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 Acclaim Services, 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 to this, Caroline was a Practice Administrator for a large physician group in the Wilmington area. Early in her career, Caroline 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, such as an officer for 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 (21) and Catherine (19) 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 energy and enthusiasm, Kind to Kids has provided wonderful events to over 7,000 children and donated over $100,000 in ticket values to foster children, foster families, and children in poverty since our inception in 2008.

Chris,a recent Villanova University School of Business graduate, works at Deloitte Consulting in Philadelphia. Catherine is completing her a junior year at St. Joseph’s University, and recently returned from studying abroad and doing community service in Cape Town, South Africa. 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 to distributing tickets and volunteering at events.

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

Please welcome Christella, our new office manager! Christella is a former foster teen and past recipient of Kind to Kids Foundation’s Rising Star Award. She is a shining example of a young adult who achieves and overcomes despite difficult circumstances.

Christella St. Juste

Christella manages the day to day operations of the office 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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Kind to Kids Spring Celeb Invite 2014
3rd Annual Spring Celebration Breakfast Another sellout and fabulous success! Your support and sponsorship impacts the lives of children in need
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Honoring Community Leaders who Make A Difference!
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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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. . UnitedWay_12694 . Kind to Kids code# 12694 . Your donation helps the children!
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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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