Gallo Gives Foundation donations support community causes

March 8, 2023

As part of its continual effort to make a difference in the community in which its associates live and serve, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty’s Gallo Gives Foundation awarded its quarterly donations to Springboard Collaborative, Rally for Our First Responders, West Side New Beginnings, Pathways to Success, Ocean View Historical Society and UNICO Rehoboth. In all, $8,500 was donated during this round of giving.

With the mission is to build affordable housing communities that foster well-being for all Delawareans in need, Springboard Collaborative received $5,000. Its tiny home communities will integrate essential resources and remain affordable through a co-op framework. Residents will be empowered through self-deterministic strategies and support to achieve financial stability. Innovating upon proven models, Springboard communities will integrate vertical farming, job training and recreation. Free transportation will be provided to vital services, programs, education and employment pathways. Residents can also acquire professional skills through on-site craftsmanship work and IT programs. A community kitchen, indoor and outdoor gardens, and nutritious food market will ensure healthy meals at an attainable cost. Fitness rooms, athletic/recreation fields, performing arts spaces, walking paths and bicycle access will remove barriers to a healthier lifestyle. The goal is to end chronic homelessness for all Delawareans in a cost-effective, respectful, supportive, COVID-mitigating manner. To learn more, volunteer or donate, go to

Rally for Our First Responders at Hudson Fields received a $1,000 donation. Revelation Craft Brewery and Hudson Fields will host the second annual rally to give back to local emergency responders Saturday, May 20. The event will bring together and support the Delaware Police Chiefs Foundation, Camp Barnes, Sussex County Paramedic Association, Lewes Fire Department, Milton Fire Department, Georgetown Fire Department, Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company and the American Legion. The six-hour event will be filled with live music, activities, food trucks, Revelation Beer Truck, cocktails, wine, silent and live auctions, and more. To purchase tickets, go to or find Rally for Our First Responders on Facebook.

A charitable organization with the mission to provide after-school programs and activities for the children and youth of the Rehoboth community, West Side New Beginnings received $750. Volunteers offer tutoring and mentoring as well as meals each week. For more information and to volunteer or donate, contact Brenda Milbourne at 302-362-0353.

With the mission to prepare youth, adults and their families for successful lives, Pathways to Success received $750. By utilizing innovative and creative approaches in mentoring and education, the group helps individuals develop into healthy, productive, contributing and responsible citizens. For more information, go to

For its work preserving, interpreting and collecting the history of Ocean View and the surrounding Baltimore Hundred area, Ocean View Historical Society received $500. Sharing past history with all communities that comprise the Ocean View area, visitors and locals, the society seeks to build an identity to support a wise approach to the challenges the future will bring to Delaware’s coastal towns. To learn more, go to

UNICO Rehoboth was awarded $500. As a part of the Delaware Italian American Education Association, UNICO will support expenses for the DiFilippo Marionette to travel to the United States. By invitation, the Italian-Australian puppet theatre company will participate in the American Puppetry Festival in July at the University of Maryland campus in College Park. For more information, contact Maria Teresa Morrison at or go to


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