CAMPsafe in the Community
On Saturday, March 12, the CHEER Center in Georgetown hosted Children’s Vaccination Day, an event promoting the efficacy for vaccines among youth, and administered COVID-19 vaccines. At the event, the CAMPsafe program staffed a table with at-home HIV test kits, condoms, and lubricant, and giveaways from the American Lung Association promoting non-smoking.
“It’s great to have visibility in the community. Even if we’ve reached just one person at a great event like this, it was a successful day,” said Amber Lee, CAMPsafe staff member.
To include CAMP Rehoboth and CAMPsafe at community events, please reach out to email@example.com. ▼
Volunteers Needed for Board Committees
CAMP Rehoboth is excited to introduce a new volunteer need! Several board subcommittees are seeking community involvement. If you have prior experience or background in finance, fundraising, or governance, and would like to contribute to and engage your community in a meaningful way, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and put “Board Committee Volunteer Interest” in the subject line. ▼
CROP at the Food Bank
On March 1, CAMP Rehoboth continued its commitment to help fight hunger in Sussex County and Delaware when eight CAMP Rehoboth Outreach Program (CROP) volunteers, led by Max Dick, once again helped out at the Food Bank of Delaware in Milford. CROP is now visiting the Food Bank every two months.
Watch for the chance to sign-up for CROP’s next Food Bank date (May 3). New—and returning—volunteers are always welcome. Volunteer opportunities are announced in a CAMP Rehoboth email sent out each Wednesday. ▼
The Library Is Open, Darling!
Well, not in that tradition of the late-80s documentary Paris Is Burning, as now referenced in the “reading” challenges of RuPaul’s Drag Race, anyway.
But, CAMP Rehoboth does have a flourishing LGBTQ library on the second floor of its community center. The library has been closed to the public for the past two years, but it is now officially reopened for business. Thanks to countless donations over the years, the library boasts loads of books spanning many genres, including LGBTQ history, arts, romance, sexual health, and more. Readers are welcome to stop by, Monday through Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., to check out the selection. This is a lending library, and books are checked out on an honor-code basis. Read them at your leisure and return them whenever you’d like. ▼
Lesbian Visibility Day
April 26 is Lesbian Visibility Day. CAMP Rehoboth is proud to create spaces and events for LGBTQ women to live authentically and be who they are. Whether it be annual events like Women’s FEST or regular programs like Women in Circle, Coffee Talk, or Lesbian Widows Network, CAMP is committed to being intentional and promoting visibility for lesbians in the community. ▼
— Fun Fact —
The “L” in the acronym “LGBTQ” is placed first because of the exemplary example lesbians set—and the help they provided—to the community during the AIDS Crisis.
CROP Biscuit Bakers & Toy Makers!
CROP (CAMP Rehoboth Outreach Program) volunteers are among those who love pets! In February, they stepped up to help the Brandywine SPCA and the furry friends in their care.
The first step—identify as dog or cat lover (although many love both!). Then teams of volunteers got busy either baking dog biscuits or making cat toys destined for the residents at Brandywine SPCA in Georgetown.
Easy biscuit recipes and instructions were found on Brandywine's website, and the final products passed all taste tests. Cat toy makers cut felt and followed instructions by Martha Stewart. Even the cats liked the toys!
A whole lot of healthy biscuits in various sizes and many dangling cat toys were nicely packaged and delivered to Brandywine SPCA on February 25 and 26.
It was a fun project for the cold month of February. Thanks to CROP volunteers, the lives of some Brandywine pups and kitties will be made more enjoyable while they await their forever homes. ▼ Pictured: Sue Goudy.