Kiwanis Camp Wa-Ri-Ki Needs Your Help… Become a Sustainer
Giving Tuesday is December 3rd! — We’re participating in Giving Tuesday in order to continue our drive to sustain and grow Camp programs for the Kids at Camp Wa-Ri-Ki. You can help us add amenities (new playground, new archery course); do maintenance (kitchen upgrades, septic fields repair); and get set for a bright future (we’re planning a major construction project for a new dining hall meeting lodge). We’re also expanding our programs in 2020. Each year the Camp hosts camps and training events for approximately 3500+ local area youth including church groups, groups like Young Marines, Kiwanis Key Clubs for high schoolers and day camps. Plus our events served approximately 350 kids, over 50% from low income families, and we plan to double that in 2020. Help us sustain these goals… for the kids!
The Mission of Kiwanis Camp Wa-Ri-Ki is to help children and young adults in need grow through outdoor education, and to foster leadership skills to help them lifelong. This dovetails with the international Kiwanis organization behind the Camp whose defining statement is, “Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world, one child and one community at a time.”
Sustaining Donors Needed: The Camp needs to grow and add more programs to help kids. To help us serve the children of our mission, we ask that you become a sustaining donor using our secure form at right. Prefer to mail a check? Download a PDF form you can mail in by clicking on its image at left..
We are registered with the State of Washington as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, and so eligible to receive tax-deductible charitable contributions. Our EIN number is 23-7293852. Check with your tax advisor for income tax reporting.
More About our needs… The Board and Staff of Camp Wa-Ri-Ki need your help with:
- Operating and maintenance expenses, currently approximately $135,000 per year with projected needs set to double to quadruple that figure.
- Development of staff positions including grant writing, events staffing, a Director/Counselor team to hold new Camp Events.
- Development of Camp amenities including a proposed playground, archery range, development of camping areas and trails.
- Major capital upgrades including a new, larger dining hall with upgraded currently under discussion by the Board of Directors.
Camp Wa-Ri-Ki has achieved a Gold Seal of Transparency from GuideStar.org, the the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations. You can read all about the operations of the Camp, its Programs and Financials on our verified GuideStar profile.
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Each and every dollar you can send will be appreciated and used with care for those we serve.