Raising funds to send kids to camp
The totals are in. The 2013 Warren in Motion fundraiser for Camp Kawartha wrapped up with an impressive $6783.00 raised to help sponsor kids at Camp Kawartha.
In total Warren had 216 sponsors made up of many friends, relatives, co-workers and community groups. The ride this year was a trip to Omemee and back from Jackson Park with Camp Director Jacob Rodenburg.
I want to particularly thank the following: Millbrook Lions Club, East Peterborough Lions Club, John Mackenzie – Cavan Youth Services; The Student Admin Council – SSFC; Bryan Cathcart – APT Transport; Dr. J Datta; Dr. J. vanDorsser; Brian O’toole – Scotiabank; Tim Nicholls; Dan Mcwilliams – McWilliams Moving and Storage; Cameron and Theresa Reid; John and Sheila McConkey – McConkey Real Estate Ltd; Mike Donnelly – Call a Cab Ltd; Chief Murray Rodd; Ab Heffernan – Kawartha Battery Ltd; Don Wilson; The late Dr. Gale Benson; Dr. David Norman; Peter Bouzinelos – Pizza Factory; Tom Cockburn – Hamilton Rad; Nancy Duncan – Nancy’s Art and Frame; Jane Landriault – Investors Group;John Currie – Currie Tire Ltd.
This is the 20th consecutive year that I have been raising money and the grand total raised over that time now stands at $109,531.00 This is a labour of love for me and is made that much easier by the people that donate year after year and always ask me when the next event will be so that they can support me again. Over 200 kids have received support to attend Camp Kawartha because of everyone’s generosity.
Thanks again to all and have a great 2014.
How You Can Help
To support Warren in his fundraising efforts, please consider making a donation online, by mail, or by phone.
- Donate Online through CanadaHelps.org – under Fund/Designation, be sure to choose “Warren-in-Motion Fundraiser”
- Mail in a donation using our printable donation form.
- Donate by phone by calling 705-652-3860 or toll-free 1-866-532-4597
- Follow Warren on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WarreninMotionFundraiser
All of the proceeds from this event will be directed towards Camp Kawartha’s sponsorship fund. Each year, with your help, we give deserving children who otherwise could not afford camp fees, the opportunity to participate in the magic of a summer camp or outdoor education visit.
As a child Warren was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Peterborough (Rotarian Will Cleveland) and was able to spend two summers at Camp Merrywood near Perth.
This meant a lot to him and his family, so in 1994 he took part in his first fundraising event to help Camp Kawartha and has not slowed down since. The first year, Warren raised a little over $700… a noteworthy achievement in itself. Twenty years later, he has raised over $100,000, enough to send hundreds of kids to camp. More than 8,000 individual donations helped to achieve this impressive total.
Warren begins his campaign in early spring. He is charming, persistent and completely persuasive. With a smile on his face, a glint in his eyes, Warren’s colleagues, his friends and even total strangers reach into their wallets and help kids in need.
In every way, Warren has paid forward the kindness he received as a child. It is a wonderful example to us all of how one good act can continue to inspire goodness, throughout the years.
“I never imagined I would take it this far but once I got into it, I just felt it was the right thing to do” – Warren Craft.