Even though there are mounds and mounds of snow outside, Westman children are probably already thinking about summertime. Some of their thoughts might be of summer camp but, unfortunately, not everyone can afford to go.
That’s where the Sun Fund For Kids can help. Supported by public generosity for nearly 40 years, the Sun Fund has sent thousands of financially disadvantaged children on a summer camp adventure.
“Feedback from camp-goers and their families has always been positive,” says Susan Cable, community education co-ordinator for Child and Family Services of Western Manitoba (CFS Western) which manages the Sun Fund.
“Summer camps are where kids gain confidence, learn plenty, and make memories and friendships they’ll have for the rest of their lives.”
For lots of kids, going to camp this summer will be a first time experience. Others have been counting the days since last year until they can go back.
The Sun Fund was launched by former Brandon Sun editor Brian Marshall nearly 40 years ago. He knew the importance of going to camp, as an attendee and as a camp counsellor.
Camps include daytime ones through places such as the YMCA and Brandon Mini-U. There are also overnight camps and camps for kids with special needs. All of them offer a whole lot of fun and a great learning experience for a child.
But hundreds of Westman kids can only go to camp with the help of the Sun Fund For Kids. And the Sun Fund can only help them with your donation. Donating is a good way to know that you’ve made a positive difference in the life of a child.
Please send your gift to The Sun Fund For Kids, c/o The Brandon Sun, 501 Rosser Avenue, Brandon, Mb., R7A 0K4. Your donation will be acknowledged publicly through a column in The Brandon Sun, but if you prefer to be anonymous, please just let us know. Either way a receipt for tax purposes will be sent to you from the CFS Western Foundation.
DONATIONS RECEIVED FOR THE WEEK ENDING MARCH 7, 2014
This total 162.50
Previous total 16,482.50
Total to Date
for 2014 16,645.00
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition March 13, 2014