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. […]

Harley-Davidson collecting items for foster youth

SMYRNA — In partnership with the Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families, Rommel Harley-Davidson is aiming to collect basic necessities and comfort items to help children in foster care.Each month will focus on a particular age group in need. Collection bins will be located at the MotorClothes counter, and donations can be […]

Proposed Sussex charter school receives anonymous $100,000 donation

GEORGETOWN – An anonymous donor has contributed six-figure support for the proposed Bryan Allen Stevenson School of Excellence, which has a planned 2022 opening. BASSE announced this week it has received a $100,000 grant from a Sussex County graduate who wishes to remain anonymous. “BASSE is working to re-imagine societal systems by harnessing the power […]

School item donations sought

MAGNOLIA — Caring Hearts Helping Hands (CHHH), a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization serving about 125 low-income working families in Kent County since 2002 is seeking donations for its Heart & Sole (back to school) project. CHHH is collecting 1-inch single subject spiral notebooks (wide or college lined), colored pencils, pencil sharpeners, soft slider pencil […]

Stuff the Bus program collects more than 4 tons of food

DART’s “Stuff The Bus” COVID-19 Relief Efforts Food Drive collected 4.5 tons (9,097 pounds) of food, officials announced Wednesday. The week-long food drive took place from June 22-26 at the Safeway stores in Rehoboth Beach and Dover, and the ShopRite stores at First State Plaza, Brandywine Commons and Four Seasons Shopping Centers. The Food Bank […]

La Red gets personal protective equipment donation

GEORGETOWN – Sussex County-based La Red Health Center Inc. got a shot in the arm Friday morning – a mercy flight of personal protective equipment to help in its continuous mission to serve clients during COVID-19. Shortly after 11 a.m., a Skylane 182 Cessna, owned and piloted by Wilmer Esbenshade and co-piloted by Tim Weaver, […]

Community groups parter for free brown bag lunches in Millsboro

LONG NECK — In 1985, the movie world served up “The Breakfast Club.” In spring 2020 on Long Neck, it’s more like the Lunch Bunch. Collaboration between American Legion Auxiliary Unit 28 in Millsboro and the community-based Local Ladies of Long Neck produced 10 weeks of free brown bag lunches to anyone who wanted them. […]

YMCA of Delaware hunger relief efforts to continue

The YMCA of Delaware will continue to distribute food at multiple locations across the state and will serve as pickup sites for the Food Bank of Delaware Backpack Program. To date, the YMCA has distributed more than 125,000 meals to community members in need. For more information, visit www.ymcade.org/food-distribution/. Community members will be able to […]

Annual Go Red for Women goes virtual

DOVER — The American Heart Association held its annual Go Red for Women luncheon virtually on Wednesday. The overarching theme of the event was that cardiovascular diseases do not discriminate. It continues to be the number one killer of women and spans across gender, race and age. Many in virtual attendance were “going red” for […]