Chester summer campers raised money to feed more than 6,400 Haitians still affected by an earthquake that ravaged the Caribbean island in January.

By DesireGrover
Special to the Spirit

D

uring the summer months Chester is notoriously in the news for the wrong reasons. It is during the summer that many negative things are said about youth and the city overall. It sometimes gets to the point where one might ask, “Can anything good come out of Chester?”

Well, the answer is a resounding “YES;” the Chester Student Center Camp (CSCC).

In August, the CSCC summer program proved there are plenty of Chester “kids that care.” On Aug. 23rd members of the CSCC were awarded a certificate of appreciation for giving 10 percent of their weekly allowances to the charity, “Love a Child,” a nonprofit humanitarian organization that helps the poorest of the poor in Haiti gain access to food, housing, education and medicine.

“The summer camp theme was ‘Stewardship’ and we wanted to teach them the importance of giving,” said camp director Janet Jones.

The young campers were able to…

For the entire story pick up volume 4, issue 21 of the Chester Spirit.

Facebook Comments