Delaware KIDS Fund Announces 2020 Camping for Coats Campaign | Harvey Hanna

Delaware KIDS Fund Announces 2020 Camping for Coats Campaign

October 19, 2020

Launches New Fundraising Website:

The Delaware KIDS Fund and Harvey, Hanna & Associates today launched their 2020 Camping out for Coats campaign.

Operation: Warm Newport – Delaware KIDS Fund Camping out For Coats is an annual challenge based fundraising campaign that provides brand new Operation Warm coats for every student at select schools ahead of the winter season.

Since 2017, Delaware KIDS Fund, founding partner Harvey, Hanna & Associates and Operation Warm, a non-profit coat manufacturer, have collaborated to deliver over 6,000 coats to 6,000 local children at 12 different schools experiencing high poverty rates.

To help accelerate monetary donations and strengthen awareness for local children in need, several members from the community traditionally camp out overnight in the middle of Newport. This year the annual campout will be hosted remotely in a safe and socially distant format to help meet current CDC guidelines regarding live events. Anyone interested in camping out for coats is encouraged to camp out from their own back yard on Friday, November 13th.

“Camping outside for a night represents a community-wide commitment to warming up local children in need, inspiring confidence, boosting self-esteem, and improving peer acceptance,” said Ryan Kennedy, Executive Director of The Delaware KIDS Fund.

The Delaware KIDS Fund also unveiled a brand new fundraising website loaded with multimedia highlights featuring the campaign’s history, mission, event details and donation options at Squatch Creative, a creative agency based in Wilmington and longtime sponsor for the Delaware KIDS Fund, designed the website.

“We are excited to help tell the inspiring story behind this campaign and highlight the impact it has made in our community through this new website,” said Evan Lober, Director of Multimedia of Squatch Creative.

About the Delaware KIDS Fund
Founded by Thomas J. Hanna of Harvey, Hanna & Associates, The Delaware KIDS Fund is a 501©3 non-profit organization dedicated to providing goods and services to children at risk and in distressed situations. The Delaware KIDS Fund provides essential services to local young people including financial support for essential needs, clothing, food, and shelter.

To Help Support Camping out for Coats
All coats (brand new) will be purchased through Operation Warm and delivered to a local elementary school(s) through a participating sponsor coat delivery parade. School(s) to be announced in November.

On-line donations are accepted at:

Checks may be made payable to: The Delaware KIDS Fund and mailed to 405 E. Marsh Lane, Suite 1, Newport, DE 19804

Camp registration at

Media Contact:
Ryan Kennedy
Delaware KIDS Fund / Harvey, Hanna & Associates, Inc.
302-323-9300 Ext. 117