THE WINNERS OF THE 2017 JEFFERSON AWARDS
THE COMMUNITY EXCELLENCE AWARD
First Grantee from the BeLikeFrank Foundation
In Gratitude for Your Loyal Service to the Citizens of Wilmington 2016
PIANO AND DRUM INSTRUCTIONS
COOKING WITHOUT A STOVE
“BPG is proud to be the presenting sponsor for the music video premier party of Believe at World Café Live at the Queen November 22nd from 6:30-9 PM. The music video is collaboration between Reeds Refuge Center and The Imagination Players. Over 105 local youth and 10 local artists of varying race and socioeconomic backgrounds collaborated on the video sharing a positive, anti-violence message demonstrating that all can live together in harmony.”
I have to take a moment to recognize and give Thanks to two of the most AMAZING, caring, loving, giving, strong, God serving people with such a powerful vision for the youth in our community!
Mr. Frederick and Mrs. Cora Reed are such strong pillars in the Wilmington community. Spending countless hours meeting the needs of ALL they come in contact with! Whether it’s taking care of the children in the community like they were their own while parents work long hours. Teaching our babies morals and how to pray at a young age! Or maybe the countless job opportunities Reeds have provided our youth teaching them responsibility and hard working work ethic. Or the meal, safe warm or cool place to enjoy the arts without fear of harm or judgement that the Reeds have provided for so many of our Wilmington families. I honestly could go on for days about the Reeds and all the Reeds Refuge Center has done or will do for my family along as well as so many other families and children in the community, but I’d rather you see for yourself! Go check them out at 1601 Jessup St in Wilmington, De. I guarantee you’ll feel the warmth and pure love your entire visit!
Words will NEVER be able to truly express my gratitude for everything, but THANK YOU REEDS’ REFUGE CENTER!
The Smallwood Family
Wildfire Kingdom Church is excited to partner with Reeds Refuge Center as we make a holistic effort to impact our community together through outreach and community service.
For more than 180 years we’ve faithfully served our community, guided by the simple idea that when you do the right thing and treat people with a Customer First® mentality, good things happen. To us, this means making service a priority and continually investing in technologies that make it easy to do business with WSFS.
Our firm’s core purpose, “the continual pursuit of knowledge for the benefit of our clients, team members, and the community as a whole,” is based on that commitment.
Awarded to Reeds Refuge Center
We know that our long-term success is directly linked to the success of our customers and the communities we serve. Through a combination of strategic relationships with local and national nonprofits, grants, volunteer activities, and other community investments, we’re creating solutions that help strengthen the communities in which we operate and grow local economies around the world.
As one of the top-ranked hospitals in the Delaware region, Christiana Care Health System has demonstrated its commitment to caring for our neighbors in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey for more than 100 years.
Our mission is to improve children’s lives and help families gain access to the care they need through medical grants. We invite you to become a part of UHCCF’s legacy and help us achieve our new goal of awarding 20,000 UHCCF medical grants to children and their families nationwide by 2020!
A longtime supporter of Fred and Cora Reed and Reeds Refuge Center.
A class minimum and six month commitment is required of volunteer teachers. This is a significant amount of your time, and we ask that you consider it carefully before volunteering. If you tutor one-on-one, we ask for a minimum three month commitment. Volunteer teachers/tutors must know how to read, write and speak the English language, and be genuinely interested in helping other adults improve his/her literacy skills.
Type of teachers needed:
Our RRC specialist would help develop, restore and maintain children’s behavior; teach skills to children and parents; behavior management & general supervision of clients w/behavioral, emotional disturbances and/or chemical dependency issues; work one-on-one w/youth in their home or school environment.
Our RRC youth counselors work with adolescents and young children to help them solve problems, and they also make referrals for any services that would improve a child’s emotional or physical well being. These counselors can focus on helping youth with substance abuse and behavioral problems or to overcome mental and emotional disorders.
RRC speech specialist will work with patients, parents and youth, to facilitate the treatment of speech and language disorders, such as stammers, stutters, Tourettes and mutism. Specialising in providing therapeutic services for ages 5 years old to 18 years old, allowing for the fine-tuning of skills and exploring new tools and techniques.
Assists with and maintains organization of clothing bank storeroom and materials goods which are received as donations.
To assess needs and provide material goods distribution, referrals, and information to for the youth and parents of RRC.
RRC custodian is responsible for keeping the facility clean and in order between events, classes, cooking demonstrations, and various activities.
Collaborates with parents, volunteers, and staff to identify how parents/guardians and community members can get more involved at school as volunteers. Volunteer will oversee volunteer recruitment, training and assignments. Also, works with the RRC president staff, parents, and local teachers to coordinate volunteer assignments at the school to support student success.
Reporting to the CEO & CFO, the administrative assistant will perform a range of administrative and office support functions for RRC to facilitate the efficient operation of the organization. The administrative assistant will directly contribute to increasing RRC’s capacity to supply the necessary resources to ensure community broadening, increased funding, and youth development.