Help send a Richmond City kid to camp

The City of Richmond offers some great summer camps, but the $250 price tag often leaves young residents who would benefit from them most unable to attend. But you can help those kids out— right now OR by taking part in a radiothon on May 5th.

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Each summer, Richmond’s Parks, Recreation & Community Facilities Department offers a fantastic variety of summer day camp options to its school-aged residents. These camps provide nine weeks of structured activities for children ages six to 12, Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM. But at $250 a pop, cost can keep many local kids from getting in on the fun. So the folks at Parks & Rec, in partnership with the Enrichment Foundation and Radio One, hope you’ll help them out by taking part in the 9th annual Send a Kid to Camp radiothon.

“These funds help us reach children in the city who often have few constructive options for summer activities,” said Dr. Norman C. Merrifield, director of Richmond Parks & Rec. “By making a donation during the Send a Kid to Camp radiothon, you are helping with the City’s efforts to shape the future of our children”

Between 9:00 AM and 7:00 PM on Thursday, May 5th, residents can call 804-521-8400 to to make a donation. For a donation of $25 or more, the song of your choice will be played on KISS 99.3/105.7 FM or iPower 92.1/104.1 FM. If listening to the radio isn’t your thing–or if you’re just itching to make a donation and can’t wait until May 5th–online contributions can be made at any time.

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Valerie Catrow

Valerie Catrow is editor of RVAFamily, mother to a mop-topped first grader, and always really excited to go to bed.

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