EDISON, NJ - Kiddie Keep Well Camp will be hosting a Gourmet "Around the World in Six Plates" Fundraiser to benefit underserved children and seniors in Middlesex County. The event will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2018, at 6 p.m. in the Schirber Dining Hall, 35 Roosevelt Drive, Edison, NJ 08837.  Les Marmitons of New Jersey, a local men's gourmet chef club, will be preparing the six-course dinner. Carefully selected wine pairings will be included, according to the organization. The cost to attend is $125, RSVP is required by October 5, 2018.

“All proceeds from this event will go directly towards to support the long-term sustainability of Kiddie Keep Well Camp’s buildings and facilities” said the organization in a press release describing the event. According to the organization, one of its key priorities is to build a new health center in which campers and seniors receive health and dental care. The new center will replace the current 1950s structure utilized by the group.

Middlesex County Recreation Council, Inc’s Kiddie Keep Well Camp is a private, non-profit, 501 (c) (3) organization that offers a residential camping experience to under-served, and/or health impaired children and seniors from Middlesex County, New Jersey. The camp program combines educational, recreational, and health-beneficial activities to nearly 700 campers annually at no cost to participants or their family members. August 2018 concluded its 94th summer of service to the children and 35th year of service to the senior citizens.

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According to Tom Tighe, President of the Board of Directors, "Through this campaign, we hope to raise $150,000 to build a new health center and another $150,000 towards other camp improvements. Our current health center was built before the 1950s.  Due to the wear and tear of the building, the flooring has become uneven. A complete rebuild is the best course to ensure the safety and structural reliability of the building. We use this building to provide the free medical and dental services to our campers and provide housing to our nursing staff who are on site 24/7 while camp is in session. The new health center’s layout will better accommodate the needs of the nursing staff, as the current is very outdated. Through these renovations, we will be able to continue to provide the medical and dental services that is needed by our child and senior participants."

To make a reservation or for more information regarding the event,  residents can contact Kiddie Keep Well Camp at (732) 548-6542 or info@kiddiekeepwell.org.