A New Jersey nonprofit is working hard to ensure kids who are affected by sensory impairments have enough funding to go camp this summer.
Local group Henry See and Hear, specializing in helping families and children with sensory impairments, is hosting its first annual Designer Bag Bingo and Basket Ruffle Friday, to help families cover the massive costs of summer camp tuition.
Proceeds from the event, which is $30 per person, will also raise money to provide the children with required medical assistance when they head off to camp.
“For my girls to participate in this type of camp experience the interpreter cost alone would be close to $2,000 for the week per kid,” parent of two hard-of-hearing children Maureen Loftus said.
The organization has already recieved 15 scholarship applications for this summer, amounting to approximately $10,000 in funding, treasurer and trustee of the nonprofit Karla Hernandez said.
And more applications are expected, according to the nonprofit.
The fundraiser will kick off at 5:30 p.m. at the Westhampton Crescent Shrine in Westampton, New Jersey.
Tickets are available for purchase on the organization's website. Remaining tickets, if available, will be sold at the door Friday.