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Mission Statement

To assist individuals or families including seniors and disabled living in poverty in the Kent and Sussex County areas of Delaware obtain stability after a financial crisis by matching tax-deductible donations of used or new household & baby items as well as donations of new hygiene & cleaning supplies, school supplies for 1st through 12th grade students, holiday gift assistance for seniors and disabled individuals without family and limited financial assistance for critical needs beyond normal financial responsibilities to those who have experienced an unforeseen financial crisis beyond their control.

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Neighbors Sharing with Neighbor in Crisis (NSwNC) formerly known as Kent/Sussex Human Services Council, Inc., is a private non-profit organization dedicated to assisting the needy of Delaware through matching tax-deductible donations of used or new household & baby items as well as donations of new hygiene & cleaning supplies, school supplies for 1st through 12th grade students, holiday gift assistance for seniors and disabled individuals without family and limited financial assistance for critical needs beyond normal financial responsibilities to those who have experienced an unforeseen financial crisis beyond their control and will be able to maintain once the critical assistance is provided. For more detailed information please go to http://Councilforkent-sussexadopt-a-familyofdelaware.com .

DONATIONS NEEDED FOR CONTINUATION OF THE WORK INCLUDE ITEMS FOR ALL ROOMS OF THE HOUSE INCLUDING:

Financial Contributions of all amounts.

Kitchen - pots, pans, bake ware, toasters, silverware, dishes, dish towels, pot holders, coffee pots, storage bowls, can openers, cooking utensils, trash cans, mixer, knives, measuring cups and spoons, crock pots, microwaves, etc, etc.

Bathroom - towels, wash clothes, bath mats, tub mats, shower curtains and rings. HYGIENE ITEMS including shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, body soap, deodorant, brushes, combs, feminine products for teen & adult women.

Bedroom - blankets & sheet sets especially full and twin, bed pillows, lights/lamps.

Baby's/Toddler's Room - Crib with mattress meeting current safety standards, toddler beds with mattress, crib / toddler bed sheets, blankets and protector covers, sip cups, bath tub, potty chairs, walkers, pack-n-plays/bassinets or play pens, bottles, clothing 0-24 months, strollers, bouncy seats, diaper bags, hygiene items including body wash, shampoo, powder, diaper rash ointment, lotion, wipes, etc. Laundry & General Living Area - iron, ironing boards, lamps, lights and lamp shades, area rugs, toilet brush. CLEANING SUPPLIES including laundry detergent, floor cleaner, glass and counter cleaner, bathroom cleaner. OTHER PRODUCTS including toilet tissue, paper towels, tin foil, plastic wrap or sandwich or freezer bags,

Clients must obtain a referral from a caseworker and be interveiwed by the Division of State Service Centers or Adopt-a-Family and provide documentation of all income & all paid & unpaid expenses including documentation related to crisis that resulted in need for help. Documentation must be from a legal business. Crisis must be specific and occurred within current calendar year. Vague crisis such as homelessness or poverty are not acceptable. Possible situations include but are not limited to such things as the death of a spouse without survivors benefits, grandparents or other family members who have unexpectedly obtained custody of one or more children and are not eligible for Kinship Care within 1st 90 days and/or do not receive TANF, child support or other income for caring for the children, victims of domestic violence, individuals who have lost their home or possessions due to illness, fire, or other causes beyond their control, single parents cooperating with child support enforcement to locate missing parent, parents with chronically ill child that results in loss of work and extra expenses beyond insurance coverage, working poor, under-employed, individuals without sick leave benefits that has resulted in loss of pay due to documented illness of self or child, disabled seniors living on a fixed income and unable to work, and many other situations

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