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Home / Articles / Features / Feature Articles /  Experience Camps Wins Big in Revlon Challenge, Providing Support and Joy to Kids Who Have Lost a Parent
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Tuesday, December 6,2016

Experience Camps Wins Big in Revlon Challenge, Providing Support and Joy to Kids Who Have Lost a Parent

By Staff Writer  

Experience Camps is proud to announce its strong finish in the Revlon LOVE IS ON Million Dollar Challenge online crowd-funding competition. With over 150 charities competing for the top one million dollar prize, Experience Camps came in 5th place, raising close to $450,000 throughout the 6-week competition, including $40,000 in prizes from Revlon.

 

Experience Camps provide free, one week camps for children who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or primary caregiver.

Along with swimming, arts and crafts, and team sports, the kids take part in bereavement activities including sharing circles where they are encouraged to talk about their grief.

“We are honored to have raised such a significant amount of funds and greatly appreciate the enthusiasm and generosity of our donors,” said Sara Deren, Founder and Executive Director of Experience Camps. “We will dedicate the proceeds to helping more children who struggle with the traumatic loss of someone meaningful each and every day by sending them to camp and showing them that they are not alone.”

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, approximately 1.5 million children are living in a single family household due to the death of one parent. Grieving children are at higher risk than their non-grieving peers for depression, anxiety, poor school attendance and higher dropout rates, isolation, behavioral problems, lowered academic achievement, drug and/or alcohol abuse, incarceration or suicide.

Charities across the U.S. and Canada were invited to raise as much money as possible over the course of six weeks through the challenge. Launching on September 14, the challenge inspired the spirit of giving as well as the spirit of competition; participating charities raised more than $6 million dollars over the six week campaign.

For more information about the non profit camp, visit http://www.experience.camp.

Experience Camps is a national nonprofit organization that provides free, one-week camps for children who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or primary caregiver. Along with swimming, arts and crafts, and team sports, the kids take part in bereavement activities including sharing circles where they are encouraged to talk about their grief.

 

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