SoDel Cares donation to Pathways to Success in 2018 (copy)

Pathways to Success is a program for high school students who are at risk of not graduating. The program is one of the potential beneficiaries of the DoMore24DE event on March 4-5, during which people are being encouraged to contribute to a variety of Delaware non-profits. The program received donations from SoDel Cares in 2018. Pictured, from left, in 2018, are: back row, SoDel Concepts Corporate Chef Maurice Catlett, General Manager Jack Temple, Pathways to Success graduate Tyson Hicks and Pathways to Success graduate Jawon Sivel; and, front row, Pathways to Success Executive Director Faye Blake, Pathways Community Outreach Coordinator Sarah Gilmour and Lindsey Barry, controller for SoDel Concepts.

The statewide DoMore24DE event, sponsored by United Way of Delaware and Spur Impact, is being held from 6 p.m. on March 4 to 6 p.m. on March 5, and Pathways to Success, a nonprofit that serves students attending Cape Henlopen High School, Milford High School, Seaford High School and Sussex Technical High School who are at risk for not graduating high school, is participating this year.

The goal for this event is to raise money for those seniors who are going on to college, to fund dorm baskets with the necessities they need to succeed in college.

Many of the students are the first generation in their families to go to college and are considered under-served and low-income.

“The transition from high school to college is a challenge for all youth, but especially these youth,” representatives said. “By having the tools they need for college, they will feel more confident in their new environment and reach success.”

Items for the dorm baskets will depend on each student’s needs and can include quilts, pillows, desk lamps, gift cards to purchase books, personal hygiene items, etc. Funds raised will also help to purchase books for their classes.

Fay Blake, Pathways to Success founder and executive director, said, “We are so thankful for the United Way of Delaware and Spur Impact for creating and organizing DoMore24DE. Funds we raise will help these Pathways to Success students very much.”

People can consider donating to Pathways to Success through DoMore24DE from 6 p.m. on March 4 to 6 p.m. on March 5 by going to https://www.domore24delaware.org/fundraisers/next-path-to-success. Contact Pathways to Success Outreach Coordinator Sarah Gilmour for further information, at (302) 381-1494 or sgilmour@pathways-2-success.org.