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That sounds like an amazing camp, and yay for vacation time! Will you make a post about it when you come back? I’d like to hear more.
Yeah, I can do that! I volunteered with One Heartland a couple years ago while I was in Americorps and it was one of the most amazing experiences of my life, but I missed out on True Colors last summer because I couldn’t take the time off work. My girlfriend volunteered, though, and had an amazing time, so it should be good!
I actually get vacation time from my job, which is a weird and new thing for me, but I am actually using it to go on vacation. Well, kind of.
I’m only making mention of this because I am taking a week off to volunteer as a counselor at Camp True Colors. It’s a camp for LGBTQ youth who are living in the shelter system or are in an out-of-home program which was created by the True Colors Foundation (the Cyndi Lauper charity), and is run by One Heartland (an absolutely incredibly organization/camp that runs programs for kids infected with/affected by HIV/AIDS, who live in transitional housing, those who are living with type 2 diabetes, among others). I am so fucking excited, y’all have no idea.
But pretty much, if you’re the type of person who does volunteer work, or if you have the extra income to give to charity, please consider giving to One Heartland.
(Also, I may or may not be taking an extra couple days to go home and eat a Twix stuffed in a Twinkie, which is wrapped in bacon and deep fried at the New York State Fair. Because of reasons. But mostly the volunteer thing).
Of course! My apologies. I’ll try to be more conscious about that in the future.