Nonprofit Corner


   

                 2015 Man & Woman of the Year Leadership Committee

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Man & Woman of the Year Leadership Committee is the driving force behind the success of the campaign each season.  Leadership Committee members are influential and well-connected members in the community who commit to impacting the Man & Woman of the Year by recruiting candidates, securing sponsorships, helping with event logistics, and assisting the Delaware Chapter in achieving its revenue goal of $432,000. Applications for membership on the committee are now being accepted. Please contact Diane Wikso at Diane.Wikso@lls.org for more information.

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Special Spaces is a 501 C (3) organization that creates dream bedrooms for children battling life threatening illnesses. Special Spaces started in Knoxville, TN in July of 2004! We’ve had an amazing few years being featured on the ABC Show Secret Millionaire and then this past September on the Today Show. We had the privilege of having Al Roker, Natalie Morales and Willie Geist volunteer helping us to create Gianni’s ‘special space’ in Long Island. This year we are celebrating our 10th Anniversary along with our other 32 Affiliates across the country!

Please join us for one great evening and help us make a huge difference in the life of a child facing their toughest challenge. We would love for you to be a part of a very exciting event here in Newark, Delaware on Saturday, September 13th, 2014. This event will be our 1st annual Special Spaces fundraiser to be held at Delaware Park! It will be a fabulous night of cocktails, great food, silent auction, dancing and more! Click here to view more information.  We would love for you to purchase tickets to the event, have your company be one of our premier sponsors, or both!! Any donation would be greatly appreciated! More information can be found on our FB page: Special Spaces Delaware/Newark/Philly. Like our page and read more about the event! You can also visit our main site at www.specialspaces.org.

Thanks so much for helping us to “change children’s lives one bedroom at a time.”
Contact: Kimberly Resnick, Director of Delaware/Newark/Philadelphia Chapter
kimberlyr@specialspaces.org, 302-547-6851 cell
Special Spaces is a 501 C (3) organization. Tax ID: 42-1641574 All donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.

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Healthy Foods for Healthy Kids (HFHK) is looking for Board Members and volunteers to help with promotion and implementation of our growing program.  We are a state leader in school garden programs with a vision to inspire and motivate youth to develop lifelong wholesome eating habits by experiencing the joy of growing, cooking, and eating garden-fresh vegetables.  In fact, we are the only organization in Delaware that works with public schools to design and implement hands-on and curriculum-based vegetable gardening programs, that operate during school hours, fit into the academic year, and support the existing Delaware science curriculum.

About Healthy Foods for Healthy Kids:
HFHK is currently in its eighth year and works with 21 public schools serving approximately 7,500 students.  HFHK vegetable gardening programs run during the school day & school year, and involve EVERY child in hands-on gardening activities each semester.  HFHK is a state leader in school garden programs and was recently selected to be the only Delaware recipient of the first-ever National Farm to School (FTS) grant awarded by USDA Food and Nutrition Service to increase children’s consumption of produce in school cafeterias by connecting schools with local farms, and by creating educational opportunities.

If you enjoy strategic planning, fundraising, special events, program implementation, grant writing, or social media, and feel that Delaware children would benefit from hands on learning that helps them to develop healthier eating habits, please consider becoming a part of Healthy Foods for Healthy Kids.  Contact us at Info@Healthyfoodsforhealthykids.org to find out more about our organization or to visit our next Board meeting.

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City Fare is looking for volunteers to deliver Meals on Wheels to homebound seniors throughout New Castle County. We deliver over 800 meals daily, and add new clients each week. With over 40 daily delivery  routes, we rely heavily on volunteers. These volunteers are our eyes and our ears. Not only do they provide a hot meal to the homebound clients, but they are sometimes the only interaction the client will have all day. Volunteers report back to us if something seems wrong with the client, and family members are happy that someone is checking on their loved ones while they are away at work. It is a truly rewarding experience, and volunteers immediately see their impact on City Fare clients.

We are in desperate need of additional volunteers to help us deliver meals to our clients. We have 10 pickup sites throughout the county to make pick up and delivery convenient to most homes/workplaces. Scheduling is flexible, and we can accommodate volunteers willing to deliver daily, weekly, or monthly. Please consider enjoying your lunch break helping those in need!

For more information, contact Katie Soja, Volunteer Coordinator at (302) 421-3731 OR KatieSoja@cityfare.org

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