In February, Catskill’s Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Chapter raised $576 and provided 407 books for Project Cameron’s Story.
Project Cameron’s Story supports the bonding of parents with their premature babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) through literature and storytelling. Their mission is to place a brand new, quality children’s book in the hands of every parent of a premature baby upon admission to the 12 largest NICU’s across New York State, including local hospitals Albany Medical Center and St. Peters. Project Cameron’s Story is also committed to providing information regarding the benefits of this type of bonding and encourages parents to utilize this as one important way to interact with their new little one.
Catskill’s FCCLA Chapter is comprised of students in grades 7 through 12, who solicited donations from the community and also dedicated the proceeds from their January West Side Café (in which they prepare and sell meals to the faculty), over $150, to this project. Together they collected almost double what was collected last year! Cats Can and Cats Will!