Help Send a Child to Summer Camp

by Sandra Foyt on June 4, 2011

in Uncategorized

summer-camp-kidsClear out your closets and help send a child to summer camp!

Full scholarships have been offered to some children, all residents of Albany and Rensselaer County, who are served by Albany USCRI (US Committee on Refugees and Immigrants) Agency.

The children are thrilled at this incredible opportunity, but most lack basic supplies needed for summer camp.

You can help these children go to camp this summer by collecting and donating the following new or used items:

  • Boys or girls clothes, size 6 and above, including: bathing suits, shorts, jeans, sleepwear, underwear, socks, long and short-sleeve t-shirts, sweatshirts, pants, hiking boots, warm sweaters, rain gear and sneakers.
  • Camp gear:  Twin sets of sheets and blankets, towels and wash cloths, pillows, pillow cases, compact sleeping bags, small flash lights, sunscreen, non-aerosol bug spray, laundry bags and hygiene supplies (soap, shampoo, comb, brushes, deodorant, etc.)

Don’t wait! Items are needed as soon as possible in time for the start of summer camps at the end of June.

If you are able to help, please contact Linda Porter at 518-461-7113 or to arrange pick up.

To learn more about how USCRI Albany is helping refugees build new lives in upstate New York and other volunteer opportunities, click here.

| Sandra Foyt is a storyteller, photographer, and road trip junkie. A veteran of six cross-country road trips, she drove Route 66, the Lincoln Highway, the fossil freeway, the extraterrestrial highway, and even “the loneliest road in America.” Find her on, an award-winning destination guide to extraordinary travel in and from Northeast USA, on her portfolio site at, and in freelance gigs on Family Travel 411, Minitime, Huffington Post, and Matador Network. Email:, Twitter @SandraFoyt.

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