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 and Camp Courage burn camps.
Our goal is to raise $170,000 to send 770 kids to weeklong overnight camps this summer. We are nearing half of our goal. So far we have received 889 donations totaling $79,554 with the summer camp season fast approaching.
Your contribution is tax-deductible, qualifying for the state's working-poor charitable tax credit of up to $400 and is welcome throughout the year.
The Sportsmen's Fund, one of the oldest 501(c)(3) charities in Southern Arizona, was founded in 1947.
Since then, thanks to Arizona Daily Star readers, we have helped to pay for 35,869 children to go to camp.
Recent donations include:
Hugh McKenzie, $1,000.
S. Rowe Miller, $50.
V.J. Miller, $50.
Karen Milligan, $30.
John and Susan Mimnaugh, $100.
Dolores Mora, in memory of John E. Mora, $50.
MW Plumbing, $130.
Margery Nemura, $25.
Judith Nugent, $100.
Nancy Odegaard, $50.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Parlett, in memory of Meecha and Dave Parlett, $150.
Rene Redondo, $100.
C. Rivera, $100.
Carole Roberson, $50.
Carole Robinson, $200.
Helen Rogers, in memory of Steven G. Rogers, $100.
Mr. and Mrs. John Ross, in memory of fallen Tucson Police Department officer Jeff Ross, who died Feb. 18, 1982, at age 27, $100.
Isadora Rowe, $10.
Mildred and Dean Short, $200.
C.E. Sparr, $50.
Kay Spencer, $25.
Barbara Stockton, $50.
Mary Beth Taylor, $40.
Faith Thesingh, in memory of Hank Thesingh "Camper Extraordinaire," $25.
Karen Thurman, $100.
Spencer and Helen Titley, $100.
Jerry and Joan Tolle, $100.
Dallas and Dorothy Treat, $200.
Jeff and Marcia Wadley, $250.
John and Thelma Wheeler, $25.
Nelda White, $25.
George and Brenda Widugiris, $110.
Philip Wild, $40.
Willie and Isidora Wright, $200.
Mel and Enid Zuckerman, in honor of Talia Rose Zuckerman Brown, $163.
Four anonymous donations totaling $391.
HOW TO HELP
• Credit-card donations: www.azsendakidtocamp.org/donations
• Send checks, payable to Send a Kid to Camp, to: Send a Kid to Camp, P.O. Box 16141, Tucson, AZ 85732-6141.
• For more information: Senior Editor Debbie Kornmiller at 434-4080 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Why We Give
Thank you for organizing such an important and positive program for our youth.
- Holt and Ilse Bodinson
More donations will be acknowledged in the coming week.