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Camp HOPE: Giving HOPE to Kids

Kids to Mountain Tops!

I am getting such a HUGE response from my fellow writers and friends, that I thought I needed to post about the needs of this camp and what YOU can do to help!

Camp HOPE provides an amazing faith-based opportunity for broken and battered kids to have the one thing they never imagined: HOPE. These kids come from abusive homes, foster care, homes where one parent is in jail. They have no role models and will be lost to the same vicious cycle of violence if we don’t help.

The camp is always looking for monetary donations. Every person that participates in 100% voluntary! The money for the camp is for transportation, supplies, and food. Thus far, the camp is open to 3rd-6th graders. With time, Louis and Carrie hope to open the camp to middle and high school students.

There is going to be a silent auction to raise money for the camp late this spring. I have asked my writer friends to donate signed copies of their novels for the cause. The response has been nothing short of overwhelming!!! My hope is to have enough books from enough genres to have 5-6 books in one bundle that someone can bid on. And if things keep going like they have been, I will have many such bundles to give for the silent auction!

Another need is tennis shoes for the kids. Most do not own proper footwear for the mountains. They wear broken sandals or flip flops, which is uncomfortable and can be dangerous when they are out on their nature hikes or fishing in the creeks. If any of you have children in 3rd-6th grade (boys AND girls) and they have outgrown their sneakers, these kids could really use it 🙂 Even if you don’t have kids, you can pick up sneakers at the local Goodwill or Salvation Army. They don’t have to be new to make a WORLD of difference to these amazing kids!

Please check out the website and pass this post on to friends and family! Every little bit helps!

If anyone is interested in donating their books or shoes, please contact me at shayfabbro (at) gmail (dot) com. I will gladly pay the shipping costs as long as you have a PayPal account. It’s the safest and quickest way to send money!

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3 Comments on “Camp HOPE: Giving HOPE to Kids”

  1. Julie Kenner February 8, 2012 at 10:26 am #

    This is such a great cause! I’m popping my box of books in the mail tomorrow. Part of a massive mailing, LOL!

    • shayfabbro February 8, 2012 at 10:38 am #

      YAY!!! I can’t wait to showcase all the books! I’m going to take pictures and do a blog post about it!!


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