Putting Leftovers to Good Use
There’s a lot of logistics that go on behind the scenes during a summer at Camp Chi. Ordering food for the Dining Hall, stocking the Canteen and Franteen, managing and returning lost and found items, and much more. So what happens to all these things once the summer ends?
We inevitably have leftovers at the end of every summer, from food to unlabeled clothes. It would absolutely pain us to throw these items out, knowing they’re still perfectly good. So, this year we are partnering with the Hope House in Baraboo (the town next to camp in Wisconsin), an organization that provides aide to victims of domestic and sexual abuse. Hope House provides a variety of services including counseling, legal services, shelter services and more, completely free of charge. They are a wonderful organization offering invaluable help to those who truly need it.
We are donating the rest of our dry-goods (cereal, bread, and other packaged goods) from our kitchen and the reserves of candy from the Canteen and Franteen. Our wonderful chefs at Perlstein are using some of the food we can’t donate to make into prepared meals to donate to Hope House as well. And all the unmarked lost and found items will also be put to good use by going to Hope House.
Although we aren’t necessarily opening this particular donation to the public, maybe this edition of Chi Does Good will inspire you to find a charitable organization to donate your extra goods to. There’s plenty of local charities around, and each one could always use the support! This High Holiday Season is the perfect occasion to put a bit of extra good into the world, and show what a great community the Camp Chi Family is!