heroes program & scholarship fundraising campaign
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DESCRIPTIONJoin a fun and fulfilling volunteer fundraising effort to help people in your community! The HEROES program and scholarship campaign aims to raise $80,000 in six weeks to allow children, families and seniors to participate in life-changing programs at The Salvation Army Kroc Center regardless of ability to pay. YOU CAN BE A HERO! 1.Make a Pledge at any Guest Services Desk 2.Join the effort by becoming a HERO campaigner! Call 619.269.1547 to sign up today 3.Tell your friends about HEROES and ask for their support CHANGING LIVES. BUILDING COMMUNITY. TOGETHER
CHANGING LIVES. BUILDING COMMUNITY. TOGETHER
PROGRAM & SCHOLARSHIP CAMPAIGN
We are thrilled to announce The Salvation
Army Kroc Centers 5th Annual HEROES
Program and Scholarship Campaign,
an effort that will bring a community of
dedicated volunteers together to meet
the goal of raising $80,000 to help more
than 1,200 neighbors in need.
Mrs. Krocs vision was to provide world-
class programs to children, adults and
seniors in our service area, regardless of
their financial circumstance.
Mrs. Krocs generous endowment pays
for 40% of the Kroc Centers $9 million
annual budget. Her vision was that the
community would help generate the
remaining $5 million needed to balance
the budget each year through program
service fees, membership dues, and
donations to campaigns like this.
Each year the Kroc Center offers
scholarships to nearly 2,000 people
in our community, totaling nearly
$300,000 in financial assistance.
These scholarships allow children,
families and seniors to participate
in programs that encourage them
to discover their talents, promote
creativity, wellness, spiritual discovery
and community engagement.
In order to keep this program up
and running we need the support of
community members like you!
Be a Hero
Join our efforts to change lives & build a stronger community
Maria is a single mother of an 8-year-old girl.
She works a minimum wage job and only has
enough money to pay for rent and food.
Through the scholarship fund, her daughter
has been able to participate in Day Camp
during holiday breaks from school, providing
child care so she can continue to work.
If my daughter didnt have this scholarship,
I wouldnt be able to go to work, and we
The Kroc Day Camp has helped her grow
personally and emotionally, and it is helping
her turn into a caring and responsible young
Maria has referred at least five families
to The Kroc Center with similar financial
struggles and believes The Kroc Center
is a blessing in her life that has given her
daughter opportunities that she was unable
to provide on her own.
The program and scholarship fund allows
children, families and seniors to participate
in life-changing programs at The Salvation Army
Kroc Center regardless of ability to pay.
For many recipients, scholarships make a
crucial difference in their lives by providing
basic needs including: childcare during
the Summer so single parents can work,
exercise and wellness to the ill and injured,
support and social engagement for the
elderly and emergency food to the poor.
Help us uplift our community by making a
true difference in individuals lives.
AT A GLANCEProgram & Scholarship Campaign
6 weeksApril 18-May 29
100 Volunteer Campaigners
The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps
Community Center is a 12.4-acre family support,
education, recreation, and cultural arts center, made
possible by a generous gift by the late philanthropist
Mrs. Joan Kroc. In keeping with the mission and holistic
approach of The Salvation Army, the Kroc Center
provides opportunities that facilitate positive, life-
changing experiences through: art, athletics, personal
development, spiritual discovery and community
The Salvation Army Kroc Centers facilities, programs
and services bridge the gap between potential and
opportunity for children and adults, strengthen
individuals and families, and enrich the lives of seniors.
We are Community
THE SALVATION ARMY KROC CENTERS PURPOSE
In keeping with the mission and holistic approach of The Salvation Army, The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center provides opportunities that facilitate positive, life-changing experiences through: art, athletics, personal development, spiritual discovery and community service. The Salvation Army Kroc Centers facilities, programs and services bridge the gap between potential and opportunity for children and adults, strengthen individuals and families, and enrich the lives of seniors.
We are Community
THE KROC CENTER BUILDS COMMUNITY BY:Offering meaningful programs regardless of income
Supporting our partner elementary schools
Enriching the lives of seniors
Teaching children teamwork, values, and character
Providing Opportunities for Community Engagement
Distinguishing ourselves with excellence and commitment to mission
Connecting people to opportunities for Spiritual Discovery
Serving with Kindness Compassion and Excellence
Making an impact The Salvation Army Kroc Center will use your gift to make a meaningful impact in your community.
$5,000 ensures unlimited
possibilities for youth
in our community at
the Salvation Army
$2,500 provides 28 children
with one week of
Summer Day Camp
$1,000 provides 15 children
the opportunity to
participate in the Saints
or other after school
$500 allows 6 children the
opportunity to join the
Kroc Center for a year.
$100allows 2 children to
learn to swim with a full
session of lessons.
COME SEE OUR PROGRAMS IN ACTION! JOIN US FOR A GUIDED TOUR.
CALL 619.269.1501 TO SCHEDULE YOUR TOUR TODAY!
ICE SKATING & ICE HOCKEY67 youth assisted $5,109 provided
OUTCOME: Children learned to ice skate, teens competed in hockey and students of all ages figure skated in our annual Ice Show.
YOUTH & TEEN MEMBERSHIPS 39 youth assisted $4,821 provided
OUTCOME: Teens worked out, played basketball, and swam, and children read books, climbed the rockwall, and made
SENIOR MEMBERSHIPS 31 people assisted $8,478 provided
OUTCOME: Seniors engaged in social activities with one another, took computer classes, got their taxes done for free, gardened with toddlers, did yoga and developed new friendships
FAMILY MEMBERSHIP 108 families (260 individuals assisted) $60,190 provided
OUTCOME: Moms and babies learned sign language together, dads and kids practiced Tai Kwon Do, and families raced
up the rock wall.
ADULT MEMBERSHIPS 110 people assisted $35,513 provided
OUTCOME: Adults were able to make exercise fun with Zumba and Spin, some lost more than 10 pounds and some became dedicated volunteers. Adults with physical disabilities and injuries were able to get exercise in our therapy pool.
ARTS & EDUCATION 75 youth assisted $5,375 provided
OUTCOME: Children interested in acting got a role in the Kroc Kids Junior Theatre Companys production of the Little Mermaid. Others learned to play the piano or guitar, or had their artistic talent nurtured in fine arts class.
ATHLETICS 49 youth assisted $1,523 provided
OUTCOME: Parents witnessed their child make the winning basket for the Kroc Center Saints Basketball team--but more importantly watched their humble reaction, which demonstrated a true understanding of sportsmanship.
DAY CAMP 215 youth assisted (933 weeks of camp) $137,237 provided
OUTCOME: Children spent the summer meeting new friends, swimming, playing sports, doing art projects, learning to skateboard and ice skate, and engaging in character building curriculum. Day Camp scholarships provide a lifetime of fond memories.
YOUTH SWIM LESSONS 250 youth assisted $15,000 provided
OUTCOME: Children jumped into the pool for the first time, went under water, and learned basic life-saving water safety skills, while having fun in a safe environment.
Total annual scholarship support is made possible by the Heroes campaign and an additional $120,000 provided by private funders
SCHOLARSHIPS PROVIDE LIFE CHANGING OPPORTUNITIES
When I found out we got a Day Camp scholarship, I knew my sons life would be changed. I knew his future was in much better shape.
-Day Camp Scholarship Recipients Mother
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
The scholarship fund has made a true difference for single mother Ellen
and her 8-year-old son Andrew who suffers from ADHD and has trouble
Ellens financial struggles have made it difficult to provide basic needs
for her son, and paying for social activities was simply not an option.
A couple of years ago Ellen started to worry about Andrews future, as
he had no one to play with and became isolated. I was scared because I
knew that Andrew needed something new in his life, said Ellen. I didnt
think I could get him involved in anything with the little money we have.
Ellen soon learned about The Salvation Army Kroc Center and its
scholarship program through a family friend, and she signed up right
away. She was accepted and signed Andrew up for several programs at
the Kroc Center.
Since then, Ellen has noticed a positive change in Andrews attitude
especially when she is picking him up from The Kroc Center.
Andrew is improving his physical health, and I think