"WHY I GIVE"
I love knowing that my contribution helps an individual child go to camp who wouldn't have been able to otherwise, and promotes a diverse and inclusive community."
"There's a world out there aside from video games that some kids have never seen, and my donating to the campership fund gives them that opportunity."
"I have been a supporter for years. Why? Because I believe I am helping to build a more peaceful and compassionate world...a cohesive community of diverse young people in which differences are accepted and valued. Besides...it makes me feel good!"
DONOR SINCE 2009
"I think all kids should have the chance to attend camp and meet new kids from other walks of life. I met some of my best friends at summer camp. I wanted to make a donation so that other kids could have that experience."
"I'm not a rich woman and my modest donations don't mean much to large organizations. I look at the happy faces of all kinds of campers from all over the world and I am thankful."
"I donate to the Hawkeye Campership Fund so diverse youth can savor a camp experience where their similarities create bonds and their differences expand their hearts and minds to new possibilities and behaviors."
DONOR SINCE 2011
"The campers have a unique opportunity to live with and develop friendships with kids whom they might not ever meet, which is becoming even more important these days. The HCF makes this possible and I shall continue to support it in every way I can."
"Camp is a safe place to explore new experiences while building the skills to live in a diverse world. The campership fund expands that community to include everyone. Learning to live together peacefully is the gift I want to give youth through my support of the campership fund."