Compass Regional Hospice hosts Camp New Dawn fundraiser
GRASONVILLE — Compass Regional Hospice will take over the patio of Fisherman’s Crab Deck in Grasonville from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 30, to host a fundraiser for Camp New Dawn. Everyone is welcome, and admission is free.
The centerpiece of this fundraiser is a silent auction. Items that will be available for bidding include gift certificates to local restaurants, jewelry, beauty products, beach-themed goodies and a basket of lottery tickets.
Guests will have a chance to win a pot of cash by purchasing 50/50 raffle tickets. Food is available for purchase in the restaurant.
Camp New Dawn is a retreat for children, teens and families grieving after the death of a loved one. Under the guidance of professional grief support staff and specially trained volunteers, campers learn about and express grief in a safe and natural environment.
Camp New Dawn will run Saturday, Aug. 13, through Monday, Aug. 15, this year. A day camp for children ages 4 to 6 is held Aug. 15, and the Camp New Dawn family retreat begins on Aug. 14. Family camp ends on Tuesday, Aug. 16.
The cost of Camp New Dawn is $30 for each child or teen and $75 for each family.
“No one is turned away due to inability to pay, which is why the Camp New Dawn fundraiser is so important to ensuring the success of this program, now in its 22nd year,” said Rhonda Knotts, director of Camp New Dawn. “Support from the community has been phenomenal year after year and we look forward to a big turnout at Fisherman’s Crab Deck on June 30.”
For more information about the Camp New Dawn fundraiser, email Kenda Leager at kleager@hospice ofqueenannes.org or call 443-262-4106. Learn more about Camp New Dawn by calling Rhonda Knott at 443-262-4109 or visiting compassregionalhospice. org/campnewdawn.
Showing off a few of the silent auction items that will be featured at the Camp New Dawn fundraiser scheduled at Fisherman’s Crab Deck, from left, re Compass Regional Hospice staff members Courtney Williams, Rhonda Knotts, Kenda Leager and Marty Wash.