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Sidonie's Camptonville Swim Club

Organized by: Kate Boyd

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Kate Boyd via Crowdrise
August 22, 2015

Thanks to a recent donation we're 1/4 of the way! If you haven't been able to donate yet, and you love Sidonie's pool, now's a great time! See More

THE STORY:

Sidonie's Camptonville Swim Club (as we've informally named ourselves) is a group of families living in a rural part of the Sierras in Northern California where large, in-ground pools are few and far between. While we have access to rivers and lakes, access to large, backyard pools is almost non-existent. One very generous woman in our community, Sidonie, has such a pool on her property, and allows open access to our families to use her pool, asking nothing in return. This has been an incredible resource to our families as a safe place to teach our children to swim, as a place to gather for holidays and celebrations and as a place for impromptu summer afternoon gatherings full of kids from all over the community to swim, jump, splash, dive and giggle the hot afternoons away. Because Sidonie's pool is many years old, it has required additional maintenance and upkeep. She has had new fencing and gates built around the pool area to increase the safety of the children in the community, as well as a shed built to house the pump equipment. She has needed to maintain and repair the plumbing in the pool house restroom. And she has needed to make frequent, expensive repairs to pump machinery and other aspects of the pool area. Some of those repairs have been due to age of the equipment, and some of those repairs have been due to mistakes made by visiting swimmers. Many of those repairs have been significant enough to cause a financial strain. Because of her busy work schedule, Sidonie has limited opportunities to enjoy the beautiful pool that she works so hard to maintain. She does it out of love and generosity toward her community, and a desire for the children to have a safe place to gather and swim. We would like to ask all of the families who benefit from the use of Sidonie's pool to contribute as they are able to this fund for Sidonie, and to please share this fundraiser with their friends and families who may be willing to pitch in as well. Every donation will be helpful! And if you aren't from our community, and don't know our families or Sidonie, and you're reading this...please consider making a donation to this wonderful woman to help her continue to provide this incredible resource to our families and our children. Many children have learned to swim in this pool, and many more have spent happy summer afternoons here. It would mean so much to all of us to be able to raise a substantial amount of money to present to Sidonie to help cover the costs of repairs and maintenance to this pool.

$425

 

43% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Awesome Supportive Grandparents!!!

    $50

  • We Love And Appreciate Sido!

    $100

  • Auntie Sarah

    $25

  • L & M

    $50

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Organized by

Kate Boyd

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Donor Comments

L & M

L & M

DONATION: $50

Thank you for all that you do! 3 years ago

Auntie Sarah

Auntie Sarah

DONATION: $25

Thanks for your generosity, Sidonie! 3 years ago

We Love And Appreciate Sido!

We Love And Appreciate Sido!

DONATION: $100

You da' best!! 3 years ago

Awesome Supportive Grandparents!!!

Awesome Supportive Grandparents!!!

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

Thank you, Sidonie! 3 years ago

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