31 children sent to Day Camp
With the help of a special grant from Jeff and Rona Shein we provided 31 children with partial camp scholarships of varying amounts.
The number one criteria was need, based on the parent needing to stay home from work to care for the child. We do everything we can to encourage work and looking for work. By providing a scholarship, several parents were able to continue their hours at their job or continue their job seeking efforts. This has become more and more pressing since many of our clients are single parents. The second criteria is the situation at home and the evaluation that the child needs some time away from a stressful or unhappy situation.
Over $30,000 was invested in this program, a significant amount from the Sheins. The letters and cards we receive from some of the children are heart wrenching. For many, it is the only jouful and positive expierience they have expierienced in the past year.