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Shiloh Summer Camp Reaches Out....and Has Fun Doing So!
The 45 children enrolled in Shiloh Summer Camp exercised their creativity while generously thinking of others. During the first week of camp, program coordinator Vickie Johnson wanted an activity that would permit the children to interact with each other, allow them to be creative, and also involve the community. The results were quilts that were donated as community outreach projects to three different organizations.
Each age group of children decorated squares of fabric with illustrations and words of encouragement. The fabric was then tied together to form three quilts which were delivered by Johnson to Hospice of Monroe, the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte, and Presbyterian Towers in Charlotte. These agencies treat men, women, or children who are ill with various illnesses. According to Johnson, each of the agencies was very happy to receive a quilt and will display it on the premises. "Hopefully, as people are treated at each of these facilities, they will see our quilts and know that we are thinking of them," said Johnson.
Not only were the children able to show creativity, they also experienced working as a team and showing consideration of others while having fun at the same time.
Written by: Karen Smith
Posted: Jul 08, 2011 by Mark Greene