Pittsburgh, PA (PressExposure) April 14, 2009 -- Community Human Services is holding a summer camp fundraiser to offer sponsorships to children from very low-income, single-parent families, that live in Oakland and the Hill District in Pittsburgh, PA. While there is a different story for each family experiencing poverty, there are some similar themes such as the struggle to make ends meet and the desire to keep their kids safe while giving them the opportunity to learn, play, and grow in a fun and supervised environment. Funds raised from the event will ensure this possibility.
CHS's summer camp kids (ages 6 through 13) are diverse - 60% are African American or of mixed race; 15% are Hispanic and born in Mexico or Venezuela; 15% are Asian and born in China; and 10% are Caucasian. About 30% of their students are learning English as a second language.
Local neighborhoods are plagued by violence. Parents expressly support CHS because the camp offers supervision in a nurturing environment that emphasizes academics, physical activity, teamwork, kindness and fun experiences.
The summer camp fundraiser is designed to generate enough funds for low-income kids, to attend an 8-week day camp program, which will provide them with transportation, recreation opportunities, field-trips, nutritious meals, an urban garden experience, and a host of fun-filled academic supports.
Donors who would like to support CHS's efforts can do so in a variety of ways:
Â· By purchasing one or two tickets to the fundraiser ($50 each); Â· By being a sponsor of the event (levels range from $250 to $2,000); Â· By participating on the summer camp fundraiser planning committee; Â· Or by sharing this press release with others who may be interested in helping.
For those who cannot attend, please consider making a donation on-line at http://www.chscorp.org.
At the fundraiser a variety of silent auction prizes will be awarded to donors who attend the event, including:
-One Autographed Steelers photo of Hines Ward -2 Visitors Passes to Carnegie Science Center -8 Visitors Passes to National Aviary -4 Visitors Passes to Heinz History Center -Picnic & Garden Basket -Luxury & Relaxation Basket -Bath Basket -Wine & Spirits Basket -Italian Supper for Two Basket -Pirates Collectible Basket & 2 Grandstand Tickets from the Pittsburgh Pirates -A Musical Basket from Mark Bertolet of DUQ Radio -Art Supplies Baskets from the Arts Institute of Pittsburgh -An Ice Cream Social Basket -East âBurbs Basket -Professional Photographs (3) -Ellen Degeneres book on CD
All funds raised will help 50 + very-low-income youth attend Community Human Services Summer Camp this coming year.
For more information contact Diane McMahon (DMcMahon @ chscorp.org) or Jessi Marsh (JMarsh @ chscorp.org) or contact (412) 246-1608 or fax (412) 621-7137. Donations to CHS should be mailed to 374 Lawn Street Pgh. PA 15213.
CHS is a 40-year-old community-based non-profit that works to strengthen communities and enhance lives by offering housing, health and youth programs to seniors, youth and families living in Pittsburgh, PA and Allegheny County. Press Release Distribution By PressReleasePoint