Hello Frost Valley Family!

 

I am writing to you today on #CoreValuesInAction Wednesday, with a CHALLENGE that I have for you all!

 

A big part of community to me, is serving those around you, and bringing people together. Community falls perfectly in the month of November, when we celebrate Thanksgiving and do just that! We all come together to share a meal, and celebrate what we are thankful for. Not everyone is able to share a meal on this day, and many people are hungry every day. This is the time of year, that we should give back, and help our communities combat hunger.

 

My challenge to all of you is to do some volunteering in your communities around this time of Thanksgiving! Donate to a food bank, volunteer in a soup kitchen, or put together a community dinner at your school. Research ways to combat world hunger, support indigenous peoples, and spend time with friends and family. Take the core value of Community and put it in action this Thanksgiving season!

 

Giving Tuesday is coming up, and if we all put community into action together, we could make one of the biggest impacts the world has ever seen from a summer camp!

 

Here are a list of resources to look at in the NYC and NJ areas to get involved in your community:

https://www.newyorkcares.org/holiday-volunteering-referrals

http://www.njfamily.com/NJ-Places-You-Can-Volunteer-Thanksgiving-Week/

 

If you accept my challenge and put COMMUNITY in action, please email me at lhutchinson@frostvalley.org. I will feature your story in the blog, and send you a core values tshirt! Looking forward to hearing all of the AWESOME ways you are impacting your community!

 

Peace, Love, and Bibbley,

Lindsay

Nick Lomauro

About the Author

Nick Lomauro

Nick Lomauro is a lifetime lover of camp (overnight and day), outdoor recreation, and value-based programs. Nick grew up in the YMCA and discovered his passion for working in youth development as a summer camp counselor. Full of curiosity, Nick graduated from Montclair State University with a degree in General Humanities. Immediately following graduation Nick set off to Spain to hike the 500 mile ancient pilgrimage trail, El Camino de Santiago. Nick then returned to his childhood YMCA in NJ, of over 20 thousand members, as the Director of Youth Development. In this role he designed, developed, and implemented day camp and teen programs. In 2015, Nick returned to Frost Valley and he is now the Director of Camp Wawayanda. This is Nick's 16th summer at Frost Valley.

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