We have an opportunity to get $100,000.00 in matching funds for this year's Phonathon! There's no better time to make your donation to Cameron House!
2014 marks the 20th year I've worked at Cameron House! Both my husband and I are alumni of the Friday Night Club Program and members of the Presbyterian Church in Chinatown. We've been Cameron Daycamp Leaders, Club Leaders and Sunday School Teachers - both our children have grown up attending daycamp since kindergarten!
Being at the front door of Cameron House, I get to see all the many individuals who come through the doors. There are the individuals and families who use our services today: the students in our Bilingual Afterschool Program (BAP) who are not able to get help even with rudimentary homework at home; the mono-lingual woman in a domestic violence relationship; the shy or awkward teenager, needing encouragement and a safe place to blossom in our Friday Night Club or Kitchen Medicine Apprentice Program; the newly arrived immigrant looking for resources and English as a Second Language Classes; the cancer patient who can meet and fellowship twice a month with others going through similar experiences; the immigrant parent who is having a difficult time in this new culture; the Friday Night Club youth who has found a place to call 'a second home' - where s/he wants to 'give back' to the community that has meant so much and so many others. There are also the individuals who have used our services in the past: the many Alumnus from Friday Club or Daycamp or BAP; the Friends of Cameron House (FOCH), DV survivors helped by our social services who are now ready to give back in some way; Volunteer in Mission or Westminster Woods Alumnus who remember their time here as the ‘best summer of my life’. It's been a blessing meeting so many individuals who have been served by services here.
Much of our programs are made possible with financial aid donations from individuals like yourself. Please give generously!
May you be blessed as you bless others,
Note: If you donate by cash or check, please note on your payment “Phone-a-thon Mary's Team.” 100% of all check and cash gifts received go directly to CH. If we receive your donation by Aug 30th (whether by cash, check or credit card) we can pull your name off the Sept 2-4 call list. All donations you give for my campaign will be credited towards my fundraising goal.