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 Tatiyee, for school-age children and older teens with special needs, at little or no cost to their families.

We kicked off our annual fundraiser on Feb. 23 with a donation envelope in the Star.

Our goal is to raise $190,000 and send 650 local boys and girls to area camps this summer. So far, we’ve received 465 donations totaling $62,672, which puts us almost a third of the way toward our goal.

Since 1947, the Arizona Daily Star Sportsmen’s Fund has helped pay for 38,551 children to go to camp. We’re one of the oldest 501©3 charities in Arizona.

Your contribution qualifies for the Arizona tax credit of up to $800 for donations to qualifying charitable organizations. That tax credit was increased starting for tax year 2016; donations made through April 18, 2017, qualify.

Donations are also welcome throughout the year.

Recent donations include:

Diane Abbott, $50.

Dennis, Carol and Baci Airoldi, $50.

John Almquist, $500.

Norma Anderson, $100.

Elizabeth and John Arkuckle Jr., $50.

I. Asiu, $30.

Eva Bacal, in memory of Martin Bacal, $300.

L. Backman, $38.

Betty Barton, $50.

Pat and Frank Bergen, in memory of Gunnar Bovre, $100.

Edward Bessey, $100.

Kay Bigglestone, $75.

Nancy Blackwell, $100.

Carol Boerner, $40.

Bobi Borenstein, $25.

Carol Borges, $25.

Richard Bowers, $25.

Ann Bowman, $25.

Joseph Broschak, $200.

Mark Bryant, $400.

David Burnett, $100.

Joyce Burton, $30.

Susan Bush, $100.

Karl Butzer, $50.

R.C. and K.M. Cade, $100.

Mary Canapol, $100.

Arleen Carramusa, $25.

The Cars, $50.

Bruce Cells, $100.

William Chenevert, $100.

Nancy Chidester, in memory of Dale Chidester, $100.

Karen Christensen, $100.

Coleman/Tuckers, $100.

Nancy Cook, $50.

Bette Cooper, $100.

Clifton and Penny Crutchfield, $200.

D. Curtis, $50.

Mary Jane Davis, $50.

Mark and Barbara De Arman, $50.

Kathy Dehn, in memory of Acosta’s, $30.

Theresa Dellheim, $50.

Lois Deputy, $50.

Joseph Dinich, $200.

Robert Dionne, $50.

More donations will be acknowledged in the coming week.