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Partnership Events and Fundraisers

Much of the support for the Ministry of Caring comes from other community organizations. These partners host events and fundraisers to donate proceeds to the Ministry and raise awareness for our vision that the poor should never be treated poorly.

If you or your organization would like to partner with us, please email our Development Director, Priscilla Rakestraw, or call her at (302) 652-5523.

Click each category below to see event details.

  • AIDS Walk – Saturday, September 22
    Every year, the Ministry of Caring teams with AIDS Delaware to participate in the AIDS Walk to benefit House of Joseph II, our housing program for people in advanced stages of HIV/AIDS. In the 2016 Walk, we were able to raise over $3,000! Click here to donate or join the walking team. To find out more about AIDS Delaware, their website can be found here.
  • Socktober – October 2018

    Want to give something practical to the poor and homeless? Bring new socks to the New Balance stores in Brandywine and Christiana, and New Balance will donate a pair to the Ministry of Caring to aid the homeless. With everyone’s efforts in 2016, we collected 1,001 pairs of socks!

  • The Daughters of Penelope Fall Fashion Extravaganza – Saturday, October 6

    Mark your calendars for the return of The Daughters of Penelope’s beloved annual fashion show! Join us for a wonderful event benefitting the Ministry of Caring:

    Saturday October 6th, 2018
    11 AM – 2 PM

    Mendenhall Inn Grand Ballroom
    323 Kennett Pike, Chadds Ford, PA

    For more information, please contact event chairwomen Gale Kostas at jgkostas@msn.com or Athena Rochonchou at athenaroc@aol.com.

  • “Easy As Pie” Thanksgiving Fundraiser – 2018 Date TBA

    Every pie sold during the annual Thanksgiving “Easy As Pie” Fundraiser helps the Delaware HIV Consortium and the Ministry of Caring’s House of Joseph II continue their work improving the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS. Please support us by telling your friends, family and coworkers about the sweetest Thanksgiving fundraiser around. Go ahead and indulge in a good cause — your tastebuds will thank you.

  • Turkey-Thon – 2018 Date TBA
    When Thanksgiving rolls around, radio station 99.5, WJBR wants to ensure that the guests at Emmanuel Dining Room have plenty to eat. In 2016, their goal was to collect 995 pounds of food and they ended up with 1,665 pounds. We are always grateful for the contributions!
  • Feed A Friend – 2018 Date TBA

    Partner with WDEL and sponsor an hour of the Annual Feed A Friend Event. Be a part of sharing and caring benefiting local food banks: The Emmanuel Dining Room, Sunday Breakfast Mission, YWCA, Newark, St. Paul’s Church Outreach Center, and the Newark Area Welfare Committee.

    You’ll receive:
    – 3 live mentions during your sponsorship hour
    – Logo and link on WDEL’s Feed A Friend Page
    – Email blast to WDEL database highlighting you as a sponsor
    – 10 Pre-recorded “Thank You” promos to run on WDEL and WDEL.com
    – 16 :60 commercials airing Monday-Sunday from 6am-12am
    – 16 :60 commercials streaming on WDEL.com
    – Invitation to participate in the shopping experience when cases of food are purchased along with the beneficiaries

  • Santa Row – Saturday, December 8, 2018
    The Wilmington Rowing Center gives back to the community by holding an Annual Santa Row Fundraiser to benefit the Ministry of Caring. This festive event is held each December to raise money and provides an opportunity for members to decorate boats and row in costume along the Christina Riverfront. It is a fun time for all!
  • Beauty and the Blessed – 2019 Date TBA

    The Currie Hair, Skin, & Nails spas at Glen Mills and Justison Landing will open their salons for a special “Beauty and the Blessed” Fundraiser event to benefit the Ministry of Caring.

    The proceeds generated by this unique beauty event will help the Ministry of Caring in its service to the poor, homeless, and disadvantaged.

    Visit the Currie Spa Website >

  • Color for Caring – 2019 Date TBA

    Spring is on the way! Join Woodside Farm Creamery in spreading some sunshine by participating in “Color for Caring”. Print out the picture on their website and put your “artists” to work. For every colored picture that is returned to the Creamery before Easter, Woodside Farm will make a donation to MOC. We will also hold a wrap-up event to color together and enjoy some delicious ice cream. We hope to see you there!

  • 6th Annual Milk Run/Walk – 2019 Date TBA

    Join us this year at Middletown High School for the annual Milk Run/Walk, hosted by the Delaware Farm Bureau! This event raises money for the Ministry of Caring’s “Milk for Children Fund” and Neighborhood House, a local nonprofit that helps struggling families get back on their feet. Proceeds from the event help Emmanuel Dining Room serve a nutritious glass of milk to every child in need.

  • Town of Whitehall Family & Fireworks Night – 2019 Date TBA

    Join us for the Town of Whitehall’s annual Family & Fireworks Night: Benefit for the Ministry of Caring! There will be fun family activities, amazing food, and of course a spectacular fireworks show!

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