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Kids pick up clothes for camp after WKBW drive

Kids get to go to summer camp thanks to fundrasier
Posted at 8:55 PM, Aug 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-02 20:55:56-04

Children are now able to attend the Salvation Army's summer camp, with the help of Western New Yorkers and the WKBW "Cool at Camp" Clothing Drive.

Children picked up shoes, socks, shorts, and t-shirts for their week-long trip to Long Point Camp.

            

In total, 577 items were collected for the children during a one-day donation drive in July.  The most popular donated items were short sleeve t-shirts. 

For many of the children who attend Long Point Camp, the week away is a chance to escape an environment of street crime, weapons, and drugs.  However, some children have been turned away from attending the camp because they do not have the adequate clothing.

In addition to the clothing donations, WKBW's "Cool at Camp" Clothing Drive collected $787 from generous Western New Yorkers. The Scripps Howard Foundation also contributed $5,000 to the cause.  Scripps owns WKBW.