OHELâ€™s Next Generation
This summer, 4 year old campers from Ruach Day Campâ€™s Kâ€™tonton program took part in OHELâ€™s camp chesed program, by participating in their very own bowl-a-thon!
These small but mighty individuals set up plastic bowling pins in their bunks, and took turns trying to knock down as many pins as they could! The campers had a lot of fun going bowling for OHEL, and their excellent bowling skills helped raise money for Camp Kaylie scholarships. It was explained to the kids that this money will go to help children with disabilities enjoy the same fun summer camp experience that they get to enjoy.
Camp Director Jill Smulevitz appreciated the opportunity to have her kids participate in this worthy cause, in a way that they were able to both enjoy and understand. She said about the program "You are never too young to learn about Tzedakah and create an avenue of fun to engage children and families in this tremendous Mitzvah".
OHEL thanks Ruach and their many supporters for participating in this Camp chesed program, as OHEL could not continue the incredible work that they do without community partners and generous donors.
Since 1969, OHEL Childrenâ€™s Home and Family Services has served as a dependable haven of individual and family support, helping people of all ages surmount everyday challenges, heal from trauma, and manage with strength and dignity during times of crises. Driven by service excellence, OHELâ€™s professional staff meet the myriad social service needs of the general community, while at the same time providing culturally-sensitive services to the Jewish community, including Yiddish, Hebrew and Russian speakers. Through highly-rated foster care, developmental disability, mental health, and other programs and services, OHEL provides supportive housing, treatment, care coordination, education, outreach and much more to elevate lives and strengthen individuals and communities in New York City, Long Island, New Jersey, Florida, California and worldwide on the web. David Mandel is the CEO of OHEL.