What is Project Kudos?

At Schell Brothers, we are all about showing gratitude for each other! We have a company tradition to “give kudos” to those who stand out and acknowledge how much we appreciate them. We decided to take this tradition to the public.

Project Kudos is about telling someone they’re amazing and feeling awesome about it. It’s about positivity, good vibes, and acknowledging all that shines around you. We have so many different people, and places, and things to be grateful for but sometimes we forget to show it.

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Kudos for a Cause

We’re giving back to the community in a BIG way – and you can help.

Each month Project Kudos will be partnering with a different charity to help spread happiness and raise money for a good cause. We’re harnessing the power of social media to make people around us feel awesome! For every kudos given, we will donate $1 to our charity of the month. Plus, we will also place a pinwheel for every kudos at the chosen organization as a fun visual reminder and a thank you.

You can give kudos (to anyone – or anything!) by commenting on our Facebook or Instagram posts or fill out a digital sticker right on our website. At the end of the month, we’ll tally up the kudos, and Schell Brothers will donate. It’s that easy!

This month’s charity partner is Beebe Healthcare Medical Foundation! Beebe’s not-for-profit charitable mission is to encourage healthy living, prevent illness, and restore optimal health to the people residing, working, or visiting the communities it serves. We want to help Beebe help Sussex County stay healthy, so make sure to shout out your favorite healthcare workers this month – they deserve it!

Thanks to everyone's contribution, we earned 96,796 Kudos for this month.

This month’s charity partner is The Rosa Health Center! For decades, Sister Rosa worked with the less fortunate in her Georgetown community, but her legacy and compassion for those around her has spread well beyond Sussex County. Her special calling was prenatal care social work, and with unyielding love and dedication, she helped care for and educate thousands of new mothers and babies. Named after Sister Rosa, The Rosa Health Center's mission is to impact the community in need and enhance lives by providing quality primary health care to patients. We are honored to help continue Sister Rosa's cause in collaboration with Apple Electric and will be using the money collected from kudos this month to purchase diapers for babies in need!

Thanks to everyone's contribution, we earned 2,844 Kudos for this month.

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We are happy to announce our partnership with Big Fish Grill and their charitable foundation for the first half of March (1st - 15th). The Big Fish Charitable Foundation (BFCF) focuses on providing kids in need throughout Delaware with much needed supplies so they can continue to grow & thrive. Through the Basic Needs School Closet Program in partnership with the Delaware Governor’s Office, the foundation’s main purpose is to provide elementary and middle school students across the state with increased access to free products designed to meet students' basic needs. In return, giving them the opportunity to participate in class more effectively and thereby increasing their chances of being successful inside and outside of the classroom.

Each school’s basic needs closet will be stocked with products considered essential to the wellbeing of their students, including hygiene products, school supplies, clothes, and more. Students will be able to discreetly access the closets throughout the school year. The Basic Needs School Closet initiative is currently being led from the Office of Lieutenant Governor, Bethany Hall-Long. Together, we invite you to give KUDOS supporting a CAUSE: improving the quality of learning environments and invest in the young generations.

Thanks to everyone's contribution, we earned 2,388 Kudos for this month.

This month’s charity partner is The 4Troy Foundation! On April 26th, 2019, Troy was diagnosed with renal medullary carcinoma, months away from graduating high school and attending the University of Mt. Union to further his academic and football career. Troy chose to keep fighting to the best of his ability and from there underwent five months of clinical trials, surgeries, and other aggressive therapies and treatments. Despite his courageous efforts, Troy’s battle with Renal Medullary Carcinoma ended in September 2019, exactly seven days after his 19th birthday.

Though his passing left heavy hearts, his legacy of leadership, scholarship, athleticism, positivity, and award-winning smile resonated loudly throughout the Woodbridge community and the entire State of Delaware. Encouraging us all to #FightLike4! Upholding Troy’s legacy, spreading awareness, and assisting those who are battling or may have RMC is the mission behind The 4Troy Foundation. Providing increased awareness, on youth mentorships, scholarships, and assistance to those navigating the road of RMC. Therefore, starting March 16th until March 31st, we invite you to join us and our friends at Woodbridge School District in raising awareness on RMC and supporting the 4Troy Foundation!

Thanks to everyone's contribution, we earned 5,692 Kudos for this month.

Nemours began in 1936 with the vision of Alfred I. duPont to improve the lives of children and to do whatever it takes to prevent and treat even the most disabling childhood conditions.

Today, through their children’s hospitals and health system, they directly care for 400,000 children annually in Delaware Valley and Florida, including families who travel from across the country and world to see their specialists — treating every child as they would their own. Nemours is an organization where all children, families and associates, regardless of race or the color of their skin, know they are valued.

As one of the largest nonprofit organizations devoted to children’s health, Nemours has made it their mission to provide world-class pediatric care and pursue life-saving research in their hospitals and clinics. Your participation, no matter how small or large, is vital to their mission of helping and healing children. 100 percent of every contribution goes directly to support patient care, programs, education, research and advocacy that benefit children and families. Donations help patient families every day, from securing cutting-edge equipment to supporting services like music therapy and more.

Thanks to everyone's contribution, we earned 9,017 Kudos for this month.

The Cape Henlopen Educational Foundation (CHEF) seeks to inspire learning and to prepare all students for a healthy, productive life in a diverse and global society. To accomplish this, we seek to engage the entire community–educators, parents, business, civic and legislative leaders–in providing students with the tools they need to excel.

CHEF awards grants to support teachers’ unbudgeted classroom projects, homeless and limited-income students, STEM initiatives, field trips, performing arts education and training, and programs to promote diversity and inclusion. The foundation's funding objectives focus on providing resources that will help CHSD students excel and develop their full potential. Since 2006, CHEF has contributed over $196,000 in grant funds to more than 304 awardees.

Thanks to everyone's contribution, we earned 1,680 Kudos for this month.

The Delaware Restaurant Association (DRA)

The Delaware Restaurant Association (DRA) is the only trade association dedicated to the success, education, and protection of Delaware's vibrant restaurant community. Pre-COVID, Delaware’s 2,000 restaurants employed almost 50,000 people and supported the state’s economy with $2.8 billion in annual sales. Along with its philanthropic arm, The Delaware Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (DRAEF), the DRA plays a vital role in state policy and education reform.

The DRA & DRAEEF offer a variety of training to our industry's workforce (ServSafe, ServSuccess, OABCC Alcohol Course, Substance Abuse Prevention Training, Sexual Harassment Training, HR Competency Training for Restaurant Managers + more) to help make our state's hospitality leaders to the next level. Building workforce development within hospitality is something we take pride in, currently representing 3,000 of our industry's future leaders in culinary pathways & hospitality management programs spread across 23 high schools in Delaware.

The COVID-19 outbreak shook our state's industry to its core. On March 16th, 2020 when restaurants were forced to shut down and go to takeout only--50,000 industry workers were out of jobs, Delaware restaurateurs were thrown into the ocean with no lifeboat, terrified at the possibility- and devastating outcome for some- of losing their businesses. As we heard from a majority of the restaurant members, the DRA was their sole lifeline through the pandemic. From hosting virtual town halls for their members with open forums for questions and updates on restrictions, granting 3,000 restaurant workers with additional funds to help their families, continuing to using social media to engage and boost the community's support and confidence around dining out, they continued to act as the restaurant industry lifeboat during the time they needed them the most.

As we are slowly and finally coming out of the woods of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is still work to be done. The DRA continues to advocate on behalf of our businesses for the restoration and revitalization of our state's industry. "We are hopeful for what's ahead for the Delaware restaurant industry and thank all of our community supporters from the bottom of our hearts through this last detrimental year. Now, in collaboration with Project Kudos, we ask you to help us give back to the restaurants who never gave up on serving all of us!"

Each restaurant will be a part of the campaign for 2 days. In the end, Schell Brothers will donate $1 for every kudos and new page follow of the Project Kudos page on FB and Instagram. The money will be used to purchase gift cards from the participating restaurants.

Let's DO GOOD together.

Charity for the month of July Southern Delaware Therapeutic Riding (1st - 15th)
and Children’s Hospital of Richmond Foundation (16th - 31st).

Additional details to be later announced, in the meantime continue to spread good vibes and to give kudos!

Charity for the month of August Children’s Beach House (1st - 15th)
and Lighthouse Broken Wings Of Hope (16th - 31st).

Additional details to be later announced, in the meantime continue to spread good vibes and to give kudos!

Charity for the month of September is Alzheimer Association.

Additional details to be later announced, in the meantime continue to spread good vibes and to give kudos!

Charity for the month of October is Boardwalk Buddy Walk
and The Starboard.

Additional details to be later announced, in the meantime continue to spread good vibes and to give kudos!

Charity for the month of November is Chesterfield Food Bank.

Additional details to be later announced, in the meantime continue to spread good vibes and to give kudos!

Charity for the month of December is Harry K Foundation.

Additional details to be later announced, in the meantime continue to spread good vibes and to give kudos!

Charity partner of this month is to be announced soon.

In the meantime, continue to spread good vibes and to give kudos!

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Why should you care?

As we watched the positive effects of giving kudos manifest themselves amongst our team at Schell Brothers, we thought, why not create a movement? Why not take our good vibes and spread them to other companies and individuals? In a world with so much negativity festering, we want to throw out as much positivity as we can muster and watch it grow. And we want you to help us.

We challenge you to hop on this crazy ride with us and help make someone’s day a little brighter. Give a kudos to someone who deserves it. Let someone know they are awesome. Be a positive force.

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