Changing lives of the youth of Kentuckiana
As the pandemic has brought many fundraising events to a halt, charities need community support now more than ever. Thankfully, Elite Homes has been able to continue its quarterly donations program. A portion of each sale of a new construction home is allocated for each community to donate to a charity of their choosing.
Our wonderful Little Spring Farm team, including sales counselor Matt Barry chose Camp Quality Kentuckiana, which Matt has been volunteering with for the last 14 years. It’s an organization that works with kids ages 6-16 going through different stages of cancer, with the highlight being a week-long camp, usually held in late June.
According to Matt, 95-100 kids are bused to a campsite in Southern Indiana for a week, and the camp allows kids who are going through different levels of treatment to get away from the hospital setting and just “be a kid”. The week’s events include campfires, a huge pie fight, talent show, dance, daily activities, and lots of snacks.
Camp Quality is 100% free to attend for the kids, and it costs close to $100,000 to run every summer. The biggest donor is usually the Poker Run, which has over 200 bikers participating. Due to COVID-19, however, this event was cancelled. Also due to COVID-19, the Camp went virtual this year, so a lot of donors did not donate this year.
Friends for life
Matt was paired up with Tristan when he was 11 and was his companion for 8 years. He is now a companion himself! What a wonderful testament to the impact this program has on the youth of our community. Our hats off to Matt and the Camp Quality team for their time and effort.
This year, Camp Quality will host a virtual camp-in for the kids. They will receive a backpack full of goodies and will participate in interactive virtual camp sessions with live streams via Zoom and videos via Flipgrid. If you are interested in supporting the wonderful work of Camp Quality Kentuckiana, please visit their website for more information.