At Sussex Strong we believe that it is important to strengthen the heart and spirit of the families we serve in addition to meeting their most critical needs. It is what sets us apart from other organizations. It is hope that endures when all seems lost. So we offer a little hope to those in need by providing them access to critical services such as:

  • Food and clothing
  • Housing
  • Education
  • Disaster relief
  • Assistance to other charitable organizations

Success Stories

Sussex Strong is thrilled to work with many wonderful organizations and countless generous individuals who share in our goal to provide for those in need in Sussex County. It is only through these on-going sponsorships, thoughtful donations and hours of volunteer efforts that we can support as many families as we do each year. Often we hear from many of these loyal participants that they feel they are getting back as much or more than they give through their efforts with us. Here are just a few of the sentiments they have shared:

Please accept our sincere gratitude for the generous $500 donation made to our agency. Your support of our agency is validation that you believe in our services to the homeless. As you are well aware, funding and donations have been very limited during the past few years, we are very grateful for your support. The Crisis House serves the neediest of the community by providing 30 days of shelter and three meals every day. Our staff works endlessly to coordinate health care services, mental health services and housing needs for all that come through our doors. Once again, thank you for your support.
- Marie T. Morole, Executive Director, Sussex Community Crisis Housing Service Inc.
I would like to thank you and the SCAOR Community Service Foundation for your contribution in the amount of $500 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware’s Masquerade Ball. YOur contribution signals your support and commitment to the development of today’s youth and your strong believe in the mission of the Boys & Girls Club. We have not provided any goods or services in exchange for this contribution. Please retain this letter for your tax records. Again, thank you for your continued support and for joining in our efforts to do more for even more kids.
- George Krupanski, President & CEO, Boys & Girls Club of Delaware
Special thanks to Sussex Strong for their recent donation of $5000 to Sussex County Habitat for Humanity. Their on-going support of our organization is a prime example of our mission to bring people together to build homes, communities and hope. Sussex Strong has been a generous partner to Sussex County Habitat for Humanities over the years. Their fundraising efforts have helped us provide a foundation for a duplex in Laurel, Delaware for two deserving families. And participants in volunteer build days have always been most productive. It is a pleasure to partner with a dedicated organization with the outreach capabilities that Sussex Strong has. SCAOR Community Service Foundation and Habitat for Humanity is a natural partnership; our goal is to assist as many low income families in Sussex County be able to have the dream of homeownership and purchase simple, decent and affordable housing to better their lives and provide a bright future for their children.
- Tom Protack, Community Engagement Director, Sussex County Habitat for Humanity
On behalf of the clients we are privileged to serve, thank you for your recent gift of $500 to support our work at Casa San Francisco. A recent client sent Catholic Charities a thank you note that should have been addressed to you. “I just want to say thank you. It’s not much, I know, but it’s from my heart. Things were looking pretty bleak for me, and I honestly don’t know how I would have made it without your help.” Your gift becomes a helping hand for Catholic Charities clients - our neighbors right here in Delaware and on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. It provides a way to ease the bleakness of the crisis facing our client, be it spiritual, emotional, or financial, and lead them to a more stable future. Our 185-year legacy of caring service makes a positive impact in the lives of the more than 120,000 clients who come to us each year to help. It’s our mission, and your gift that helps us fulfill it everyday. Thank you again for your generosity in support and recognition of Catholic Charities. Know that because of your act of kindness, our clients can move forward from the bleakness and make progress in their journey towards well-being.
- Richelle A. Vible, Executive Director, SCAOR Community Service Foundation