Supplies collected to benefit children affected by disaster.
Supplies collected to benefit children affected by disaster.

Our friends and colleagues at Artman and The Becoming Center have opened up their hearts for a special cause this summer. Their efforts will aid in the healing processes for 50 children affected by disaster.

Our employees at Artman, Liberty Lutheran’s senior community in Ambler, and The Becoming Center, Liberty’s health and wellness center for older adults in Ambler, launched a drive to collect supplies for “kids kits” for children who attend Camp Noah. Camp Noah is a fun-filled, faith-based, week-long day camp for children who have experienced disaster or trauma. Designed and directed by Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, Camp Noah offers structure, connectedness and play to children in first through sixth grades, to build resiliency and hope. Liberty’s Lutheran Congregational Services leverages support to Camp Noah by sending volunteers to staff the camps and gathers supplies for campers. Artman and the Becoming Center wanted to help out with the efforts at LCS too, with a goal of gathering enough supplies for 50 “kids kits.” The kits are filled with supplies for arts and crafts for each young person for the length of their stay at camp.

Resident Wellness Coordinator Jenn Conway shows off the funds raised and supplies collected for Camp Noah kids kits.
Resident Wellness Coordinator Jenn Conway shows off the funds raised and supplies collected for Camp Noah kids kits.

During the month of July, Artman and Becoming Center staff, Becoming Center members and members of the community donated an array of markers, crayons, scissors, play-doh, watercolor paints and other items. They also donated $300 in cash. With the supplies that were donated and the funds received, the employee-directed Community Events team was able to reach its goal of 50 “kids kits!”

Artman senior residents will assemble the “kids kits” and they’ll be sent off to the Camp Noah program by the beginning of August, giving children a special tool to assist in processing their disaster experience.

What an incredible example of the spirit of generosity and support within the Liberty Family of Services!

 

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