For the past 19 years, United Way’s Summer Fund Program has provided local children who face financial obstacles or physical disabilities with the opportunity to attend summer camps and enrichment programs through “camperships.”
In response to local needs, Summer Fund was expanded in 2008 to include employment opportunities for older youth ages 16-21 (including a pre-employment job training course) and cultural enrichment components for youth and the community of all ages.
This year, United Way’s Summer Fund program provided nearly $100,000 in funding to local non-profits with the goal of increasing employment, summer camp and cultural enrichment opportunities for local young people.
Summer Fund is made possible through generous support from the Island Foundation, Bilezikian Family Foundation, Patrick Carney Foundation, Webster Bank, and the Acushnet Foundation, the Women’s Fund, the YES and Rainy Day Funds at the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts, as well as United Way campaign contributions and individual donations.
Please contact Victoria Grasela for more information about Summer Fund at 508-994-9625 x 10 or email@example.com.
2013 SUMMER FUND RECIPIENTS
|TRACT 1: YOUTH EMPLOYMENT|
|3rd Eye Youth Empowerment||$4,320|
|Buzzards Bay Coalition||$1,440|
|Dream Out Loud||$5,000|
|Immigrants' Assistance Center||$1,500|
|New Bedford Whaling Museum||$4,608|
|NorthStar Learning Center||$5,000|
|Schwartz Center for Children||$3,000|
|Team Builders for the House of Music||$4,900|
|The Trustees of Reservations||$5,000|
|TRACT 2: CAMPERSHIPS|
|Buttonwood Park Zoo||$3,000|
|Community Boating Center||$5,000|
|Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts||$2,000|
|Lloyd Center for the Environment||$3,000|
|Narragansett Council, Boy Scouts of America||$1,500|
|Trips for Kids New Bedford||$5,000|
|TRACT 3: CULTURAL ENRICHMENT|
|AHA! New Bedford/ City Celebrates||$2,000|
|New Bedford Festival Theatre||$5,000|
|Something Fishy Summer Camp||$2,400|