Do you have space to set up a free hugs station and help out?
When a parent is hit with cancer it’s a tremendous blow to every member of the family and has a tremendous impact on the youngest members. Camp Kesem help the children with both a summer camp and life-long support.
From the Press Release:
Camp Kesem at VCU, an organization dedicated to helping children through and beyond their parent’s cancer, is giving away 10,000 hugs across Richmond via a pop-up, free hugs station to send kids to summer camp.
At the booth, patrons can receive a supportive hug from Camp Kesem at VCU volunteers. Each hug is free, but individuals can sponsor a hug for $5, with all proceeds going to directly to send 50 children to camp from August 9th-15th. All sponsors will receive a shout-out on Camp Kesem at VCU’s social media to thank them for their support.
The station is part of the organization’s Make The Magic campaign, which also includes a fundraising dinner event on April 17th, 2015 from 5-10pm at The Ward Center for Contemporary Art in Petersburg.
Camp Kesem recognizes and embraces the often-overlooked population of children impacted by a parent’s cancer. The organization provides a life-long, peer-support network for these children, anchored in a network of free summer camps that are led by passionate college student volunteers across the country.
To book the free hugs station, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about Camp Kesem and to purchase tickets to the Make The Magic evening, please visit: www.campkesem.org/vcu.