One of my goals when I stopped teaching full-time was to make sure I contributed more to society. I have volunteered for several places (Read Aloud Delaware, Creative Mentoring, Wesley UMC, Smyrna Elementary, Food Bank of Delaware) and adopted 4 kids for the Christmas season -- but I always want to do a little bit more. I believe that "to whom much is given, much is expected". I have been blessed with a lot and it's my responsibility to give back however I can.
When I learned that we could partner our Girls Night Out event with a charity, I was sold. Since taking over on December 1st, I am in the process of planning our first GNO event (scheduled for January 30 at The Greene Turtle - hint, hint). When choosing a charity to represent this month, I decided we would start with Code Purple - Kent County because they are in need now (the coldest months) and the staff is full of great people who are trying to help those in our own neighborhoods.
I will have a full list of items to be donated, but start looking to load up on socks, scarves, mittens, gloves, and hats when you are out shopping. You can bring them to our event to be donated to the Code Purple rep who will be attending.
Hi. My name is Kelley Cole and I am the new Social Media and Event Coordinator for Delaware Housewives in the City. I am a mom to two amazing kids. My daughter (P) is 12 and my son (T) is 8. My husband works for a local education association and also serves on Dover's City Council. I was a high school English teacher for 16 years before leaving the classroom to work part-time as a trainer for an educational software company. I make sure I reserve time to play tennis, read chick lit, travel, and enjoy the small things in life (like wine and chocolate).