Sunshine Fund Update
Due to COVID-19, we are unsure when camp will begin.
What does this mean for your regular donation to the Sunshine Fund? At this time the MCA Board has decided to suspend applications for the Sunshine Fund until the end of April and will reassess at that time depending on the information available about COVID-19.
If you are planning on making a donation to the Sunshine Fund, you can still do so either online https://www.mbcamping.ca/donate, by sending a cheque to our office or by calling in a credit card number 204-784-1130.
Your donation will ensure the continuation of the work we do for our camps by the Manitoba Camping Association and for rent, utility bills, salaries, other expenses. We need to continue to operate (remotely) to ensure we can successfully help kids when this crisis is over. If you would like to talk with someone about what is going on, please do not hesitate to contact Kim Scherger, Executive Director or Dana Moroz, Program Manager Sunshine Fund. And when summer camp happens, your donation will help send a child to camp. Summer camp might not happen as we know it, but camps are already planning alternate ways to bring camp to their communities for now.
Stay safe, wash your hands, physical-distance yourselves from others outside your family and hang in there; we are all in this together!
Our mission is to help send children and youth to camp.
These children are from families who experience financial barriers that prevent them from participating in healthy recreation activities.
One in 4 children in Manitoba live below the poverty line which means healthy recreation opportunities are very difficult to access which is why programs like ours are necessary.
About Our Charity
Camp should be one of the most exciting times in a child’s life, yet due to financial barriers so many children in Manitoba are unable to participate.
The Manitoba Camping Association and Sunshine Fund provide over 600 children from financially disadvantaged families the opportunity to experience camp each summer.
The SUNSHINE EFFECT
A small gift has the potential to greatly alter another’s life.