May 16, 2011
Requests for Summertime Fund Camperships Expected to Increase
PROVIDENCE , R.I. - Campership applications for the annual Providence Journal Summertime Fund are expected to grow again this year as more and more families face tough economic conditions and the hardship also may spill over to the charity's fundraising efforts.
In 2010, the 38-year-old Summertime Fund raised a record-low $52,070.50, which afforded only 492 children, ages 5 to 14, a chance to experience summer day camp.
"More than ever, we are counting on the monetary support of individuals, community groups and corporations to ensure local children-in-need have an opportunity to go to camp," said Howard G. Sutton, president, publisher and chief executive officer of The Providence Journal. "For many youngsters, a trip to camp will be their only bright spot this summer."
The Summertime Fund is a 501(c)3 charity that relies on the monetary donations from individuals some made as family remembrances or in lieu of personal gifts as well as corporate contributions and employee or student fundraisers. The Providence Journal provides administration support as well as in-kind print and online advertising space to promote the fund. Contributions appear weekly in Thursday's Providence Journal and are posted online at projo.com/giving.
A check or money order donation can be made payable to The Providence Journal Summertime Fund and delivered to The Providence Journal, c/o The Summertime Fund, 75 Fountain St., Providence, R.I. 02902.
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