school year, I have watched the young people in our programs learn and grow. As
the weather slowly changes, I am looking forward to my first full summer at the
Italian Home. The pool will be opening soon, spirited games will be happening
on the field, and of course, school vacation for the 80 or so children on our
campus is fast approaching.
For a child,
there is nothing quite like summer vacation -- getting a break from the
classroom, enjoying warmer weather, playing with friends on long days, and
attending summer camp! Camp provides a wonderful
opportunity for children to continue to pursue their social and emotional
goals, all while having the opportunity to make new friends and enjoy nurturing
relationships with counselors. In short,
camp is where young people thrive, grow, and dream.
child has the opportunity to experience the caring, enriching programs that a
camp experience has to offer. Most of the children in our care do not have the
resources to afford a quality camp experience.
It is our goal
to make sure all of the children we serve have the opportunity to experience
summer camp, and we work with several different programs to get the best
experience for each child. Camp prices are not what they used to be – it can
cost over $1200 for a quality experience for each camper.
I believe our
children are just as deserving of a fun and enriching summer camp experience
after they've worked so hard all year. I need your help to raise $30,000 to
give every child a great summer experience. Each $150 we raise covers the cost
of an entire week of camp for a child this summer. Please help us achieve our
2017 Summer Camper goal.
I hope you
have a wonderful summer. Together, we will make sure the young people Italian
Home serves get the best experience possible!
Alan Jacobson, CEO