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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 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. Stop by to donate non-perishable goods and show your support for homeless and low-income families in the Wilmington area. We are always grateful for the contributions!

    Make a financial donation here >


    • Santa Row – 2020 Date TBA

      Every December, generous and enthusiastic rowers from the Wilmington Rowing Center decorate boats, don holiday costumes and take on the Christiana River as they give back to the community in this spirited, light-hearted event — always drawing a hearty crowd of participants, donors and spectators. All proceeds benefit the Ministry of Caring. Santa Row has become a popular holiday tradition for Wilmington Rowing Center as well the City of Wilmington. Since its debut in 2001, the festive and much-appreciated event has raised more than $100,000 to support the Ministry of Caring and raised $7,965 in 2018.

    • 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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