Blankets for Camp Catch-Up

Brittany and Sierra showing off their handiwork (with a little help from the pooch perched on her shoulder)

Brittany and Sierra showing off their handiwork (with a little help from the pooch perched on her shoulder)

Are we really thinking about summer camp before Thanksgiving even hits?

Um, yes.

It’s a tradition to give each camper at Camp Catch-Up their very own homemade blanket to keep them warm at camp and take home as a keepsake. Now, with three camps each summer, it’s getting harder to get all those blankets made.

So this year, Project Everlast Omaha hosted a blanket party! We had counselors, employees, young adults, volunteers and one enthusiastic dog join us for an evening of cutting and tying cheery fleece blankets for next year’s campers.

Amy West from Nebraska Appleseed finishing up her third blanket of the evening.

Amy West from Nebraska Appleseed finishing up her third blanket of the evening.

PE Lincoln Youth Advisor James Bowers and Employment Manager Oanh Heiser stop working to cheese it up.

PE Lincoln Youth Advisor James Bowers and Employment Manager Oanh Heiser stop working to cheese it up.

 

PE youth and adult volunteers work together to finish a few last blankets.

PE youth and adult volunteers work together to finish a few last blankets.

Proud puppy keeps watch over the finished product while Nate helps himself to some dessert.

Proud puppy keeps watch over the finished product while Nate helps himself to some dessert.

2014 Camp Catch-Up dates are already on the calendar:

  • May 29-June 1: Northern Nebraska
  • June 26-29: Western Nebraska
  • July 10-13: Eastern Nebraska

Nebraska Children and Families Foundation supports children, young adults and families at risk with the overall goal of giving our state's most vulnerable kids what they need to reach their full potential. We do this by building strong communities that support families so their children can grow up to be thriving, productive adults.

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