CAMP LIVINGSTON INC via Crowdrise
December 17, 2010
BENEFITING: CAMP LIVINGSTON INC
EVENT DATE: Dec 31, 2011
On the first Shabbat of last summer, Sara walked into the dining hall with her arm around her new best friend who is also almost twelve and a first timer at camp. Their Israeli counselor leads them in and they are surprised to see the dining hall is set up completely different from the last few days. All of the tables are covered with tablecloths and are set up in a big circle end to end to make it one giant family table. The room feels so warm and homey with her smiling unit head across the room setting the tables. On each table section are two Shabbat candles, a challah and at every place setting a cup of grape juice. Thanks to the support of our donors, Sara can tell that something special is about to happen.
Sara’s story is not unusual. Camp Livingston has impacted thousands of Jewish children for over 90 years. Preparing Livingston each summer is like a giant jigsaw puzzle where every tiny piece is necessary as part of the greater whole. Every piece, from the Shabbat candles Sara saw on the tables, the gaga pit she played in earlier that day to the incredible smile of her Israeli counselor are equally important in creating the camp experience. We are asking that you participate in our “Every Piece Counts” Campaign by making a tax deductible donation. Some only give $50, and others are able to support camp with donations of $100 or more. The amount of the donation is less important to us then the amount of participation we get from our community and alumni. Even some of our own campers have contributed with money they have received from their B’nai Mitzvahs because they want to give back a little when they receive so much in return.
We are asking for 100% participation in our campaign. Even a modest donation increases the impact Livingston has on the hundreds of children that attend each summer.
Every year, donations by our families and friends help Livingston prosper and grow. Livingston is an amazing place that provides a meaningful Jewish experience in a fun, exciting and safe environment. Every summer we offer a chance for children to become part of a community that encourages development of personal Jewish identity, the forging of lifelong friendships, and the opportunity to learn and grow through new and challenging experiences.
Your support is greatly appreciated.