After you’ve shopped ’til you drop during Black Friday and Cyber Monday, kick-off the official “Giving Season” and join us on November 27 for #ValleyGivingTuesday.

Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving, was created in 2012 as an opportunity for those looking to give back at the end of the year to donate to their favorite nonprofits and make a difference. This year, #ValleyGivingTuesday builds on this movement by adding an emphasis on giving to local charities.

On #ValleyGivingTuesday we hope you will consider the Gándara Center in your charitable giving and help us send children and teenagers to summer camp through our Aventura! Summer Camp Scholarship.

Summer camp is not only fun for kids—it also helps build their self-confidence as they try new activities and make new friends. But not every child in Springfield has the chance to go to camp because of its cost. Parents who lack child care find it difficult to find affordable, safe opportunities for kids when school isn’t in session. Summer camp is the perfect environment for these youngsters, and it provides parents and caregivers with peace of mind that their child is being socially, emotionally, and physically engaged in a safe setting.

In 2016, Gándara Center first teamed up with the city of Springfield’s Department of Parks, Buildings, & and Recreation Management to offer the Aventura! Summer Camp Scholarship program for Springfield youth to attend one session of summer camp for free.

Click here to become an Aventura! Summer Camp Scholarship sponsor!