Caring Hearts Helping Hands

  • New client families are accepted at any time during the year prior to September 30th.
  • Referrals often come from school personnel, homeless shelters, and other organizations.
  • Self-referrals are accepted.
  • Applications are reviewed and approved by the Board of Directors at their monthly meetings.



  • The family must reside in Kent County, Delaware.
  • The adults must be able to provide proof of residency and photo identification.
  • At least one dependent minor child must be part of the family unit.
  • At least one adult within the family must be employed and is required to provide a copy of his/her latest two (2) pay stubs or proof of employment.
  • The family may not currently be receiving public assistance (government subsidies, including unemployment and SSI disability, except for Medicaid and/or Food Stamps) and may not be the recipient of any other holiday help (i.e. The Salvation Army, Toys for Tots, Adopt-A-Family, etc.).
  • Photo ID and paystub address must agree with address on application.
  • The family must update their application and re-qualify annually.
  • The family must demonstrate a genuine need for help by detailing their personal situation.


Requirements for Clients