A. Eicoff wrote -
Founded in 1900, Off The Street Club is Chicago’s oldest boys and girls club. They currently serve more than 3,000 kids in one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in the country - West Garfield Park.
When temperatures rise in Chicago, so do violent crimes. That’s why Off The Street Club is sending out a huge S.O.S.—Save Our Summer! The fresh air and activities at Camp Mathieu make summer camp a reality for Off the Street Club kids. At the camp, kids can trade a summer of dodging violence, drugs and gang activity with all the positive summer camp activities that help shape a young adult.
OTSC's overall goal this year is to send 700 deserving boys and girls to camp. Eicoff is hoping to raise enough donations for 20 of them. For every $500 donated, one child who bravely said no to gangs and drugs, will be sent to camp.
Hope grows stronger in fresh air and sunshine. So do kids.