Giving back: June 28, 2018

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Capital one donates $40,000 to Easterseals

Capital One recently donated $40,000 to Easterseals Delaware & Maryland’s Eastern Shore to support its Supported Employment program.

The Easter Seals’ program helps people like James Gibler work in the community.

The Easter Seals’ program helps people like James Gibler work in the community.
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“Through generous donations like this, Easterseals can help people with intellectual disabilities find meaningful work earning competitive wages,” Easterseals President/CEO, Kenan Sklenar, says. “We appreciate our longstanding partnership with Capital One in meeting the needs of people with disabilities in our community.”

Capital One Financial Corporation is a financial holding company with operations in Delaware.

Easterseals Delaware & Maryland’s Eastern Shore offers a range of services, including children’s therapies, assistive technology, recreational camping, day programs for adults with physical or intellectual disabilities, and respite services for caregivers.

Delaware Subaru delivers $16,000 gift

Christiana Care Health SystemTrustee Michael Uffner and a team at Delaware Subarudelivered a $16,000 gift to Christiana Care with proceeds from his dealership’s “Share the Love” campaign to support the special needs of babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and their parents.

“Delaware Subaru is so pleased to support the excellent, high-quality care that Christiana Care provides for babies and their families,” said Uffner, CEO at Delaware Subaru and Auto Team Delaware. “It’s a special way we can contribute to the future of our community.”

The gift marks the third year that Uffner and his team have chosen Christiana Care as a recipient for “Share the Love,” which designates funds from every Subaru sold between November and January to select nonprofits.

Subaru’s philanthropy comes as Christiana Care enhances its Women and Children’s services and builds anew facility at Christiana Hospital, opening in 2020.

Man and Woman of Year raise more than $120,000 for fight against leukemia

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Man & Woman of the Year campaign hosted its Grand Finale earlier this year at Deerfield in Newark. The event highlighted seven local candidate teams comprised of nominated community members who fundraised on behalf of the organization.

John Knox, from Citi, was named the 2018 Man of the Year and raised more than $57,000, and Heather Brady, from Nemours/Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children, was named 2018 Woman of the Year after raising more than $68,000 throughout the course of the 10-week campaign. The evening was complete with the campaign’s Girl of the Year completing her cancer treatment, on stage, by taking her final chemo pill in front of the crowd.

Collectively, the seven-candidate teams raised more than $267,000 and the three combined “Of the Year” campaigns for the Delaware Chapter raised more than $510,000.

Funds raised from the Man & Woman of the Year campaign help support critical research, education and patient services for blood cancer patients and their families.

Navient donates $6,000 to YMCA summer camp program

Delaware children will continue to learn and explore throughout the summer with the YMCA of Delawarestatewide summer camp program.The Navient Foundation, the company-sponsored philanthropic fund, donated$6,000to provide financial assistance to help more children attend camp this summer.

“We are grateful for Navient Foundation’s continuous support of our youth development programs including summer camp,” sai Deborah Bagatta-Bowles, CEO,YMCA of Delaware. “Their support helps our mission of remaining open to all, regardless of ability to pay. A positive summer experience is vital to each child’s future, and we are very grateful for community partners lik Navient, who also recognize this experience is crucial for all children.”

This summer, more than 3,000 students will engage in youth development opportunities at eight summer day camps throughout the First State. Navient’s headquarters is locataed in Wilmington.

Allen Harim donates truckload of chicken

Allen Harim, Seaford, donated a truckload of chicken to the Anne Arundel County Food Bank and Resource Center in Maryland to help feed hungry families.

“This couldn’t have come at a better time,” said Susan Thomas, executive director of the Anne Arundel County Food Bank, which assists 48,000 households and serves over two million meals in soup kitchens every year. “Our freezer inventory was extremely low. With the end of the school year, kids won’t be able to get the free and reduced breakfast and lunch options, so we will have a lot more mouths to feed.”

The truck delivered 33,000 pounds, or about 824 cases of chicken to the Food Bank.

SoDel aids Empty Bowls event

SoDel Concepts, Rehoboth Beach,recently teamed up with the Rehoboth Beach Sunrise Rotary Club for the Third Annual Empty Bowls event.

Held at The Clubhouse at Baywood in Millsboro, one of SoDel Concepts’ 10 restaurants, the fundraiser featured 660 bowls made by Rehoboth Art League potters.

Participants selected a bowl and filled it with gourmet soup. Tom Deptula, the executive chef at The Clubhouse, prepared chicken noodle. Maurice Catlett, executive chef of Matt’s Fish Camp in Lewes, made clam chowder, and Jen Bradour, a chef at Fish On and Plate Catering, made tomato bisque.

“Thanks to our sponsors, including SoDel Concepts, 100 percent of the donations go toward fighting hunger — which is closer than you might think,” said Richard Miller, who coordinated the event with Sarah Dickinson, director of events at The Clubhouse at Baywood.

Miller praised the staff at The Clubhouse, which is one of the only venues in the county large enough to accommodate the high turnout. To date, the event has raised close to $15,000.

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