Each holiday season, the Young Professionals Committee of the Ocean City Chamber of Commerce joins forces with Ocean City area businesses, churches and non-profit organizations for the annual Christmas Spirit Campaign. Since 2010, the United Christmas Spirit Campaign has helped underprivileged children in our community have a merrier holiday season by hosting a shopping event that allows 50 children the chance to purchase gifts for themselves or for their families for Christmas. The event also showcases games and craft activities for the children, along with one on one time with Santa.
“Fortunately, I had the great pleasure in 2011 of meeting Eunice, whose scholarship allowed me the opportunity to focus whole-heartedly on my academics while I also lived out my life-long dream of playing collegiate softball at Shippensburg University. Recently, I concluded my college career, graduating Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree and accumulating 177 total games played on the softball field. Since graduation, I’ve moved back home to the Eastern Shore to work as a Certified Nursing Assistant, where I will garner experience until I am accepted into a Physician Assistant Program. Although I simply cannot thank Eunice or the Chamber of Commerce enough for gifting me with such generosity over the years, I will promise to continue to work diligently toward my career goal in order to make those that have supported me very proud.” – Madelyn Justice, 2011 Scholarship recipient
“As a past recipient of the Eunice Q. Sorin Scholarship from Stephen Decatur High School, I couldn’t have felt any more fortunate and grateful for this award. Not only was the expense of college less burdensome for my family, it afforded me a great college experience! I am entering my senior year and will graduate with a Physics degree which enables me to pursue my dream of being a Mechanical Engineer.” – Kevin Ettz, Whaleyville, Md.