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Please join the Arizona Daily Star in helping local children. Today’s Star includes an envelope you can use to mail checks so children from low-income or military families can go to camp for little or no cost.

Each year, readers give generously to help the Star send kids to camp. It’s a tradition we’re proud to lead.

We need your help. Our goal is to raise $212,000 to send 625 kids to YMCA and Boy Scout and Girl Scout overnight camps, and overnight Camp Tatiyee, for school-age children and older teens with special needs. That money will also pay for camp supplies for another 300 children.

In 2018, we received 1,623 donations totaling $214,312. We spent $214,979 to send 621 local boys and girls to overnight camp and for camp supplies for another 299 children.

You can use today’s envelope or send donations to Arizona Daily Star Sportsmen’s Fund, Send a Kid to Camp, P.O. Box 16141, Tucson, AZ 85732-6141, or go to azsendakidtocamp.org to donate with a credit card.

Since 1947, the Arizona Daily Star Sportsmen’s Fund has helped pay for 40,070 children to go to camp. We’re one of the oldest 501(c)(3) charities in Arizona. Your contribution qualifies for the Arizona tax credit of up to $800 for donations to qualifying charitable organizations.

For more information, call Senior Editor Debbie Kornmiller at 573-4127 or email her at dkornmiller@tucson.com.