This year in an effort to maximize our limited resources and expand our Summer Camp impact we are taking a rest from our annual gala dinner, and supporting campers directly through our new Summer Campfire Campaign. This transition will allow 100% of donations to directly fund our crucial summer camperships and prepare for new events later this fall.
Last year our dinner raised $65,000 and funded half of our 300 summer campers. This year we need to raise $50,000 to fund those same camperships. Can you help us make enriching out-of-school opportunities at camp available to our low-income youth in 2015?
Your donation to our Summer Campfire Campaign will have a big impact thanks to $25,000 in leadership matching grants from the Chamberlin Family Foundation and the Shoresh Foundation. Every donation will be doubled thanks to their commitment to making sure YES youth attend camp.
YES will be sending out a physical invitation as well as eblasts throughout the month of June. On June 18th, a special video campfire will be featured on our new website and on social media.
When you donate, you will be automatically entered into our raffle drawing which includes an exciting line up of fine wines, A's and Giants tickets, and travel experiences. To learn more about the raffle and the campaign, please visit our Summer Campfire Campaign website event page .