We are again, for the ninth year, collecting pull tabs for Indian Summer Camp, a special camp for kids who have been diagnosed with cancer. The camp is run totally on donations with the recycling of pull tabs being their main fundraiser. Since cancer can be quite expensive, there is no charge for the kids to attend the week-long camp. No child has ever been turned away. There are doctors and nurses at the camp so they can continue their chemo and treatments, if necessary. You may not have a lot of pull tabs but when added together, they can make a lot. Our student who collected so many each year has graduated so we need to try extra hard!
This year we are entering a contest with some small private schools in Jefferson County. A trophy is given to the school with the most pull tabs. This is through a program sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. It’s the 17th year this organization has sponsored this.
You may send in your pull tabs throughout the year or wait until the final collection on March 29 to bring them. Your student may give them to their homeroom teacher or put them in my mailbox. Our Community Connections group will also be helping with the collection this year. The homeroom that collects the most will have a build-your-own ice cream sundae party! Dawne Gee from WAVE3 news has come in previous years and may come again, if possible. She, also, volunteers with the camp and shares with our kids about the camp. You can read about Indian Summer Camp and see pictures by going to www.kidscanceralliance.org/camp-programs.html and looking under the tab, kids and parents, then photo gallery.
Remember, with each pull tab you save, you are helping a child with cancer have a week of fun, just being a kid!
Thanks for your help!