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 (yes, YOU!) can help those kids out.
Richmond’s Parks, Recreation & Community Facilities Department offers a huge variety of summer camp options to residents (12 across the city, in fact). These summer 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 often keeps some local kids from getting in on the fun. So the folks at Richmond Parks & Rec hope you’ll help them out a little by taking part in their eighth annual Send a Kid to Camp radiothon.
Between 9:00 AM and 7:00 PM on Thursday, May 14th, 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 FM. Contributions can also be made online riiiiiiiight over here. All donations are tax deductible.
Not convinced? Here’s what Dr. Norman C. Merrifield, director for Richmond’s Department of Parks, Recreation, and Community Facilities, has to say about why these donations are so important…
“These funds help us reach children in the city who often have few constructive options for summer activities. […] 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.”
Still not convinced? Here’s a story about the effect of summer camp on one family. You could be part of that difference!
Photo by: Seattle Municipal Archives