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Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Volunteers Organize Community Effort Giving Young Children A Unique Shopping Spree

BERLIN – Ocean City’s young professionals helped more than 60 local children get into the Christmas spirit with a shopping spree at Walmart.

For the 5th year in a row, the Ocean City Young Professionals (OCYP) took dozens of area youngsters on a holiday shopping trip at Walmart as part of the United Christmas Spirit Campaign. Days after the event, the group’s volunteers were still recounting the excitement of the Dec. 5 trip.

“You should see how happy these kids are,” said Danielle Bellante, a member of OCYP, an organization of the Greater Ocean City Chamber of Commerce.

With various fundraisers throughout the year, the group was able to raise the more than $6,000 needed to give 61 kids each $100 to spend on a trip through the aisles of Walmart.

“It was awesome,” said Chrissy Maddy, chairperson of OCYP.


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