BENEFITING: The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp
ORGANIZER: The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp
The camp's programs include year-round outreach to hospitals and clinics, and ongoing services for children, families and caregivers. These programs serve more than 15,000 annually. All of the services are provided free of charge. The hospital outreach program serves children in hospitals from New York to Boston. The camp's staff members make regular visits to these children, introducing services that are consistent with the spirit and programs offered in the camp's Ashford facility.
Each summer, more than 1,000 children between the ages of seven and fifteen, diagnosed with cancer, sickle cell anemia, HIV/AIDS, hemophilia and other serious illnesses and conditions attend the camp. Approximately 4,000 children are served through weekend programs that run from fall through spring. The Hospital Outreach program serves approximately 11,000 throughout the year. More than half of the children served come from low-income backgrounds.