Summer Campership Fund for Meriden/Wallingford reaches $29,350

Summer Campership Fund for Meriden/Wallingford reaches $29,350


The Summer Campership fund for Meriden and Wallingford received $995 in the sixth week for a total of $29,350 towards the $62,000 goal.

The following donations were received: Thomas Ryan, $50; Jane Dunn and Mark Zebora, $250; Israel Putnam Social Committee and staff on behalf of Siobhan Stewart. She is our beloved school nurse, and we are recognizing her on Nurses’ Day with this contribution, $25; Barbara Langner in memory of Fred Langner and his Donor, $130; Bruce & Suzana Burchsted, $130; Meriden Chapter 2954 AARP, $130; Gary Olson, $150; Mona Perlot in memory of Alan G Perlot, $130.

Awards will be made to 460 children at $130 per camper for a two week session at a local non-profit camp and an additional 30 kids for one week at $65.

Participating camps this year are Meriden YMCA, Boys and Girls Club of Meriden, Girls, Inc., Wallingford YMCA, the Salvation Army and the Ulbrich Boys and Girls Club.

All money raised goes directly to fund camperships.

Applications for campership awards have been distributed in Meriden and Wallingford schools. Applications and proof of family income must be brought directly to the organization running the camp.

Families applying must submit a DSS budget sheet or a completed 2016 tax form. For more information contact Meriden Health and Human Services at www. Camperships are awarded on a first come, first serve basis.

The Summer Campership Fund for Meriden and Wallingford is sponsored by the Record-Journal, the United Way and Ion BAank and administered by Meriden Health and Human Services.

The Record-Journal publishes all contributions unless requested to be anonymous. Tax deductible contributions should be sent to Summer Campership Fund c/o Doreen Marinaro, Ion Bank, 500 West Main Street, Meriden, CT 06451.


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