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Emma C
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Early birds - your donation will be doubled!

the project

Be the Reason

We need you!

At Center of Life, our busiest and most expensive time of the year are the summer months. Many of the kids we serve come from families that are unable to afford the basics, let alone pay for summer camp. They need us. And we need you.

With your help, we can help so many more children than we already are. Just $10 provides a child the experience of attending summer camp and so much more. Thank you so much for your generosity.


Tim Smith


P.S. Feel free to share this link with family and friends. $10 goes so far here at Center of Life. If that’s all you can give, I understand. But if you can give more, please do. Every dollar counts. See below for how far we're able to make $10 go. I can't wait to see the smiles on the children's faces this summer. Thank you so much!


the steps

Be the reason we’re able to do what we do. Let me show you how far $10 goes here at Center of Life:

  • $10 will provide one child a five-week summer camp and so much more — experiences and memories that’ll last a lifetime.
  • $50 will send five children to summer camp. Wait until you see the smiles from all of our summer photos!
  • $100 will send 10 kids to summer camp — an amazing deal!

Although the cost per child to attend our summer camp is approximately $1,200*, thanks to generous foundation support and people like you, we only ask our families for a $10 registration fee per child to attend our entire five-week summer camp.

Our summer camp provides a full day’s worth of activities — education, athletics, music, field trips, even food! — to kids who otherwise would have nowhere to go during the summer. The best part? We never turn any child away, even if their parents can’t pay that nominal fee.

That’s why we need your help. Although we receive wonderful support, we’re often operating at a deficit. Your gift of even $10 will make a huge difference in allowing us to provide even more support to kids who need us. 

Thank you for giving!


*$1,200 Breakdown

Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Snack) 5x/week: $5/day = $225
Staff: $375
Bus/Transportation (daily and for field trips) =$100
Educational Activities (field trips/STEAM) = $350
Facility Usage (off-site; expanded on-site) = $150

why we're doing it

To provide as many children as possible with the enriching experience of attending a summer camp that serves them holistically — mind, body, and spirit. Through education, music, athletics, field trips, and meals, we will guide, mentor, and foster a positive environment for children who need us during the summer.



BUDGET COST $1,200 per child

Amount Raised: $2,761

Ioby platform Fee: $35.00

Total to disburse: $2,668.22

GOAL 40 children @ $1,200 or $50,000 Children funded with this amount 2.22

TOTAL RAISED = $2,761.00
ioby Platform Fee $35.00
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $57.78


Cost per child to attend our summer camp - approximately $1,200

This $50,000 goal will fund 40 children this summer.

Project Subtotal =  $50,000
ioby Platform Fee  $35
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $1,500
Total to raise on ioby = $51,535



Early birds - your donation will be doubled!

We've just found out that through the Allegheny County Community Development Challenge, all donations will be doubled until we reach $800. That means even a small contribution is especially valuable to us in these early stages of our campaign! For a limited time, you can send two kids to summer camp for only $10!


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