– ABOUT US –
Founded in 1957 by a handful of New Rochellians with a simple goal: Sending kids to camp. That first summer the newly formed Campership Fund sent 103 children to camp. Since that time, we have sent New Rochelle children to camp every single summer. Over 10,000 kids and counting….
Our Officers and Board members volunteer their resources and time so that 100% of all donations go to the children who need it. All donations are tax deductible. Our current donor base is a combination of local (many life-time and legacy) contributors and corporate entities. We welcome new individual and corporate sponsors in the form of annual support and grants. Our fund-raising efforts center around community activities like the New Rochelle Turkey Trot, local camp fairs and the Road Runner’s organization. We liaison with the Board of Education and our PTAs, send bi-annual mailings and sponsor local organizations to give awareness to our fund. We are hoping the social media exposure and our new (Board Member financed) web site will help propel us to reach a newer donor base.
The need is real, and the effort and results need to continue in our changing world. Fund-sourcing has changed over the years and we do compete with the larger charities for a slice of the pie. We remain local; our fund is local, and our children are local. We are reaching out to you to help give our kids a much-needed camp experience.
Kids need camp!