May 31, 2009
Providence Journal Summertime Fund Starts 36th Season Of Sending Children In Need To Camp
PROVIDENCE , R.I. - With a goal of making this summer memorable for thousands of Rhode Island's children-in-need, The Providence Journal Summertime Fund begins its 36th season today, asking the public to make monetary donations to send the youngsters to summer camp.
Last year, the Journal Summertime Fund raised $68,000 and provided 426 local children, ages 5 to 14, the rare opportunity to experience the enjoyment of a summer day camp program.
"In these trying economic times, the Summertime Fund takes on a more vital role in our community," said Howard G. Sutton, chairman of the board, president, publisher and chief executive officer of The Providence Journal. "The positive impact that the program has made on the lives of many thousands of children over the years is truly impressive."
Contributions to the Summertime Fund come from a variety of sources including readers, corporate gifts, employee fundraisers, student fundraisers, family remembrances and other special occasions. Donations qualify as contributions to a 501(c)3 organization. Every Thursday, recent contributions are published in The Providence Journal and posted on the Journal's Web site, projo.com, at projo.com/giving.
The public can donate to the Summertime Fund by mailing a check or money order to The Providence Journal Summertime Fund, 75 Fountain St., Providence, R.I. 02902.
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