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Summertime tradition of generosity
By Connie Grosch / June 7, 2019 /   Loading Disqus...

Our Providence Journal Summertime Fund is once again accepting donations to send needy children to camp this summer. The goal is to make school vacation season brighter for youngsters within our community.

Since the Providence Journal moved the fund to us in 2014, more than 1,300 children have enjoyed the opportunity to build friendships, learn life skills and experience the joy of summer day camp. The Fund relies on donations from individuals – some made as family remembrances or in lieu of personal gifts – as well as corporate contributions.

“We are proud to support the Summertime Fund. Over the years, our generous readers have made it possible for thousands of children to attend summer camp. With your help, we can give children all over Rhode Island another memorable summer,” said Providence Journal President and Publisher Peter Meyer.

The Journal provides in-kind print and digital advertising to make people aware of the fund and recognizes donors on providencejournal.com and in the Thursday edition of the newspaper. Donations can be made here.

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