Request for Donations

Code Purple Sussex County does not make phone calls requesting donations to businesses or to the public in general.  We post our needs on our website and Facebook page.  Sometimes a board member may request a specific item, such as restaurants partnering with our shelters to provide meals but we will not call on businesses to donate items to us.  If at any time you receive a request for donation and it is not from a board member or on official letterhead please contact our Executive Director Nikki Gonzalez at 302-519-0024 or our Donations Coordinator Teresa Shockley at 302-381-8792.  Anyone wishing to donate much needed items please see our needs list and drop off at the below locations or to St. Luke’s Parish House in Seaford or Avenue UMC in Milford anytime between 7pm and 9pm.  Our shelters are open nightly till March 12th, 2017.  We are a very fluid shelter and see many different guests come in nightly and the supplies go quickly so please consider making a donation, especially food donations, paper products like bowls, cups (hot & cold), plates, and plastic ware. We are also always in need of drinks, coffee, sugar, creamer, underwear (male & female), gloves, long johns, winter boots, and jeans!

Please call Teresa Shockley at 302-381-8792 if you wish to know more about the items the shelters are in need of!

Thank you to our amazing community! Please visit our site if you are interested in volunteering www.codepurplesussexcounty.com/volunteers

Official Donation Drop off Locations:

Home Team Realty: 959 Norman Eskridge Hwy, Seaford, DE
M-F 9am-5pm  and Sat 9am-12pm

Town Hall: 20 West 4th Street, Blades, DE
M-F 9am-4pm

Avenue United Methodist Church: 20 N Church Street, Milford, DE
M-F 9:30am-3pm

DryZone: 16507 Beach Highway, Ellendale, DE 19941
M-F 9am – 5pm

Schanne Insurance State Farm: 915 S. DuPont Hwy. Milford, DE
M-F 9am – 5pm

Code Purple Sussex County shelters open nightly till March 12th, 2017

Code Purple Sussex County Hot-line 302-519-0024

Western Sussex: Official Code Purple Shelters

St. Luke’s Parish House, Gateway Fellowship, and Avenue UMC shelters will be open nightly from January 1st to March 12th, 2017.

St. Luke’s Episcopal Parish House: 202 N North Street, Seaford, DE. Call Nikki Gonzalez at 302-519-0024. In-take 7pm to 9pm. Dinner at 7pm. All those seeking shelter in Western Sussex County must arrive for in-take and then the women and children will be transported to Gateway Fellowship. St. Luke’s will shelter men only!

Gateway Fellowship: 8110 Cannon Road, Bridgeville, DE. Call Nikki Gonzalez at 302-519-0024. Women to meet at St. Luke’s Parish House for in-take 7pm to 9pm. Transportation will be available at 9pm and then 745am the next morning back to Seaford. This shelter will be for women and children only.

Avenue United Methodist Church: 20 N Church Street, Milford, DE. Call Nikki Gonzalez at 302-519-0024. Men ONLY in-take at 7pm. Dinner served at 7:30pm.

Georgetown:

Georgetown Presbyterian: Call Pastor Mike at 302-344-1912 or leave a message at the Church 302-856-6842. This sanctuary is open for extreme weather and not held a certain temperature. MUST CALL AHEAD!

Eastern Sussex:

Eastern is unique as they operate cold weather month’s shelter. Their shelters are open and will remain open until spring regardless of the temperature.

Day Center: Rehoboth CRC open to the homeless on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for showers, laundry, and job finding assistance from 10am to 2pm. Call 302-227-1340 with any questions.

Immanuel Shelter (OPEN Dec.1 until Spring, regardless of temperature) Rehoboth 1-888-634-9992, Open 7 Days from 4:30 PM until 7:30 AM. 37439 Oyster House Rd, Rehoboth Beach. Serving men and women.http://www.immanuelshelter.org/

Milford Community Center: Milford, Sanctuary, Please call the center at 302-725-0770 or Pastor Richie 302-249-5738 to make an appointment to stay at the shelter. Serving women and children only.

Volunteer with Code Purple Sussex County!

We can’t help our homeless without Volunteers! We need you to serve in order to keep our shelters open.  You can find our online volunteer form here: Online Volunteer Registration Form. We have an online calendar to make signing up easier.  Signup.com Code Purple Sussex County Online Calendar.

Code Purple Sussex County will be open every night from January 1st, 2017 to March 12th, 2017 to eliminate the weather variable. After March 12th, 2017 we will return to calling Code Purple for 32 degrees and below.  Please sign up to do In-Take, bring dinner, or stay overnight at one of our shelters. Share the news with your church, civic organization, and with your friends and family.  We really need overnight volunteers. Avenue UMC, St Luke’s Parish House Shelter, and Gateway Fellowship slots are ready to be filled! Please sign up today!
Any volunteer questions please call Tammi Kauffman at  302-242-8076, any dinner, online calendar, or website questions please call Vikki Prettyman at 302-853-0997 or email us at sussexcountycodepurple@gmail.com.

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Code Purple Sussex County update as of January 9th, 2017

Code Purple Sussex County Hot-line 302-519-0024
Western Sussex:

St. Luke’s Parish House, Gateway Fellowship, and Avenue UMC shelters will be open nightly from January 1st to March 12th, 2017.

St. Luke’s Episcopal Parish House: 202 N North Street, Seaford, DE. Call Nikki Gonzalez at 302-519-0024. In-take 7pm to 9pm. Dinner at 7pm. All those seeking shelter in Western Sussex County must arrive for in-take and then the women and children will be transported to Gateway Fellowship. St. Luke’s will shelter men only!

Gateway Fellowship: 8110 Cannon Road, Bridgeville, DE. Call Nikki Gonzalez at 302-519-0024. Women to meet at St. Luke’s Parish House for in-take 7pm to 9pm. Transportation will be available at 9pm and then 745am the next morning back to Seaford. This shelter will be for women and children only.

Milford: Avenue United Methodist Church, 20 N Church Street, Milford, DE. Call Nikki Gonzalez at 302-519-0024. Men ONLY in-take at 7pm. Dinner served at 7:30pm.

Georgetown Presbyterian: Call Pastor Mike at 302-344-1912 or leave a message at the Church 302-856-6842. This sanctuary is open for extreme weather and not held a certain temperature. MUST CALL AHEAD!

Eastern Sussex:

Eastern is unique as they operate cold weather month’s shelter. Their shelters are open and will remain open until spring regardless of the temperature.

Day Center: Rehoboth CRC open to the homeless during the day 302-227-1340.

Immanuel Shelter (OPEN Dec.1 until Spring, regardless of temperature) Rehoboth 1-888-634-9992, Open 7 Days from 4:30 PM until 7:30 AM. 37439 Oyster House Rd, Rehoboth Beach. Serving men and women.http://www.immanuelshelter.org/

Milford Community Center: Milford, Sanctuary, Please call the center at 302-725-0770 or Pastor Richie 302-249-5738 to make an appointment to stay at the shelter. Serving women and children only.

Code Purple Sussex County shelter update as of January 1st, 2017

Code Purple Sussex County Hot-line 302-519-0024

Western Sussex:

St. Luke’s Parish House, Gateway Fellowship, and Avenue UMC shelters will be open nightly from January 1st to March 12th, 2017.

St. Luke’s Episcopal Parish House: 202 N North Street, Seaford, DE. Call Nikki Gonzalez at 302-519-0024. In-take 7pm to 9pm. Dinner at 7pm. All those seeking shelter in Western Sussex County must arrive for in-take and then the women and children will be transported to Gateway Fellowship. St. Luke’s will shelter men only!

Gateway Fellowship: 8110 Cannon Road, Bridgeville, DE. Call Nikki Gonzalez at 302-519-0024. Women to meet at St. Luke’s Parish House for in-take 7pm to 9pm. Transportation will be available at 9pm and then 745am the next morning back to Seaford. This shelter will be for women and children only.

Milford: Avenue United Methodist Church, 20 N Church Street, Milford, DE. Call Nikki Gonzalez at 302-519-0024. Men ONLY in-take at 7pm. Dinner served at 7:30pm.

Georgetown Presbyterian: Call Pastor Mike at 302-344-1912 or leave a message at the Church 302-856-6842. This sanctuary is open for extreme weather and not held a certain temperature. MUST CALL AHEAD!

Eastern Sussex:

Eastern is unique as they operate cold weather month’s shelter. Their shelters are open and will remain open until spring regardless of the temperature.

Day Center: Rehoboth CRC open to the homeless during the day 302-227-1340.

Immanuel Shelter (OPEN Dec.1 until Spring, regardless of temperature) Rehoboth 1-888-634-9992, Open 7 Days from 4:30 PM until 7:30 AM. 37439 Oyster House Rd, Rehoboth Beach. Serving men and women. http://www.immanuelshelter.org/

Milford Community Center: Milford, Sanctuary, Please call the center at 302-725-0770 or Pastor Richie 302-249-5738 to make an appointment to stay at the shelter. Serving women and children only.