The Gallo Gives Foundation Awards Fourth-Quarter Community Donations

The Gallo Gives Foundation Awards Fourth-Quarter Community Donations

As part of its continual effort to make a difference in the community in which it lives and serves, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Gallo Realty’s Gallo Gives Foundation awarded its 2020 fourth-quarter donations to CAMP Rehoboth, West Rehoboth Children & Youth Program, Sussex County Crisis Housing Services, The Shepherd’s Office, Lewes Little League, Big Brothers, Big Sisters, and Cape Henlopen Educational Foundation (CHEF). The total donated this quarter was

a$2,000.00 was donated to CAMP Rehoboth.  CAMP Rehoboth seeks to promote community well-being on all levels.  The group desires to foster the development of community groups, develop community space, promote human and civil rights, work against prejudice and discrimination, lessen tensions among the community at large, and to help foster the economic growth of the area. To help support the group visit
l to r: from the Gallo Gives Foundation Chris Roark, Andrew Ratner, Tricia Ratner, Jill Cornelison; from CAMP Rehoboth Chris Beagle, David mariner, Anita Broccolino)

a$2,000.00 was awarded to West Rehoboth Children & Youth Program. The core mission of the program is to promote literacy, learning, and health by providing wholesome after-school and summer activities for children. The program began in 2002 and serves 20 to 25 students throughout the school year and 25 to 30 during the summers. In addition, the program has received numerous state and county awards. To assist or learn more about the program, contact Diaz Bonville, co-founder of the program, at [email protected]
l to r: from West Rehoboth Children & Youth Program Brenda Milbourne, Diaz Bonville; from the Gallo Gives Foundation Andrew Ratner, Chris Roark)

a$2,000 was given to the Sussex County Crisis Housing Services Inc.  The mission of Sussex Community Crisis Housing Services (SCCHS), Inc. is to provide safe and secure temporary housing to the homeless. They facilitate the transition from homelessness to financial and housing independence. SCCHS has been providing shelter and supportive services to homeless individuals and families since 1981. The agency’s atmosphere creates an environment that nurtures personal and family dignity, enhances self-esteem and promotes independence, housing stability and financial security. To contribute, or learn more about SCCHS, visit
l to r: Andrew Ratner & Tricia Ratner from the Gallo Gives Foundation, Marie Morole from Crisis House, and Chris Roark from the Gallo Gives Foundation)


a$2,000 was given to The Shepherd’s Office.  The Shepherd's Office is a nonprofit agency resource group that aids in working through personal barriers. These obstacles can be socially, emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually. The group offers encouragement through Bible study, and simple fellowship. To benefit The Shepherd’s Office call 302-858-4547
 l to r:  Chria Roark from the Gallo Gives Foundation, Jim Martin from the Shepherd’s Office, Andrew Ratner and Tricia Ratner from the Gallo Gives Foundation)

$1,000.00 was donated to the Lewes Little League.  Lewes Little League aperformers interleague play at the machine pitch, baseball minors, and baseball major’s division. With a full season of interleague play, Lewes Little League looks forward to a memorable season of play for ages 4-16. Opening day is scheduled for Saturday, April 17, 2021.  Don’t miss supporting this youth group

Donate at   l to r: Bob and Connie Kaden from Lewes Little League, Andrew Ratner and Chris Roark from the Gallo Gives Foundation)

a$1,000 was delivered to Big Brother Big Sisters of Delaware.  Since 1964, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Delaware has been providing caring adult mentors for at-risk youth.  Volunteers serve as friends, mentors and role models, helping children (who are primarily from single-parent homes) gain greater self-confidence. Big Brother and Big Sister Mentors encourage their Little Brother or Sister to realize their potential and see themselves as having happy and successful futures. The mentors have influenced the lives of over one million children in thousands of communities across the nation. Each Big Brother Big Sister relationship is carefully administered and supported by rigorous standards and trained personnel. BBBS staff strives for matches that are not only safe and suited to the child’s needs, but also harmonious and built to last. To learn more about the group’s efforts visit,
photo caption (l to r: Olivia Davish and Sharon Brown from Bug Brothers, Big Sisters, Chris Roark and Tricia Ratner from the Gallo Gives Foundation)

Lastly, $1,00.00 was delivered to The Cape Henlopen Educational Foundation (CHEF).  CHEF seeks to inspire learning and to prepare all students for a healthy, productive life in a diverse and global society. To accomplish this, the foundation seeks to engage the entire community including: educators, parents, businesses, and civic and legislative leaders, in providing students with the tools they need to excel. From 2007 to the present, CHEF has funded approximately 200 teacher grant requests totaling more than $250,000 in educational aid to schools within the Cape Henlopen School District.  All funds support anti-bullying and homeless programs, arts, scholarships, career-focused initiatives and other activities. The funds are allocated for the Winter Jam Fundraiser. To learn more and donate, visit

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