pales in comparison to the $10 million raised in Lancaster, $4.45 million raised in Erie, and $3 million raised in York. Pottstown’s “Amazing Raise” generated over $300,000 for a small geographic […]

Donations sought for needy students

DOVER — Caring Hearts Helping Hands, Inc. (CHHH) welcomes donations for its Heart and Sole Back to School program for its 235 school-age clients. CHHH is a not-for-profit organization staffed entirely by volunteers and supports low-income working families with school age children in Kent County. These families shop in the Magnolia warehouse once a month […]

Commentary: Understanding the power of a wish

For Von, an 8-year-old from Dover, a volcano was more than a geological marvel, it was a beacon of hope and strength. Von, the youngest of five children, is known for his funny, outgoing personality, but years of treatment for cancer took a toll on Von and his family. When a Make-A-Wish volunteer asked him […]

Relay for Life ‘Touch A Truck’ fundraiser April 27 at Indian River High School

DAGSBORO – A Touch A Truck fundraiser supporting the 2019 Relay for Life of Sussex County will be held Saturday, April 27 at Indian River High School. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine. There is a $5 donation for ages 2-12. Everyone else (parents, children 13 and […]

Relief effort underway after fatal fire

BRIDGEVILLE – A compassionate, community-wide relief effort is underway following a tragic house fire that claimed the life of a 90-year-old Bridgeville woman six days before Christmas. Four other family members escaped the Dec. 18 fire that destroyed the home in the 14000 block of Sussex Highway. The family lost not only a family member, […]

Salvation Army spreads holiday cheer to Sussex families in need

SEAFORD — With an offer of personalized prayer, several hundred families in Sussex County on Wednesday received holiday joy — food boxes and toys — through The Salvation Army’s Christmas assistance program. This year, approximately 350 families, including about 500 children, are being served through gift packages of toys and food for the holidays, said […]

Spreading Christmas cheer: Be a Santa to a Senior

DOVER — Time remains to generously pluck a paper ornament from a designated tree, read the attached gift request and brighten a senior citizen’s life at Christmas time. The 15th Be a Santa to a Senior program stretches throughout Kent and Sussex counties, with enough participating locations to likely require just a short drive to […]

Dover boy hopes to clothe 3,000 children with pajamas this year

With a spark of childhood joy, 8-year-old Enzo Vincent has turned a room in his family’s business, Absolute Health Chiropractic in Camden, into a “kingdom of pajamas.” And none of them are for him or his 5-year-old sister Livia. Every year on Thanksgiving, his parents would gift their children a new pair of new pajamas […]