EEH Supporters and Staff Take the Plunge to Support Children's Programs

EEH Supporters and Staff Take the Plunge to Support Children's Programs

Last Sunday twelve supporters and staff of East End House plunged into the Atlantic to raise money for summer camp and childcare programs run by the agency. They were part of a group of over 100 who participated in the New England Network's Polar Plunge for Children.

The water temperature was in the 30's and the air, with the wind chill, was below freezing, but that did not damper the spirits of the plungers, who raced in, dunked, and sprinted back out to the cheering of spectators on the shore. The East End House team included a 10 year old who attends the East End House after school program.

The money raised by Team East End House went, in part to support the programs New England Network provides to children and families in the community, and the majority to fund summer camp and childcare scholarships at East End House. The team raised over $5,000, which will help children from low income families have a safe, fun, and educational summer and give young children the opportunity to learn in a safe, nurturing environment while their parents work. According to Michael Delia, President and CEO of East End House,

"This was our first time participating in the Polar Plunge and, in spite of the cold, everybody had a great time and raised money for a great cause. The importance of quality childcare and summer camp cannot be overstated."

The Cambridge Chronicle
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