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Fashion with purpose: supporting Camp Blodgett’s Babies Welfare Guild

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The 73rd annual Babies’ Welfare Guild Giving in Style fashion show to benefit Camp Blodgett will be held at St. Nicholas Cultural Center on Wednesday, May 1. Fashions on the runway came from Leigh’s. Looks on the catwalk can be found at Leigh’s, inside the Bretton Village Shopping Center.

About the Camp Blodgett Babies’ Welfare Guild

Since 1912, Camp Blodgett’s Babies’ Welfare Guild has been broadening the horizons of youth. Through the dedicated efforts of its members, the Guild has remained steadfast in its mission for the past 98 years: “To provide the children of our community with an educational and recreational experience that promotes social responsibility, encourages academic success and supports development of a healthy self-esteem.”

The site of Camp Blodgett, located on the shores of Lake Michigan, was purchased by Mr. and Mrs. John W. Blodgett and Mrs. Helen Blodgett Irwin and in 1921 was turned over to the Babies’ Welfare Guild. While Camp Blodgett currently operates as a separate non-profit organization, the Guild continues its support by raising funds for building maintenance, equipment, supplies and programs. Camp Blodgett offers summer camp and year round programs and is open to all children ages 8-13 who live or attend school in Kent County.

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