Camp Kesem Berkeley
Camp Kesem Berkeley is a non-profit, student-run organization that provides a free, week-long summer camp for children who have been affected by a parent’s cancer. In August 2013, Camp Kesem Berkeley held two separate camps for the first time in its history! We had a great two weeks, and now the coordinator team is already getting ready for summer 2014!
Camp Kesem Berkeley was founded in 2006 at the University of California, Berkeley to provide a safe, supportive, and fun summer camp experience to local children whose parents have died from cancer, are in treatment for cancer, or are in remission from cancer.
In 2012 alone, Camp Kesem Berkeley empowered over 80 campers and over 50 student volunteers in leadership positions. During the school year, students plan the camp schedule, train to be camp counselors, work with eligible families in the community, and raise funds to ensure camp is free for all involved.
Following #Black Friday and #Cyber Monday comes #Giving Tuesday.
#GivingTuesday is a movement to celebrate and provide incentives to give. It will culminate with a global day of giving on December 3, 2013. This effort harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners – charities, families, businesses and individuals – to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. #GivingTuesday inspires people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they celebrate and help create a better world. #GivingTuesday harnesses the power of social media to create a global moment that is dedicated to giving around the world.
Tomorrow, Camp Kesem college students will be TAKING OVER social media with photos from their #BigKidsGive photo booths. To learn more and join them, please visit - http://campkesem.org/camp-kesem-college-student-volunteers-join-national-givingtuesday-movement. There you’ll find a link to signs that you can print for your-at-home photo, as well as the suggested wording for your post! Join us as we show the social media sphere what Camp Kesem is all about!
This is a day where you can help us Big Kids give back to our little campers.
Donate here and make a difference in someone’s life who really needs it.