Christmas in July!
Starting this June, with your help, Unity Center will support children in the Wakeman Boys & Girls Club of Bridgeport’s summer camp program. These are children from families in need. For generations, Wakeman has fulfilled its mission to guide and inspire young people, especially those who are most in need, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.
Due to Covid, Wakeman Boys & Girls Club has drastically reduced the number of children who can attend camp this summer. However, they are very much in need of support for the program. Below are the ways in which we can help make Christmas in July for the kids.
Ice Cream Truck Visit - Friday, July 10th: Our children and families were so excited for the ice cream truck to visit this Friday. They were especially thankful that all treats were complimentary of everyone at Unity Center! We greatly appreciate your support of our members, even through these difficult times. We have had many parents compliment our services as they find them especially necessary now. So many have been out of work and just getting back into the grove of normalcy. Some aren’t there just yet. One parent today shared, Wakeman Summer Camp has been “a much needed change after a rough couple of months trapped in the house.” Another parent noted last week, “COVID has taken everyone and everything by storm, this one thing in our lives (camp) has been such a refreshing change to the “doom and gloom” of it all.”
Your generous gift of bringing an ice cream truck to camp in the amount of $150 brightened our campers day! Thank you on behalf of all of our campers and their families.
Many participants of our community have offered lots of gifts to support and honor the children of Wakeman Boys & Girls Club. We say thank you for your loving kindness!