Complete Packaging Systems Volunteers at Camp for Children with Cancer
Posted on July 17, 2014 by Erik Burden
Here at Complete Packaging Systems, we firmly believe in giving back and doing our part for the community.
That’s why on June 13th, we closed up shop and our entire staff spent the day volunteering at Camp Oochigeas!
Camp Oochigeas is a volunteer-based organization for kids with cancer. The camp gives these children a place to just be kids and enjoy the fun of summer camp, despite their illness. What makes Camp Ooch (for short) so amazing is the medical care it provides for the kids while they’re on-site.
Camp Ooch is partnered with the Hospital for Sick Children, with a paediatric oncologist and three oncology nurses available 24/7 while the kids are at camp. This way, they can receive the expert medical attention they need in the “Med Shed”, without having to forgo the experience of summer camp.
Right now, Camp Ooch is the only camp in Canada to offer IV chemotherapy, and blood and platelet transfusions on-site.
We feel that Camp Ooch’s cause is important, and that children with cancer should be able to get the fun, exciting, summer camp experience that most of us remember so fondly from our own childhoods. On June 13th, we helped prepare the camp for the incoming onslaught of kids by painting, cleaning, fixing up fishing equipment, getting the stations ready, and more!
It was a great experience and we are glad to have been able to play a small part in helping kids with cancer have a fun-filled summer to remember. Complete Packaging Systems is committed to helping Camp Ooch prepare for the summer every year, and we look forward to going back next spring!
If you’re interested in donating to Camp Ooch, click here! It’s a worthy cause. They also provide information for people who’d like to volunteer. >> Learn more about Complete Packaging Systems here, or contact us today. Recent Posts from Complete Packaging Systems: