Camp Give by Magnified Giving is a summer service learning program designed to inspire the next generation of philanthropists. During Camp Give, presented by Magnified Giving with financial support from the Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky, middle and high school attendees conducted on-site virtual visits and awarded more than $ 5,000 to four organizations they supported during of the process.
“Camp Give is such a tangible opportunity to both improve the lives of our community’s students and invite them to explore their own potential as donors and change makers. A gift of any value, monetary or otherwise, has an impact on our northern Kentucky nonprofits, ”said Nancy Grayson, President and CEO of Horizon Community Funds. “Horizon Community Funds is happy to support this program and the partners who bring it to life in our community.”
New to the camp program this year was the Camp Give Plant Sale, operated by Brighton Center YLD campers. In just two days, the sale raised an additional $ 2,000 for the scholarships students received at the end of camp.
“Magnified Giving is very proud of our continued partnership with Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky in providing Camp Give for children in the Brighton Center YLD Summer Program,” said Kelly Collison, executive director of Magnified Giving. “It is a great pleasure to work with partners working on the same simple mission – to respect and educate the children in our community, to connect with them to learn about their gifts and talents, and to encourage them to use those gifts to help others in their own neighborhoods in need and the nonprofits that consistently serve them. ”
Not only did campers learn about the nonprofits while considering their monetary gifts, but they also had the opportunity to serve in one of the lineups, the Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky. Campers spent one session during the week making hundreds of sandwiches and a hundred linen sets for the shelter, which provides accessible housing and services for men and women in northern Kentucky.
Campers also took some time to get to know themselves and create positive messages and “I CAN” statements for their personal banners after a morning of engaging conversations and challenging verbal instructions to work through with partners.
“Camp Give is a unique experience that empowers young people to get involved in their community, which is an important protection factor for young people,” said Michelle Bullis, YLD coordinator for the Brighton Center. “The opportunity to learn, volunteer and give real money strengthens young people. This is a great opportunity for them to see that their voice matters. This is a nice mix of education, service learning and positive youth development. We are very grateful for partnering with Magnified Giving to offer Camp Give to the Brighton Center youth every year. The effect of this experience is lasting and this year’s camp did not disappoint! At the end of the week, the youth believed that they could do anything, that their opinions and passions were valid, and that when people came together to help and support, change would take place. ”
At the end of the week, the campers celebrated their findings and successes and awarded the following scholarships:
- Henry Hosea House, $ 1,463.15
- Northern Kentucky Emergency Cold Storage, $ 1,372.60
- Frankie’s Furry Friends, $ 1,178.10
- Angel’s Food Pantry, $ 1,098.47
Learn more and get involved in Camp Give at https://magnifiedgiving.org/campgive.