How Our Campers, Staff & Parents Give Back to the Community
Here at Frogbridge, we’re thankful for each and every one of our campers and the smiles they bring to our team members faces every day. While many people think of giving back to those in need around the holidays, Frogbridge tries to also give back in times where donations may be scarce and there is a high demand. This is what we like to call campers helping kids. We feel that it is our job to not only teach our campers to swim, dance, and play, but also how giving back to those who are less fortunate is a great thing to do. Here are some of the ways we give back throughout the year.
Each summer, Frogbridge hosts food drives and fundraisers for groups such as the Pediatric Cancer Foundation, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Fulfill NJ, the JAR of Hope Organization for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, among others. Highlights of our fundraisers include raising tens of thousands of dollars for childhood cancer and juvenile diabetes.
Birthday Cards & Boxes
What would camp be without the celebration of all of our campers’ birthdays! We don’t only celebrate the birthdays of all of our campers, but we also celebrate the birthdays of children we don’t even know. Our annual “birthday boxes” tradition involves our campers making birthday cards for children facing poverty or life-threatening diseases. Our arts and crafts constructor decorates the boxes collected by our team members and all birthday cards will be put inside. Also in each box are birthday cake mix, icing, candles, and gift cards donated by Frogbridge Daycamp and its team members.
Toy Donations From Frogtoberfest
As you may already know, Frogtoberfest is one of the most popular events we hold all year round. The best part? The voluntary price of admission for the entire day with all of the amenities is quite simple…one new, unwrapped toy per household. We’re able to bring donations to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia during the holiday season, and the K Hovnanian Children’s Hospital at Jersey Shore Medical Center during the spring. Thanks to the increased participation in our Frogtoberfest toy drives, we’ve been able to add the Bristol Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital to our roster of hospitals we donate toys to.
Here are some other organizations that benefit from our toy drives:
- Jason’s Dreams for Kids
- Ronald McDonald House
- Manalapan Samaritan Center
- Millstone Twp. Annual Toy Drive
- Asbury Park Police Department
Thank you to all of the parents and campers who make it possible for us to give back each year. Want to learn more about “what’s hoppening” at Frogbridge?