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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Housing Authority summer camp needs help

Because funding cuts leave its summer camp for young people underfunded, the Plainfield
Housing Authority is looking for help from those who believe a summer day camp experience for the city's youngsters is important.

A gift of $100 will fund eight weeks of camp for a Plainfield youngster.

The day camp operates from 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Monday through Friday at 543 West Third Street, beginning Monday, July 8th.

The indoor program features a computer lab, drama and arts & crafts, a wood shop, reading and tutoring.

Outdoor activities feature sports and outdoor games at the Hannah Atkins Park.

The program provides breakfast, lunch and snacks to participants.

A $100 gift will help sponsor a single child for the entire camp, but any amount will be useful.

Checks can be made payable to Plainfield Housing Finance (memo: Summer Camp sponsorship) and sent to Housing Authority of Plainfield, Attn: L. Hurd, 543 West Third Street, Plainfield, NJ 07060.

For more information, call (908) 769-6335 x641 or contact former Ward 4 Councilwoman Joann Hollis.

-- Dan Damon [follow]

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Anonymous said...

Thanks so much Dan

Bridget Rivers

Anonymous said...

Why don't the parents of the summer camp kids hold fundraisers in advance of the summer camp ? The summer camp kids should also be able to help with the fundraisers so they can learn that it cost money to run a camp.

Rebecca Williams said...

To Anonymous at 12:46 pm,

Actually, I think they do hold fundraising events--I remember attending some in past years--not sure about now, but I remember when Joanne Hollis did.


Anonymous said...

This is an example of how excess spending in one area of the budget adversely affects other areas. For example, comments elsewhere have been made about Mayor Robonson-Briggs promotion of police officers to reward political support. Just the added cost of one unwarranted promotion would pay for summer camp for about 100 children. Hmm...summer camp for 100 children or bestowing a political favor? That's what corruption means.