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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– 2020 Date TBA
    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.

  • The Daughters of Penelope Casino Night2020 Date TBA
    Mark your calendars for The Daughters of Penelope’s Casino Night! Join us for a wonderful event benefitting the Ministry of Caring.

    For more information, please contact event chairwomen Gale Kostas at or Athena Rochonchou at

    For more details visit Daughters of Penelope Xanthus Chapter 149 on

  • “Easy As Pie” Thanksgiving Fundraiser – 2020 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.

    More more details visit “Easy as Pie” Thanksgiving Fundraiser on

  • Turkeython – 2020 Online registration begins October 19!

    Through a partnership with MIX 99.5 WJBR and ACME, and with donations from many wonderful donors, local families may request a Thanksgiving Dinner Basket.
    To register you will need a valid email address and you MUST register online at:

    Online registration opens October 19!

    PICK UP YOUR COMPLETE THANKSGIVING DINNER: Tuesday, November 24, 9:30am – 3pm
    PICK UP LOCATION: Daniel S. Frawley Stadium, 801 Shipyard Dr, Wilmington, DE 19801
    Home of the Wilmington Blue Rocks!

    Registration is open to 700 families or until October 23, whichever comes first. First come, first served.
    With thanks to our generous sponsors: MIX 99.5 WJBR and ACME

    Make a financial donation here >


  • Santa Row, December 5, 2020
    Over the past 19 years, dozens of the Wilmington Rowing Center’s most intrepid 8-person crews have donned award winning costumes and braved the December cold to have some fun and raise greatly appreciated funds for Wilmington’s Ministry of Caring.

    As COVID restrictions have put the kibosh on team rowing, on Saturday December 5th we’ll be donning costumes and going solo on the water, on bikes, on rowing machines or on foot to raise awareness and money for this most deserving nonprofit organization that feeds the hungry, shelters the homeless and helps individuals and families in need this holiday season.

    Please make a tax-deductible donation here to the Santa Row fund.

  • Beauty and the Blessed – Sunday, March 29
    The Currie Hair, Skin, & Nails spa at Glen Mills, Pennsylvania will open the salon 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.

  • Color for Caring – March 9 – April 11
    Calling all artists! Join Woodside Farm Creamery in spreading some sunshine by participating in “Color for Caring”.
    Our fab friends at Woodside Farm Creamery (reopening for the season at noon on March 21!) invite you to Color for Caring.
    Deb Mitchell (of the Mitchell family) has designed a coloring picture for spring time on the farm and would like you to put your
    artists to work.

    Here’s what to do:

    Download the picture from this link

    … print it out, and color it for us.

    For every colored picture that’s returned to the Creamery before Easter (which is April 12th) Deb and her family will make a donation to The Ministry of Caring, Inc. As Deb says, “No one is too old or too young to color and we hope that EVERYONE will participate!”

    Be sure you put your name on your picture.

    Return your pictures in person to Woodside Farm, or via mail to:

    Woodside Farm Creamery
    378 North Star Road
    Newark, DE 19711

  • 6th Annual Milk Run/Walk – 2020 Date TBA

    The annual Milk Run/Walk, is 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 – 2020 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!

  • Ramsey’s Farm 5k Dash and 8 mile Smash – 2020 Date TBA

    Family fun event covering some of the most beautiful trails in Delaware – Challenging but fun – lots of prizes and farm products for winners – great Tech Race Shirt for first 100 registered runners / Walkers

    Participants receive a day pass to Ramsey’s Farm activities including mazes, pumpkin painting, and hayrides.

    NovaCare Rehabilitation will be on-site doing gait evaluations

    Orthopedic Massage of DE will be providing complementary services

    Custom awards by Green Dog Racing Trophies and age group awards from Philly runner

    Event details and schedule

    Ramsey’s Farm – Pumpkin 5k Dash and 8 mile Smash


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