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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

Delaware KIDS Fund Operation Warm | Campout for Coats Returns to Newport

October 30, 2018

Delaware KIDS Fund Operation Warm

In a commitment to warming up local children in need, Delaware KIDS Fund ‘Campout for Coats’ returns to Newport, Delaware November 16th & 17th. Yes, it’s cold but let the coming together of a loving community keep you warm!

Together we can reach our goal to raise $40,000 to buy coats for 1,800 local children while enjoying bonfires, music, great campout grill meals, hot chocolate and s’mores.

The Delaware KIDS Fund and Harvey Hanna Associates (HHA) invite you to join us in raising funds to buy warm coats for 1,800 local children in Newport. The Operation Warm Newport ‘Camp Out for Coats will be held Friday and Saturday, at 10 South James Street in Newport Delaware.

Seventy-four percent of Newport/Wilmington area elementary children live at or below poverty level. The Delaware KIDS Fund Camping Out for Coats looks to inspire the next generation – Brand new coats will help self-confidence, peer acceptance, overall wellness, increased school attendance and a better future!

Bring warmth and love to these children by supporting Operation Warm. This will be a great community and family bonding experience –pitch your tent in the grass lot across from James Street Tavern in Newport and enjoy fireside chats with local community members, leaders and officials and yard games.

Can’t make it, but want to support this worthy cause? Donate Here


OR Contact Ryan Kennedy to register: | 302-323-9300 ext. 117




Delaware KIDS Fund is an acronym for ‘Kids In Distressed Situations’. The nonprofit helps at-risk children in Delaware who may face violence, abuse, family financial troubles, or other distressing situations. Thomas J. Hanna, President of Harvey Hanna & Associates, founded The Delaware KIDS Fund in 2008.