posted on November 30, 2015 16:10
Because We Can. Because We Should.
Introducing summer camp to young survivors of political conflict
Camp Fircom is pleased to announce it is moving quickly to find funding for 25 camper spots for refugee children escaping the conflict in Iraq, Syria and elsewhere. Each child or teen will experience a week of camp in summer 2016 and go on a shopping trip to equip them with the proper clothing and gear needed for camp.
We hope you will include this initiative in your seasonal givings this year.
To us, this opportunity represents the best of what BC can provide: a sanctuary in nature, and a chance to connect with a diversity of new peers, in a safe, vibrant setting. Other campers, too, will learn about their new friends’ experiences. We believe that relationships like these build peace and understanding. As a camp, we are so pleased to be a part of this effort.
We are proud of our long history of including children and teens from diverse backgrounds, regardless of their ability to pay.
We are challenging ourselves and our network of justice-seeking families, friends, partner agencies and congregations to raise $25,000 for this mission.
To make this campaign ripple farther, Camp Fircom is also encouraging other Canadian summer camps (including day and overnight camps) to stand together and offer free registration for refugees to their programs.
Over the next 25 days, the Camp Fircom’s goal is to raise $25,000. Please consider donating to this important cause on behalf of yourself, or as a gift in someone else’s name.
We will be pleased to mail or email a card announcing your gift. Any amount $20 or over gets a tax receipt.
All proceeds will go directly to the refugee campership campaign.
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Please donate today. https://www.canadahelps.org/dn/323