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.