Summer Camp is underway, and so is our annual Summer Appeal!
This year for the 70th summer at Neighborhood House, over 500 kids will play outdoors, engage their minds and senses, build friendships, and learn to lead through internships and community service.
Kids know the value of connecting with the natural world. A fifth grader at our Nature Center shared, “My favorite part was picking garlic mustard because I let my stress out by pulling them out of the ground.“
But, did you know these rich experiences also help kids do well in school? The Neighborhood House butterfly garden, salsa garden, and bluebird trail are all pathways into science, math, reading, writing, and the world of ideas.
Without quality summer learning experiences, kids lose as much as 22% of what they learned during the school year. Neighborhood House kids will have ten full weeks of summer camp to keep them moving forward into the school year.
Show your support today for summer camp that brings kids into the natural world. Right here in the city kids will grow food in the new Neighborhood House Garden Park at 27th and Richardson, and create a mural based on their experiences, through a partnership with SHARP literacy.
Make a difference with a summer gift now! Your gift means families and kids regardless of income can count on a safe, fun, enriching season.
What your 2015 donation does
$75 buys a Classroom Garden Kit for growing food in the new Neighborhood House Garden Park.
$80 sponsors a child for a full week of summer camp.
$200 supports daily outings for one child this summer; $2400 supports a classroom.
$250 buys a microscope for young scientists and investigators
$300 funds a round-trip to our 93-acre Dodge County Nature Center this summer; $3,000 funds the season, giving
over 300 urban youth access to outdoor environmental education.
$500 buys 40 pairs of binoculars for young birders and naturalists
$500 outfits 10 kids with essential back-to-school supplies, to be given out at our Community Unity Block Party in August.
Donations from the greater Milwaukee community are a vital source of funding for Neighborhood House, comprising 28% of our revenues. The annual gala and golf outing are our signature fundraising events where corporate sponsors and individual donors can and do make a big difference in the lives of NH children and families.
Volunteers and in-kind donations are always welcome! School supplies are especially needed.
To learn more about giving opportunities at Neighborhood House, contact Interim Development Director Claire Van Fossen, (414) 933-6161, ext. 127.
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