Local Philanthropic Groups Support Camp Erin San Diego

Annual camp is hosted by the Center for Compassionate Care of The Elizabeth Hospice


San Diego, CA USA – WEBWIRE – Monday, August 25, 2014

Each year more than 100 children and teens have the opportunity to attend Camp Erin San Diego, thanks to the generous donations from local philanthropic groups. 
 
The Elizabeth Hospice is grateful to the following contributors for generously supporting these children through their sponsorship to Camp Erin San Diego 2015: Ellen Browning Scripps Foundation $30,000 and The French Fund $5,000.
 
The Center for Compassionate Care of The Elizabeth Hospice hosts Camp Erin San Diego each year in partnership with The Moyer Foundation.  This annual weekend summer camp is open to children and teens ages 6 to 17 who are grieving the death of someone close to them. This camp experience is free of charge and combines traditional, high-energy camp activities with grief support and education.
 
One 11-year old camper said, “The camp offers kids like me a safe place to share our grief and to bond with each other.  Because of the activities offered it also gives us the opportunity to laugh and have fun.” 
 
“Camp Erin San Diego is a safe haven for kids who have experienced the loss of someone close to them,” said Doug Dawson, Executive Director Ellen Browning Scripps Foundation. “It allows grieving children to connect with one another and helps their healing process begin, while also having fun.” As Ellen Browning Scripps said, “The most important gift one human being can give to another is, in some way, to make life a little better to live.”
 
“The Elizabeth Hospice appreciates the contributions in support of Camp Erin San Diego,” said Jan Jones, President and CEO of The Elizabeth Hospice. “Camp Erin is a true gift for children who have experienced the loss of someone close to them. It provides these children an opportunity to explore and express feelings while memorializing the person who died.”
 
For more information about Camp Erin San Diego or how to donate to this important program for the children in our communities, please call (760) 796-3723.
 
About The Elizabeth Hospice
The Elizabeth Hospice ( http://elizabethhospice.org ), is the region’s oldest and largest non-profit hospice program and has a 36-year tradition as the premier provider of medical, emotional and spiritual support to the seriously ill and their families. Since 1978, The Elizabeth Hospice has provided services to more than 85,000 patients and families in San Diego County, regardless of their ability to pay. To learn more, call (760) 737-2050 or visit the company website at www.elizabethhospice.org , and join their online communities on Facebook , Twitter , Pinterest and its Caregivers’ Blog .
 
About The Moyer Foundation
The Moyer Foundation is a public, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission to provide comfort, hope and healing to children affected by loss and family addiction. Founded in 2000 by World Series champion pitcher Jamie Moyer and his wife Karen, The Foundation created and supports two signature programs. Camp Erin® is the nation’s largest network of free bereavement camps for grieving children and teens ages 6 - 17. Camp Mariposa® is a free, first-of-its-kind program for children ages 9-12 impacted by a family member’s addiction. For more information on The Moyer Foundation and its programs, please visit www.moyerfoundation.org.
 


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 San Diego Hospice
 Ellen Browning Scripps
 Camp Erin
 grief support
 kids camp
Contact Information
Lisa Marcolongo
Public Relations
The Elizabeth Hospice
(1) (800) 797-2050
Lisa.Marcolongo@ehospice.org


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