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Compass Program organizing two events to support Project: Cameron's Story

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Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES’ Compass Program is currently organizing two concurrent events, both to benefit Project: Cameron’s Story (PCS).

A book drive has been underway since Jan. 3, and will continue through Feb. 16. Now in its sixth year of participating in PCS, The Compass Program is aiming to acquire over 100 books to donate to the program. In lieu of a new book, interested parties can donate money instead, which will then be used to acquire copies of popular children’s novels.

Additionally, Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES will host a Valentine’s Day Flower Sale on campus on Wednesday, Feb. 14. Carnations will cost $2 apiece, or three can be purchased for $5, with the proceeds to be donated to PCS. Please contact Crystal Ponto for more information on either event.

Project: Cameron’s Story was created to help the families of children who are currently in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) hospital setting. Under these conditions, a parent’s physical contact with their child may be limited, as the safety of the baby is obviously of paramount importance.

With parents often being informed of the many things they can’t do for their child in a critical health care setting such as this, PCS promotes bonding through something that the parent can control: reading to their child. PCS is currently partnering with a half-dozen hospitals in New York, putting books in the hands of the parents of these special babies. Each book that is donated will receive a book plate with the donor’s name, before being handed to the parents of a child in the NICU. These parents can then spend time in the NICU connecting with their child through reading, fostering an important bond that will last a lifetime.

For more information about Project Cameron’s Story, visit the website.





Brian K. Hartwell, Ed.D.
District Superintendent of Schools

1879 West Genesee Street Rd.
Auburn, NY 13021
Phone: (315) 253-0361

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