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Shell We Donate seeks warm clothing for Cape High students in need

February 5, 2018

The GFWC Zwaanendael Women's Club, along with Julie and Jim Derrick, owners of Shell We Bounce Trampoline Park and Family Entertainment Center, have announced the Shell We Donate initiative to benefit Cape Henlopen High School students in need. Donations of new and gently used warm clothing are being collected for the Cape Henlopen High School clothing closet.

Donations can be dropped off at Shell We Bounce Trampoline Park and Family Entertainment Center, 32295 Lewes-Georgetown Highway in Lewes.

The Zwaanendael Women's Club will disperse donations through its Community Improvement Project clothing distribution days at Cape Henlopen High School. Clothing is also distributed as needed from the school's on-site clothing closet.

Julie Derrick is a former teacher and Cape Henlopen School District board member who employs many Cape Henlopen High School students at Shell We Bounce. She was touched after hearing Cindy Winkler, GFWC Zwaanendael Women's Club president, speak about the needs of low-income high school students. That encounter inspired Derrick to begin the Shell We Donate initiative. Derrick said, "There seem to be many programs for younger students, but often, high schoolers are overlooked.”

The GFWC Zwaanendael Women's Club, a member of the General Federation of Women's Clubs, is a 501c3 nonprofit corporation whose members are public-spirited women serving and improving the community. For more information, go to www.gfwcZwaanendael.com.