CAMP Rehoboth Outreach Program (CROP) Has Tons of Fun
by Debbie Woods
Is it possible to work hard and have a lot of fun too? The answer is YES! Eleven volunteers arrived at the Food Bank of Delaware on Saturday afternoon, July 23, and did just that.
We started by making quick work of packing fresh lunches for summer programs, then got to work on huge boxes of donated food items. There must have been, literally, a ton of canned vegetables alone.
CROP volunteers checked expiration dates on every item, sorted and boxed them, weighed boxes according to the Food Bank’s guidelines, and piled them on pallets—all while singing to Pandora radio.
The Food Bank is always grateful for our help, as well as amazed at how much the CROP teams accomplish.
Whether helping to address hunger and homelessness, improving the environment, or bringing enriching activities to children, youth, and senior citizens, CROP continues the work of CAMP Rehoboth by uniting individuals and groups in creating a better community.
CROP began in 2009 as Volunteer on Vacation (VOV), when a group of individuals got together to paint the West Rehoboth Community Center. In 2015, VOV became CAMP Rehoboth Outreach Program—CROP—a new name, designed to better communicate what the program is all about.
Today CROP offers community service opportunities to anyone with a few hours to contribute and a willingness to make a difference. No special skills are required, and CROP projects are always rewarding and fun. ▼
Debbie Woods is an active volunteer with CAMP Rehoboth and also serves on the Membership Committee. She has lived full time in Rehoboth since 2009, when she retired after a long career in the Federal Government.
Just the Facts
There is Sundance information everywhere in this issue, and will be in the next. For now, all you need to know is that on Saturday, August 31, the giant silent/live auction and cocktail buffet takes place at the Convention Center, 6-9 p.m. (an hour earlier than usual). There will be fewer tickets sold this year than in the past for crowd control. So they will go FAST.
The second part of the fundraiser is the Sundance (dance) itself. It’s two dances in one, with the Twilight Tea early (yay, disco!) morphing into the Sundance dance party later. One ticket gets you into both. Don’t miss it! ▼