WOW! SCIENCE CAMP® NEEDS AREA SUPPORT TO WIN $250,000 FROM CHASE COMMUNITY GIVING
Laurel Springs, New Jersey – Wow! Science Camp®, a non-profit organization working to cultivate and promote children’s interest in science, is competing with charities nationwide for donations ranging from $25,000 to $250,000 through the Chase Community Giving program. Residents can help ensure their favorite summer science camp remains a success by simply voting for WOW SCIENCE through the Chase Community Giving program running on the Facebook platform.
“We make our eight-week summer science camp affordable to families through gifts and donations”, remarked Fola Adebi, Executive Director, Wow! Science Camp®. “A $25,000 gift through the Chase program will allow us to support 40 children for two full weeks at no cost to their families”, she added.
The fall 2011 round of the Chase Community Giving program is designed to benefit smaller and local charities by being limited to 501c3 charities with operating budgets under $1 million. The top eligible charity receives $250,000 and the remaining 99 top charities earn $25,000 through $100,000 awards. More than $3 million dollars will be distributed to top vote getters. Charities previously awarded grants through Chase Community Giving are not eligible for this round of competition.
Wow! Science Camp® is competing with thousands of charities across the country for awards from Chase. With the support of volunteers, fans and local residents, the camp has the opportunity to get much needed resources to expand its science and math enrichment program.
Mayor David Mayer of Gloucester Township and Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez of Camden County were on hand on August 19 to congratulate campers who completed the 2011 camp season. Mayor Mayer reminded the young campers of the relevance of science to all aspects of life. From building and maintaining roads, bridges, and dams to managing the township's budget, he demonstrated how science applies to various aspects of his role as mayor.
The following comment by a camper’s parent illustrates how Wow! Science Camp® is making a difference in the community: “Ms. Adebi, before I saw your lawn sign, I had just approached my son’s school principal because he is not being taught science in the third grade. His favorite subject is math but the school and tutoring centers are not helping him to explore where math can take him in the world. We haven’t had any field trips outside of a few theater plays in Atco. I go to the library and ask for science workshops but we just don’t have any in our area. Thank you for giving these children a chance to show their capabilities! I loved the hydro car he created and he made a solar box at home too! This may sound unbelievable but Amir wants to be a scientist now! I am saving ahead of time so that I can afford this program next year – thanks for working with me on the payments! See you again next year.”—Monifa Moore.
How You Can Help
You can help Wow! Science Camp® win up to $250,000 by simply “Liking” the Chase Community Giving program at: http://apps.facebook.com/chasecommunitygiving/ and casting your vote for WOW SCIENCE. Please go out and vote for Wow! Science Camp® on November 8.
If you have questions about Wow! Science Camp®, or would like to get involved, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 877-541-2267.
About Wow! Science Camp®
The mission of Wow! Science Camp® is to spark, cultivate, and promote children’s interest in science. We are an IRS-qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit summer day camp that features fun, participative science experiments and projects, math lessons and math games, review of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) careers, money management skills, etiquette lessons, and thrilling weekly field trips. Camp runs yearly from the last week in June to the third week in August. Children between the ages of five and fourteen are eligible to attend. Visit www.wowsciencecamp.org or call 877-541-2267 to learn more.
About Chase Community Giving
Chase Community Giving is grant program inspiring a new way of corporate philanthropy by letting participants vote to help determine which small and local non profits will receive donations from Chase’s philanthropy funds. The program has given away over $15 million in grants to charities nationwide, with focuses including arts and culture; education and youth development; environment; animal welfare; health and social services; community development; medical research and awareness; recreation and sports; and international development.
Media Contact: FOLA ADEBI, WOW! SCIENCE CAMP®