Rotary Club of Arlington (North)

 

ImageEvery summer for 31 years Camp Esperanza has been offering kids with cancer a full week of camp to play, explore and laugh. We’d like to think of this as a vacation from cancer to help them feel normal and safe while making new friends who share their journey.

This is all possible because of the Birdwell Foundation , each year the Birdwell Foundation raises money to fund Camp Esperanza which is free of charge to all campers. The cost of providing a one week camping experience for each camper is $500.00 which means we must raise $70,000.00 to operate camp each year. The Foundation is a tax-exempt Section 501 (c) (3), non-profit organization.

Doreen thanked Arlington North Rotary for donating 3 wheelchairs in the spring of 2014 for the camp last summer, this enables better mobility for some of the campers who have issues walking, this year Arlington North Rotary will once again be donating Wheel chairs to the camp, 4 more in honor of ANR member Dick McCree who pasted away in 2014.