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Camp Kita Boston 2017

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BENEFITING: CAMP KITA INC

EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017

THE STORY:

Camp Kita is a week long summer bereavement camp open to children ages 8-17 who are survivors of a loved one's suicide. Held in an idyllic traditional camp setting on the shores of Belgrade Lake in Central Maine, the camp provides all the fun and outdoor experience of any summer camp.  

Camp Kita staff and volunteers also provide a network of adults and peers that truly understand and support the unique grief that comes with losing a loved one to suicide.  

 

Camp Kita is the only program of a small non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the needs of bereaved youth and founded by sibling survivors of suicide loss.  The camp tuition remains free through fundraising efforts and the generous support of people who care. 

 

The Need

According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, in 2011, suicide was the 10th leading cause of death for Americans—equating to an American dying by suicide once every 13.3 minutes. In a broader sense, every 13.3 minutes even greater amounts of people are impacted as family and friends are left behind to grieve the lost of a loved one caused by suicide.  While these numbers are staggering, the topic of suicide is often avoided or reserved due to the common stigmas that come from one choosing to take their own life—this leaves the survivors, many just children, to suffer in silence.

Our Mission

Our mission at Camp Kita is to provide a safe, constant environment for young survivors of suicide, by giving direction through common interests, activities and grief management.

Our Vision

Our vision is to provide a safe, nurturing environment where child survivors can connect with one another while learning constructive ways to deal with the often unspeakable and fierce emotion of losing a loved one to suicide.  By creating a space for child survivors, we effectively ease the stigma around what it means to have lost someone to suicide. The campers’ shared loss and experience affords them the opportunity of forming deep, knowing bonds with others and thereby forging supportive connections that we hope will last a lifetime.  As a community of survivors, our week-long focus will be to provide and explore constructive forms of self-expression.  We will practice self-awareness as a way of identifying feelings and communicating them in a focused way.  Our focus on grief—on shattering apart—will dovetail with an equally important focus on hope—the power and purpose of piecing oneself together.  Most importantly, we will empower campers to utilize the tools and resources we provide so that they may draw upon them throughout their lives.

www.campkita.org

www.facebook.com/campkitaforkids

$43,132

MONEY RAISED
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  • Kaylyn Bell

    $25

  • Janet Merriman

    $50

  • Evan Gallagher

    $100

  • Melissa Cyr

    $30

  • James & Jane Benton

    $50

  • Wendy Stiles

    $100

  • St. Johns NO 51 Square & Compass Club

    $100

  • Donna Pepin Hamel

    $50

  • Sorority

    $50

  • Pot of Gold/DD Books

    $385

  • Corinne

    $80

  • Whoopee Pie Donations Mom's coworkers

    $352

  • The Ware Family

     

  • Connor, Andrew, Miles

    $1,000

  • David Allison

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Suzy

     

  • Emily and Jamie Garvin

    $50

  • Paul & Kate Grossman

    $50

  • Recycle Studio

    $915

  • Emily Fetherston

     

  • Janet Merriman

    $25

  • Hank & Melanie Zajic

    $100

  • Mathew Tilbury

    $25

  • Bridges Electric

    $150

  • Rebecca Kellogg and Kevin Dennis

    $200

  • Paul & Denise Green

    $250

  • Nancy Shorter and Dave Manley

    $100

  • Ann & Tom Waecker

    $50

  • Ed and Joanne Bleiler

    $100

  • Henry Plain

    $500

  • Steve Santulli

     

  • Tony and Kathy Ornatek

    $50

  • LR

     

  • Form4 Architecture

    $250

  • Krista Kim

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • T-Bone

    $50

  • Andrea Ardito

    $25

  • Rich Wicker

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Amy Butterworth & Tim Deihl

    $25

  • Buckets

    $301

  • Kathy Knox

    $50

  • Janice Roberge

    $25

  • Jean & Jane Barrett

    $100

  • Kevin Wicker

    $100

  • Marcia and John Stewart

    $500

  • Maureen

    $100

  • Zink Family

    $175

  • Edgar James

    $100

  • CDW

    $50

  • CDW

    $50

  • Ginevra

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • CKD

    $100

  • Jon & Madelyn Terbell

    $50

  • Jenna DeLuca

    $25

  • The Grogans

    $100

  • Tim Ellis

    $100

  • Kelsey Moody

    $25

  • Peter Nocchiero

    $50

  • Cathleen connors

     

  • Andrew Mika

     

  • Kristina Fenn Miller

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • bruce miller

    $100

  • awesome friends who sent money via venmo!

     

  • Alex Hood

    $50

  • Brooke Farquhar

    $25

  • Osuna Family

    $100

  • Jeanie Carr

    $35

  • Jess Knox

    $100

  • Annette and Mike Miller

    $100

  • The Segal Family

    $1,000

  • Mike

    $45

  • The Stouges Family

     

  • Gail Durgin

     

  • Gunther and Boo

    $1,000

  • Dom Toretto

    $50

  • Roy & Christine Hirshland

    $250

  • Roy & Christine Hirshland

    $250

  • Pat & Roy

    $25

  • Deborah Ciolfi

    $50

  • Kate

    $40

  • Scott and Theresa Mercer

    $50

  • John Dolan

    $50

  • Wanda and Ron

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Rich Breault Lightspeed MFG

    $500

  • PJ Mugford

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Tom Erickson

    $100

  • Colleen Lavery

     

  • Lucie Nadler

    $50

  • Grace & Taylor Harris

    $1,000

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Sam Sezak

    $25

  • The Fourniers

     

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108% Raised of $40,000 Goal

The Team: $43,132 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Rich Wicker

Amount Raised

$12,153

 

122% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Austin Barrett

Amount Raised

$11,600

 

116% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Melissa Morin

Amount Raised

$10,354

 

104% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Dave Miller

Amount Raised

$8,825

 

88% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

CAMP KITA INC

Amount Raised

$200

 

1% Raised of $40,000 Goal

Donor Comments

The Fourniers

The Fourniers

1 year ago

Sam Sezak

Sam Sezak

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Grace & Taylor Harris

Grace & Taylor Harris

DONATION: $1,000

1 year ago

Lucie Nadler

Lucie Nadler

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Colleen Lavery

Colleen Lavery

1 year ago

Tom Erickson

Tom Erickson

DONATION: $100

Way to go Morgan & Team! 1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

1 year ago

PJ Mugford

PJ Mugford

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Rich Breault     Lightspeed MFG

Rich Breault Lightspeed MFG

DONATION: $500

1 year ago