Philanthropic Foundations Support Camp Erin San Diego for Grieving Children and Teens
Annual camp 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. Camp Erin San Diego 2016 was held June 3-5 with 115 children, ages 6-17, in attendance.
The Elizabeth Hospice is grateful to the following contributors for generously supporting these children through their sponsorship to Camp Erin San Diego 2016 and Children’s Grief Services: Blanchard for Others: $1,000, Enterprise Holdings: $2,000, Rob Benzon Foundation: $5,500, The Gerald T. and Inez Parker Foundation: $10,000.
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 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.
“The Elizabeth Hospice appreciates the contributions in support of Camp Erin San Diego and our Children’s Grief Services that include peer support and school-based support groups,” said Jan Jones, President and CEO of The Elizabeth Hospice. “Camp Erin and our Children’s Grief Services are 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.”
The lasting impact that Camp Erin San Diego is evident best described by a recent 15 year old camper’s experience: “I poured out my heart to people that I’ve only just met and they didn’t judge me. I felt that I can trust these people and it was a real confidence booster.”
For more information about Camp Erin San Diego and Children’s Grief Services, or how to donate to these important programs for the children in our communities, please call (800) 797-2050.
About The Elizabeth Hospice
The Elizabeth Hospice (http://elizabethhospice.org) is the region’s oldest and largest nonprofit hospice provider of medical, emotional and spiritual support to the seriously ill and their families in San Diego and Inland Empire. 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, and providing specialty services such as Veterans Outreach, Palliative Care, Pediatric and Perinatal Hospice Care and counseling and grief support for all ages through its Center for Compassionate Care, regardless of the type of illness or death experienced. To learn more, call (800) 797-2050 or visit our website at www.elizabethhospice.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 and families affected by grief and addiction. Founded in 2000 by MLB pitcher Jamie Moyer and his wife Karen, The Moyer Foundation supports thousands of children and families each year through its free signature programs and services. Camp Erin® is the largest national bereavement program for children and teens grieving the death of someone significant in their lives. Camp Mariposa® is an addiction prevention and mentoring program for youth impacted by the substance abuse of a family member. The Moyer Foundation Resource Center extends the Foundation’s continuum of care by providing robust online resources and personalized support for families experiencing grief or addiction. For more information, please visit www.moyerfoundation.org.
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- Lisa Marcolongo
- Public Relations
- The Elizabeth Hospice
- (1) (800) 797-2050
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