Families Connected grateful for all the help


Families Connected would like to thank the local media for covering our Spirit of Christmas adopt family drive and holiday event. Because of your support, our agency was able to attract many sponsors to help support needy families in Sussex County during the holiday season. Without your coverage outlining our needs, many sponsors may not have known how to contact us to help. Because of you, many responded to the call to help others who are less fortunate in the community and for that we are truly grateful.

Thanks for helping us bring our community together which resulted in successful outcomes for the people we serve. Also, a very special thanks to our sponsors.

On Sunday, Dec 17, the following churches, groups and individuals came together to provide Christmas dinner, entertainment, gifts and volunteers to serve over 150 community youth and their families.

This event was a huge success thanks to the following sponsors and volunteers: Dagsboro Church of God, Bethel Tabernacle Church, Millsboro Weslyan Church, Grace United Methodist Church-Millsboro, Seaside Baptist Church, Hickory Hill United Methodist Church, Tana Roloff- Tryhall and her daughter, Michael Showell, Pentecostal Baptist Church Youth Drama Team, St. Johns 2nd Baptist Church Step Team, vocalist Valerie Hudson, vocalist Brianna Taylor and Cypress Heart and Hands 4H Club.

In addition, because of the generous support of the following sponsors, we were able to provide Christmas gifts for nearly 100 families and 350 children during our annual Spirit of Christmas adopt a family drive: James Affeldy, Elva D. Allen, American Legion Post 24, American Legion Post 28, Joe Beail, Arlene and Fagan James Bennett, Bethany Beach Christmas Church, Bethany Church, Booker Street Church of God, Kathy Boyd, Brasure’s Carpet Care, Cindi Brought, Fran Bruce, Jim and Karen Chaconas, Geoffrey and Debra Christ, Randy Clark, Elsa Clarke, Mike Cummings, Cypress Heart and Hands 4 H, Delaware National Bank, Delmarva Shore Birds, Department of Agriculture Employees, Jill DiPaolo, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Organization, Draper Holdings Charitable Foundation Inc., Dynamic Physical Therapy, Sally and Ron Ferrell, Lance and Christel Folke, Ronald and Patricia Fonner, David and Leigh Fontello,, Mr. and Mrs. Jenney Forston, M. Wayne Funkhouser, Bill and Lynn Galbrith, Grace UMC Design Team, Grace United Methodist Church-Millsboro, Greater Millsboro Chamber .of Commerce, Grotto Pizza, Hampton Inn, Gene and Rose Mary Hendrix, Denise Hoeksema, Intervet Inc., Johnny Janosik Inc., Paula and Everett Justice, Randy King, Rhonda and Martin Kristula, Ladies Workout Express, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Lemiska, Local 239 VFW, Tom Lowe, Dean Luther, Mediacom, Miken Builders, Miller and Smith, Pat Mullikin, Laura Mulrenin, Sandra and Joe Myers, Craig Nantais, Waynne Paskins, Peebles, Pepsi Bottling Ventures of Delmarva, Joann Pullin, Eaman Quinn, Bob and Wanda Radish, Cheryl Rehrig, Rick’s Bait and Tackle, Ronald M. Coffin, Gen Contractor, Sharon Root, Pam Sadlee, Gloria Santoni, Shirley Shockely, Carolyn Stepsis, Sussex County Chapter DSVAA, Eileen Sussman, Michael and Barbara Tasevoli, The Peninsula, Peggy Trott, David and Helen Turner, Deb Vescovi, Vineyard Consignment Shop, Wal-Mart Foundation, Wal-Mart Angel Tree Participants, Women of Prayer.

Carolyn Showell
Families Connected Inc.