Freeman Foundation donates $250K to Beebe COVID-19 Relief Fund

April 8, 2020

Recognizing the crisis surrounding the coronavirus, the Carl M. Freeman Foundation is donating $250,000 to be used for COVID-19 testing, personal protective equipment, and the well-being of frontline healthcare professionals.

The foundation normally supports and promotes innovative community-based leadership and giving, but its leaders felt compelled to step outside their normal giving window for this donation. They felt it is important to help keep their employees, this community and healthcare providers safe.

Read the Cape Gazette article here.


SoDel Concepts to give ALL April 18 proceeds to Beebe COVID-19 Relief Fund

April 16, 2020
SoDel Concepts restaurants will raise funds Saturday, April 18, for the Beebe Healthcare COVID-19 Relief Fund, which was organized by the Beebe Medical Foundation to support Beebe healthcare workers on the frontline of the pandemic. A full 100 percent of April 18 sales will go to the foundation. 

During the state of emergency due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, SoDel Concepts has offered takeout at 11 of its 12 restaurants. Online ordering and payment are available at each location. “For everyone’s safety, we’ve strongly encouraged contactless curbside pickup,” said Scott Kammerer, SoDel Concepts president.

To donate directly to the Beebe fund, go to   For a list of SoDel Concepts restaurants with carryout menus, go to


March 19, 2020 Update: 3:31pm

The Cape Henlopen School District has revised and updated the Student Meal Delivery Schedule.  You can download it here.

Changes/Updates are as follows:

  • We have switched the Rehoboth Walmart delivery location to Sea Air Avenue. Meals can be picked up in the parking lot behind PNC, look for the yellow school bus.
  • We have updated the arrival times for the locations. These are estimated times and may vary depending on traffic and how long meal handouts take at stops. Please arrive at the locations as close to the estimated times as possible. 


SoDel Cares awards nearly $100,000 in grants to local nonprofits

SoDel Cares, the philanthropic arm of SoDel Concepts, recently awarded nearly $100,000 in grants to Delaware organizations. The checks were distributed Feb. 25 at the hospitality group’s corporate office in Rehoboth Beach. SoDel Concepts owns 12 restaurants in coastal Sussex County, and SoDel Cares was founded in 2015 to honor the philanthropic work of the company’s founder, the late Matt Haley. The foundation helps local organizations that assist children, at-risk youth and adults, and the elderly.

“The primary mission of SoDel Cares is to contribute in a positive way to the communities in which we do business,” said Scott Kammerer, SoDel Concepts president. In addition to the primary fall fundraiser, the organization holds the SoDel Cares 5K in Rehoboth Beach and the SoDel Concepts/Woodford Reserve Food Fight at The Clubhouse at Baywood in Millsboro. “The new events have allowed us to help more organizations than before,” Kammerer said. “It’s a lot of work to pull off each fundraiser. Organizing them is a team effort; the whole SoDel family gets involved. I am incredibly proud of them and their dedication to our community.”

Read the Cape Gazette article here.


Gallo Gives presents donations to community nonprofits

As part of its continual effort to make a difference in the community in which its members live and serve, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Gallo Realty’s Gallo Gives Foundation awarded donations to Delaware Hospice, Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Milton Community Food Pantry, Habitat for Humanity, People’s Place, Immanuel Shelter and the Cape Henlopen Educational Foundation. 

Read the Cape Gazette article here.


CHEF holds annual Winter Jam fundraiser

The Cape Henlopen Educational Foundation held its annual Winter Jam fundraiser Feb. 7 at the Rusty Rudder in Dewey Beach.

The  event featured a silent auction, raffle, food from local restaurants, and live music from Blue Label. All funds raised benefit educational programs for  students in the Cape Henlopen School District, including teacher grants for unbudgeted classroom projects, support for homeless and limited-income students, STEM initiatives, performing arts education and training, and programs to promote diversity and inclusion.

To view additional photos from the event click here.

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