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Second Annual Joseph D. Freedman / Camphill Village Bowl-a-Thon

October 14, 2013


Second Annual Joseph D. Freedman/Camphill Village Bowl-a-Thon will be held Saturday, November 16, 2013, 12:30­-3:30 p.m, once again at the Chicopee AMF Lanes in Chicopee. Last year’s we welcomed nearly 200 guests and raised $65,000 in support of Camphill Village in Copake, New York, where our sister Susie has lived for 36 years. Camphill Village is a very special place and is home to 250 people, some of whom have special needs like Susie. Everyone lives and works together in an atmosphere of harmony and mutual support that enables each individual to reach his or her potential—a mission that our father believed so strongly in for many years.

Last year’s event was a great success, and this year, we’d like to do even better, but we need your help. Would you consider becoming a sponsor of this year’s event? Sponsorships from $100-$10,000 are available; we’ve included a brochure with detailed information about our sponsorships and how you can be a sponsor for this year’s event. Once again, we’re becoming Platinum Sponsors for the event, and hope you will consider joining us to raise even more for Camphill Village.

Why do we need your help?  Simple.  The annual cost of care for each adult with special needs at Camphill is approximately $90,000—higher than it has ever been. Government funding provides half the cost, and the Village relies on charitable contributions for the other half of the annual cost. Half of the adults with special needs at the Village are over the age of 50 and no longer have family to help.

It is difficult to imagine where Susie would be and how different her life would be without Camphill, and it’s for that reason we’ve dedicated ourselves to raising money for the Village. Susie has a wonderful life at Camphill, complimented with travel, culture and most of all, her Camphill family.  In the mornings, she works in the Healing Plant Garden and workshop, picking seeds and removing sticks from the herb mixtures. In the afternoons, she works in the bookbinding workshop, assisting the workshop master and completing much-needed tasks. Susan has always longed to be helpful, and Camphill Village has given her the opportunity to help, not only in the workshop, but in the home she shares with seven other people.

Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you on November 16th.

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