Scores of children right here in metro Detroit are in need of love, encouragement and positive role models in their lives. Kids like 10-year-old Jasmine…
When she was just five, Jasmine’s father died. Five years later, she’s still having a hard time coping with her loss. She doesn’t have a father figure to guide her and she is still confused about her father’s death. She is self-conscious and withdrawn. She’s having a difficult time fitting in and shaking the feeling that she doesn’t belong. Because Jasmine’s mother works multiple jobs to support the family, she’s home a lot less than she’d like to be. During the school year Jasmine keeps busy, but summer is tough – she is often alone and battling her feelings by herself.
With your support today, we can send Jasmine and other children to camp this summer.
And now our Camp Ozanam has a new program “Loving Arms” to help kids like Jasmine learn to manage grief. Children who have suffered get opportunities to share and support one another. They also learn to express their feelings through arts and crafts, music, and outdoor activities. Better still, the program continues once the children return home!
Since 1923, thanks to volunteers and donors like you, our camping program has provided over 102,000 disadvantaged children the opportunity to enjoy a fully funded camping experience along the shore of Lake Huron. With your compassionate assistance, we can give a child in need the life changing chance to experience friendship, cooperation and trust in a healthy and inspired camp setting.
There are many children throughout metro Detroit anxiously waiting to hear if they will be able to go to summer camp. Nothing brings me greater joy than seeing a kid’s face light up – a huge smile from ear to ear – when I’m able to say “Yes, pack your bag for camp!”
I need your help to send more children in need to camp this summer. YOU have the power to provide a child in need with an experience that will, very literally, change his or her life. Studies have proven that summer camp makes a lasting impact on kids’ lives – especially when a child comes from a background of need or neglect. So be assured, your gift goes far and beyond just the days a child spends at Camp Ozanam.
Please offer a prayer for the success of this important program and please click here to send a gift to help!
On behalf of Jasmine and so many other kids on our camp waiting list, God bless you for your kindness and generosity that will leave an impression for a lifetime.
With deep gratitude,