Courageous Campers

Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) wants to send 25 kids affected by, or infected with, HIV or AIDS to camp this summer, and they need your help.

It costs $1,300 to send a child on a seven-day getaway from the harsh realities of living with the disease, but the organization needs sponsors to make that happen.

AFAN is able to cover the majority of the tuition, but needs 25 $300 donations to pay the remaining expenses to send 25 kids to Camp Courage. You can make a general donation in any denomination, or if you are feeling especially generous, cover the full $1,300 fee for a single camper.

If you can’t cut a check but still want to help, donate supplies or Target gift cards. The camp needs backpacks, crayons, sunscreen and water bottles.

Camp begins July 3 at Camp Laurel in Big Bear, Calif., and aims to help kids ages 6-17 develop self-esteem and self-awareness while focusing on being a kid. Last year, AFAN helped send 23 kids between ages 5 and 16 to a two-day version of Camp Courage.

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