DuPont United Way Co-Chairs, Building Innovations President Tim McCann and Packaging & Industrial Polymers President Bill Harvey, led a team of DuPont employees on a Days of Caring activity at Camp Manito--a facility geared for campers with disabilities.
The day began with arts and crafts projects that included painting flower pots and picture frames. Each camper was able to exhibit his or her personal and creative style. When the glue and glitter dried, the flower pots were filled with topsoil and a fresh flower. The frames are reserved for the pictures that captured the day’s events. Afterward, there was a barbeque with hamburgers and hotdogs prepared by DuPont volunteers. The day ended with face painting and water ice.
“I enjoy watching the interaction between the campers and camp counselors,” said Donna Hopkins, DuPont United Way Days of Caring co-chair. “The genuine care is evident in the smiles and hugs, and I am proud to be part of the DuPont United Way campaign that supports such a worthwhile mission.”
United Cerebral Palsy of Delaware (UCP) was established in 1953 by a small group of parents who had children afflicted by cerebral palsy. UCP wanted to raise awareness and understanding of the special needs of their children. Since then UCP has continued to provide services to a wider section of the population with physical and mental disabilities.
“Camp Manito would not be able to maintain the facility and offer the services it does without the contributions from DuPont through the United Way and help from the Days of Caring volunteers,” said UCP Executive Director Bill McCool.
“The Days of Caring events always recharge my batteries when I see how United Way is helping, and makes me feel stronger about what we are doing,” said Tim.