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Take A Look Around – Saturday Morning Speech

Often we hear about famous women who have helped shape society.  What we don’t realize is that we also have these women surrounding us.  Abby and I went around asking campers and staff of Camp Che-Na-Wah what they do to contribute to our world.  We were overwhelmed by the amount of people who shared their stories with us, and today, we would like to share a few with you.

Leighton (bunk 2) is part of the girl scout group in her community.  Her girl scout group sells cookies to raise money for an under privileged school in order for them to get new supplies.

Marli (bunk 10) set up a lemonade stand to raise money for an animal shelter.

Sara (bunk 20) delivered food to victims of whose homes were destroyed in hurricane Sandy.

Annie (counselor of bunk 21) worked for the LEDA program for elderly people, which worked towards making sure they were safe while using the fitness center.  Although there were only 7 mandatory classes, Annie continued to help out.

Another girl who has helped to shape her community is Georgia (bunk 21).  She made bracelets, and the proceeds went to an organization which rescued dogs.

Instead of keeping all of her birthday presents for her self, Emma (bunk 17) donated them to her local hospital.

Jessica, (counselor of bunk 10) diagnosed with diabetes, has made a huge difference.  Ever since diagnosed, she has gone out of her way to help others like her.  She has created her own walk team, where all together they have raised over $150,000.  She had also been chosen to represent New York at the Children Congress Program in DC/  She talked to congressmen about the importance of diabetes, and how it has impacted her life.

From all these examples, and many more that weren’t mentioned, it is easy to see that you do not need to be a famous actress, politician, or athlete to make a difference in the world.  Take a look around.


-Abby G and Danille H, Bunk 22

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