Children's Beach House Scroll down for the Special Update: November 2017

The Children's Beach House Awards

On Thursday, October 5th, we gathered at the Delaware Museum of Natural History to recognize some very special volunteers for their outstanding efforts and dedication to the Children's Beach House.

Patrick McCoy and John Cigler were presented the "Volunteer of the Year Award" in recognition of their leadership in organizing and promoting the annual Plein Air Brandywine Valley event.
Joe and Eileen Janssen were given the "President's Award" for their gifts supporting the strategic objective of the annual Plein Air Brandywine Valley event over the last 5 years.
Katherine "Kitten" Gahagan, a member of the CBH Board of Trustees for 30 years, was recognized with the "Lydia Chichester duPont Award" for promoting and advancing the mission of the Children's Beach House.

Thank you to Yvonne Mucci and Annie Strack

for providing live painting demonstrations to promote the upcoming Plein Air Brandywine Valley (PABV) event. Their paintings were offered as door prizes at the gathering. Shown here are the two lucky winners, Betty Sanchez and Jim Ward, both of Brown & Root Industrial Services, Inc., a Platinum sponsor of the PABV event.

The 2nd Annual Ashley Furio 5K

A few raindrops couldn't damper the spirits of all those that came out to support the 2nd Annual Ashley Furio 5K!

Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor, Crooked Hammock, and all sponsors, runners and supporters for helping make the 2nd Annual Ashley Furio 5K such a success!

Thank you to the Lewes Fire Department!

The Lewes Fire Department brought Fire Truck #82 to visit our Preschoolers as they learn all about the importance of fire safety.

And check out the Preschool Halloween Parade!

Plein Air Brandywine Valley 2017

Congratulations to the winners of Plein Air Brandywine Valley 2017 and THANK YOU to all the volunteers, sponsors, and artists for making this one of the best PABV events we've ever had!

2017 Plein Air Brandywine Valley Event SPonsors

Next year's Plein Air event is scheduled for October 28 - November 4, 2018!

Our Next Event:

WInter White Event Sponsorships are available!

Show your support and promote your business through an event sponsorship! Sponsorships available $500 - $10,000. With all levels of Sponsorship, you will receive:

  • Complimentary tickets to the event
  • Recognition on website, social media and signage at the event
  • Invitation to the VIP Champagne Reception with early access to the exclusive art show and sale

Proceeds of the event support Children's Beach House programs and services - helping children with special needs throughout the state of Delaware!

VIsit our website or call 302-655-4288 for tickets or sponsorship

Current Winter white sponsors

  • Integrated Wealth Management - Mr. and Mrs. Burt Hutchinson
  • Morris James, LLP - Mary M. Culley, Esq.
  • Ellison M. Carey
  • Janet C. Hohnholt
  • Robert E. Perri, Jr.
  • Harvard Business Services
  • Avrim and Vicki Topel
  • Rehoboth Animal Hospital - Dr. Tim Dabkowski
  • David A. White and Kathleen Jennings
  • Atlantic Refrigeration
  • Frederick and Marian Cottrell
  • Barbara and Scott Green
  • Griswold Home Care
  • Mary Helms
  • Mark and Mary Ann Ronald
  • Midway Fitness
  • John and Patrice Tosi
  • Preston and Linda Lee
  • Bill Miller and Joe Mirabella

Enter for your chance to win two free tickets to Winter White AND the VIP Champagne Reception!

The winner will be announced on Monday, November 27, 2017

Youth Development Program

Our weekend camps have gotten off to a great start!

The Middlers and Juniors have enjoyed making Halloween-related crafts, including carving and decorating pumpkins, making treats with Chef Paula, and taking advantage of the warm weather for as long as possible!

Each weekend has been based around a focus, such as building up emotional awareness through age appropriate activities.

CBH Case Managers have been hosting family events such as "Football Sunday" or "Bowling Night!". They have also been working with the Seniors by doing group college tours and volunteer projects.

80-for-80 Campaign

Our Goal is to raise $80,000 in honor of our 80th Anniversary

Now through January 3, 2018


To-date we have raised $58,000...help us reach our goal!!

Did you know that our Youth Development Program is statewide and includes children from each of New Castle, Kent and Sussex Counties?

With your help, Children's Beach House can continue this long-standing legacy of helping children with special needs reach their highest potential.
The Children’s Beach House (CBH) is a private, non-profit organization organized under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code as a public charity. CBH was founded in 1936 by Lydia Chichester DuPont with the mission of helping children with special needs to reach their highest potential as functional members of their families and communities. CBH strives to help Delaware’s children and their families that face the most adverse circumstances.
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