Sunday, July 1, 2012

Simple math

Only 10 days until The Red Thread Promise team leaves for Haiti to roll out Camp Jake / July 2012 and we couldn't be more excited! The months between camp session have been bittersweet, filled with a mixture of sadness and hope. While we have dearly missed the campers during our time apart, we are full of anticipation for the coming trip and the joy we will surely feel when we see our Haitian friends again.

Over the past months, we have been fundraising for camp, contacting corporations, foundations and private donors to sponsor the children and make this session even better than the first. As you can imagine, hosting a camp for physically-challenged people in a developing country requires a substantial amount of time, resources and volunteers. Our supporters have been more than generous and we are extremely grateful for the resources they have entrusted to us.

It is our dream to serve as many handicapped children as possible through Camp Jake, providing physical, art and music therapy, trade training, physical activity and 3 nutritious meals every day of camp. These achievable objectives will be delivered in a nurturing, supportive environment filled with counselors who care deeply for each camper's entire being. Through every interaction, our team will build lasting relationships with these campers. It is our goal to create a fun environment where campers will learn life skills that will positively impact their future and know that they are valued and loved.

Only days ago we found out that one of our large donors is unable to support the camp as anticipated, leaving a deficit in funding. With camp only 10 days away, we are concerned that we may not be able to accommodate all 44 campers as planned. The Red Thread plans to continue to honor Jake Richard through this camp specifically for underprivileged handicapped children. But we can only do so with your help at this critical time.

We are reaching out to you, asking for your financial support to ensure that all 44 campers can participate in the July session of Camp Jake.

Every dollar counts. No donation is too small. You—our supporters—have always come through for our children in China, Haiti and the United States and we know that this will be no exception. We trust that you will find it in your heart to donate to Camp Jake. 

Donations can be made via check or online. Please be sure to mark the memo line with Camp Jake. The PayPal button is on the right sidebar or our mailing address is below:

The Red Thread Promise
20 Brookfield Avenue
Glen Rock, NJ 07452

Thank you so much for your support of Camp Jake!

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