BENEFITING: OPPORTUNITY MATTERS TO EVERYONE
Opportunity Matters To Everyone (OME) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization devoted to providing activities and opportunities to individuals with developmental disabilities, such as Autism, Asperger’s, Cerebral Palsy, and Down Syndrome. Through specifically created events meant to engage and include these children, all under the supervision of volunteers, children with developmental disabilities can finally feel included. This year, we are raising funds to help cover the costs of a two -week summer camp and reduce the registration costs to our campers in order to service more individuals. Our camp will allow children an opportunity to come together in a group setting, learn to cook meals specifically catered to their special diets, learn interpersonal skills through daily ice breaker activities, find their creativity during arts and crafts, and show off their dance skills in Hip Hop dance class all while making new friends and having FUN. Many of these campers will learn new activities that, in the past, they were never exposed to because of the lack of opportunities to include children with special needs in camps. It is our goal to tailor our camp according to every campers' different strengths in order for each child to have a successful experience. We are asking for a donations to help support our camp and to offer our program to more children in the community. Having campers participate in our program gives them an opportunity to have a productive summer, be a part of the community, and build new hobbies. Your tax-deductible donation can make a world of difference for a child in our community. Any amount will go a long way and benefit many children and families.
Testimonials from 2016 Camp:
The camp was an enriching experience for both girls. In one week's time, I saw both girls grow in confidence and exhibit more compassion for others. It was a wonderful experience!
The program helped my child to gain self-confidence.
My son looked forward to camp every day. The activities were perfect for him because he loves to dance, cook and make art. I really appreciate all the thought, time and love that the volunteers put into the activities with the kids. My son's camp experience and him having this to make his summer more fun means a lot to me