The Summer Campership Fund for Meriden-Wallingford finished the eighth week at $29,835 with new donations totaling $2,405 including gifts from Michael Rybak, $150; Lawrence McGoldrick, $140; Bandit Benigni in fond & loving memory of my master John “Jack” Benigni…, $75; Rozanne Stringer in memory of George Stringer, $390; Mary & Norm Willmott, $25; Mary & Ronald Bimonte Jr. $200; South Meriden Lions Club, $140; Fred & Linda Cox, $100; Linda Rathonyi in memory of Daniel Rathonyi, $140; Wallingford Foundation, $200; Anonymous, $425; Raymond & Alexandra Guest, $140; Elsa & Guy De Frances, $280.
This year’s goal is $65,000 in order to fund 500 two-week camperships. One hundred percent of the funds raised are used directly to fund camperships.
Applications for campership awards have been distributed in Meriden and Wallingford schools. Applications and proof of family income must be brought to the camp office of choice. Families applying must submit a DSS budget sheet or a completed 2018 income tax form. For more information, contact Meriden Health and Human Services at www.meridenhealth.com . Camperships will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis.
The program is sponsored by the Record-Journal, the United Way and Ion Bank and administered by Meriden Health and Human Services. The Record-Journal publishes all contributions unless asked to be anonymous. Tax deductible contributions should be sent to: Summer Campership Fund, c/o Doreen Marinaro, Ion Bank, 500 West Main St., Meriden, CT 06451.
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