Covers Cause We Care – Campers Donate Blankets!

Timber Lake West’s very own Carly (on the right) and her friend from home Rachel (on the left) started a charity called “Covers Cause We Care.” The idea started when they noticed that many of their camp friends would bring their own personal bedding to camp and after a few summers, many would replace their bedding once camp was over.  They learned that there are many children in their home communities on Long Island who do not have a blanket to keep them warm at night, and so they started collecting the gently used camp bedding at the end of the summer and gave it to people who desperately needed it – and so, Covers Cause We Care was born!

Carly & Rachel said “We are two girls who want to help other kids and their families stay warm in the winter months. We are so lucky to have blankets on our beds, but we know that this is not the case for everyone. In the last two years we have collected and donated over 700 blankets to the amazing people at the Interfaith Nutrition Network (INN). They are the largest private social service agency on Long Island. They run 19 soup kitchens, emergency shelters and a long term housing program to help people in need all over Long Island. They are so grateful for these blankets and we are so happy to have found a way to help others in the community.”

Timber Lake West is proud to support such a worthy program and is looking forward to participating in it again this summer.  This is just another example of how creative and sensitive our campers can be and how this exemplifies what we practice here at West with our STARFISH values program.  If you have any blankets that you’d like to donate, you can email Covers Cause We Care at jbepc10@aol.com.  Kudos to Carly and Rachel!

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