Matthew Solow Gracie Lebersfeld
Help us raise money to send kids to Camp Kenex/Experience Camps!!!
Dear Friends and Family,
We have chosen Experience Camps as our mitzvah project for our upcoming Bar and Bat Mitzvahs. Although Experience Camps is the main umbrella - Kenex is what is close to our hearts. You see, this is our home away from home. We love spending our summers at Camp Kennybrook and now we get to help Experience Camps kids do the same at Camp Kenex!
Experience Camps are a one week camp for boys and girls who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or primary care giver. It's a place where kids can cry, play, create, remember the person who died or forget the grief that weighs them down. It's a place where they can feel "normal", because everyone there has been through something similar and understands what it's like to lose someone important to them. It's a home away from home and just about everybody will tell you…" It is the best week of the year".
We attended an afternoon this past summer at Camp Kenex. We went to activities with some of the kids and we also ate lunch with them in the dining room. It was so nice to see them all singing and cheering - just like we do at camp meals. The real difference between Camp Kennybrook and Camp Kenex is that the kids at Camp Kenex attend grief sessions. We were told that the kids would be doing a special writing activity while they were spending their week at camp so we decided to buy them "Kennybrook Experience" journals and pens for their activity. We handed out the journals and pens during rest hour - the kids were so happy and appreciative. That made us happy too.
Many have asked how they can help. Please consider donating so we can send more kids to camp. It costs about $1000 to send one child to camp for the week. Let's sponsor as many kids as we can. We are in a Revlon $1 million Challenge to see which charities can raise the most money. Help us raise money to send kids to Camp Kenex/Experience Camps!!! AND win the bonus! Please take a moment to read our story and click on the link below to donate. No amount is too small!
Even though our Bar and Bat Mitzvahs are this spring, we are planning another trip up to camp to join the kids of Kenex for another afternoon this summer. This is not just our "mitzvah project" - it will be our "lifetime project." Go Kennybrook Kindness!!!!
Love,Matthew Solow and Gracie Lebersfeld
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