Just $10 Campaign
Imagine what we could do to help an organization if everyone contributed just $10. How much money could we raise?
Every year Mission Community Foundation picks a project for their National Philanthropy Day project. Over the last number of years we have tried different avenues to assist organizations such as: fundraising, clothing drives, Stone soup dinners, etc.
However, we have come to realize that really what these organizations need is funding so in 2017 we started our Just $10 campaign. We ran it for 3 weeks through our website and the local credit unions and the participation levels were fantastic.
Recognizing that not everyone has the ability to donate large amounts and that most can afford $10, the board has decided to make this an annual campaign. At the beginning of the year they will choose a charity and all funds collected to the Just $10 campaign will be released at the end of November.
This year our project is: Camp Jubilee
Just $10 for Camp Jubilee
Camp Jubilee started in 1935 as an avenue to enable underprivileged children the opportunity to go to summer camp. The camp is permanently located at Indian Arm and those who have attended walk away with many life lessons.
I first went to Camp Jubilee in the summer of 2006, where I was sponsored to do the Counselor In Training program. I thought it’d just be a few weeks away from home where I’d get to make some new friends and do lots of fun stuff- and while it was all of that, it also ended up completely impacting the course my life took over the next several years. That was one of the best summers of my life, and the next year I came back for more. And the next year… and the next. I spent eight years working at Camp Jubilee seasonally.
The time I spent at camp taught me SO many life skills, gave me lifelong friendships with people I now consider family, and somewhere along the way, I was also lucky enough to meet the man I’m marrying at camp (as in, I met him at camp and we got married at the Camp!
The sponsorship in 2006 that first brought me to camp helped shape my life like nothing else ever has (and maybe ever will). I’ve gained so much in all of my time at Camp Jubilee and am forever grateful for all of the experiences I’ve had because of it! ~ Chelsea.
Mission Community Foundation has chosen Camp Jubilee as our philanthropy project for 2019. Our hope is to raise $1,500.00 and send two children to camp.
If you’d like to help us send two children to camp, donate today!