Launches New Fundraising Website: www.CampingforCoats.com
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 www.campingforcoats.com. 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.
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.
Members of the Harvey, Hanna & Associates team had the privilege of taking a bike ride on the Jack A. Markell Trail with Senator Tom Carper, New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer, Senator Tizzy Lockman and Newport Mayor Michael Spencer. The bike ride was an opportunity for Senator Carper to see projects that are eligible for funding under the America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act – which devotes $287 billion in upgrading and enhancing our nation’s road, highways and bridges. The group also visited the proposed bike trail that would eventually connect Newport and the Jack A. Markell Trail.
Per the enclosed Public Notice, DNREC will host a Technical Workshop on the proposed plan of remedial action (PPRA) for Operable Unit 5 (OU-5) at the former GM Plant on Wednesday, January 16 at 6:00 pm at the Five Points Fire Hall. This is a DNREC-hosted technical workshop, and representatives of DNREC, RACER Trust, and HHA/Boxwood Industrial Park will be present to answer your questions. HHA is planning a community update on all aspects of the redevelopment project later this spring.
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 FundCamping 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
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.
October is here and it means one thing – it’s time for the first ever Movies on Tap: Monsters & Malts Movie Fest at Penn Cinema!
Being a founding partner of this movie festival, we are so thrilled to extend an invitation to this exciting 3-day event. It’s going to be SPOOKTACULAR!
What’s in it for you? 7 Movies. 7 Charities. 7 local Breweries. You can get a 3-day pass for all 7 movies, 7 charities and 7 breweries for $75 or $20 each movie ($10 for Flash Gordon). Admission tickets include: popcorn, beer samples, movie ticket, 100% of ticket price donated to charity.
Join us in celebrating great local beer and movies while proudly supporting our community. So far Movies on Tap and Harvey Hanna have raised over $80,000 to local charities!
Participating Breweries: Argilla Brewing Co. at Pietro’s Pizza, Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, Twin Lakes Brewing Company, Mispillion River Brewing, Midnight Oil Brewing Company, Bellefonte Brewing CO., Wilmington Brew Works.
Charities: West Side Grows (Wilmington, DE), Kids Runway for Research, Reeds Refuge Center, Toys for Tots, Food Bank of Delaware, Faithful Friends Animal Society, Williams Syndrome Association.
The 9th Annual Delaware KIDS Fund 5K Series hits the streets of Newport Saturday, August 4th. The race begins across the street from James Street Tavern. Registration for the race begins at 7:30 am and the race begins at 8:30 am. Entry fee is $25 pre-entry and $30 the day of the event. Kids 16 & under is $15
The 9th Annual Delaware KIDS Fund 5K is BACK! The Newport event will feature a fun course in and out of Banning Park, Cold Beer served from our friends from Twin Lakes Brewery, TONS of prizes for all ages, Ice Cream truck, DJ Music, Food, Bounce House and more – all to support our Delaware children in need. Don’t miss out on one of Delaware’s top 5K’s.
Why support The Delaware KIDS Fund?
The Delaware KIDS Fund helps local Kids In Distressed Situations. This year all 5K proceeds will fund a Food Pantry Program for Richey Elementary School in Newport, DE. This is a much-needed resource. Did you know 65% of the students at Richey live at or below the poverty line? The proceeds will stock this pantry for 3 years, immediately! Let’s meet this goal together.
Last year’s race raised $44,000 to help children throughout Delaware. Delaware KIDS Fund helps at-risk children in Delaware who may face violence, abuse, family financial troubles, or other distressing situations. It is a non-profit organization founded by Thomas J. Hanna, VP of Harvey Hanna & Associates, a commercial real estate company.
M & T Bank presents the race supported by Harvey, Hanna & Associates, along with many other community-involved businesses.
As the popularity of the race grows, so does the list of corporate sponsors, which helps to make the 5K possible. The Delaware KIDS Fund is thankful for the support of all of the local companies.
The USATF Certified course starts at James Street Tavern extends to Banning Park and back to the tavern. Here is a link to the course map. Each registrant will receive unisex tech t-shirt.
The awards are as follows:
Overall Male/Female winners ($200 cash prize)
Top Male/Female Masters ($50 cash prize)
Top 3 Male/Female in 10 yr age groups, 13 and Under through 70+
Top 3 Male/Female walkers
Nova Timing Systems will chip time using MYLAPPS Bib Tag Timing System and results are posted online during the race, with complete results posted after completion. Photos are posted after the race.
Last week, Harvey Hanna & Associates had the pleasure of convening with residents, officials, and other members of the Wilmington-area community to discuss our current and future plans for the former General Motors plant on Boxwood Road.
Along with representatives of the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, our engineering firm Apex Engineering, and a number of area elected officials, we heard plenty of positive feedback from residents excited about our plans to create a modern business and distribution campus at the plant property. We also heard several quality-of-life concerns about the changes that would accompany its transformation.
As a local firm with deep ties to New Castle County, we remain committed to maintaining an open dialogue with residents throughout this process, and will schedule future meetings every 4 to 6 months to ensure the highest degree of transparency and public input. While a new business campus will not generate the same level of activity than the GM plant at its peak, it will have far-reaching implications across Wilmington and the rest of the region. By continuing to work together, we can help create thousands of new jobs, and a better, more prosperous future for our community.
Please Note: Site plan shown here is for illustrative purposes only and may not be relied up as final. The recently submitted exploratory plan will be displayed at the Community Briefing- which also shows a much more accurate parking rationale. This is for illustrative purposes only.The exploratory plan is posted directly under Active Plans on New Castle County’s Land Use Department Website, within “District 1”
As you may have recently learned, Harvey Hanna & Associates has filed exploratory plans for the dormant former General Motors plant site on Boxwood Road in Wilmington. The plans call for the demolition of the existing plant buildings, in order to make way for a modern distribution campus that we believe is more suited for today’s economy.
As a local firm, we know first-hand the long hours many residents spent working at the plant and the significance it holds in the community. So while it is with mixed emotions that we ultimately decided on demolishing the old structure, a new facility would allow us to better compete for the kind of logistics, distribution and other businesses built to thrive in the 21st century, and bring thousands of critical jobs back to New Castle County.The plan is currently being evaluated by the county and other government agencies, but the early feedback we have received from both officials and residents, including many former plant workers, has been very positive.
As we have stated throughout, we remain committed to keeping an open dialogue with the community as we explore the best possible use for this property. With that in mind, we would like to extend an invitation for all to join us on June 12th at 7pm for a public meeting at Five Points Memorial Hall (209 South Maryland Avenue, Wilmington, DE 19804) to discuss our plans, the plant’s future and what it means for the future of our community and greater Delaware. Attendees can expect to hear from Harvey Hanna, our engineering firm Apex Engineering, and a representative from the state Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control.
The Delaware KIDS Fund and Harvey, Hanna & Associates Family invites you to help fight childhood hunger in Delaware. Half of Delaware’s food insecure population is children. We believe that every child needs food security and adequate nutrition in order to flourish and live up to his or her potential. Your gift will have an amazing impact on the front-line battle against hunger.
Established in November 2008 by Thomas J. Hanna, The Delaware KIDS Fund an acronym for ‘Kids in Distressed Situations’. It is geared around assisting Delaware area kids that are at risk or in need for whatever reason. Delaware KIDS Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing goods and services such as; clothing, food, shelter, scholarships, educational grants, counseling and mentoring.
Sadly, one in five kids in Delaware is struggling to get a consistent meal. Taking care of our next generation is paramount to providing our community with safer streets, brighter futures and a better functioning society. It all begins at the family table.
Looking to add meaning and value to your holiday season?
Please consider giving the gift of food security by making a tax-deductible gift to the Delaware KIDS Fund. Your gift will have an amazing impact as the demand at Delaware food banks continues to mount with demand exceeding supply!
In Delaware, over 122 thousand adults and children do not have sufficient food – each day, every day – half of whom are children at risk.
Over the last eight years, the fund has disbursed over $84,000 to worthy organizations and crisis needs in Delaware. Organizations such as ‘The Bridge of Hope Food Bank’ in Wilmington, ‘Student Backpack Program’ of NCCC, ‘Cape Henlopen Food Bank’, ‘Our Lady of Grace Orphanage’ in Newark, ‘The Delaware Food Bank’, ‘Limestone Presbyterian Church’, ‘Family Promise’ of northern NCC and the ‘Sunday Breakfast Mission’, to name a few. Founding partner Harvey, Hanna & Associates has donated over $1 Million dollars to Delaware causes since 1997.
On Behalf of the entire Harvey, Hanna & Associates team, we thank you for your kindness and generosity in this season of giving.
Please Make Checks Payable to: The Delaware KIDS Fund
The Delaware KIDS Fund 405 East Marsh Lane, Suite 1 Newport, DE 19804
The 7th Annual Delaware KIDS Fund 5K is almost here! Help fight childhood hunger by supporting our Delaware KIDS in NEED this summer, a time when they need it most. Since it started, the race has raised $60,000 to help children throughout Delaware. This year there will be two Races; the ‘7th Annual Delaware KIDS Fund 5K’ race will take place in Newport, DE on August 6th and the ‘Inaugural Que Pasa 5K’ race will happen at Que Pasa Restaurant in Dewey Beach, DE on August 13th.
Did you know that 1 in 5 children in Delaware face hunger? According to Ryan Kennedy, the Community Outreach and Business Developer coordinator for the Delaware KIDS Fund, the issue is worse in the summer which is why the run is held in August to raise awareness.
Delaware KIDS Fund is an acronym for ‘Kids in Distressed Situations’ helps at-risk children in Delaware who may face violence, abuse, family financial troubles, or other distressing situations. It is a non-profit organization founded by Thomas J. Hanna, VP of Harvey Hanna & Associates, a commercial real estate company. Proceeds from the event are donated directly to various youth emergency food relief programs throughout Delaware.
The race is presented by M & T Bank, Rehoboth Beach Running Co., AWE Oil, MySherpa, Hyatt Place Dewey Beach and Harvey, Hanna & Associates.
As the popularity of the race grows, so does the list of corporate sponsors which helps to make the 5K possible. The Delaware KIDS Fund is thankful for the support of all of the local companies.
Newport, DE – Harvey, Hanna & Associates, Inc. and The Delaware KIDS Fund are excited to announce the details for the Delaware KIDS Fund 5K Series featuring races in Newport, DE (7th Annual) and Dewey Beach, DE (Inaugural). The 7th Annual event for Newport will take place on Saturday, August 6th while the Inaugural Que Pasa 5K to benefit KIDS in Dewey Beach event will take place on Saturday, August 13th.
Newport – Saturday, August 6th
Registration Opens: 7:30 AM ($25 prior to event / $30 day of)
Registration and post-race festivities will take place in the grass lot directly across the street from James Street Tavern. The event will feature face painting for children, DJ music, moon bounce, on-site massages, race photo booth, food, beverage and ice cream including beers from Twin Lakes Brewery, Mascot appearances by Rocky Blue Winkle and YoUDee from the University of Delaware. A raffle for an iPad Air will also be available at the event benefiting the KIDS Fund.
Dewey Beach – Saturday, August 13th
Registration Opens: 7:00 AM ($25 prior to event / $30 day of)
Registration and post-race festivities will take place at Que Pasa Mexican Restaurant on Van Dyke Street and the Rehoboth Bay. Event will feature DJ Music, various amenities for the kids, on-site massages, food and beverages including a Que Pasa Taco Bar and post-event beach party on The Rehoboth Bay. A raffle for a brand new Beach Cruiser will also be available to benefit kids.
All race participants will receive an event t-shirt, micro-fiber promotional towel, refreshments and food to enjoy before and after the race. A $200 Cash Prize will be given to the overall male and female winners for the Newport race while the overall male and female will win a Hyatt Place Dewey Beach stay for the Dewey Beach race. Awards will be given to the top 3 in ten year age groups from 13 and under to 70 and over. Plenty of additional specialty prizes will be available for all winners as well, including: Orioles Tickets, Phillies Tickets, UD Football tickets, Blue Rocks Tickets, gift certificates, rounds of golf, gym memberships and more!
The Dewey Beach race will also feature individual “Beach House” categories. The largest beach house team will win a Happy Hour at Que Pasa Mexican Restaurant while the fastest team will win a Happy Hour at The Lighthouse Restaurant.
About Harvey, Hanna & Associates- Established in 1997, HHA is a full service Commercial Real Estate Redevelopment Company featuring 3,000,000 square feet of prime location commercial, retail, and industrial real estate in Delaware.
The HHA and The Delaware KIDS Fund team was extremely proud to be presented the ‘Community Service Award’ at the Delaware Business Times Family Owned Business Awards ceremony held on June 23, 2016. The Delaware KIDS fund, a nonprofit organization inspired by Thomas J. Hanna in 2008, seeks to provide goods, services and funds to distressed and at-risk children throughout the state of Delaware.
The program is designed to provide essential services to local kids in need by offering financial support for essential needs, clothing, shelter, food, counseling and mentoring for abused, grief stricken or disease-afflicted children. One in five local children today in Delaware struggle to receive a consistent and nutritious meal. The Delaware KIDS Fund and HHA have consistently led a community-wide initiative.
The Harvey Hanna team is honored for the recognition of our commitment to the community and our mission to provide a better future for Delaware’s next generation.
“Children are 20 percent of our population and 100 percent of our future,” says Thomas J. Hanna. “It is essential that we support Delaware’s youth now, for a better tomorrow.”
A big thank you to all of those at the Delaware Business Times for this honor!
Additionally, Harvey, Hanna & Associates was presented with the ‘Spirit in Business Award’ on June 30, 2016 presented by the Newark Morning Rotary Club Courtyard Newark at the University of Delaware. HHA was recognized for the company’s consistent fight against childhood hunger in Delaware.
Thank you to Robin Broomall, Kevin Thomas , Mary Konwinski, Bill Sullivan and the rest of the amazing folks at this Rotary for the honor, support and kind words.
We are very proud. It is essential to support the community we all live, work and play in together, today – for a better tomorrow.
Since 1998, HHA and Delaware KIDS Fund have contributed over $1 Million to youth-based causes and initiatives here in Delaware. Since 2009, The Delaware KIDS Fund has donated $76,000 to food security initiatives, thereby providing more than 225,000 meals to local families, children, schools, churches, youth centers and food pantries.
Support your community and support our next generation
The Delaware KIDS Fund (Kids In Distressed Situations), a 501c(3) non-profit organization.
About Harvey, Hanna & Associates- Established in 1997, HHA is a full service Commercial Real Estate Redevelopment Company featuring 3,000,000 square feet of prime location commercial, retail, and industrial real estate in Delaware.
Harvey Hanna & Associates is very excited and honored to be a finalist for the 2016 Family Owned Business Award, presented to winners by Today Media and Delaware Business Times later this month. This elegant event will honor the impact and legacy of Delaware-based family owned businesses make to the local economy and community. Winners will be revealed at the event, taking place Thursday, June 23rd at the Christiana Hilton in Newark, Delaware.
There will be awards presented to winners of the Small Size Business, Medium Size Business and Large Size Business. As well as Specialty awards for the following categories; Excellence in Community Service, Excellence in Customer Service, Excellence in Innovation and Technology, Legacy Family Business Award, Emerging Family Business.
The panel of judges include members of the business community and Today Media executives who take into account the following when making their decisions; family involvement, succession planning, ethics, innovation and active community service.
According to Rob Martinelli, publisher and CEO of Today Media, One of my favorite things about being publisher of Delaware Business Times is getting to be on the panel that judges the nominations for the Family Owned Business Awards. It’s always interesting to read the stories of so many incredible Delaware Family Owned Businesses. I said that this was one of my favorite things, but it’s not easy.–Delaware Business Times, May 24, 2016, From The Publisher
Harvey Hanna & Associates is one of 17 finalists, all very worthy and esteemed local Family Owned Businesses. Two-thirds of all businesses in the world are family-owned, accounting for 70% of the global gross domestic product and over half of the world’s jobs. According to the Conway Center for Family Business, family-owned businesses make up 35% of the Fortune 500 companies and account for 64% of the United States’ Gross Domestic Product.
Walmart is the largest US family-owned business, but Delaware has no shortage of family-owned businesses with large family-owned companies such as, W.L. Gore, Pettinaro and last year’s winner of the Family Owned Business Award, MDavis.
While Harvey Hanna & Associates owns and manages more than 3 million square feet of commercial, retail and warehouse space in Delaware, the company’s crowning achievement is the creation and redevelopment of the Twin Spans Business Park located in Old New Castle, Delaware. The previous vacant and abandoned manufacturing facility now boasts 2 million square feet of Class A commercial warehouse, distribution and office space and is home to a number of Fortune 500 companies and more than a thousand employees.
Those of us at HHA wish all the finalists the best of luck and look forward to networking with them at the awards dinner. This elegant evening will include cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, sit-down dinner and awards ceremony. Family owned businesses are an integral part of the business and social fabric of our state and HHA is so excited to be part of it all! Please help us celebrate achievements that are generations in the making!
Looking for a fun way to support our local fire company?
Come out to the Minquas Fire Company’s 1st Annual Cornhole Tournament this Saturday, April 9th, located at 21 North James Street in Newport, Delaware. Registration begins at 9:30 am and bags will be flying at 11 am.
1st tournament will be a double-elimination BYOP Doubles w/ a guaranteed prize of $1000 CASH for 1st Place. Additional prizes will be based on the number of participants.
Cost is $80 per team of two if registered by April 8th and $100 per team of two day off the event. Food and drinks included; Roast Beef, Meatballs, Green Beans and Mac & Cheese served from 12-2 pm, plus Beer, Wine and Sodas provided from 11 am to 3pm.
2nd tournament will be a Double-Elimination Blind Draw for anybody who is interested in hanging around. The cost will be $20 per person and payout will be participation based. 50% of proceeds will go to the cash prize pool and 50% of the proceeds will go directly to Minquas Fire Company as a donation. Anticipated Start Time is 4:00pm.
Register online with the Wilmington Cornhole Association (WCA). New to Cornhole or want to brush up on the official rules? Click Here
Harvey, Hanna & Associates has been a long-time supporter of the Minquas Fire Company here in Newport. Join HHA as we help support our emergency responders and firefighters as we raise money for their equipment fund!