I'm donating to the Victory Junction Gang today because Taylor Swift said so, and I wrote about her last year. Here's what they're all about.
Founded in 2000 by Kyle and Pattie Petty, Victory Junction Gang enriches the lives of children with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses by providing life-changing camping experiences that are exciting, fun, and empowering, in a safe and medically-sound environment. Victory Junction is a year-round camp that serves children, ages 6-16, with a variety of health issues. During the summer, the Camp offers week-long, disease-specific sessions with up to 128 kids per session. During the fall, winter and spring, family weekends are offered with 32 families per weekend. Victory Junction serves children from all areas of the country.
From their "thank you for donating" letter:
We are grateful for the support received for the children and families we serve. To date, more than 12,800 campers and families have experienced the magic of Victory Junction completely free of cost. Children living with illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, sickle cell and spina bifida, along with burn survivors and kids with craniofacial anomalies face a tough race everyday. These children richly deserve the chance to escape the daily challenges and benefit from the simple joys of childhood. Because of your generosity, they accomplish this and so much more.
Here's how you donate: http://www.victoryjunction.org/donate/index.php
Do it! :)
Did you see Oregon's socks tonight in the BCS National Championship Game? How awesome were they?!