San Diego Philanthropic Groups Support Children and Teens Grieving the Loss of Someone Close
Camp Erin San Diego is hosted by the Center for Compassionate Care of The Elizabeth Hospice
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: Fieldstone Foundation $10,000, Rincon Band of Luiseno Mission Indians $2,500; The Benzon Foundation $4,850.
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.
“Camp Erin helped me is so many ways,” said a 13-year old who experienced the death of both her parents. “One way is to put all of my anger and grief into something positive instead of negative. They tell me that it is okay to grieve and everyone grieves differently. Thank you, Camp Erin!”
“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.”
“As a nonprofit organization, our vital services for those impacted by illness, grief and loss, are made possible through the financial support from the community,” said Melissa DelaCalzada, Director of The Elizabeth Hospice Foundation. “The Elizabeth Hospice is committed to providing quality end-of-life care and grief support programs to adults and children in need, regardless of their ability to pay for these critical services.”
For more information about making a difference in our community by supporting the nonprofit mission of The Elizabeth Hospice, call The Elizabeth Hospice Foundation at 800-797-2050, ext. 2201.
About The Elizabeth Hospice
The Elizabeth Hospice (http://elizabethhospice.org) is the oldest and largest nonprofit hospice provider of medical, emotional and spiritual support to the seriously ill and their families in San Diego County. Since 1978, The Elizabeth Hospice has touched the lives of more than 90,000 patients and families in the communities we serve, regardless of their ability to pay. Through its Center for Compassionate Care and the Jenna Druck Center, comprehensive counseling and grief support services are available for all ages to the community-at-large, regardless of the type of illness or death experienced. To learn more, call (800) 797-2050 or visit the websites at www.elizabethhospice.org, www.cccforhope.org, and www.jennadruckcenter.org
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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- Lisa Marcolongo
- Public Relations
- The Elizabeth Hospice
- (1) (800) 797-2050
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