The Harry K Foundation has laid out an ambitious plan to end childhood hunger in Southern Delaware. The foundation has made good on the promises to fundraise, open food pantries, and feed hungry children in our local communities. Behind the entire organization is Harry Keswani, a local business owner and passionate advocate on a mission to make sure no child goes hungry in Southern Delaware.
Over the last year, the Harry K Foundation has been hard at work, opening nine pantries, including maintaining the baby pantry in Rehoboth Beach, sponsoring 208 students in the Delaware Food Bank backpack program, and helping to feed children through the Second Chance Warrior Program. The foundation has become the only independent foundation that can issue the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). Recently, at the Lunch with a Purpose event, the Baywood Team raised over $5000 in cash and $4,400 in food items for the baby pantry.
Recently, the Harry K Foundation has formalized its structure by establishing a Board of Directors and applying for grants to expand the monetary base for feeding the children. This year, Mr. Keswani’s goals are to double the number of pantries in operation as well as to add more children to the Backpack Program. The outpouring of generosity that the foundation has inspired is one that humbles Mr. Keswani. “It is amazing how people have come together and contributed to the success of the foundation,” he says. The foundation has received grants from the Carl M. Freeman Foundation, Sussex County, and the Walmart Foundation.
The Third Annual Christmas Ball will take place on December 12, 2015, at the Rehoboth Beach Country Club. Last year’s event brought an astounding $105, 000 and sights are set even higher for this year. The monies raised by the ball serve the local communities and 100% goes directly to the children in need. The ball is an elegant combination of charity and holiday celebration. It is staged as a traditional military ball, complete with military escorts and the presentation of an honor guard. The event will have both silent and live auction items as well as a raffle. Mr. Keswani will design exclusive, custom jewelry pieces for the ball.
Please join us to help defeat hunger in Southern Delaware in the spirit of the holiday season. More information about the Christmas Ball is on this website. Tickets are for sale, and last year’s ball sold out.
As well as attending the Ball, there are many ways to become involved in this mission to help end hunger in our local communities: sponsorships, donating money and/or food. You can make a donation in person at Atlantic Jewelry, 313 South Boardwalk, Rehoboth Beach.