CLARKS SUMMIT — The generosity of Abington area residents made this summer one to remember for a group of children.
Customers of Eagle Cleaners and Nickie’s Fabulous Hoagies purchased $1 and $5 cards to hang at the local businesses and $1,500 later the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) was cashing a big check.
“We are all overwhelmed. When we started this campaign, we knew we would see quite a few donations, but I’m not sure we expected to reach $1,500, literally $1 at a time.” said Kathy Croft in a news release.
She and her husband Buddy Croft own the 20-year-old dry cleaning business.
Eagle Cleaners has a long history of supporting the (MDA), particularly the annual Black and Blue Ball, which also helps to fund the summer camp. And the business’ dedication to the cause turned out to be contagious.
“One of reasons this campaign was so successful is our partnership with Nickie’s Fabulous Hoagies,” said Croft in the release. “A business that is our neighbor and friend became a tremendous asset to the fundraising efforts.”
The MDA summer camp is a week during which children are free to enjoy adventures like horseback riding, swimming and fishing; develop friendships and build self-confidence and independence.
For more information, visit mda.org.