Check presentation from Knights of Columbus to Children’s Beach House.
The Knights of Columbus Star of the Sea Council 7297, affiliated with St. Edmond Roman Catholic Church in Rehoboth Beach, gives a $1000 donation to the Children’s Beach House in Lewes.
In presenting the gift, Grand Knight Richard Duffy said, “Our programs and projects draw men closer to their faith, families and communities, and defend life in all stages and in all conditions within a framework that we refer to as Faith In Action. An important part of our Life program is our Tootsie Roll Drive; 100% of the proceeds from that activity are dedicated to support individuals with special needs.”
The mission of CBH is to continue Lydia Chichester du Pont’s vision to help children with special needs reach their highest potential as functioning members of their families and communities. COVID-19 has interrupted or altered services for kids and families. In addition, it disrupted all of their special fund-raising events causing a very large loss of funding.
“Our greatest need right now is in keeping families connected to CBH – which means we have helped several with internet access and have provided laptops for families who didn’t have the proper equipment. This is how funds donated by the Knights of Columbus will be used – to continue to support internet connection and to make sure each family has an appropriate connective device. This is critical to keep kids connected; not only to CBH, but to their schools, communities, and extended families.” -Richard Garret, Executive Director of CBH
Star of the Sea Life Program Chair Jim Hendrick said, “We are proud to be associated with Children’s’ Beach House and to be able to provide this assistance to very special young people and their families.”
The teachers from Children’s Beach House made special deliveries to the preschool students during the COVID-19 closures. Each bag contained supplies, activities, crafts, a Mother’s Day project, snacks, and special notes from the teachers. Keeping our kids and families connected with their school and the teachers who miss seeing them on a daily basis.
While our on-site programming for the Margaret H. Rollins Child Development Center and our Youth Development Program is suspended, we are stepping up to keep our kids and families connected and supported in every way. Our focus remains on the well-being of our entire Children’s Beach House community as we face this situation together.
We are excited to announce our new partnership with L.E.A.P. (Literacy Education Assistance Pups)! The pups visit once per week and encourage our preschoolers to read. We will continue our partnerships with Kody O’ Bear, The Fire School, Lewes Public Library, Read Aloud Delaware, Wor Wic College, Cape Henlopen High School and more.
Introducing Olivia, our new Case Manager
Meet Olivia Daniell, our new Case Manager. Olivia joined the Children’s Beach House staff in January 2020. Living in Delaware most of her life, Olivia graduated from Cape Henlopen High School. She went on to earn her Bachelor’s Degree of Social Work from Eastern University. She has worked in a day center in Folsom, PA, working with older adults. As well as, the Crisis Nursery in West Philadelphia, working with families with young children. Olivia also taught in an early childhood classroom before coming to the Children’s Beach House. As a Case Manager, Olivia has been looking forward to building relationships with the youth and families in the Youth Development Program. Outside of work, Olivia loves creative art and exploring new places.
The Health & Safety Fair
The Margaret H. Rollins Child Development Center hosted their first Health and Safety Fair in January and was well attended by the community! Activities featured an indoor moon bounce, Mother Goose, Read Aloud Delaware, and many other child-friendly games, activities and giveaways.
Clearspace puts on a show to benefit Children’s Beach House
Thank you to Clearspace Theatre who partnered with CBH for this one-weekend-only production on Feb. 29 and March 1, 2020. Ticket purchases included a pre-show reception with hors d’oeuvres, complimentary beer and wine. Proceeds went to benefit Children’s Beach House and Clear Space Scholarship Fund.
Children’s Beach House is honored to be the recipient of funds raised through Iron Hill Brewery’s Triple Chocolate Hill dessert program. Don’t skip dessert next time you dine with our partner Iron Hill Brewery in Rehoboth Beach, DE! Every Triple Chocolate dessert ordered supports CBH!
CBH was honored to be the beneficiary of Century 21 Home Team Realty’s Mission of the Month program.
Thank you to the community agents at Century 21 for your continued support.
The challenges presented by COVID-19 have been unprecedented in nature and scope, and we recognize that the ongoing uncertainty creates anxiety for all of us. Yet, we are enormously grateful for the blessing of our remarkably strong, supportive, and resilient Children’s Beach House family! Working together, we are confident we can successfully embrace the changes required as long as they may be needed.