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Friday, June 14, 2024

‘Being Kind is Always Free:’ Honoring the Legacy of Friend of Sunset Point Camp, Lorraine Earle

Catholic Charities’ leadership team gathered with Sunset Point Camp staff and members of the community this week for a special luncheon in honor of Lorraine Earle, a former longtime member of the Friends of Sunset Point Camp, who passed away this January.

As stated in her obituary, one of Lorraine’s life mottos was “Being kind free.” She brought her kind and charitable spirit to everything she did, whether it was helping facilitate Treasure Night at Sunset Point Camp or serving as the CFO for her son’s t-shirt company, Johnny Cupcakes.

In recognition of her incredible impact on SSP, longtime SSP supporters, Jeff and Petey Menice, painted a beautiful mural on the lean-to at the SSP Beach, which was unveiled along with a plaque following lunch.

“One way or another, Lorraine and her family were always involved in Sunset Point Camp—during the summer with the kids and even in the off-season,” said Sunset Point Camp Program Director Ivana Correia-Veiga. “My favorite memory with Lorraine was when she organized a special day where she taught the kids about all kinds of seashells, and she brought an ice cream truck to the camp for them to enjoy as they all watched a movie together. With the love of the Earle family, we know her legacy will continue to live on forever here at Sunset Point Camp.”

Lorraine’s daughter, Linsay Earle, along with her husband, Nick, and son, Hudson, were also at the event for the special remembrance of Lorraine.

“Ever since we were little, my mom just always saw the joy in life and taught us that what it was about is helping people and not material things but giving people your time,” said Linsay. “That’s what she always embodied in us. This camp has been so special to us for many years, and we would love to continue to stay involved.”

Several Friends of Sunset Point Camp who have supported the camp for many years also attended to honor Lorraine. President and CEO, Kelley Tuthill, spoke to the impact that the Friends of Sunset Point Camp—and all of Catholic Charities’ generous donors—have on the lives of the children who look forward to their time in Hull every summer.

“Thank you for all you do, from fundraising to sharing the mission and organizing treasure nights–––just seeing the children’s faces completely light up whenever they talk about treasure nights is a prize all in itself,” she said.

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