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.

We kicked off our fund drive Feb. 20 with an envelope in the paper. Since then, we’ve received 479 donation totaling $42,294 toward our goal of $190,000 to send 770 kids to weeklong overnight camps this summer. Donations are welcome throughout the year. We are grateful for your donation and begin our thank yous today.

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

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 send 36,548 children to camp.

Recent donations include:

Darwin and Kay Afdahl, $400.

Vivian Aguilar, $25.

Dennis and Carol Airoldi, $50.

Jennifer Allison, $40.

Mike and Jo Andre, $100.

Jack Arnold, $25.

Walter and Carol Barnard, $100.

Avery and Carolyn Bates, $100.

David Beeson, $250.

Sheila Bennen, $25.

David Bentzel, $10.

Pat and Frank Bergen, $100.

Carol Borges, $25.

Merilys Brown, $25.

H.D. and Ann Bruner, $50.

Carolyn and Robert Burns in memory of their sons, Philip and Paul Burns, $200.

Joyce Burton, $40.

Susan Bush, $50.

Neva and Karl Butzer, $25.

Jerry Cagle, $10.

Lary Cahill, $25.

Major USAF (Ret.) Carl Carlton, in honor of Mary Lou Carlton, $1,000.

S. Carr, $50.

Judith Carr, $50.

William and Carolyn Carson, $50.

Robert Cavanaugh, $40.

Wyoming Chamberlin, $50.

Doug and Joan Chan, $25.

Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Chandler, $250.

William and Sharon Chenevert, $50.

John Churchill, $20.

Illuminada Claudio, $10.

Claypool Family Trust, $100.

Mr. and Mrs. David Colburn, $300.

Companion Care, in memory and honor of Abraham Chanin, $50.

Ethel Coolidge, $25.

Robin Coon, $500.

L.M. and S.D. Cox, $150.

Ethel Coyson, $50.

Alice and Brinton Darlington, $50.

Janice Darrell, $50.

John and Shirley Davies, $50.

Pat and Glenn Davis, $100.

Angelo Dejoia, $20.

Gail Dunlap, $100.

James Dunleavy Jr., $25.

Bonnie and William DuPlain, $25.

Richard and Gertrude Earls, $10.

Warren Engelland, $25.

Adalyn Everett, $25.

Betty Fink, $50.

Samuel Flagler, $20.

Carl Fletcher, $20.

Mr. and Mrs. Foushee, $100.

John Frazier, $100.

Dee and Bob Gagnon, $25.

Josephine Galas, $10.

August Ganzenmuller, $50.

Fran Gascon, $100.

Bob and Sally Gershon, $50.

Bruce and Edythe Gissing, $200.

Suzanne Gould, $25.

Sherrill Hammel, $50.

Jeffrey Handler, in memory of Abe Chanin, $100.

Michael and Bonnie Harris, $100.

La Verne Hawkins, in memory of Jeff Riley, $50.

La Verne Hawkins, in memory of Ginny Roof, $50.

Arrah Hill, $100.

James Hogan, $400.

Lois Holland, $50.

Noreen and Phillip Howe, $25.

Joe Huerta, $200.

Walter Hutton, $75.

Additional donations will be acknowledged in the next week.