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SHOPRITE WINS FEDERAL GRANT TO FUND FOOD VOUCHERS

ShopRite of Christina Crossing Shoppers will benefit from a U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Insecurity and Nutrition Incentive (FINI) Grant Wilmington, DE (September 2017) – Nutrition assistance customers at the ShopRite of Christina Crossing will be able to enjoy more fresh fruits and vegetables thanks to a federal grant of...
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Thank You For Sharing Love & Support With Delaware’s Foster Children

On Saturday, December 12th, The Kenny Family Foundation sponsored the Delaware Division of Family Services’ Annual Holiday Party to share our gratitude with the Department of Services for Children, Youth, and their Families (DSCYF) and all the families throughout Delaware, providing temporary support and comfort to foster children. Many children...
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Wilmington Police Department 1st Annual Pancake Breakfast

The Wilmington Police Department is hosting their 1st Annual Cops and Kids Christmas Pancake Breakfast from 10am – 12pm at the William “Hicks” Anderson Community Center this Saturday, December 19th, for the children in the community, 12 years and under. Parents can treat their kids to a delicious breakfast, a chance to meet Santa and...
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Ensuring Every Child in Delaware has a Joyful Christmas

Our Active Partner, The Canaan Baptist Church is currently collecting gifts for their annual Deacon Donald J. Bowman Angel Tree to help the families and children in need across Delaware. The Angel Tree is a national program created by the Prison Fellowship, in which the church and their congregation participates annually. The program was...
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Help Our Active Partners & Donate Volunteer Hours for 2016 #GivingTuesday

For The Kenny Family Foundation, the gift of giving is something we practice all year-round, helping our Active Partners make a difference and create a better quality of life for the community, here in New Castle County. Throughout the year, we continuously support nonprofits across Delaware, but as the season of giving commences, this is the peak...
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Henrietta Johnson Medical Center – Helping Individuals In Need

The Henrietta Johnson Medical Center (HJMC) is a courageous organization in the national network of federally funded Community Health Centers, delivering quality health services to the medically underserved communities in Delaware. For over 42 years, The Henrietta Johnson Medical Center has served the Southbridge and Eastside community of Wilmington Delaware, providing...
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33rd Annual Turkey Drive Give Away

On Tuesday, November 24th, our incredible Active Partners, NOR Enterprises and Our Youth Inc., will be hosting their 33rd Annual Turkey Drive Give Away. For 33 years, both NOR Enterprises and Our Youth Inc. have provided food to thousands of seniors and families in our community, preventing individuals struggling with...
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Delaware Military Academy Veteran’s Day Breakfast

On Friday, November 6th, our Executive Director, Heather Hook, and Board Member, Jim Leonard, attended the Delaware Military Academy Veteran’s Day Breakfast to show our gratitude, thank the men and women who have bravely protected our country, and provide our support around the bond forming between the academy students and their...
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The Salvation Army Annual Christmas Toy Shoppe

The Salvation Army is seeking help from the Delaware community this season – asking for volunteers to sort, unpack, and stock shelves, as well as assist families shopping at the Annual Christmas Toy Shoppe. Every holiday season, the Salvation Army obtains a warehouse in the New Castle County Industrial Park...
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Urban Bike Project: 1st Annual Crisp Classic Recreational Ride Fundraiser

The philanthropic community in Delaware hosts a diverse roster of events, continually bringing life-changing and rewarding experiences to Delawareans. Stay in the loop this month and learn about the many acts of gratitude in our community, centered around giving back to those in need. Read on for information about an enjoyable event coming up...
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Volunteer For City Fare Meals on Wheels

Looking to get involved and give back to the community? City Fare Meals on Wheels is looking for volunteers to help provide hot, nutritious meals to homebound elderly and disabled individuals in New Castle County, who are unable to prepare meals for themselves and do not have anyone to help. To...
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St. Anthony Grade School 1st Annual Casino Night Fundraiser

The St. Anthony of Padua Grade School hosted a successful and entertaining Casino Night Fundraiser on Saturday, October 17th, as a means to meet the growing educational needs developing at Padua. The event brought in nearly $10,000, helping the school create a better and brighter future for each student. All...
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Kind to Kids Halloween Hoopla 5K

This Halloween, our Active Partner, Kind to Kids will be hosting The Halloween Hoopla 5K at the Wilmington Riverfront, raising money to continue their efforts to help foster children in need. Kind to Kids’ programs help children and infants throughout their years in foster care. Their support fills a great need in...
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Delaware National Guard Honors The Kenny Family Foundation

On Tuesday, October 13th, The Delaware National Guard presented The Kenny Family Foundation with a plaque in honor of our dedication and commitment to provide assistance to the brave men and women, serving and protecting our country, as well as our support of their Family Readiness Program. Military involvement runs deep in the...
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Compassionate Care Hospice Foundation

The Compassionate Care Hospice Foundation (CCHF) formed back in 2004, to alleviate both financial and emotional struggles facing terminally ill patients and their loved ones. The primary goal of hospice care is to mitigate the pain and symptoms of chronically, terminally, or seriously ill patients, and attend to their emotional...
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Expanding Opportunities For Underserved Young Women In Our Community

The Serviam Girls Academy, a tuition-free, independent middle school for young women from low-income households, is hosting their 2nd Annual Pars for Stars golf outing on Monday, October 12th at Bidermann Golf Course. The Pars for Stars fundraiser was established as as a means from which, the school can provide continual...
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Heart in the Game

Heart in the Game is a welcomed new addition to the Delaware philanthropic community, formed in response to Grace Firestone’s traumatic experience of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), days after celebrating her high school graduation.  Paying it forward, Greer Firestone founded Heart in the Game, in an effort to reduce the fatalities of SCA in our...
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Day For Kids: Helping Children In Need

On Saturday, September 19th, The Boys and Girls Clubs of Delaware will partake in a nationwide celebration, Day for Kids, encouraging and highlighting quality time spent between adults and the children in their lives. Day for Kids was established as a day to celebrate our children and invite the community to see the...
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Delaware Humane Association – Adopt A Duck, Help An Animal

About four years ago, our partnership with the Delaware Humane Association started to bloom and we are proud to see the growth that has transpired. The Kenny Family Foundation has taken part in many of the Delaware Humane Association’s events, through event sponsorship and active participation, but our biggest source of pride...
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Delaware Burger Battle – Fundraiser To Help The Hungry

The Delaware Burger Battle is a collaboration uniting the restaurant and philanthropic communities, designed to raise money for individuals struggling with poverty and hunger.  All proceeds raised at this event will go directly to support the Ministry of Caring and their work in the community.  Since the event’s inception, The...
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University of Delaware Hillel Foundation

Nowadays, going to class is not the only element to a quality education – there is so much more that goes into the equation. A new emphasis has been placed on the importance for students to become more involved on their college campuses and start to build a network with their peers, as...
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The Transformation of the Wilmington Riverfront: Shipyard Summer Concert Series

Over the years, both the Brandywine and Christiana rivers have seen eye-opening transformations, in thanks to the Riverfront Development Corporation.  The Riverfront Wilmington, once considered a polluted, industrial wasteland is now seen as a thriving, up-and-coming hot spot within Wilmington.  Thanks to the RDC – founded to restore the riverfront’s economic vitality, enhance the...
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Help Support The Newark K-9 Fund

K-9 units are becoming a widespread addition to police departments around the nation.  The use of dogs in the police force increases productivity and success in preventing crime, protecting the community, as well as the officers. Currently, the Newark Police Department has three police dogs on their team. However, most notably,...
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EVENT RECAP: The KFF 19th Annual Partners’ Breakfast, Golf Outing and Dinner

The Kenny Family Foundation hosted our 19th Annual Partners' Breakfast, Golf Outing & Dinner on Tuesday, June 23, 2015. This event extended across three of Delaware’s premiere country clubs and golf courses with complimentary transportation between clubs, tennis, golf, entertainment and fun for all. Proceeds from our Annual Fundraiser support the Kenny Family Foundation’s work to invest in well-being, improve quality of life and create a sustainable future for New Castle County, Delaware.
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Delaware Shakespeare Festival – The Taming of the Shrew

The Delaware Shakespeare Festival hosted their 13th production this summer, opening in July, and ending with a finale performance on Saturday, August 1st.  This year’s featured production was, The Taming of the Shrew, directed by Samantha Bellomo with the two headstrong lovers, Katharina and Petruchio, played by Felicia Leicht and...
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West Side Grows, Better Block Wilmington 2015

West Side Grows, a group comprised of Wilmington’s West side residents, organizations, institutions and businesses, is bringing Better Block to North Union Street once again this year.  This program is an inspiration to the community in Wilmington, demonstrating that small changes, yields exponential impact. Since their formation in 2011, West...
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The 21st Annual People’s Festival 4Peace

On July 25th, the Peoples Festival hosted their 21st Annual Peoples Festival 4Peace & Tribute to Bob Marley in honor of their mission to foster and promote cultural diversity through music, the arts and educational programs for the purpose of creating peace, unity and one love in our communities.  This...
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Hockessin Fourth of July

For a day of patriotic family fun in the sun, look no further than the Hockessin Fourth of July celebrations! The day kicks off early at 8am with an abundance of events planned for your family’s enjoyment at Piedmont Fields, and ends with a firework finale at dusk. Read below for a timeline...
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Hagley Fireworks Display, Upcoming June 19th

On Friday, June 12th, Hagley Museum and Library debuted their fireworks featuring a new theme, “Art of Advertising”, with a focus on representing their Consumer Culture Collection. During the show, pyrotechnics filled the Wilmington sky with a dazzling display, representing several businesses in Delaware whilst amusing guests with recognizable jingles and slogans during...
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Beau Biden Foundation for the Protection of Children

As The Kenny Family Foundation mourns the loss of Beau Biden, a supportive member of our community, please take a moment to acknowledge the Beau Biden Foundation for the Protection of Children, created by The Delaware Community Foundation in honor of Biden’s life and work protecting youth affected by domestic violence. In...
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The Friends of Wilmington Parks

The Kenny Family Foundation highly values the preservation of public parks, as we believe these spaces are meant to be enjoyed by all members of our community. The Friends of Wilmington Parks plays an active and positive role within the New Castle County community and for this reason, we are...
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Community Spotlight: In Her Shoes Annual Graduation Ceremony

Yesterday, June 2nd, In Her Shoes held their annual graduation ceremony.  In Her Shoes is a non-profit organization established to help previously incarcerated women that encounter re-entry challenges and fall into women at risk categories. This organization provides women, coming out of incarceration, with peer leaders to help them through...
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The Kenny Family Foundation’s 19th Annual Fundraiser

19th Annual Partner’s Breakfast, Golf Outing & Dinner Please join us on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, as the Kenny Family Foundation hosts our 19th Annual Partners’ Breakfast, Golf Outing & Dinner. Our event extends across three of Delaware’s premiere country clubs and golf courses with complimentary transportation between clubs, tennis, golf, entertainment...
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Spring Cleaning: A fresh new look for The Kenny Family Foundation

Introducing Our New Brand The Kenny Family Foundation brand and logo has undergone a significant transformation. The foundation has grown significantly since its inception in 2008 and a new brand and identity was required to satisfy all of the existing expectations of what our original mark stands for, while simultaneously...
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