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Posted by Rick Civelli | 12.22.2010 | WB Surf Camp News

WB Surf Camp team opens wallets, hearts to local family

This time of year always brings so many things. It brings a chill in the air which makes us appreciate summer. It brings out the hot chocolate and cider that was hiding in the back cupboard. Most importantly, however, it brings donations out of wallets and highlights the extraordinary generosity of our staff.

For the second year in a row, WB Surf Camp adopted a family through the Cape Fear Community College Holiday Helpers program. While our staff was truly selfless in their giving, we were inspired by the recipient.  She is a student at CFCC with aspirations of opening her own catering company. When an unfortunate situation left her friend unable to care for her two young sons, this selfless woman was compelled to action, taking the boys in and supporting them on her part-time salary.

Her story compelled our staff into action, too. Support began to flow into our office from all corners. New clothing arrived in the mail. Summer instructors dropped in to donate money. Bikes were wheeled through our doors. Toys tumbled out of boxes. A new Leapfrog Learning system was purchased. Instructor Jen Young’s high school class even donated money, wishing they could have given more.

We were so impressed with this outpouring of assistance and are thankful that we have such an incredible staff and community.  We hope that our Holiday Helper Family has a wonderful Christmas, and we look forward to seeing what the New Year brings.