Campout successfully raises funds for 1,100 winter coats for children in Newport


The Delaware Kids Fund announced the Operation Warm Newport campout last week met its goal as two dozen participants braved the late fall weather.

A campground was set up in the heart of Newport from Nov. 16-18 in an effort aimed at raising funds for the purchase of 1,100 brand new coats for the 1,100 elementary school children in Newport. Seventy-one percent or 1,100 children live at or below the poverty line.

The campout featuredcampfires, acoustic music, food, yard games, fire-side chats and other activities.

Donations will be accepted until Nov. 30. On that daycoats will be presented to students at Richey Elementary School from 8 a.m. until noon. Click here for an online donation link.

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