Become a Legacy Donor today!

   It is the Legacy for the Children Society that provides the most effective long-term support for Children's Beach House (CBH).  Growth of the CBH endowment funds through legacy gifts is the best way to sustain and expand our high quality programs that continue to support Ms. Lydia's vision, to help children with special needs reach their highest potential as functioning members of their families and communities.  By donating a gift of $10,000 or more to the CBH endowment fund or by including CBH in your estate plan, you will be recognized as a member of our Legacy for the Children Society.


As we approach our 75th Anniversary, individuals who make gifts prior to September 30, 2012, will be included in the Founder's Circle of the Legacy for the Children Society.


We hope you will contact us at 302.655.4288 for further information, and we thank you for your continued support.


Click here to view current members of the Founder's Circle.


Save the Dates 


CBH Golf Classic

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Miles for Children
Saturday, June 25, 2011

 Beach Barbecue
Saturday, August 27, 2011

Plein Air Brandywine Valley
 Sept.  25 - Oct. 2, 2011

Holiday Art Show & Sale 
December 2-4, 2011






Just $20

 Set of six serving plates that introduce letters, numbers, words and phrases and quickly engages young minds.  Click here  to learn more!

Call ot Order: 302.645.9184

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ISSUE 7                                              JANUARY  2011

Help Us Reach Our Goal


ThermometerEach year the Children's Beach House raises money through our annual appeal.  This year our goal is to raise $65,000 and, to date, we have raised $32,500.  Please help us reach our goal by making a tax deductible gift today.  Gifts may be made online at or via telephone by calling 302.655.4288.  Checks may be sent to CBH, 100 W. 10th Street, Suite #411, Wilmington, DE 19801.  Thank you for helping us keep the CBH programs strong and vibrant!

A New Look for
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CBH is pleased to reveal a new look on the web at   After months of collaboration on content, format, and artwork with Lewes-based web designers, Fine Line Websites & IT Consulting, the site officially launched on Friday, January 14.   The dramatically redesigned website welcomes visitors to a cheerful homepage complete with a colorful banner designed by the youth we serve.  The site is very thorough with information about our mission, programs, trainings, outcomes, and  special events.  In addition, interested parties have the opportunity to tour a gallery of photos dating back to the 1930s, when Lydia Chichester du Pont founded the organization to help children with special needs to become functioning members of their families and communities.  Most importantly, the clean, uncluttered design of this website offers visitors navigation with ease. 

"Updating our site was both a necessary task and a huge undertaking," stated Rich Garrett, Executive Director of CBH.  "I am proud of our staff for working together to complete this project. The end result speaks for itself.   I hope our visitors find the site as helpful and informative as we do!"

A Special Project for CBH

Needlepoint GuildMembers of the Seashore Chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild gathered at a holiday luncheon on Monday, December 6.  During the luncheon, a special project for 2011 was introduced to the group of approximately 20 members.  An original canvas depicting various beach and sea themes was designed and hand painted by the group's president, Blythe Eggleston.  It is a design that Eggleston created to best represent the local Lewes landmark, Children's Beach House.  Throughout 2011, this canvas will be circulated to all members, allowing them to hand stitch a section of the canvas.   Upon completion of this collaborative needlepoint project, the finished artwork will be framed and presented to CBH.


The American Needlepoint Guild is a non-profit organization dedicated to educational and cultural development through participation in and encouragement of interest in needlepoint.   

To learn more about this needlepoint project, please contact Linda Cowan of the Seashore Chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild at 302.644.1523.

Our mission is to help children reach their highest potential as functioning members of their families and communities. And in the Pool Picprocess, they have lots of fun!
Children's Beach House
 1800 Bay Avenue            
 Lewes, DE 19958
(302) 645.9184 
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