When school's out for summer most children think about all the wonderful opportunities summer brings them to do with their family and friends. One of those opportunities most likely will include summer camp.

Unfortunately, not everyone this summer will have an opportunity to attend summer camp. One non-profit organization in the Charlotte community that is providing an opportunity for homeless children to attend camp is A Child's Place.

A Child's Place is putting smiles on children's faces everyday this summer. This past Friday it put a big smile on my face as well as the two guests that came along with me to read to the 50 children attending the summer camp Freedom School put on by A Child's Place. General Sadler and racecar driver Caitlin Shaw joined me for a morning reading session that is part of the summer camp program.

Some of the books read included ABC's of NASCAR and a few of our favorites from when we were young: The Berenstain Bears' Family Reunion, Fancy Nancy at the Museum and Drip, Drop.

If you have some extra time this summer I want to encourage you to volunteer at a camp in your area. If you don't have a lot of free time to volunteer, monetary and in-kind donations are always needed. To make a donation today, click here.

Happy Summer Days-

Amanda L. Hollingsworth