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SummerAde: Be a Hero to Kids with Special Needs!

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BENEFITING: MARIN LINK INC

Summer Ade

THE STORY:

SummerAde makes attending summer day camp possible for children with special needs who would otherwise be unable to attend due to their challenges, by matching them with trained teen mentors at no cost to the family.  

This important one-of-a-kind program is in jeopardy of discontinuing without your support. 

Our goal is to raise $5,000 by November 21, 2016 to help ensure funding to match mentors to campers next Spring.  

Please BE A HERO to children with special needs and help us keep this program alive and thriving.   Ways you can help:

  • DONATE NOW (if you'd like to send a check, please make payable to SummerAde and send to 2 Fifer Avenue #200, Corte Madera, CA 94925)
  • Create your own fundraising page and share with family and friends (Click the gray 'Fundraise for this Campaign' button on the right)
  • Spread the word- share the donation link throughout your social networks! (On the left)

Why attending regular summercamp is so important 

A personal message from one of our campers with special needs.

Being fully included in a regular summer day camp affords children with special needs an invaluable life experience where they play and learn alongside their peers, learn new skills and create cherished childhood memories while being truly integrated into their communities. It also benefits all campers by teaching them that some people act or think in different ways and that is okay, ultimately dispelling common stereotypes, thereby building more cohesive and accepting communities.

SummerAde History & Future Plans

In our nine years of service, we have served 228 campers, with the assistance of 273 teen mentors throughout 274 weeks of camp. SummerAde hopes to grow its program by recruiting 10% more mentors and more campers each subsequent year.  We predict a modest growth each year as we intend to prioritize the maintenance of a quality program. Our operating model is no longer sustainable as a volunteer run organization and in order to sustain and grow our services, we need to fundraise.

SummerAde fills a void in the special needs community throughout the country and has the potential to grow and become a national program, providing access to thousands of children. You could help in opening up opportunities for children throughout the country.

Please support this important program: DONATE NOW and spread the word. 

SummerAde benefits campers: SummerAde offers an opportunity for those who might otherwise be unable to attend summer camp to form lasting memories with their siblings and neighborhood peers, while being truly integrated into their community.  Attending a ‘normal’ summer camp gave your child a chance to teach other children that some people act or think in different ways and that is okay, ultimately dispelling common stereotypes.

SummerAde benefits mentors: In a culture that is so wrapped around ‘wants’ and ‘achievements,’ it is easy for our teenagers to grow up without a sense of gratitude for what they have and empathy for the needs of the less fortunate around them. Volunteering with SummerAde gives them a chance to dispel stereotypes about why people act or think in different ways while also learning about the unique challenges that children with disabilities may face.

Please help us to continue this life-enhancing program. DONATE NOW and spread the word. 

Thank you!

For more information, click here to check us out on our website (www.summerade.org) and LIKE our Facebook page.

SummerAde is a project under MarinLink, a 501c3 nonprofit organization that collects donations on SummerAde's behalf.

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To This Fundraiser

$8,205

MONEY RAISED

82

children can now go to summer camp!
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  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Ethan, Amelia, Eliot Hynes

    $300

  • Kaewyn Picard

    $50

  • Nestor

    $25

  • Kyle and Christine Bedard

    $50

  • Leigh Law Group

    $500

  • Dan Gatz

    $100

  • Donna Giroux

    $100

  • Doris Lahey

    $200

  • The Mowbray Family

    $500

  • The siegel family

    $175

  • Kyra Mowbray

    $50

  • Christine Michaels

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Monique Barkett

    $100

  • Liz Smith

    $25

  • Lowder Family

    $50

  • Diane Paul

    $500

  • The Bacharach Family

    $100

  • Peter G. Platt

     

  • Nancy Parsons

    $100

  • Joan and Ken Gosliner

    $100

  • Susan Wilson

    $50

  • Addie Thompson Family

    $250

  • Janet Miller

     

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Liam & Katrina

    $10

  • Paul & Annette Venables

    $250

  • Sally Clarke

    $250

  • Alexa Fernandez

    $50

  • Pam Sowerby

    $100

  • Sharon and Matt Lincoln

    $100

  • Laurence Pulgram and Kelli Murray

     

  • Karin katselis

    $50

  • The Acker Family

    $100

  • Mark and Kim Belgarde

    $100

  • Ted and Lisa Williams

    $500

  • Charlotte & Julia Walden

     

  • Stella Hanis

    $100

  • Scharf family

    $100

  • Leonard Stecklow

    $100

  • Mary Cullen

    $100

  • Van Alstyne Family

    $400

  • Denise and Grant Curry

    $100

  • Lynn Blankfort

    $250

  • Kyle Evans

     

  • Solomon Family

    $36

  • John Selix

     

  • Ornella Faith

    $108

  • Winslow and Kara Taub

    $300

  • the Bloom Family

    $100

  • John Girton

    $91

  • Sue Kalman and Ray Persico

    $45

  • Travis Lateef Family & Friends

    $500

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164% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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The Team: $8,205 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Summer Ade

Amount Raised

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129% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Liam and Katrina Huff

Amount Raised

$1,735

 

102% Raised of $1,700 Goal

Donor Comments

Travis Lateef Family & Friends

Travis Lateef Family & Friends

DONATION: $500

Travis Lateef Family & Friends 1 year ago

Sue Kalman and Ray Persico

Sue Kalman and Ray Persico

DONATION: $45

1 year ago

John Girton

John Girton

DONATION: $91

1 year ago

the Bloom Family

the Bloom Family

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Winslow and Kara Taub

Winslow and Kara Taub

DONATION: $300

1 year ago

Ornella Faith

Ornella Faith

DONATION: $108

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John Selix

John Selix

1 year ago

Solomon Family

Solomon Family

DONATION: $36

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Kyle Evans

Kyle Evans

1 year ago

Lynn Blankfort

Lynn Blankfort

DONATION: $250

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