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Pecometh Notes

2016 Spain Grant Challenge

Posted by Jack Shitama on Thu, Jun 16, 2016 @ 13:06 PM

staff_campers_hug.jpgWe are grateful for our donors' commitment to funding camperships. Last year, we awarded $43,245 to 256 campers. Of those, 137 campers received additional Spain Grants totaling $40,721.

The Spain Grant allows a camper from a family in need to attend for just $50. That’s over $83,000, funded by people like you.

This year there is good news, bad news.

The good news? At this writing, camper registrations are up from the same time last year.

The bad news? We lost a $10,000 annual grant for the Spain Grant program from an organization that shifted its priorities away from our mission.

Can you help us to fund this loss?

We don’t know exactly how many campers will require financial assistance this year, but we expect it will be as many as last year or more.

We want it that way because we know that camp is an important part of their spiritual and emotional development. This is especially true when campers come year-after-year.

Campers like Anjenee

You might have read about Anjenee before in an annual report or an appeal letter. She came to us through Neighborhood House, an outreach ministry in the Southbridge section of Wilmington.

Because of the Spain Grant, she has come to camp every year since eighth grade. She’s graduating from high school and I wanted to know what her plans are for the fall. Here is what she wrote:

Hello! I will be graduating on June 6 this year! For the late summer and fall I plan on attending Montgomery College in Rockville, Maryland to gain credits.

In spring of 2017 I will transfer to the University of Maryland, College Park. I am majoring in Neuroscience (Neurophysiology).  

I am moving to Maryland in early July and finishing up with summer classes in mid-June… I will definitely be working there (on summer staff) next summer.

Your support makes a difference.

Most times we don’t get to hear the difference it makes. But we know that stories like Anjenee’s are multiplied many times over.

Our goal is to raise you $10,000 by July 1. If you can send a gift by then, it help us ensure that every child that wants to come to camp can do so.

Thanks for your prayerful consideration.

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