Help Send a Child with Celiac to a Gluten-Free Summer Camp!

Hi Readers!  I must apologize for being MIA for way too long.  It’s been a busy time of year here and I really hope 2012 involves more time for blogging.  In the meantime, I wanted to tell you about a great opportunity to give!

The holiday season is the perfect time for you to give back to the community.

In the spirit of the giving season, I want to bring your attention to a fundraiser I’m helping promote this week for a great gluten-free cause.

This week only, giving just $2 of your hard-earned money will go toward providing scholarships for children to attend a gluten-free summer camp hosted by the Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF) next summer in Southern California.

But this week, donating $2 doesn’t mean you’re just donating $2…

This week through Sunday, December 25, Gluten-Free Saver has partnered with Van’s Natural Foods to raise money to send children to next summer’s CDF-sponsored summer camp, and Van’s is matching all donations up to $1,000!

The goal is to raise $2,000 – and when you donate $2, you’re really contributing $4.

You can read more about the fundraiser here: www.glutenfreesaver.com.

The summer camp will be held in San Bernardino in Southern California from July 30 to August 3, 2012, and it’s open to all 7-15 year old gluten intolerant and gluten-sensitive children – not just those diagnosed with celiac disease.

Sure, receiving gifts this time of year is always fun, but the feeling of knowing that your generous donation of just $2 can bring a tremendous amount of joy to a young child… well, now that’s priceless.

Please help reach the goal of donating $2,000 to the Celiac Disease Foundation this week. Every $2 helps.

YES! I want to help send a child to a gluten-free summer camp and donate $2 right now!

P.S. 100% of all donations will go directly to CDF.

P.P.S. If you’re feeling extra generous this holiday season, you aren’t limited to donating just $2 – you can give as much money as your heart desires!

  1. Nanette Autera says:

    I just found your blog and am very excited to read it! Having a CD daughter, I am happy to tell you that a child does not have to travel to California to attend a GF camp. Atlanta’s own Georgia R.O.C.K. group offers a summer camp for GF kids: Camp Weekaneatit. For more information, please visit GeorgiaROCK.org and support our local camp!!

  2. Barbara C says:

    Hi All,

    Indiana has a camp this year too. Camp Gluten Freedom: Have Fun At Camp Gluten Freedom! I posted their flyer information below. The link for their website is: http://glutenfreelivingnow.org/Allergen_Free_Kid_s_Camp.html

    The camp dates have been set! Come join us from June 26th @ 9:00 am to June 29th @ 5:00 pm.

    If you have a child between the ages of 8-14 that is on the gluten free diet… this is the camp for them to attend. We will also accommodate the gluten free casein free diet and other food allergies and sensitivities upon request. Parents need to let us know the campers specific dietary needs two weeks prior to the camp date.

    We are happy to announce that the kitchen/facility will ONLY be catering to the kids at Camp Gluten Freedom during this week and this greatly reduces the risk for cross-contamination issues since the only food served during this week will be gluten free! Campers will be able to participate in activities like hiking, swimming, archery and fishing… plus so much more!

    This year’s Camp Gluten Freedom is being held at Camp Jameson. There is room for 48 campers. Boys and Girls are welcome. We have two separate cabins reserved. There will be an all girls cabin and all boys cabin.

    Price to attend is $250 per child. Please RSVP by payment via paypal or check by June 18th. You may send the paypal payment to tina@glutenfreelivingnow.org or mail payments directly to:

    Gluten Free Living Now, Ltd.
    13471 Clifty Falls Drive, Carmel, IN 46032

    Limited camp fee sponsorship is available if you qualify.

    Please contact

    Shelia Cafferty at: Shelia@glutenfreelivingnow.org or Tina Duncan at: Tina@glutenfreelivingnow.org

    Be sure and thank our camp sponsors!
    Udi’s is donating food, funds and t-shirts for our campers
    Schar is donating Gluten Free Graham Crackers because no camp is
    complete without Smores!

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