As we highlighted in a previous blog post, Resolution Development has worked closely with the Fayetteville Arkansas Fire Department over the years with their efforts at Camp Sunshine, an organization that gives burn survivors, “an opportunity to establish lasting friendships, experience personal growth and develop lifelong memories. Camp Sunshine assists in the transformation of Burn Victim to Burn Survivor.”
The camp hosts children from ages 4 to 16 years, many of whom continue to return after their time as campers end. At 16 a camper becomes a Junior Staff member, at 18 they choose to be a Counselor in Training or a Volunteer in Training. The camp is available for as long as the survivor wishes to attend, which gives back to other new campers.
Camp Sunshine is provided free of charge to the camper – all counselors and other assistants attend on a volunteer basis. Funding is totally provided by the Arkansas Professional Fire Fighters who conduct fundraisers throughout each year to raise the thousands of dollars needed. In 2006, Little Rock Fire Fighters introduced a payroll deduction plan to raise their share of the funds.
Resolution Development is proud to continue our support of this organization. This year, Resolution Development Services contributed $3000 to this very worthy organization. We encourage our clients and partners to learn more about the challenges faced by pediatric burn survivors and the role that individuals and businesses can play to support this cause.
To learn more about Camp Sunshine at the Arkansas Children’s Hospital, visit www.archildrens.org. To make donation, make checks payable to Camp Sunshine, PO Box 2222 Little Rock, AR 72203-9984.