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Delaware KIDS Fund 5K Race

Top 5 Reasons Your Business Should Sponsor Delaware KIDS Fund 5K Race

May 24, 2016

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Are you looking to get your business more involved in the community? There is an excellent opportunity to support the DE KIDS Fund 5K Run/Walks coming up in August. Any time a company supports a local charity or event, it sends a message that your business is vested in the community.

Something as simple as sponsoring a little league team or spearheading a special cause gets your business front and central in the community where you live and work. Those kids on the team wearing shirts with your logo are a living, breathing advertisement for your business. The beauty is that often the cost is way less than what you would spend on a traditional ad campaign and it lasts throughout a whole season of T-ball!

Delware KIDS Fund 5kThe 7th Annual Delaware KIDS Fund 5K Series is actively looking for sponsors for the 2016 races. This year there will be 2 chances to sponsor as the Newport 5K DEKIDS Race will take place Saturday, August 6th and new this year, the Dewey 5K DEKIDS Race will take place the following weekend, Saturday, August 13th.  That gives you 2X the opportunity to make a positive impression on the community.

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.

Here are the ‘Top 5 Reasons Your Business Should Sponsor the Delaware KIDS Fund 5K:

1.       It will help high risk children throughout all of Delaware. Did you know that 1 in 5 children in Delaware face hunger? That is unacceptable and we all should want to do something about it.

2.       You get your company logo on t-shirts – which will not only be worn by the hundreds of participants the day of the race, but throughout the life of the t-shirt.

3.       Sponsorship at the next level, will get your company logo on the t-shirt and a microfiber towel.

4.       One level higher gives you an advertisement on billboards, along with the t-shirts and towels.

5.       As a ‘Presenting Sponsor’, you get everything – t-shirts, towels, billboards and Top Billing!

As a bonus this year, since there are 2 DE KIDS Fund 5K races, you have the option of sponsoring both races, giving you 2 times more chance to shine in the community. Who can’t see the value in that?

If you’re convinced that sponsoring the DE KIDS Fund 5K is a good, sound business decision, give a call to 302-323-9300 ext. 17, email or download and fill out this 2016 Sponsorship Form now!

1 in 5 Delaware Children are Hungry. Give the Gift of Food Security This Holiday Season!

December 16, 2014

Delaware KIDS Fund Annual AppealLooking to add meaning and value to your holiday season?

Why not give the gift of food security by making a tax-deductible gift to the Delaware KIDS Fund. Your gift will have an amazing front-line impact as the demand at Delaware food banks continues to mount with demand exceeding supply!

244,00 adults and children in Delaware do not have sufficient food – each day, every day – half of whom are children at risk.

The Delaware KIDS Fund was established by Thomas J. Hanna in November 2008 and is 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.

Over the last six years, the fund has disbursed $47,146 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 in 1997.

“There is a personal connection with any effort such as this. I’m a father of three kids myself and having been in out of various children’s hospitals, seeing those kids that are less fortunate than others; it hits home. A few years ago, we as a family decided to consolidate our giving and formalize it in the form of this Delaware KIDS Fund,” shares Thomas J. Hanna, VP of Harvey Hanna & Associates.

The Fund was established as a response to Delaware’s ‘food security crisis’, based on the premise that ‘no child of any age can flourish and grow without adequate nutrition’ and has grown to encompass much more since its’ conception. The Delaware KIDS Fund not only supplies nutrition for Delaware youth’s physical growth, it also helps to feed their minds through the mentoring program, counseling, scholarships and educational grants.

Your gift will allow the Delaware KIDS Fund to accelerate its efforts during the Holidays and into 2015. Please consider making a tax-deductible gift either online or by sending a check payable to ‘Delaware KIDS Fund’ to:

The Delaware KIDS Fund
405 East Marsh Lane, Suite 1
Newport, DE 19804

Your gift of $25 will feed a family of 4 with 3 meals per day for one week.
Your gift of $100 will feed a family of 4 with 3 meals per day for a month.
Every $10 you give will provide 40 meals to a child in need.

For more information, please visit or contact Thomas J. Hanna at (302) 323-9300 ext. 12 or

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Don’t Miss Your Chance to Make a Difference in the Lives of ‘Kids in Distressed Situations’, Sign Up for Saturday’s 5K Today!

July 29, 2014

Don’t Miss Your Chance to Make a Difference in the Lives of ‘Kids in Distressed Situations’, Sign Up for Saturday’s 5K Today!

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Come out this Saturday to support Delaware KIDS Fund, an acronym for ‘Kids in Distressed Situations’. The race takes place in Newport, DE this Saturday, August 2nd and is the 5th year for the DE KIDS 5K.Delaware KIDS Fund Helps 'At Risk' Kids

The fund provides goods and services such as; clothing, food, shelter, scholarships, educational grants, counseling and mentoring and is a non-profit organization and was founded in 2008 by Thomas J. Hanna, VP of Harvey Hanna & Associates.


Event Features: Pre-race breakfast, music, giveaways, raffle prizes, kid friendly activities (moon bounce, mascots, face painting) appearance by the Delaware 87ers Promo Team, On-Site Massages, Coffee with Java Puppy and a post-race reception!


  • Overall 1st Place Male & Female Win $200 Cash (Visa Gift Cards) plus DE KIDS Fund 1st Place Medal.
  • 1st Place Finishers in each age group win a special prize plus DE KIDS Fund Medal. Prizes include: Orioles/Red Sox Tickets, UD Football Tickets, Blue Rocks Tickets, First Pitch at a Blue Rocks Game, Hockessin Athletic Club Gym Membership, Fusion Fitness Gym Membership, Cavaliers Golf Club Round of Golf, Rehoboth Beach Running Co. Gift Certificates, Overnight Stays at Christiana Hilton and Hyatt Place Dewey Beach, Restaurant Gift Certificates and much more!
  • All 2nd and 3rd Place Finishers will receive DE KIDS Fund Medals.

Sign up and join hundreds of runners to support Delaware’s 5th annual KIDS Fund 5K . The run is sponsored by over 40 local businesses, boasts a USATF Certified Course that starts at James Street Tavern in Newport, Delaware, goes out to Banning Park and finishes back at the tavern. Participants receive a tee shirt and awards will be presented to overall male/female winners, 3 male female in 10 year age groups, 13 and under through 70 and over, plus 3 top male/female walkers.

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Results will be posted online here and click here to see last year’s results.

There will be plenty of pre-race and post-race festivities including music, food, beverages and raffles under a large tent at the James Street Tavern in Newport.

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We at Harvey Hanna look forward to seeing you there!
Sign up today!
Click here for last year’s race photos
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