The Zippy Shell Sunshine Challenge aims to raise $2,000 through the company’s Facebook page. For every dollar donated by Zippy’s Facebook fans, the company will match that dollar up to $1,000 to reach the fundraisers target. The total money raised will sponsor one family to go through one of the camp’s week-long programs. The Sunshine Challenge kicks off today and people can make a donation at the Zippy Shell Facebook page.
Families that have a child diagnosed with medical conditions such as cancer, kidney disease, lupus, solid organ transplants, and other life threatening illnesses attend one of Camp Sunshine’s week-long programs. The special needs camp’s focus is alleviating the strain that a life threatening illness takes on the sick child and on other family members. Families have an opportunity to rebuild their relationships together and meet other families facing similar challenges.
Zippy Shell’s Marketing Director of Marketing has seen first-hand the impact Camp Sunshine’s work has on families.
“I have participated in a couple of Camp Sunshine events and realized that while the intense impact of disease is on the child, the families take on a tremendous burden as caregivers,”
Camp Sunshine is a free program staffed almost entirely by volunteers, many of whom return year after year. The volunteers reflect the diversity of the families, and help with recreational leadership, childcare, food service, and other services.
Another distinctive component of Camp Sunshine is the medical facility and professional staff that are available to address the taxing physical needs of children with intrusive diseases. A physician is located at the camp for the entire session so that families can be secure in the knowledge that 24-hour onsite medical support is available. In addition, a hospital with full-time emergency room physicians and pediatricians is only 25 minutes from the camp.
The Zippy Shell Sunshine Challenge will run through October 15th, 2012.
About Camp Sunshine
Camp Sunshine is a year-round retreat located in Casco, Maine, 30 miles from Portland on Sebago Lake. The camp programs provide respite, support, joy, and hope to children with life-threatening illnesses and their immediate families through various stages of the child’s illness.
The program is free of charge to all families, and includes 24-hour onsite medical and psychosocial support. Bereavement groups are also offered for families who have lost a child to an illness. For more information, visit www.campsunshine.org or call (207) 655-3800.
About Zippy Shell Mobile Self Storage
Zippy Shell USA, LLC is a domestic franchisor of a patent pending and unique mobile self-storage system. The Zippy Shell system currently has 19 independently owned franchise operators of the Zippy Shell Brand in 36 markets. Zippy Shell USA, LLC is headquartered in Washington DC. Anyone interested in learning more about Zippy Shell Mobiel Self Storage services and franchise opportunities should visit http://www.zippyshell.com/
Ben Taylor, Zippy Shell USA, LLC.