The Beebe Medical Foundation and Beebe Healthcare announced the I Believe in Beebe Campaign on October 29 with $29 million raised to date.
The goal set for the I Believe in BeebeCampaign is $34 million.
The funds will be used to support Beebe ’s expansion projects.
Now moving into the public phase of the campaign, Beebe aims to raise an additional $5 million over the next 18-months to support expanded services.
The I Believe in BeebeCampaign is the largest campaign in Beebe’s 102-year history and the largest campaign in Sussex County.
For an overview of Beebe’s expansion plans, visit: https://www.nextgenerationofcare.org/facts/.
Margaret and Randall Rollins’ gift of $10 million in July 2017 helped to accelerate the efforts of the campaign; their gift will go to enhancements at the Margaret H. Rollins Lewes Campus, including converting semi-private rooms to private rooms, enhancements of the west entrance, and additional parking. Peggy and Randall Rollins are the Honorary Chairs of the I Believe in Beebe Campaign.
Beebe Healthcare broke ground on November 1 for its South Coastal Health Campus in Millville, which includes a second comprehensive cancer center and freestanding Emergency Department.
Also included in Beebe’s plans are a new specialty surgical hospital on its Rehoboth Beach Health Campus, which will eventually house the health system’s women’s health service. Additionally, Beebe is applying to build an additional freestanding Emergency Department in Georgetown.
Islamic Relief USA presented the Food Bank of Delaware with a $25,000 donation for the Backpack Program this afternoon. In addition to supporting the program financially, representatives from the organization also volunteered to assemble bags.
The Backpack program provides food to children in need for weekends and holidays when school is not in session and federal school meal programs are not available.
Backpacks are stocked with kid-friendly, nutritious foods including cereal, shelf-stable milk, and juice, microwaveable meals such as macaroni and cheese and beef stew and more. This $25,000 donation will enable the Food Bank of Delaware to provide weekend meals for an entire school year to 148 schoolchildren.
Last year the Food Bank of Delaware distributed 170,942 meal bags to more than 5,000 children each week.Food and informational flyers for the backpacks are packed by volunteers, and the Food Bank Delaware delivers the bags to participating sites weekly.
“Islamic Relief USA wants to make sure students have access to nutritious meals,” said Naeem Muhammad, U.S. programs manager for Islamic Relief USA. “This grant will make it possible for children to continue receiving healthy meals. We value the work of the Food Bank of Delaware and this contribution helps make progress toward that goal.”
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