Toys and Coats and Hats—Oh, My!
In December, the CAMP Rehoboth Outreach Program (CROP) partnered with the Rehoboth Beach Bears to collect toys, hats, coats, and gloves for children, families, and individuals in need. A total of 349 toys, 172 hats-and-gloves, and 102 coats were collected!
The “Big Sort” was held on December 5, and items were subsequently distributed to four organizations—ACE Peer Resource Center, Sussex Wellness Center, Orgullo, and Lighthouse for Broken Wings. In addition, a community family experiencing a difficult time received items for six children. Many thanks to all those involved in this year’s successful collection—the Rehoboth Beach Bears, CAMP volunteers, and CAMP staff! ▼
CROP Helps Fight Hunger
CROP (the CAMP Rehoboth Outreach Program) had another very productive outing at the Food Bank on Tuesday, January 10. A team of six filled 48 boxes with four bags each of food and snack items. The boxes next go to daycare centers in Newark and Milford, where bags are placed in kids’ backpacks as they head home for holidays and weekends. CROP’s efforts helped to eliminate food insecurity for 192 kids!
Two additional team members helped to pack and distribute another 75 boxes of food items directly to folks in need from the Food Bank pantry. Thanks to these CROP volunteers and the Food Bank of Delaware for a job well done. ▼
Somewhere Over the Atrium
On Saturday, January 14, CAMP Rehoboth hosted three performances of the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington’s JUDY! cabaret. The GMCW graced Rehoboth audiences with the music of vaudeville and the silver screen that illuminated the career of the great Judy Garland.
Thank you GMCW! To readers who enjoyed these shows: stay tuned for more performances like this, as the Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus will be making its way to the Elkins-Archibald Atrium in May. ▼
Join Us at The Garden Electric
On Tuesday, March 7, join the CAMP Rehoboth bus trip to this year’s Philadelphia Flower Show, which sports the theme “The Garden Electric.” At only $75, tickets include round-trip bus fare, driver gratuity, a ticket to the Philadelphia Flower Show, and light refreshments for the trip to the show.
Departure is at 7:00 a.m. from the Lowe’s Parking Lot on Route 1. Skip the hassle of driving, gas, parking, and seeking your own ticket, and join the community for what’s sure to be a great show. Plus, this year, the Philadelphia Flower Show returns inside to the Pennsylvania Convention Center after a few years’ stint at FDR Park. Departure from Philadelphia back to the beach will be at 4:00 p.m. ▼