Help Campers Say Aloha to Hawaiian Attire!
For more than 25 years, The Valerie Fund has operated Camp Happy Times, a free one-week overnight camp experience for children aged 5-21 who have or have had cancer. Nearly 200 children each summer attend Camp Happy Times located at the two hundred acre Tyler Hill Camp in Wayne County, Pennsylvania. Tyler Hill is fully accredited by the American Camping Association and Camp Happy Times is a proud member of the International Children’s Oncology Camping Association.
Camp Happy Times promotes friendship, independence, and a spirit of cooperation for cancer patients and survivors. It provides a recreationally therapeutic environment that engages participants while building self-esteem, confidence, trust and friendship. The hallmark of the Camp Happy Times experience is that while they are there, the campers do not feel self-conscious about their illness.
Libraries throughout the Lackawanna County Library System are collecting Hawaiian button-up shirts, boys dress shirts, blazers, and suit jackets (no pants) for boys ages 6 to adult for Camp Happy Times throughout the month of July.
Help the Onondaga Nation This July!
During the month of July, The Abington Community Library will also be collecting non-perishable food items (canned goods, pasta, peanut butter, etc.).Collections for the Onondaga Nation run July 1- July 31.