Catholic Charities’ Seton Center Awarded Three Grants

May 22, 2024 — Wilmington, Delaware — Catholic Charities’ Seton Center, located at 30632 Hampden Ave., in Princess Anne, Maryland, has been awarded two grants from the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore. The Community Needs Grant provides $10,000 for operating expenses, the Community Initiatives Grant pledges $15,000 in funding to expand Seton Center’s thrift store and a $5,000 Grant provides Seton Center direct assistance and transportation expenses to women.

Seton Center is a multi-purpose community center committed to the work of advocacy, outreach and assistance. The staff work to identify and respond to Somerset County residents who are struggling to meet basic needs. Offering financial assistance with rent, utility, and prescription medication, access to food through a self-help cooperative and emergency pantry, counseling services, and healthcare resources, Seton Center staff and volunteers work to make the community a better place. The thrift store on site specializes in new and gently used clothing and household goods, and its expansion will allow larger items to be available, such as furniture or appliances.

“Catholic Charities deeply appreciates the generosity of the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore in awarding $30,000 in grants to Seton Center. These funds will enable us to assist many families in Somerset County,” said Samantha Wallace, Interim Executive Director. “We are grateful for this opportunity to partner with CFES to improve lives in our community.”

Catholic Charities, the social service arm of the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington, has been serving those in need for over 193 years, offering a wide range of services to strengthen families, assist the disadvantaged, and build relationships throughout Delaware and the Eastern Shore of Maryland. For more information, please go to or call your local Catholic Charities office.

Established in 1984, the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore is a public foundation and a 501c3 nonprofit, serving Wicomico, Worcester, and Somerset counties. Their mission is to strengthen the community by connecting people who care with causes that matter to improve the quality of life in their region. It has an inspiring history of fostering charitable endeavors, and has provided more than $107 million in grants and scholarships to the local community since inception. CFES collaborates with individuals, families, and businesses to match their charitable interests with community needs and strengthen local nonprofits through grants and resources. They are devoted to improving their regional community and believe in the power of philanthropy. To learn more, visit

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