Vote on Facebook for Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp funding (closed 5/26/11)

  • Posted on: 22 May 2011
  • By: Amanda Fritz

Received in my work In-box today (with minor edits in posting here):

"My name is Sarah Doty; I'm a 19 year old student at the University of Oregon. I am contacting you because I am trying to reach out to the city of Portland for help. I work at Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp, a camp that empowers children and adults with disabilities. Currently, we are in the running for $500,000 from Chase Bank in their giving program on Facebook. 100 charities are competing nationwide, but Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp is the only charity from Portland, Oregon. All we need, is for people to vote for MHKC here.

This is a wonderful opportunity for Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp, and we need Portland's support. Please take a few moments to visit the above web site, or visit www.mhkc.org to learn more about this camp.

Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp is truly incredible. I have never been so passionate about something before in my life. This will be my third summer working at camp and I don't go a day without thinking about how excited I am for it. The love and acceptance shown at camp is so special, for the campers, counselors, staffers, and everyone else who is a part of it. Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp just brings about smiles, and it is absolutely beautiful. At MHKC, campers have the opportunity to step away from the limits placed on them in order to experience what they ARE capable of. For many campers, their time at camp is their favorite time of the year, and for counselors who work one-on-one with the campers, it is a life-changing experience."

If you have a Facebook account, please help Sarah and the campers by giving a few moments of your time to vote in support of this funding.

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Update 5/26/11 fro Sarah: MHKC ended up in 25th place by just 95 votes, winning us $20K. Overall, MHKC won $45,000 from Chase Community Giving!! WOOHOO!!!