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Liam and Katrina Huff's Fundraiser:

SummerAde: Be a Hero to Kids with Special Needs!

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owner profile imageWe've exceeded our second fundraising goal!
October 29, 2016

Check out our surprised faces when Mom told us we had exceeded our weekend fundraising goal. :-) Thank you all for your generous contributions  See more

BENEFITING: MARIN LINK INC

ORGANIZER: Summer

Liam and Katrina Huff

THE STORY:

Summer Ade wrote -

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 $10,000 by November 15, 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 (Click the orange 'donate' button on the right)
  • 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!

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

Why attending regular summercamp is so important 

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

$1,735

MONEY RAISED

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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

  • Lowder Family

    $50

  • Susan Wilson

    $50

  • Janet Miller

     

  • Liam & Katrina

    $10

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102% Raised of$1,700 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $8,205 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Summer Ade

Amount Raised

$6,470

 

129% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Liam and Katrina Huff

Amount Raised

$1,735

 

102% Raised of$1,700 Goal

Donor Comments

Liam & Katrina

Liam & Katrina

DONATION: $10

We earned this by doing chores so we could donate to SummerAde 3 years ago

Janet Miller

Janet Miller

3 years ago

Susan Wilson

Susan Wilson

DONATION: $50

You are great! 3 years ago

Lowder Family

Lowder Family

DONATION: $50

Lindsey loved going to camp with Liam! 3 years ago

Doris Lahey

Doris Lahey

DONATION: $200

Best contribution I've ever made to help children to have the best summer EVER! 3 years ago

Donna Giroux

Donna Giroux

DONATION: $100

Good Luck with your fund raising Liam & Katrina have a great time at camp! 3 years ago

Dan Gatz

Dan Gatz

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Leigh Law Group

Leigh Law Group

DONATION: $500

We are so proud of you! 3 years ago

Kyle and Christine Bedard

Kyle and Christine Bedard

DONATION: $50

We love you! Have fun!! 3 years ago

Nestor

Nestor

DONATION: $25

Hope they have a blast this summer! 3 years ago