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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.

The Boxwood Project Update – May 2018 Edition

May 21, 2018

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.

We hope to see all of you there!

In the News:
Delaware Online Article 4-16-2018
Harvey Hanna_Exploratory Plan Release_FINAL

Minquas Fire Company’s 1st Annual Cornhole Tournament

Come Out Saturday to Play Some Cornhole and Support Newport’s Fire Company

April 5, 2016

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

Come Out Saturday to Play Some Cornhole and Support Newport’s Fire Company

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!