This year marks the 10th Anniversary of Canada’s very first family bereavement retreat, “Camp Kerry”. Thanks to people like you the Camp Kerry Society has been able to assist more children and families in the last year than ever before!
Here’s a snapshot of some of what we were up to in 2016:
Grief & Loss Workshops to over 500 participants
Education to more than 3000 individuals
170 Group Counselling Sessions
Over 100 individual/family Grief Counselling Sessions
3 Family Bereavement Retreats to nearly 200 people in 3 Provinces
2 Adult Retreats & 1 Youth Retreat
95% of participants report positive and significant change.
87% of participants report gaining new insights and coping skills.
More than 90% of our volunteers return to work with us year after year.
Become a Circle of Friends Club Member Today
Did you know that we have a very special group of supporters who are truly invested in our mission? Our Circle of Friends Club is for Sustaining Donors – people who commit to giving a small amount each month.
Their contributions ultimately help to ensure our services can be available at the time they are needed. Whether it be by providing comfort to those who are dying through our Therapists and Counsellors, or providing a multitude of ongoing supports to those who are bereaved, your ongoing contribution will always have a positive impact.
Benefits of Monthly Giving
Monthly giving is the most effective way to support the services offered by the Camp Kerry Society. Your monthly commitments ensure that there are reliable funds ready to invest in long-term services that benefit children, youth and adults who are impacted by loss or living with a life-threatening illness.
Monthly Donations are affordable
You can choose to join our Circles of Friends Club by becoming a sustaining Monthly Donor for as little as 16 cents a day ($5/month) or at whatever level you are comfortable with. This makes giving easier and possible.
Monthly Donations are convenient
Making payments is hassle-free. Simply fill the online form out once and enter an amount that you are comfortable with giving each month. This amount will automatically be deducted from your account and appear on your monthly statements. At the end of each year you’ll receive a tax receipt from us reflecting the total amount of your contribution. You can choose to use your credit card or visa-debit card and upgrade or cancel payments at any time.
We understand all to well that circumstances often change and that you may wish to upgrade or cancel your commitment. To do so simply contact our office by phone or email and we’ll immediately follow your request.
Prefer to donate by mail?
We offer this alternative as well and this is what you do:
- First download the mail-in Monthly Donor Form
- Complete the form
- Mail your completed form to our Head Office
Benefits of Monthly Gifts to the Society
- Provides the Camp Kerry Society with a steady and predictable source of income which allows us to plan ahead and invest in reliable and continuous services.
- Reduces administrative costs and allows us to focus more time on what we do best – providing services to individuals and families.
- Enables us to help more people in their time of need.
Ready to Become a Friend?
Chances are you wouldn’t have made it here if you needed convincing. With your help we are going to do a lot together and provide hope in what many would consider to be hopeless circumstances. So if you are now ready to help make the world a better place with us then please continue by completing the donation form below!