The Summer Campership Fund for Meriden-Wallingford finished the fifth week at $24,167 with new donations totaling $1,060 including gifts from Ray and Pat Maratea, $60; Gladys and Marvin Beloff, $140; Mary and Ernie Larsen, $150; The Bradley Home Resident Council, $130; Bruce Fontanella, $100; Ann Whitman, $140; Kathryn Sundberg in Memory of Robert V. Biestek, $140; Dr. Sherwin Borsuk and Ruth Borsuk, $150; Marie LeVan, $50.
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.