Thursday, July 16, 2009

Sail On!

On a recent brilliant summer Sunday, 14 children being mentored through the Volunteer Center's Volunteers in Protective Services (VIPS) program had the unique opportunity to go sailing on the Hudson River, courtesy of a very gracious mentor and the Minisceongo Yacht Club in Stony Point, NY. The mentor coordinated a small fleet of sailboats and yachts, whose owners hosted the children and their mentors for the entire afteroon. Upon returning to dry land, all enjoyed a fantastic and enormous barbeque.

Boat owners were delighted to share their love of sailing with the kids and everyone is looking forward to doing it again next year! Each child walked away with a sailor cap and a day they won’t soon forget. The VIPS program recruits, screens, trains and supervises caring adult volunteers who mentor children who have been abused and/or neglected. For more information, call 201-489-9454, ext. 115 or visit our website.

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