Ronald McDonald House Charities Gives $7750 to Camp Lovejoy Arts Program

The Arts Program at Camp Lovejoy enables youth to develop creativity and cultural awareness through skill development and the appreciation of the Arts (visual, performing and digital arts). The program encourages youth to be inventive, resourceful and imaginative—all things needed to be successful and productive today and in the future. Arts activities will allow youth to explore the aesthetic and technical qualities of various art media and develop critical thinking skills; learn the processes and essential elements of the discipline needed to produce work in each medium; produce completed works based on this newly acquired knowledge; develop skills and expand individual creativity; and en

Times Union Hope Fund supports SPARC!

Times Union Hope Grant funds will be used to expand the Summer Program at the Rotterdam Club (SPARC) and to offer more scholarship opportunities for low income families. We would like to enroll 50 additional children and to increase the average daily attendance. This program currently serves an average of 75 children per day and we would like to expand to serving at least 100 youths per day. There is a critical need to expand the program and to offer more scholarships. Our Camp Lovejoy has a waiting list for all seven weeks of the program. With the majority of our members coming from economically disadvantaged circumstances they are unable to pay the $95 per week fee for SPARC. Although all

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