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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.

    • Beauty and the Blessed – Sunday, March 18, 2018

      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 – Saturday, March 31, 2018

      Spring is on the way! Join Woodside Farm Creamery between February 12, 2018 and Easter 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. Join us on March 31 from 12-4 as we wrap up this fundraiser and enjoy some delicious ice cream. We hope to see you there!

      See the picture >

    • 5th Annual Milk Run/Walk – Saturday, May 12, 2018

      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.

      More information and registration >

    • Town of Whitehall Food Truck Fest – 2018 Date TBA

      Join the Town of Whitehall living community and MOC Millennials for a fundraiser benefitting the Ministry of Caring. Many inventive and mouthwatering food truck selections will be available, as well as live entertainment that makes this event fun for the whole family.

    • AIDS Walk – 2018 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.
    • 5K Pumpkin Run – 2018 Date TBA

      Ramsey’s Farm is hosting a 5K Run/Walk to benefit leukemia research and local food charities, including Emmanuel Dining Room. This event will take place at Ramsey’s Farm in Wilmington from 9 AM until 12 noon. The event page can be found on the Ramsey Farm web page or by clicking here.

    • Socktober – October 2018

      Throughout October 2016, whenever someone donated a pack of new socks at New Balance Brandywine or New Balance Christiana, New Balance donated a pair to Ministry of Caring to aid the homeless. With everyone’s efforts, we collected 1,001 pairs of socks!

    • Murder by Baklava – 2018 Date TBA

      The Daughters of Penelope present:
      Murder by Baklava

      Saturday, November 4th, 2017
      11 AM – 2 PM
      Mendenhall Inn Gold Ballroom
      323 Kennett Pike, Chadds Ford, PA

      Proceeds will benefit the Ministry of Caring.

    • “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. Click here to view the online order form.

    • Turkey-Thon – 2018 Date TBA
      When Thanksgiving roles 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. In fact, 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
      – 16 :60 commercials airing Monday-Sunday from 6am-12am
      – 16 :60 commercials streaming on
      – 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!

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