OneWorld connects Camp Shalom campers with children from The Boys & Girls Club
Federation’s OneWorld sponsored an unforgettable week of summer day camp for 75 children from the Marjorie S. Fisher Boys & Girls Club of West Palm Beach.
The kids from the Boys & Girls Club joined campers at Camp Shalom, a program of Federation’s partner the Mandel JCC that welcomes 400 campers each summer to locations in Palm Beach Gardens and Boynton Beach.
From July 13, 2015 through July 17, visiting children were paired with a Camp Shalom camper in second through eighth-grade to participate in day camp experiences like sports, science, and field trips. Leading up to the week of camp, the children communicated through emails, letters and FaceTime to get to know each other.
Most of all, the program also provided all of the children with a greater understanding of communities they may not encounter very often.
OneWorld: Davis Family Tolerance Project is Federation’s community-wide effort promoting tolerance, diversity and the Jewish value of chesed (“kindness”) through inspiring programs. The goal is to encourage an actively compassionate and caring Palm Beach County.
Other recent community programs OneWorld has funded to promote tolerance include a dinner and documentary film viewing for teens from the Jewish and African American communities, as well as a gleaning activity for teens from a variety of ethnicities at a local farm, the results of which were distributed to feed the hungry in Palm Beach County.