The annual fund drive for the Summer Campership Fund for Meriden and Wallingford had a strong second week, raising $17,020 toward the $60,000 goal.
The following donations were received: Anonymous, $125; Patricia Levasseur & Deborah Digennaro, $50; Gary and Bonnie Kroeber, $25; Diane and Hugh Kearney, $260; Michael and Andrea Simon, $50; Anonymous, $130; Robert and Marge Dwyer, $3,900; Philip and Donna Zaleski, $130; Barbara Rybeck, $260; Alison Muschinsky, $35; Alpha Delta Kappa, Psi chapter, $50.
Awards will be made to 460 children at $130 per camper for a two-week session at a local nonprofit camp. Last year, $60,100 was raised and made it possible to award 452 camperships. Participating camps this year are Meriden YMCA, Boys and Girls Club of Meriden, Girls Inc., Wallingford YMCA, and the Salvation Army.
All money raised during the campaign 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 2015 tax form. For more information, contact Meriden Youth Services at www.meridenhealth.com and click on Youth Services. Camperships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Summer Campership Fund for Meriden and Wallingford is sponsored by the Record-Journal, the United Way and Ion Bank, and is administered by Meriden Youth Services. The Record-Journal publishes all contributions unless donors request to be anonymous. Tax-deductible contributions should be sent to Summer Campership Fund c/o Doreen Marinaro, Ion Bank, 500 W. Main St., Meriden CT 06451.
— Record-Journal staff
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