One Night Without Warmth
Our first national awareness campaign, ‘One Night Without Warmth,’ kicks off with a special event February 22nd at the University of Delaware campus. Through a partnership with the campus Alpha Phi Omega chapter and Circle K organization, this event drew attention to the large number of children living in poverty throughout the country. We also highlighted the Delaware Challenge and our goal to provide every elementary school child living in the state with a new winter coat. As part of the Delaware Challenge, we continue to reach out to service clubs and organizations in Delaware high schools and colleges to help fundraise for and to distribute coats throughout the state.
Katie Baxa, philanthropy chair of Alpha Phi Omega, states, “’Go coatless for kids’ is how we are pitching it to students here. We want students to experience the cold without a coat as we consider childhood poverty across the country!”
Lieutenant Governor Matthew Denn, Newark City Mayor Vance A. Funk, and our founder Dick Sanford were in attendance and spoke during the event, which attracted more than 200 students plus several families who have already been coat recipients.