As part of providing scholarship opportunities to children in support of United Way of Greater Union County’s Summer Camp Scholarship initiative, the law office of Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper has kicked off its summer campaign, “Denim Fridays,” where for a small donation, employees get to dress down each Friday. The campaign will run until the end of May with a goal to raise funds that will help 10 children attend a summer camp program.
“We are excited for our continued partnership with the United Way and their partner agencies as we, together, lend a hand to our communities in need,” said Nicole Kobis, Esq, attorney for Lindabury. The firm also provides other fundraising opportunities to support the summer camp initiative.
On Wednesday, April 11, 2018, the Westfield law office invited four nonprofit organizations in United Way’s agency network for a “lunch and learn” where each partner agency had an opportunity to talk about their programs and how they provide children of working families with a quality summer experience.
It may surprise some that with each passing year, summer programs are becoming more costly and parents cannot afford to send their children to summer camp.
“With an average cost of $1,000 to send one child to a six-week summer program, our hope is to help alleviate some of those pressing decisions parents have to make so that their children can participate in programs that help enrich their lives,” said James Horne, president and CEO at United Way of Greater Union County.
United Way of Greater Union County’s Summer Scholarship initiative focuses on helping to provide opportunities for low-income youth to attend a quality summer camp. The goal is to help provide 50 children in Union County with an opportunity to attend a 6-week summer camp. The campaign will run until June and those interested in making a contribution are asked to contact Phillip Daniels, Corporate Relations Director at 908-353-7171 ext. 130.