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Contributions to the Send a Kid to Camp campaign directly benefit families that would not otherwise be able to afford to provide their children with the opportunity to attend camp. And, Camp Moss Hollow is more than just a winter and summer camp, it is a youth development program designed to enhance educational achievement, expand horizons and increase self-worth and self-esteem for at-risk youth. Every summer, over 800 foster care, low-income, homeless, adopted, and other 7-14 year olds are afforded the opportunity to spend a week at camp, because of the donations made to the campaign. The positive environment and respite this program provides is unparalleled and has a lasting impact on the choices campers make throughout the rest of their lives.

2016 marks the 50th anniversary for Camp Moss Hollow. We are proud to partner with journalist, Bob Levey and our official media sponsor, WJLA in commemoration of the 50th anniversary.

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We are grateful to our community of Send a Kid to Camp donors for providing kids with the opportunity to just be kids and have fun at camp. Many of the children who attend Camp Moss Hollow have never traveled outside the city. If you have any questions about the Send a Kid to Camp campaign or Camp Moss Hollow please contact our Development Office at 202-289-1510 ext.188 or email info@familymattersdc.org.

History of the Send-A-Kid-To-Camp Campaign

For decades, the Washington Post brought stories of Camp Moss Hollow to their readers in the Washington area, and indeed, across the country. The support of the Washington Post was invaluable to Family Matters of Greater Washington as they have helped to raise millions of dollars to send children from the Greater Washington area to camp over the years.

While summer 2014 was the last year that The Washington Post will share stories about our campers, the Send a Kid to Camp campaign remains strong and alive! Gifts for Send a Kid to Camp are accepted year round and we plan to keep bringing donors stories about our campers during the summer months. In fact, we’re pleased to share that WJLA has agreed to join us as our new media partner for our annual campaign to Send a Kid to Camp.

We are also honored to have the continued support from a dear friend and member of the Family Matters of Greater Washington Council of Advisors, Bob Levey. Bob was a Washington Post columnist from 1981 until 2004. With great passion and dedication, Bob ran the “Send A Kid To Camp” campaign ran every summer during that time; and he continues his support to this very day:

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