Beaufort News

Gazette Thank You Letter for July 18


Summer is inevitably the busiest time for the Wardle Family YMCA in the town of Port Royal. More than 250 children swarm the YMCA each morning in hopes of making lasting friendships and memories at summer camp.

Monday, July 11, marked the first day of "Camp Growing Green" and 17 YMCA campers embarked on a journey to beautify the YMCA. Thanks to a generous donation from Sun City Hilton Head Association and Pulte Group, the kids were fully equipped to do just that. They donated five-piece garden tool bags to each camper and counselor. The multi-pocketed tote includes a hand shovel and rake, gardening gloves and even a book with useful gardening tips.

Many thanks are extended from the YMCA staff and campers to Sun City. Without community support, the YMCA could not exist and the garden kits put a genuine smile on every camper's face.

The YMCA is a charitable organization open to people of all abilities, ages, beliefs, cultures, faiths and incomes. Child sponsorships are available to donors, new YMCA members are always welcome and financial assistance is available based on need. For more information, stop in for a tour or call 843-522-9622.

Michael Bostwick