Local educators awarded TangerKids grants

September 22, 2022

As part of a continued commitment to support education and strengthen the local community, Tanger Outlets Rehoboth Beach announced its 2022 TangerKids Grants recipients.

Local winners include Tangela Rains at Morris Early Childhood Center for the Sensory Area for Special Needs Children Program and Jan Bomhardt at John M. Clayton Elementary School for the Social Emotional Learning Program. Tanger Rehoboth team members visited the schools to present winners with a check and celebrate the educators and students.

This fall, Tanger centers will fund $160,000 in classroom investments across communities through the TangerKids Grants program. More than half of grant funding is allocated to teacher-led initiatives designed to support more inclusive classroom environments for underserved schools and student populations. The annual program is open to public and private schools from pre-K to grade 12. This year’s winners were chosen from numerous applicants within the local school districts around Rehoboth.

“Creating opportunity for all is a top priority at Tanger,” said Trisha Kashner, Tanger Outlets marketing director. “It’s humbling to see the impact of these grants, which were requested directly by Sussex County teachers for projects that enhance learning environments and support students’ success both in and out of the classroom.”

To learn more about TangerKids Grants, go to


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