A kid’s camp experience can create memories, friends, and skills that last a lifetime. They’ll learn how to interact with camp counselors and other young campers – some with similar backgrounds and some with diverse ones. First-timers might share a cabin with a new friend; seasoned campers might reconnect with someone they met last year at camp.
But both will gain skills and confidence, learn new things, stay active, get creative, spend lots of time outdoors, and just plain have fun like kids should. Their summer friendships might even turn into lifelong ones.
And it can all be made possible by your generosity. It costs about $200 on average to send a child on a summer camp journey. The children going to camp through the Sun Fund for Kids are all from financially disadvantaged families who, because of various life challenges, cannot afford it themselves. Your donation can give them an opportunity and adventure they simply would not get without you.
Knowing their experience was funded by someone they didn’t even know will mean a lot to these kids and their families. They’ll come back from camp with lots of great stories to share with their parents, friends, and teachers, and with cherished memories they’ll never forget.
Sending a monetary gift to the Sun Fund for Kids is a wonderful opportunity for you to put a sure smile on a child-in-need’s face next summer. Please send your gift to c/o The Brandon Sun, 501 Rosser Avenue, Brandon, Mb., R7A 0K4. Your donation will be acknowledged publicly through a column in The Brandon Sun, but if you prefer to be anonymous, please just let us know. Either way, please accept our thanks and that of the family you’re helping. A receipt for tax purposes will be sent to you from the CFS Western Foundation.