The Issue: Marion County Children Living in Poverty
In Marion County, 31% of children live in poverty, and 64% participate in the free-lunch program, according to recent data by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
The Campaign: Send Kids to Weeklong Summer Camp
If this Grassroots campaign raises $600, then Happy Hollow Children's Camp can send one economically disadvantaged, at-risk child to a week of summer camp. Each additional $10 donation will be used to help send another child to camp.
You can follow the progress of this and other Grassroots campaigns at the Groupon Grassroots website.
Happy Hollow Children's Camp
At Happy Hollow Children's Camp, children from Indianapolis and surrounding counties with special needs or from economically disadvantaged households live as a community for a week at the 822-acre camp facility in Brown County. Under the guidance of their trained cabin counselors, children in each cabin group select their activities for the week, such as fishing, horseback riding, and canoeing. The structured activities help each camper gain team-building, leadership, and outdoor technical skills, and also give them an exciting summer-camp experience.