Getting Kids to Camp

I just received and read a story about a terrific fundraising program organized by a Tucson, Arizona newspaper to help get young people into the outdoors, and wanted to share it with you.

Thanks to the outreach efforts of the Arizona Daily Star and its generous readers, The Arizona Daily Star’s Sportsmen’s Fund Send a Kid to Camp program is helping 158 local Scouts get to camp this summer.

Overall, the newspaper received 1,254 donations totaling $134,193 toward its goal of $190,000 to send 770 kids to weeklong overnight camps this summer. Other youth-serving organizations including the Girl Scouts and YMCA also benefit. Read more