New York: War Camp Community Service, 1918.
Four-page pamphlet printed in red and blue. 3.5 x 6 inches when folded. Near fine. The War Camp Community Service (WCCS) was a secular social service organization that sought to boost morale and keep American troops in homefront training camps out of trouble by providing access to a range of wholesome recreational activities--among them organized athletics, dances, concerts, picnics, and sightseeing excursions. This pamphlet provides a summary of the history and mission of the organization and seeks donations to support its work. For each dollar donated by August 31, 1919, WCCS promises to spend 87 cents on the general operation of 312 camp communities around the country, 9 cents for "special facilities and activities for colored soldiers and sailors," and the remainder for housing for enlisted men on leave and training for WCCS staff. But wait, there's more! "This will not mark the end of your dollar! It will be compounded manifold! A great reserve fund of community hospitality and service is waiting to be released by the organization and equipment which your War Camp Community Service dollar will provide."