We are excited to announce VCFS’s new charity for the 2016/2017 year: CAMP TRILLIUM! We wanted to choose a charity that was unique, something that we haven’t done before, and something the majority of the Queen’s and Kingston community can relate to.
Camp Trillium was created in 1984 with over 50 annual programs across Ontario that each aim to provide children with cancer and their families, with fun and enriching recreational opportunities. It is entirely supported by donations and we hope to make a significant contribution in 2017.
Camp Trillium has a lot of qualities we felt people could connect with; whether that be the love of kids, the vision of the camp, or the unfortunate effect of cancer within our lives. The children who attend the camp are either battling cancer or are in remission, with endless hospital visits and the inability to experience their childhoods to their fullest potential. Camp Trillium allows them to truly be kids by creating joyful memories in a safe space where they may take their minds off of the difficulties they are enduring.
We have a lot of great ideas and initiatives in store this upcoming year and we are super excited to make the biggest difference possible at Camp Trillium! The kids attending the camp truly deserve the best experience of their lives and we want to help make it happen for each and every one of them.
As you can probably tell, we are really excited to begin our new journey with Camp Trillium and we cannot wait to see what this year has for all of us in store! Stay tuned for future blog posts and announcements. Follow VCFS on Instagram at vcfs_queens, on twitter at @VCFS_Queens, and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. If you’d like to know more about Camp Trillium, visit their website, www.camptrillium.com