For kids transitioning out of homelessness, hunger is a reality, especially during the summer, when school lunches aren't an option. All children living at LIHI's Meadowbrook View Apartments receive free or reduced-price breakfast and lunch during the school year. But when school is out kids go without these crucial meals. This is the key reason why LIHI organizes an on-site day summer camp where in addition to accessing two meals each day kids have an opportunity to learn and play. Sign up to volunteer today and help create memorable summer experiences for our young residents!
Here's what last year's volunteers shared about their experience at the camp:
~ The kids - the children are wonderful, and it is great to see that no
matter what their family's financial status or ethnicity, that kids are kids. They just want people that care about them to do fun things with.
~ I just loved meeting with all the people who were able to come out to the camp. It was good for me to see how happy these kids could be even in their situation. Although they may not have know everything it was heartbreaking to know that some of them really would have gone hungry without this program running throughout the summer.
~ I liked having fun with the campers, being right in the middle of some activity that they were really absorbed in.
For photos from our last year's camp visit our flickr page.
* Give low income families transitioning out of homelessness an opportunity to focus on putting their lives back together
* Enjoy the company of our resilient, loving, open and welcoming kids who embrace every chance they have to play and have fun with camp volunteers
Find out more about volunteering here!
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