Watch online: Check out ABC7's latest installment of "Just Like Me" which aired on Sunday, August 18. Get a sense of the how the campers really feel and see how camp empowers these kids and sends them home so very proud of themselves and so connected to their new and old friends for support all year long.
See the first segment here.
Watch the second segment here.
Everyday Ways to Help
Below are some year-long fundraising ideas that everyone can participate in. They're designed to take minimal effort, but they make a big difference!
Send a Kid to Camp
You can help a child living with chronic & life-threatening illnesses, developmental disabilities and youth at-risk by sponsoring a week of camp for $500. Help us grow this magical experience by donating a week of fun and respite free of charge to their families.
Host a Coin Drive
We are looking for local schools and businesses to host a coin drive, motivating students, staff and supporters to collect spare change and cash donations to send kids to camp.
Fundraising efforts will help provide once-in-a-lifetime camp experiences to children living with life-threatening and chronic illnesses, developmental disabilities and youth at risk as well as increase public awareness of The Taylor Family Foundation’s mission and the kids we serve.
For every $500 raised, a child goes to camp at no cost to their family!
Contact Alisha for more information.
EVERY COIN COUNTS!
Shop With AmazonSmile
Donate .5 percent of nearly every purchase on Amazon to the charity of your choice. Approximately one million charities — including small organizations like us — participate in this program. Click on Smile.Amazon.com, then in the search box at the bottom of the page, enter The Taylor Family Foundation. The shopping experience looks the same as usual on your screen, with a note in the top left that says “Supporting,” followed by the name of your charity, so you’re reminded of the donations Amazon makes for you as you buy.
Become a B-Charitable Partner With Fremont Bank
If you think one person can make a difference, imagine what an entire community can do.
Fremont Bank has launched a B-Charitable Program designed to assist nonprofits like us in our fundraising efforts.
Open a qualifying B-Charitable Checking account and at the end of each year Fremont Bank will donate a percentage of your year-to-date average annual balance as of December 31st to your partnered nonprofit organization. And as a bonus, Fremont Bank will donate a fixed amount per qualified Visa® Check Card transaction on all signature-based and pin-based transactions made using a Fremont Bank B-Charitable Visa® Check Card.
For details, drop by a Fremont Bank location or visit www.fremontbank.com/bcharitable.
Search the Internet Using GoodSearch
Help raise funds for your favorite charitable organization by doing something you do every day - searching the Internet. Search the Web using GoodSearch. It's powered by Yahoo! and works just like any other search engine. Each time you search the web with GoodSearch, about a penny will go your charity or school.
To learn more, visit www.goodsearch.com.
A Charitable Way to Shop Online
When you shop online through GoodShop.com up to 30 percent of each purchase you make will be donated to your favorite cause! GoodShop's online mall includes your favorite brands, including Amazon, Target, Gap, Best Buy, iTunes, Macy's and Barnes & Noble and more. Best of all, you pay the same amount for your purchases as you would shopping online through each retailer directly.
To get shopping, visit www.goodshop.com.
Inspired when her physical education and leadership classes at Gale Ranch participated in our Coins for Camper’s campaign (her classes raised enough to send 5 kids to camp) last spring, Katie decided to dedicate her 100-mile Cascade Endurance Race to the kids at Camp Arroyo.
If you'd like to help Katie send kids to camp or you're just curious to see what it takes to train for a 100-mile race, visit her website at www.katiesmiles4smiles.com.
Ciara recruited her friends and family to host a bake sale at Diablo Country Club where she donated her funds to help send kids to camp!
Instead of gifts for his 10th birthday, Nic collected 90 Lego sets for our campers in the hospital.