BENEFITING: CAMP SUNSHINE AT SEBAGO LAKE
ORGANIZER: CAMP SUNSHINE AT SEBAGO LAKE
As many of my friends and family know, I spent a week at camp sunshine in August, volunteering my time with some of the most amazing families I've ever known. I met funny, intelligent, interesting children, teens, and parents and got to hear stories of their triumphs and hard times. Camp Sunshine gives them a chance to spend time with people in situations similar to their own and let's them know they aren't alone in their experiences. The beauty of the camp is that its supported by donations, so that families can enjoy the benefits even with the financial hardships they face from medical costs. In this season of giving it would mean the world to me if you'd consider donating to help send more families to Camp Sunshine! It's a truly special place and we want everyone to experience the beauty of it! Thank you :)
CAMP SUNSHINE AT SEBAGO LAKE wrote -
In honor of #GivingTuesday, Camp Sunshine is asking our supporters to help us raise $25,000, which is enough to sponsor ten children with life-threatening illnesses and their families during one of our illness-specific sessions in 2016. All donations are appreciated and will go directly to support our programming.
Camp Sunshine provides respite, support, joy, and hope to children with life-threatening illnesses and their immediate families from around the world through the various stages of their journeys. The year-round program is free of charge to all families, and includes 24-hour onsite medical and psychosocial support. Camp Sunshine also provides bereavement sessions for families who have had a child pass away as a result of a life-threatening illness.
It is our goal to offer respite services to every family who applies to attend at no cost. As one of the only facilities in the United States that offers programming for every member of the immediate family, not just the ill child, Camp Sunshine continues to receive referrals from over 100 of the nation's top treatment centers. The availability and reach of Camp Sunshine's services are completely contingent upon the assistance of thousands of loyal volunteers, as well as the financial support of generous donoros - like yourself.
Join us in the weeks leading up to #GivingTuesday as we give thanks, give back and give hope this holiday season.