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RUN FOR A SUMMER DREAM 2015

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BENEFITING: CAMP RUGGLES INC

ORGANIZER: CAMP RUGGLES INC

EVENT DATE: Sep 20, 2015

Jim Field

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CAMP RUGGLES INC wrote -

SUPPORT TEAM CAMP RUGGLES!

OUR 41st YEAR 1974-2015 Team Camp Ruggles "Run for a Summer Dream 2015 " at the CVS Health Downtown 5K To Benefit our George M. Jacques Campership Fund Established in 2009, The George M. Jacques Campership Fund honors the 38 years of service by our former Executive Director.

On the occasion of our 41st year, we ask that you join us - support us as Team Camp Ruggles runs the CVS Health Downtown 5K for Camp Ruggles, Rhode Island's only therapeutic summer day camp program exclusively dedicated to children ages 6-12 medically diagnosed with emotional and behavioral disabilities.

An early childhood scarred by poverty, violence, malnutrition, sexual abuse, poor prenatal care and more impacts upon the healthy development, physical growth and emotional well-being of children. This does not only happen in third world or war-torn countries but right here in Rhode Island. The results of early abuse and neglect are children diagnosed with a wide range of behavioral disorders exacerbated by sexual abuse, homelessness, and other psycho/social challenges.

Children with combined emotional, behavioral and cognitive disabilities experience even greater educational losses and behavioral setbacks than their peers; yet, mainstream camps are not equipped to serve them. In Rhode Island, Camp Ruggles fills that gap, creating a much-needed bridge between the end of one school year and the start of another for children whose documented problems are severe enough to require year-round support.

In today's world, forty one years in service is a milestone many philanthropic organizations have not reached. We at Camp Ruggles would not have come this far without the help of our longtime, dedicated board, staff, volunteers and donors each of whom believes that every eligible child, no matter their life story, should have the opportunity to experience the joy of summer day camp.

To that end, throughout our history serving more than 2,460 campers, we have remained steadfast in our commitment to Rhode Island's most "at risk" children including those in state care or supervision as well as children from Rhode Island's urban core residing in low-income, single-parent families.

Camp Ruggles is accredited by the American Camping Association (ACA) and licensed by the state Departments of Education, Health and Human Services.

Our comprehensive services include assessment, counseling, case management, recreation, transportation, breakfast, lunch and snacks for youngsters whose families and/or guardians rarely can contribute, even modestly, to camp fees. More than 30 agencies, including school departments, group homes, Bradley and Hasbro children's hospitals, and mental health and human service agencies, make referrals.

Thanks to annual philanthropic support, we are proud to say no qualified child has ever been turned away because of the inability to pay camper fees. To learn more about our programs and accomplishments visit www.campruggles.org

Please consider joining Team Camp Ruggles! Please consider supporting Team Camp Ruggles! Thank you for your consideration of this request!

Sincerely, Edward M. Queenan, President and Jim Field, Executive Director

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To This Fundraiser

$596

MONEY RAISED
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  • Field family

    $150

  • Eloise DiCesare

    $50

  • Paul Siver

    $100

  • In Memory of Jack Kuney

    $100

  • McKenzie and Kylee

    $71

  • Jocelyn & Carl Feldman

    $25

  • Carmen Howard

    $100

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Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $2,671 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
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Nora Swartwout

Amount Raised

$650

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Jim Field

Amount Raised

$596

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CAMP RUGGLES INC

Amount Raised

$325

 

7% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Ryan Kolodziejczak

Amount Raised

$300

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Amanda Zifcak

Amount Raised

$245

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Derek Kolodziejczak

Amount Raised

$240

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Heather Delfino

Amount Raised

$130

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Ariel Lillian

Amount Raised

$105

Donor Comments

Carmen Howard

Carmen Howard

DONATION: $100

In memory of my dear friend and board member Jack Kuney. 3 years ago

Jocelyn & Carl Feldman

Jocelyn & Carl Feldman

DONATION: $25

In honor of Jim Fields and all of the staff at Camp Ruggles. 3 years ago

McKenzie and Kylee

McKenzie and Kylee

DONATION: $71

Go Daddy! Beat Nora 3 years ago

In Memory of Jack Kuney

In Memory of Jack Kuney

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Paul Siver

Paul Siver

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Eloise DiCesare

Eloise DiCesare

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Field family

Field family

DONATION: $150

Camp Ruggles is Celebrating 41 years of service to children clinically diagnosed with emotional and behavioral disabilities 3 years ago