CARE Package for Foster Children

pensive girl, sad Children coming into foster care are scared.
It is easy to help, & you can make a difference. $15 covers the cost of a CARE package
Kind to Kids will distribute toys and books to children who come into foster care.
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If you know someone who has recently come into foster care, contact us and we can drop off a wonderful care package.

Governor Markell supports Kind to Kids Holiday Book Drive for foster children

Our Grantors & Supporters






About Us

Founders and Staff
Board of Directors
Advisory Committee
Outreach Committee


Founders and Staff

Founders

Caroline Jones, President

Founder and President of Kind to Kids, Caroline previously was principal of a strategic planning consulting firm specializing in nonprofit organizations and small businesses, such as United Way of Delaware and the Delaware Community Foundation.

Caroline Jones delivers Tatnall High School Commencement Address Courtesy: News Journal

Caroline Jones delivers Tatnall High School Commencement Address
Courtesy: News Journal

Prior, Caroline was a Practice Administrator for a large physician group in the Wilmington area. Early in her career, she enjoyed her work as an intensive care unit nurse at Georgetown University Medical Center. She has a Masters in Health Administration from The George Washington University and a Bachelors of Science in Nursing Degree from Villanova University.

Committed to children’s causes, Caroline is a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) with the Family Court of Delaware where she testifies on behalf of foster children, acting in the best interests of the child.

She also serves on a number of agencies: Vice President- Friends of CASA Board of Directors, Kids with Confidence Advisory Board, Community Youth Partnership Committee, subcommittees related to children’s issues, Wilmington Rotary member. She is an active public speaker on child advocacy and is grateful for the recent opportunity to give the Tatnall High School Commencement address.

Kind to Kids Foundation began as a Jones family venture in 2008, and the entire family is active in the organization. Caroline’s husband, Mark, is an advisor and active board member. Her children, Chris and Catherine, are the co-founders of the organization. Email carolinejones@kindtokids.org, or (302) 654-5440.

Christopher Jones and Catherine Jones

Chris and Catherine ,Sixers, WS

Chris and Catherine are the cofounders and creative spark for Kind to Kids. While at a Delaware sports event, they saw large groups of empty seats around the stadium. They realized the seats were a wasted opportunity and asked, “Why can’t they be given to foster kids and children in poverty?” It was a pivotal question – and the start of Kind to Kids.

Thanks to Chris and Catherine’s hard work and enthusiasm, Kind to Kids has provided wonderful events to over 8,000 children and donated over $125,000 in event opportunities to foster children and children and families in poverty since our inception in 2008.
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Chris J Jones, Spring Celebration
Chris, a graduate of Villanova School of Business, works at Deloitte Consulting in Philadelphia. He is instrumental in growing the organization through strategic initiatives. Catherine is a senior at St. Joseph’s University, and recently returned from studying abroad and performing community service in South Africa. Catherine effectively communicates our services at community events and social media.

Chris and Catherine are active participants in the organization and serve in a number of ways – from high level outreach, public speaking and business plans participation to distributing tickets and volunteering at events.
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Staff

Kind to Kids is fortunate to have committed staff members who are passionate about our mission and willing to go the extra mile to get the job done. They enable our organization to provide compassionate, effective and responsible services. Call us at (302) 654-5440.

Caroline Jones, Founder & President

Please see above for information on Caroline.
carolinejones@kindtokids.org

Christella St. Juste, Office Manager

Christella is a graduate of Delaware State University and the Public Allies program. She is a former foster teen and a past recipient of Kind to Kids Foundation’s Rising Star Award. Christella manages the day to day office work and is a shining example of a young adult who achieves and overcomes despite difficult circumstances.

Christella St. Juste

Christella works to ensure that our services run smoothly, and collaborates with community partners to give Delaware’s children in need valuable experiences that broaden their horizons to the world around them.

Through Kind to Kids, children in need are able to attend wonderful events and educational programs that they could normally never attend.
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Fund Management

Delaware Community Foundation

Kind to Kids Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. We maintain a nonprofit fund managed by the Delaware Community Foundation. We are fortunate to benefit from the professional and financial expertise of the community leaders that comprise the Foundation. Established in 1986, the Delaware Community Foundation professionally manages 500 charitable funds, with assets of approximately $230 million. These funds are administered according to the wishes of the donors to meet specific humanitarian, educational, and cultural community needs. The Foundation’s motto is, “Connecting people who care with causes that matter.”

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Board of Directors

Our board of directors is comprised of esteemed community and corporate leaders. Our board members generously give of their time, provide guidance to the organization, and deliver financial support. Their extensive experience and breadth of skills provide a strong foundation for the organization.

This support enables Kind to Kids Foundation to effectively serve foster children and children in poverty throughout Delaware. We are grateful for their service!

Board Officers

Tom Stevenson, Board Chair

Chairperson – Tom Stevenson
President, Cash Connect

Vice Chairperson – Sherry Dorsey
President/CEO, SWAP Productions

Secretary – Erik Raser-Schramm
Principal, Twelve Seven Group

Treasurer and Chair, Emeritus – Riccardo Stoeckicht
COO, Rodel Foundation

Board Members

David Arthur
Director of Marketing, Wilmington Blue Rocks

Sherry Dorsey, Vice Chair


April Birmingham
Vice President, Bank of America

Sally Gore
Community Activist

Mark Jones, MD
Pulmonologist, Christiana Care

Al Lindh, Esq.
CASA Attorney, Family Court of Delaware

Maria Matos
Executive Director, Latin American Community Center

Maurice Pritchett
President, Pritchett Associates

Caroline Jones
Founder and President

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Advisory Committee

Kind to Kids Foundation has the benefit of community experts in their field. These community leaders lend their expertise to the organization to enable us to help children in need in the most effective and efficient way possible.

Sharah Brame
Foster Care & Independent Living Administrator
Division of Family Services

Dave Crossan
Pulbic Relations, Cash Connect

Evelyn Edney
Supervisor, NCC Vo Tech School District

Felicia Kellum
Independent Living Program Manager
Division of Family Services

Marc Scott
Instructor, Tatnall High School

Outreach Committee

Kind to Kids coordinates wonderful outreach events thanks to our exceptional volunteers. Because of their grassroots efforts, Kind to Kids has extensive community outreach and a great social network. Whether it is educating the community about our organization or leading a fundraising campaign, our committee works together to impact the lives of children in need. The generous efforts of each volunteer allow Kind to Kids to provide joyful experiences for underprivileged children with extremely low overhead costs.

Community members support Kind to Kids while enjoying wines from around the world at our annual winetasting, relax with the girls at our ladies night out hostess party, delicious cuisine at our fancy breakfasts and tasty dinners, joy at the holidays with our toy drive for foster children, and great fun and exercise at our annual Halloween Hoopla 5K run/walk.

Our high level volunteer outreach committee members:

Rosemary Brooks

Susan DeNardo

Cathy Hayman

Ellet Kidd Jones

Maureen Manza

Michele Whetzel

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Little boy so happy at the Blue Rocks
Caroline Jones
President & Founder Welcome & thank you for your interest in helping children in need!
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Halloween Hoopla 2014 5K side page1, website, purple Halloween Hoopla 5K Walk/Run Event was a fabulous success! Thank you to all who participated. Photos to follow.. :) . ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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UnitedWay_12694 . Kind to Kids code# 12694 . Your donation helps the children!
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Barnes and Noble, Eric, Catherine, CMJ, loading books Barnes & Noble, Christiana Mall, donates 5,700 books to Kind to Kids for foster children. Thank you for brightening the lives of children in need!
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Holiday Toy DRive . Kind to Kids delivered toys and books galore to children in foster care across the state of Delaware. Thank you to our supporters for your kindness!
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Changing Lives

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Kind to Kids
has sent

over 7,000 children

to events worth

over $100,000

in ticket costs.
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