Camp Ondessonk Mattress Replacement Project Initiated Thanks to $10,000 Grant
Camp Mattress Replacement Project Initiated Thanks to $10,000 Grant
By Connie Lanaghan
Sweet dreams for our campers as they lay their bodies on new mattresses, courtesy of a $10,000 lead grant in 2011 from the Virginia Wellington Cabot Foundation. Our mattress replacement project is part of an ongoing effort to enhance our campers’ outdoor experience by replacing all 376 camper mattresses by summer, 2014. Special thanks to the Virginia Wellington Cabot Foundation for funding this important project and to former Executive Director Tim Eiserle and his wife Robin Wellington for sponsoring our project proposal. The foundation’s lead grant allowed us to replace 100 mattresses and refurbish another 150 with new covers last summer. Our goal is to replace another 80 – 100 this summer. Each $75 gift gets us one mattress closer to our goal. Your support in this project will be greatly appreciated by our campers.