Saratoga Bridges received word last week that we were awarded an $800 grant from the 33rd Annual WGY Christmas Wish. This grant will allow us to provide two children, between 12 – 17 years old with high functioning autism, an opportunity to attend one week of camp. By collaborating with the Capital District YMCA, we will offer a fun, inclusive, supportive camping opportunity for 2 children who demonstrate a true financial need. They will attend The YMCA’s Travel Camp alongside their typically developing peers to experience water tubing, rock climbing and other activities. Since our Family Support Services are dependent upon state and federal funds, we must be proactive in seeking contributions from generous companies like WGY.
WGY Christmas Wish Campaign’s major partner is Curtis Lumber. Each year they collect donations at select Curtis Lumber locations or on-line from November 15 – December 23. These funds have been able to help countless children in the Northeast, thanks to the thousands of people who care enough to give. The WGY Christmas Wish assists children 19 years and under with special emphasis given to critical care services and recreational programs for those who are ill, underprivileged and homeless. As the mission gears toward directly benefiting children, all of the administrative costs are absorbed by WGY. Their staff donates time and energy to insure that with community support, the campaign will continue to grow in strength and scope.