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Community Care Holiday Program a success

December 21, 2017

On behalf of the Cape Henlopen school board members, Superintendent Bob Fulton and the Cape Henlopen School District family, we would like to take this opportunity to thank the people who supported our Community Care Holiday Program. The Cape Henlopen Community collected over 300 pillowcase/blanket combinations, 150 pajamas, 50 beds/mattresses/bedding, 25 family fun and health information baskets and 600 bags of student gifts, 100 bags of groceries, 300 gift cards, and 75 coats, combined with numerous hours of volunteer service.

We would like to thank the following local businesses, churches and organizations for their commitment to the students of Cape Henlopen School District: CHEF (Cape Henlopen Educational Foundation), Schell Brothers, Beebe - Susan Lodge and co-workers, MOMS Club of Coastal DE, Carolyn Cope, Beebe - Cheryl Sparks and co-workers, Nancy Russ and Lewes Lions Club, St. Edmond Catholic Church, Unitarian Universalist Church, Epworth Church, Nassau Grove HOA, The Coastal Club, Bay Front at Rehoboth HOA, Inclind, Milton Public Library, Sussex Family YMCA, Village Improvement Association, SFY Swim Team and Parents, Mariner Middle School Honor Society, Beebe Pre-Arrival, Beebe Women Health Association, RISE Fitness, Town of Dewey Beach, Kelly Munyan and the staff at Nicola Pizza, Beebe Radiology and Vincent McDowell and co-workers, Atlantic Millwork and Cabinetry. There were over 50 individuals and families that sponsored a student or family.

These individuals assume a great responsibility of buying, wrapping and delivering gifts. We are very sorry if we missed anyone, but please know your efforts are very greatly appreciated.

This year we have helped a range of children from preschool age to our high school seniors. Together, we have helped to provide a happy holiday for a total of 310 Cape students from 103 families.

It's heartwarming to witness the overwhelming kindness that our community has displayed.

David S. McDowell, Homeless Liaison
Shawna Steinmann, Homeless Liaison Assistant
Cape Henlopen School District

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