“Camp’s more fun than anything,” is a frequent comment offered by blind campers who just attended one of the 15 annual National Camps for Blind Children in the United States and Canada. Among the free services of Christian Record Services for the Blind, the camps have helped more than 50,000 blind children and adults since 1967.
This year, participants of the Seventh-day Adventist Teacher's Convention, organized by the Education Department of the church in North America, are being invited to participate in a national initiative in support of children who are blind. Materials organized under the title Kids Helping Blind Kids will be distributed to some 6,000 Adventist educators on August 5-8, 2012 in Nashville, TN, as part of an effort to introduce this initiative to students in Adventist schools.
Commenting on the initiative, Josh Bascom, Christian Record’s vice president for finance, said: “When you choose Kids Helping Kids for your school’s community outreach project, you open up opportunities, new challenges and skills, great campfire singing and inspirational talks, much needed fellowship and laughter, and an introduction to Jesus – our best friend.”
More on the initiative, and donation opportunities may be found at this address: KidsHelpingBlindKids.org.
Photos and captions – via the CRSB Flickr page.
Article by Rajmund Dabrowski, Assistant to the President for Marketing