Category Archives: Community Service

Community Service Opportunities

St. Andrew’s School

For the second year, the SNCC Rotary Foundation in conjunction with St. Andrew’s School will be assembling and packing 50,000 meals in the Sipprelle Field House from 10 AM – 12 PM on March 9th.  We are looking for up to 500 people to assemble 50,000 meals.  Last year, we had over 300 community volunteers, many of them young children, who had a fantastic time packing over 30,000 meals to end hunger. This is a fun activity to do with family and friends and it is a great way to give back.

Parking is a premium on campus due to current construction projects, so if anyone is able to carpool, it’ll be a little easier.

You can register at:


🎄🧤 Bring your hats, gloves and scarves to the 4-H office tree! 🎄🧣

We are continuing the tradition of putting up a tree in the lobby and decorating it with hats, scarves and gloves.

When the office closes for the holiday season, these items will be donated to the Adopt-a-Family program.

If you bring in one of these items when you come to the Winter Fun Day, we will waive the workshop fee.

Cold weather wear for both adults and children are needed.

NCC Order of the Links Bowling Night Recap 🎳

In recognition of National 4-H Week, the NCC Order of the Links sponsored a bowling event on October 12. 34 people participated, adding the 4th H for Health with this activity. Everyone had a ball!

Also, in keeping with the 4-H pledge of “hands to larger service…”, those attending donated close to $100 worth of canned goods for the Newark Food Bank.

Community Service Opportunities

Food Bank Gardens – The DE Food Bank in Milford and Newark are looking for a group that would take “ownership” of caring for the gardens each week as a volunteer activity.  Our Farm Manager would lay out tasks that need to be completed and our Volunteer Coordinator would let the group know what those items are.  Once things were rolling, we assume there would be less need for our Farm Manager to direct, as the group would have a good idea of what needs to be done.  It would be things like regular garden maintenance, weeding, pruning and general care.

Delaware Volunteer Credit (DVC) is one elective credit used towards graduation. Students who complete 90 hours of community service over 2 semesters during their entire high school career are eligible to receive this credit. If you have been volunteering, you may have already fulfilled the requirements to receive this credit as well as a certificate of appreciation signed by the Governor and the Department of Education Secretary!


True Leaders in Service and Opportunities to give back to 4-H!

Community Service Activities

Entire month of April


National Day of Service

April 28

This April, join Delaware 4-H as we pledge our hands to larger service all month long!
National 4-H is launching the annual True Leaders in Service initiative, a way for members to say “thank you” to their communities.

We are encouraging youth and adults to venture into the community to lend a helping hand through neighborhood clean-up, beautification projects and much more!

Join the movement!

Register your local activity today to take part in True Leaders in Service.!event-registration

 To learn more and to view the True Leaders in Service Planning Guide visit:                                    

4-H to Award Funding to State Programs to Grow True Leaders

Raise your Hand to Support Kids in Our Community!

As part of the Raise Your Hand campaign, which runs April 1 –  May 15, 2018, 4-H is asking supporters in Delaware to ‘Raise Your Hand’ to help kids in our community by providing the hands-on learning that only 4-H provides.

Joining is easy – alumni can go online to and fill in their details. Raising your hand is a vote towards a $20,000, $10,000 or $5,000 award for the states with the most hands raised. Help Delaware be one of the winning states–vote now!

Shopping 4-H can help Delaware 4-H!

In the market for some 4-H swag? Shop online at Shop 4-H (formerly the 4-H Mall)!   If this link is used, Delaware 4-H will receive 5% of the total sales! 


Shop 4-H Link:


Ag Day

Ag Day is a community event hosted by the University of Delaware College of Agriculture and Natural Resources that brings agriculture and natural resources to life.  4-H has a long standing presence at Ag Day and we are planning to have a 4-H tent again this year.

If your club would like to participate in the 43rd Ag Day, on April 28th from 10:00am-4:00pm at the University of Delaware Ag Campus, please follow these instructions:

  1. Fill out the 4-H Ag Day Registration form and return it to the NCC 4-H office by Friday, March 23, 2018. Do not fill out the online Ag Day form! All 4-H registrations will be handled by the NCC 4-H office.
  2. Please indicate what your club is interested in doing at Ag Day. You may check off more than one area. Please include a detailed explanation of what your club is planning to do.  We would like to have a variety of activities and educational programs highlighted, so knowing this information ahead of time will allow for this.
  3. Please tell us your space needs for the day. Though we will have the entire tent, we would like to utilize the space well. A standard exhibit includes 1 table (8 ft. x 30 in. x 30 in) and 2 chairs.  Please try to limit the amount of extra tables and chairs your club requests as much as possible; we will do our best to honor all requests.
  4. There is no cost for 4-H clubs! Because 4-H is an educational group and 4-H clubs are such an important part of Ag Day, there is no cost for Delaware 4-H clubs presenting educational exhibits, demonstrations, or activities at Ag Day.

Remember, registrations are due to the county 4-H office no later than March 23, 2018.  If you have any questions please call or e-mail Betsy at 831.8965 or Information about set-up for the day of the event will be sent to the club contact on the registration form.

We hope to see you at Ag Day on April 28, 2018!

2018 Ag Day Registration-4-H

JoANN Fabrics Paper Clover Campaign

JoANN Fabrics will be running a Paper Clover Campaign during the month of February. Unlike other Paper Clover campaigns, clovers will not be displayed in-store. However, customers can purchase either a $1 or $4 Valentine’s edition clover. The $4 clover will come with a $4 off the next purchase coupon.

All funds collected go directly back to 4-H. 30% go to the National 4-H Council and 70% go to our state 4-H Program. So, please share this info with your family and friends!

In-store Service Project

On Saturday, February 3, from 11 am- 2 pm,  JoANN’s would like to partner with local clubs to hand-make Valentine’s Day cards to share with an agreed upon organization. Please contact Betsy Morris at if your club is interested in this.

JoANN’s as club meeting location

JoANN’s would also like to provide their stores as a place for clubs to meet and/or do activities. Please contact your local store to find out more information and make arrangements.

RSVP now for the 2017 NCC 4-H Achievement Event

Please join us on Sunday, October 29 from 2- 4 pm at the NCC 4-H Office as we recognize the achievements and accomplishments of your fellow NCC 4-Hers over the past year. Light refreshments will follow the awards ceremony. Don’t forget to bring your decorated pumpkin for the pumpkin decorating contest! Please RSVP by October 20 by clicking on the link below:




Club Reports/Service Opportunities

Meado-Larks Club

Service Opportunity

As you know, much of coastal Texas has been devastated by Hurricane Harvey. Please consider raising funds or spearheading other relief efforts for your fellow 4-Hers in the affected areas. If your club needs assistance with coordinating with Texas 4-H, please contact our office at 302-831-8965 and we will assist you any way we can.


April is Volunteer Service Month!

As you may know, April is Volunteer Service month. National 4-H is launching the annual True Leaders in Service initiative, a way for members to say “thank you” to their communities all month long!

We are encouraging youth and adults to venture into the community to lend a helping hand through neighborhood clean-up, beautification projects and much more! Be sure to register your local activity to take part in True Leaders in Service. To learn more and to view the True Leaders in Service Planning Guide visit:   


Some examples of community service activities could be:

  • Beach Clean Ups
  • Adopt a Highway
  • Clean up flower beds for an elderly neighbor
  • Dash for a Draft 5K on April 8 in Milton
  • Big Fish Grill 5K on April 30 in Rehoboth
  • Ag Day on April 29 in Newark


Club Reports

Summit Bridge 4-H Club


The Summit Bridge 4-H Club has been busy!  We rang the Salvation Army Bell at the Safeway in People’s Plaza and had a great club turnout!  Although it was cold, our hearts were warm as we raised money for such a good cause.  Our December meeting was held on the 14th and we all enjoyed pizza provided by the Hickey’s, cookies and drinks served by the Ruggeri’s and a fun holiday party including game night!  We also congratulated our Public Speaking participants – Nick Ruggeri, Emerson Hickey and Emma Apps!  We are looking forward to the New Year and much more fun!




Respectfully submitted,

Emerson Hickey


Clover Quest

R: 170 G: 255 B: 116 X:54188 Y: 0 S: 546 Z: 54 F: 132

The Clover Quest 4-H club had their monthly meeting on November 18, 2016 at the Newark Free Library at 4:00.  Ten members and several visitors were present.  Clover Quest’s upcoming service project at Family Promise, an organization that helps the homeless, was discussed during business.  Members were also encouraged to collect toys for the Sunday Breakfast Mission toy drive, another service project.

For the November games, the 5-11 age group played a Thanksgiving memory game and attempted to move a cucumber down the line of clubbers without using hands, while the teens played Pictionary with play-doh.  Margaret Barrier and Naomi Imhoff provided the club with a yummy, homemade snack of caramel popcorn.

R: 167 G: 255 B: 115 X:54188 Y: 0 S: 546 Z: 54 F: 136


Then, Kyle, Maya, and Mason Merritt gave a presentation on martial arts.  They led members in practicing various exercises and defenses and playing fun games to reinforce the various moves.


After the clubbers had a great time of playing games, eating, and learning something new, the meeting was adjourned at 5:25.

-Katrice Wasgatt, Club Reporter


A Very Warm Thank You

Throughout the month of December, the Cooperative Extension Christmas tree became more beautiful as the branches were filled with over 50 hats, scarves, and gloves.  These items for both children and adults will be delivered to the New Castle County Adopt a Family program just in time for the inevitable  cold winter blast.  Adopt a Family members will be able to select cold weather accessories that will help keep them warm.  Your hearts should be warmed knowing that you have helped others in need.   Thank you so much for your generosity!

Bell Ringing Opportunities

bell-ringingHow do you make a Holiday Season better? Each family has their own traditions of picking out a Christmas tree together or giving a great gift on the first day of Hanukkah. No matter what your tradition is, this is a great time to start a new one with the family or 4-H club!

Ringing the Salvation Army bell has been around for many years. Volunteering your time at the kettles is the jumping off point for helping the less fortunate share in the holiday spirit they may have thought they would miss out on. The Salvation Army will help hundreds have a small portion of what is “normal” for us. Giving back is what the holidays are all about. You may get a little cold, maybe a little tired, and give up some of the time you could have had for other Yuletide activities, but you will meet hundreds of shoppers who give for the simple reason that they want to help those who need it, too. We are truly a part of a great society and it is important that we contribute to the welfare of that society as long as we can. The following days and times are still available, if you would like to sign up for a time slot please contact Toland Van Sant at (302) 738-4168 Home or (302) 540-1539 Cell.

*Time slots can be taken in 1 hour increment or more.

K-Mart at College Square:
Dec 3rd: 3-5 pm & 7-9 pm
Dec 10th: 4-5 pm
Dec 15th: 7-9 pm
Dec 17th: 5-7 pm
Dec 21st: 5-7 pm
Dec 23rd: 7-9 pm
Dec 24th: 9-10 am & 3-6 pm

Penny’s at Prices Corner:
Dec 3rd: 5-9 pm
Dec 10th: 5-9 pm
Dec 13th: 5-7 pm
Dec 14th: 7-9 pm
Dec 15th: 8-9 pm
Dec 16th: 7-9 pm
Dec 17th: 3-9 pm
Dec 21st: 6-9 pm
Dec 22nd: 6-9 pm
Dec 23rd: 6-9 pm
Dec 24th: 12-4 pm

Safeway at People’s Plaza:
Dec 10th: 4-7 pm
Dec 17th: 3-4 pm & 7-9 pm
Dec 23rd: 6-9 pm
Dec 24th: 9-10 am & 3-6 pm

Safeway at People’s Plaza:
Dec 23rd: 6-9 pm