BENEFITING: CAMP ARANUTIQ
You all know I am a huge ally for the community and these amazing kids!!
I would like all 30th birthday gifts and Christmas gifts donated to a place VERY close to my heart!
WHY YOU SHOULD GET INVOLVED!
Camp Aranu'tiq is my heart! Why? It is a place for transgender and gender-variant youth (8-15) come together and just be kids. This was not an oppurtunity for my best friend growing up in Georgia. It is important that there is a place in the world like this.
At night in my bunk this past year we had interview time. Kids could ask me questions and they could ask each other questions. The amazing talks we had about coming of age as a woman, finding that special someone, bullying and so much more. There were tears, laughter and love.
In 2012, one of my girls schooled me on love! "My mom tells me love is having your partner role out the red carpet for you. The most important thing is you have to remember to do the same!" I simply gave her a hug! Quote to remember.
In 2011, another camper the youngest at camp said to me after singing in front of the whole camp "Don't Stop Believing", did I mention it was flawless, told me when I asked her how she could get in front of so many people and do that said, "I trusted myself!". Blew me away. Let's just say I walked away trusting my abilities and finding my passion.
Our goal is for all our campers to not have to pay for this experience. That is where you come in!
We need more space, more food, and more supplies! Show your support by donating to this amazing, life-changing experience.
A few quotes from parents:
"I have to tell you, [my child] has been so wonderful since we picked her up from camp. She seems so much more at peace with herself and she has a great attitude..."
"[My child] can't stop talking about camp. He had such a wonderful week; perhaps one of the best of his life. It feels like I picked up a different kid!"