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80 percent kids would have stayed home all summer if it weren’t Camp Program

Published by John Suart on Jul 21, 2016

HALFWAY INTO OUR SUMMER CAMP PROGRAM
YOU CAN HELP RIGHT NOW WITH A DONATION 

We’re halfway into our summer long campaign to send the kids we serve to summer camp. And as we start into the last month of summer new research shows that our unique camp program is more effective than ever. 



THEY COULDN’T HAVE DONE IT WITH OUT US

In a survey of the families involved in the program some 80 percent said they would have kept their kids home all summer long without our help. Eighty percent said they would have found managing summer camp difficult or very difficult without our help. And 100 percent said that giving their kids a summer camp experience was important to their development. 

We’re a Children’s Aid Society and for 122 years we’ve been protecting kids from abuse and neglect. Our camp program identifies families we serve that need help with summer camp for their kids – usually families in crisis. We work with them to find a camp that’s right for their kids, help with the paperwork, pay the fees and make sure the kids get to camp. For families facing domestic violence, mental health issues or addiction, managing summer camp is a monumental task. We help make it happen. 

Thanks to donors like you we’ve already sent more than 20 deserving kids to summer camp so far this year. Another 20 are set to go to camp in August. At the end of the summer, we expect to send as many as 65 kids we serve to camps all across Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington. 

WE URGENTLY NEED DONATIONS
We rely on fundraising to make our summer camp program work. And the hard truth of the matter is that we aren’t raising enough money to fund it into the future. Our fundraising goal this summer is $15,000 and we’re still short by $5,000. If there ever was a time to support this cause it is now. 

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