Here's a letter we received from the proud Executive Director of the Heritage Camp. A big thank you to our amazing young supporters!
Dear Ethiopia Reads:
It gives me great pleasure to inform you that a donation in the amount of $646 was made to your organization. This gift was generated by our middle school aged campers at the African Caribbean Heritage Camp (ACHC) in our More Than Me™ program this year. More Than Me™ is designed as a camp project that encourages the children to give back to a worthwhile organization helping children in their birth country. Many of our campers were born in Ethiopia and have been lovingly adopted by families in the U.S. ACHC is designed to help keep adopted children connected to their cultural roots.
The middle school campers did this on their own, by babysitting, doing chores around the house, walking dogs, and just saving pennies. One camper alone, Deonate Boswell, collected over $500 on his own for your organization. They also made fabulous bird houses that were sold to lucky parents and fellow campers at camp for additional funds. It was a very personal and heartfelt donation from our children to the children in Ethiopia you are helping.
The middle school campers and their parents are most impressed by what you do at Ethiopia Reads. Books were also donated by all of our campers, so the whole camp got to know about who you are and what you do. We were honored to partner with you this year, and support you as you keep up the amazing work you do for children in Ethiopia!
We at Heritage Camps for Adoptive Families feel very strongly that your organization is doing the kind of good work we want our camp kids to know about. It is a very special way to recognize who our kids are and where they came from, and to have them give back and feel like they are making a difference in their birth country. Thank you!