The Arizona Daily Star’s Sportsmen’s Fund Send a Kid to Camp program raises money so children from low-income households and military families can attend overnight YMCA, Boy Scout and Girl Scout camps and Camp Courage burn camp for little or no fees.

We kicked off our fund drive Feb. 20 with an envelope in the paper. Since then, we’ve received 550 donations totaling $48,963 toward our goal of $190,000 to send 770 kids to weeklong overnight camps this summer. 

Your contribution is tax-deductible, qualifying for the state’s working-poor charitable tax credit of up to $400.

Since then, thanks to Arizona Daily Star readers, we have helped to pay for 36,548 children to go to camp.

Recent donations include:

James Ansier, $40.

Samantha Berkson, $20.

Nancy Bowen, $50.

George Campbell and Debbie Kornmiller, $350.

Edith Craig, $50.

Jeffrey Dauenhauer, $55.

Tom Foust, in memory of Woody Cohen, $50.

Tom Foust, in memory of Abe and Mildred Chanin, $100.

Sally Garcia, $20.

James and Connie Hemphill, $200.

Judith Howarth, $100.

Doug and Jacque Humphreys, $189.

Benn and Doris Isaacman, in memory of E. Soren Kline, $25.

Judith Jacobsen, $10.

Janet & Morris Kenigsberg, $400.

Amy Morris, $10.

Cindy O’Connell, $30.

George Pottinger, in memory of Louie Leon and his Big Band, $50.

George Pottinger, in memory of Jane Schinkel, $50.

Barbara Ramage, $25.

Elizabeth Raymond, $30.

Jim and Jackie Riley, in memory of Woody Cohen, $50.

Kathryn Rios, $10.

Neva Rodriguez, $50.

Mary Ann Rombough, $100.

Robert B. Rombough $200.

F. G. Romero, $30.

Dean and Cathy Sawin, in memory of Bruce Hawkins, $50.

Dean & Cathy Sawin, in memory of Bob Liening, $50.

Betty Saylor, $35.

Tim and Anne Schaffner, $100.

Doris & Joseph Schreiber, $100.

Janet Schuh of Companion Care, in memory and honor of Abe Chanin, $50.

A.M. Semington, $10.

Bette and Daniel Sexton, $25.

O. Shepler, $25.

Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon Silverman, $25.

Paul Smith, $30.

Ed Snyder, $50.

Lou Edith Soldwedel, $100.

Jaime Sotomayor, $30.

Frank Stiltner, in memory of Gertrude Bombenek, $100.

David Stoponi, $50.

Rev. Carl Stouffer, $100.

Robert Strauss, in memory of Woody Cohen, $50.

Darlene Streicher, in memory of Abe Chanin, $50.

Swingers Mens Golf Group at Skyline Country Club, in memory of Ginny Roof, $220.

Donna and Larry Tagg $100.

Spencer Titley, $100.

Laszlo Veres, $20.

Stephanie Vidoni-Hartung, in honor of Bob Liening, $55.

F. Frelinghuysen and Dr. Mary Voyatzis, $100.

Harris Weinberg, $10.

Nancy Wenzlaff, $25.

Connie Whitehead, $200.

Clifford Williamson, $25.

Barbara Winter, in honor of Bob, $50.

Flora Yee $50.

More donations will be acknowledged in the next week.