Donated towards $1100.00 Goal
20 Days to go
The ELM Project serves youth with HIV/AIDS and sickle cell in the Fairfield County area. Our programs include Camp Amerikids, a free week long summer camp, Leadership In Training programming, and mentorships. 80% of our youth stay in our programs for more than two years as they go from learning to swim in camp to applying to colleges. We believe that under-served youth with chronic illness deserve fulfilled lives. Our unique support system helps our children thrive!
At Camp Amerikids, our free annual camp for youth with sickle cell and HIV/AIDS, we make it part of our mission to teach our kids water safety. Most of our youth are under-served and come from urban environments, where swimming isn’t always possible. Teaching them this lifelong skill ensures future safety and opens up a new world of possibilities.
Teaching water safety to children with chronic blood disorders requires a heated pool, plenty of dry towels, goggles, and other equipment. Having specific equipment is extremely important due to the nature of the work we are doing. Without a heated pool and plenty of dry, warm towels youth with sickle cell can enter into painful episodes.
This all costs a lot of money! We are asking to raise $1,100.00 to supply 20 of our youth with bathing suits ($20.00 each), goggles ($15.00 each), and towels ($20.00 each).
The total of this project will be $1,100.00. Funds from this project will support the cost and guarantee we can teach our kids, regardless of disability or illness, water safety.
Help our kids learn how to swim today!
Cost to provide bathing suits, goggles, and towels to children with sickle cell and HIV/AIDS so they can learn to swim: $1,100