Vote for Camp Ta-Kum-Ta
Most Vermonters are aware that Camp Ta-Kum-Ta is a program that gives kids with cancer a week of camping every August. For many years, they operated at Camp Holy Cross, but when that facility closed two years ago, they were forced to look for another location.
Camp Ta-Kum-Ta was fortunate to have a beautiful site in South Hero donated to them, but there are no cabins for the campers. Last summer they slept in tents, but that is a problem for some of them, because their
medical needs require better facilities. Fund raising in these times has been difficult, and the camp does not yet have the funds needed to do the necessary construction.
Coincidentally, Pepsi decided this year that instead of advertising during the Super Bowl, it would embark on a major program to support worthy charities, which it calls the Pepsi Refresh Project. Numerous charities
have applied for grants, including Camp Ta-Kum-Ta, and the public will determine the winners with online voting! There are only 4 days left to vote, and Camp Ta-Kum-Ta is presently sitting in seventh place in this
nationwide competition involving nearly 1,000 applicants!
So, if you are willing, please log on to www.refresheverything.com and vote for Camp Ta-Kum-Ta!! You will have to click on the $250,000 tab and then scroll down until you find Camp Ta-Kum-Ta.
If Vermont can win an online vote to bring a movie premier to Springfield, we can pull together to build the cabins that these kids need so they can enjoy a week of camp during this most difficult time in their lives! So I
hope you'll vote and then ask your entire mailing list to do the same.