Month: January 2015

Helping children – and Camp Erin of the Central Valley – is always in fashion

January 30, 2015

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Unveiled 2015, a fashion show to raise money for Camp Erin of the Central Valley, was held Thursday night at DC Hangar 6 at the Modesto Airport. The sixth annual event, which has benefited several local charities, was presented by the Modesto Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Modesto Class of 2015 in conjunction with one of its classmates, Mira Jantz, president of Mira Bridal Group Inc. The event was sponsored by Lexus.

This year’s beneficiary, Camp Erin of the Central Valley, is held in August at Camp Jack Hazard in Dardanelle. Created by the Moyer Foundation and supported by Community Hospice, Camp Erin is the largest network of free bereavement camps in the country designed for youth ages 6 to 17 who have experienced the death of someone close to them.

At the four-day camp, traditional camp activities are combined with grief education and emotional support. The environment provides an opportunity for grieving children to bond with peers who are in a similar circumstance.

The application deadline to apply for this August’s camp is May 15 but space is limited, so early application is encouraged. Application forms are available by calling Community Hospice at (209) 578-6300 or going online to www.hospiceheart.org/camp-erin. A plea was made at Unveiled 2015 for volunteers, also. To learn more about those opportunities, call Community Hospice, which is located at 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto.

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