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Giving back: Camping Out for Coats goes virtual; Refrigerator program to cut...

Operation Warm Newport: Camping Out for Coats is going virtual this year.   Earlier this month, organizers launched the brand new campingforcoats.com website which will host information on this program and where to donate.   The campout came...
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State figures indicate that 1st round of relief grants aided smaller employers

The Delaware Division of Small Business reported that its first round of DE Relief grants resulted in nearly $26 million going to nearly 750 small businesses and nonprofits.  The division released figures that indicated the...
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Second chances Farm reaches deal for Philadelphia expansion

Second Chances Farm and founder Ajit Mathew George has announced an agreement with Philadelphia developer Michael Bailkin for a second location. Second Chances operates a vertical farm in Wilmington that employs ex-offenders. Bailkin, who will invest...
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Giving back: Wilm. Strong awards $98,000; Nonprofit grant application window to open; Easterseals gets...

Barclays US Consumer Bank, West Side Grows Together, and Wilmington Alliance have distributed $98,000 to local businesses through The Wilmington Strong Small Business Fund. The fund was developed to support small businesses citywide that are...
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Giving back: WSFS Bank, Pete duPont Foundation, AARP, Community Foundation

 WSFS Bank, the primary subsidiary of Wilmington-based  WSFS Financial Corporation, announced a $35,500 pledge from the bank and the WSFS Community Foundation to provide laptops, tablets and internet devices for students from low-to-moderate income...
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Giving back: State, county nonprofit fund for nonprofits; Highmark’s $125,000 donation

Delaware Gov. John Carney and New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer announced a $25 million fund for nonprofits that provide services to families affected by tbe  coronavirus pandemic. Carney and Meyer were joined by leaders of Delaware...
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Great Dames finds a path forward in the  age of Zoom

Good afternoon, Great Dames and founder Sharon Kelly Hake faced a crisis in March. The empowerment, mentoring  and networking community thrived on in-person events  Panel discussions and Q&A sessions featured frank discussions of women overcoming barriers to...
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Goodwill to offer training for adults re-entering the job market from the criminal...

Goodwill of Delaware and Delaware County has launched a new adult training program, Train to Gain, specifically for adults who are experiencing barriers to self-sufficiency due to a criminal background. In industry terms, this...
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County announces $1.5 million hunger grant program

New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer announced a $1.5 million grant program funded by the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (Cares) Act. These funds will be available to organizations that provide food...
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Fund-raising effort to rebuild Chabad Center tops $363,000

A fund-raising effort following an arson-caused fire at the Chabad Center for Jewish Life in Newark has drawn $363,000 in donations.  The goal for the center has been raised to $1 million. The late Tuesday night...