The Summer Campership Fund for Meriden-Wallingford finished its fifth week at $23,700 with new donations totaling $2,240, including gifts from Steve Volpini and Janet Hiller, $140; Anonymous, $280; Linda and Michael Levenduski, $140; Christopher and Abby Beale, $1,400; Gregg Hugo, $140; and Raymond and Alexandra Guest, $140. The fund is in its 46th year offering campership awards of $140 to boys and girls in Meriden and Wallingford to attend local camps. Participating camps are Boys & Girls Club of Meriden, Meriden YMCA, Girls Inc., Wallingford YMCA, the Salvation Army, Children First, the Ulbrich Boys and Girls Club and SCOW’s STEM Camp.
This year’s goal is $65,000 in order to fund 525 camperships. One hundred percent of the funds raised are used directly to fund two-week camperships.
Applications for campership awards have been distributed in Meriden and Wallingford schools. Applications and proof of family income must be brought to the camp office of choice. Families applying must submit a DSS budget sheet or a completed 2020 income tax form. For more information, contact Meriden Health and Human Services at www.meridenhealth.com . Camperships will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis.
The program is sponsored by the Record-Journal, the United Way and Ion Bank and administered by Meriden Health and Human Services. The Record-Journal publishes all contributions unless asked to be anonymous. Tax deductible contributions should be sent to: Summer Campership Fund, c/o Doreen Marinaro, Ion Bank, 500 West Main St., Meriden, CT 06451.