Did you know it costs over $2,300 to send one kid to the Easter Seals Camps?
Hemlock has supported the Easter Seals 24 Hour Relay for 24 years now. To celebrate this milestone, we’re aiming to fundraise more money for the camps than we ever have before. We’ve partnered with the Greenster Guidebook – Vancouver’s Guide to What’s Good and they’re going to donate 40% of every sale we make this week to the 24 Hour Relay.
Recent years of Hemlock at the 24 Hour Relay.
The Issue: Programs for Special Needs Children are Very Expensive
About 15% of children suffer from mental or physical disabilities. It not only takes an emotional toll on their families, the financial strain is huge. Everything from education to therapy, special equipment, extra visits to the doctor and even clothing expenses are significantly higher than normal. Summer camp for special needs children costs approximately 300% more than regular summer camps due to lower ratio of councilors per child and special equipment needs.
The Cause: Free, Empowering Summer Camps for Special Needs Children
Every summer, the BC Lions Society operates the Easter Seals Camps. The one-week, sleepover camps provide BC children with disabilities the chance to gain new skills, confidence and independence by focusing on their abilities – skills that will help them live lasting and fulfilling lives. Campers are encouraged to try activities they may never have tried before like canoeing, wheelchair basketball, leadership training and more.
The Campaign: Send 7 kids to Easter Seals Camps for Free!
It costs over $2,300 to host each special needs child for one week at the Easter Seals Camps. This week, if 1,293 people pick up one copy of the 2013 Greenster Guidebook, 7 more children can attend the one-week camp at no cost to their families. The 2013 Greenster Guidebook offers you $10,000 in savings for things to do, eat, see and buy that are local, healthy, green and sustainable for only $29.
If your business is interested in fundraising with Greenster, you can learn more about it on their website.