Donations help special families

This letter offers public thanks to the donors who generously contributed to the West Suburban Special Recreation Association (WSSRA) day camp scholarship fund. We thank the following organizations for their generosity to our campers this summer:

  • The Berwyn Community Development Block Grant Fund
  • The Cicero Community Development Block Grant Fund
  • Thumbuddy Special
  • Illinois Project for Special Needs Children
  • West Suburban Special Recreation Foundation
  • American Camping Association of Illinois
  • Oak Park Township
  • The town of Cicero
  • Ms. Peggy Vicars
  • The Zach Barber Scholarship Fund

Summer should be a happy time for children. There can be so much to do and experience. Swimming, baseball, picnics, playing games, laughing and imagining are all a part of a typical summer. For children with disabilities, these experiences are especially wonderful. Participating in life outside of therapy or “special ed” time, helps WSSRA participants forget their differences and feel good about who they are. The six week WSSRA Day Camp makes that happen. WSSRA camp staff focus on what the campers can do rather than their challenges. With detailed activity plans and close supervision, WSSRA helps kids experience success and the simple joys of childhood.

Making a difference in a child’s life is an important task. We are grateful for the donors who think so, too.

Sandra Gbur
Executive Director, West Suburban Special Recreation Association