Channel 3 Kids Camp is holding its 9th annual W.R.A.P. (Women Raising Awareness Philanthropically) Luncheon on May 21st at the Connecticut Convention Center in downtown Hartford. The event was created to help build positive networking opportunities while honoring the work of a woman for notable philanthropic contributions in her field and community.
Channel 3 Kids Camp is pleased to honor Chief of the Mohegan Tribal Nation, Lynn Malerba. Her name, Mutáwi Mutáhash translated means “Many Hearts.” This name reflects her life’s works and her belief is that it is a form of spirituality to work for the good of others.
Additionally, the camp is very excited and honored to welcome as this year’s keynote speaker, award-winning, New York Times best-selling author and Connecticut native, Wally Lamb. Mr. Lamb is the author of four New York Times best-selling novels: Wishin’ and Hopin’, We are Water, The Hour I First Believed, I Know This Much is True, and She’s Come Undone and was twice selected for Oprah’s Book Club.
Wally Lamb has said of his fiction, “Although my characters’ lives don’t much resemble my own, what we share is that we are imperfect people seeking to become better people. I write fiction so that I can move beyond the boundaries and limitations of my own experiences and better understand the lives of others. That’s also why I teach. As challenging as it sometimes is to balance the two vocations, writing and teaching are, for me, intertwined.”
Beginning at 11am, the luncheon will include a variety of area boutiques and artisans for shopping before the luncheon program begins at 12:15 featuring a delicious seasonal menu. Following the luncheon program, copies of Mr. Lamb’s books will be available for purchase and autographs.
Tickets for the event are $75 per person. Proceeds from the luncheon benefit Channel 3 Kids Camp. Channel 3 Kids Camp believes that ALL children deserve a camp experience. Its mission is to provide fun year-round opportunities to children of all abilities, families, and communities through recreational and educational programs that promote diversity, acceptance, and environmental appreciation. The nonprofit organization provides these opportunities through, traditional overnight and day camp summer programs, respite weekends, vacation camps, a teen leadership program, a year-round childcare center and visiting weekend groups. Channel 3 Kids Camp is located in Andover and Coventry Connecticut on 150 wooded acres alongside the Skungamaug River. The setting lends itself to welcoming nature, learning, and each other. Please visit www.channel3kidscamp.org or call 860-742-2267 to learn more about these opportunities or to purchase tickets.