Muskoka Community Steps Up To Send Girls To YWCA Camps

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The community has responded with enthusiasm to Send a Girl to Camp– a
fundraising campaign that provides subsidies for girls to attend YWCA Muskoka summer girls’ programs. Almost $8000 was raised during the month of June–enough to send 45 girls to camp.
Along with the generous support of individual community members, local businesses and community organizations played a key role in the fundraising efforts and YWCA Muskoka thanks them for their support. In-store campaigns were held throughout June by Gagnon’s Your Independent Grocer in Bracebridge; Bullock’s Your Independent Grocer in Huntsville and Boston Pizza in Bracebridge. In addition, Alan and Lisa Cumber, owners of McDonald’s Restaurants in Muskoka, and the Rotary Club of Bracebridge generously donated to Send a Girl to Camp .
These local organizations said they got involved because every kid should have the chance to attend summer camp, especially YWCA Muskoka camps, which promote self-esteem and confidence building, leadership skills, healthy relationships and community engagement.
1 in 5 applicants request financial assistance for YWCA Muskoka’s week long summer programs, which cost $175 per participant. The Send a Girl to Camp campaign will provide subsidies and build a fund to allow every applicant to attend camp despite financial barriers.
To Send a Girl to Camp donate online at www.ywcamuskoka.com/Send-A-Girl-To-Camp .

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