I was chatting with my Momee Friend, Dawn after we picked our girls up from nursery school and she reminded me that today is, World Read Aloud Day!
World Read Aloud Day is a celebration. It is about reading just for the fun of it!
Reading is one of our favorite family activities. At night before the girls go to bed my husband and I make sure we all spend the last 30 minutes of the day reading together all snug in our comfy pajamas and relaxing TOGETHER reading some of our favorite books. I highly recommend trying to implement this time into your daily routine.
Inspired by AJ, our Shining Child of the Month in May, Momee Friends hosted a Christmas in July event & Toy Drive for the Sunrise Day Camp – a cost-free, non-sectarian, full day summer camp for children with cancer and their siblings. This week, I had the privilege of delivering the donations to the camp, and to see first-hand who they would be benefiting.
Founded in 2006 by Arnie Preminger, Sunrise Day Camp is nestled on the Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds in Wheatley Heights, and serves over 1,100 campers. Mr. Preminger planted a seed of an idea to create a place where children who were chronically ill and whose childhood were interrupted by hospital stays, chemo and radiation treatments, could escape and simply experience the magic that childhood really brings.
On Thursday July 30th we held a Christmas in July event at the American Legion Hall in Patchogue with vendors, family fun and of course Mr. and Mrs. Claus were visiting Long Island all the way from the North Pole to visit the children and support Sunrise Day Camp along with Momee Friends of Long Island.
The night of the event was perfect summer weather for a great indoor and outdoor event. We were so happy to provide a fun experience for families to come to and enjoy a night of early Christmas shopping as well as enjoy some early holiday fun.