Last night, Camp HASC’s 30th Anniversary annual benefit concert, A Time For Music, was held at the David Gefen Hall at Lincoln Center in Manhattan.
Camp HASC provides over 400 children and adults with intellectual and physical disabilities an unparalleled summer experience. Each summer, campers receive world-class occupational, physical, speech, aquatic, and music therapy, tailored to meet their individual needs. Campers hail from diverse communities across the globe, and forge genuine friendships while receiving remarkable care and love each summer.
The Hakoras Hatov Award was presented to R’ Sheya Mendlowitz, one of Jewish music’s greatest producers. A Brooklyn native, Sheya produced his first concert in 1981 and continued with a vision of excellence, working closely with several musical legends. Many years ago, Sheya was moved by how the music affected the special children of Camp HASC. Since, Sheya has produced many Camp HASC concerts, and has continued to show dedicated support.
HASC Board Member Abe Eisner introduced U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to the crowd. Schumer warmly praised Camp HASC, particularly the camp’s devoted counselors for their dedication to the children. “Tzedakah and helping the needy is one of the most important things we can do. Over a thousand children are helped everyday,” he lauded. “It’s an amazing thing.”