Support Camp Fire North Shore
Without the generosity of the local community, Camp Fire North Shore would not be able to fulfill our mission of building caring, confident youth and future leaders. Your investment in our future makes a difference today, and for years to come.
Camp Fire North Shore, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. All donations are eligible for tax deduction.
Ways to Get Involved
Shop to Give! - A simple way to give back to Camp Fire North Shore is to shop through AmazonSmile, an automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organizations every time you shop, at no cost to you. Add Camp Fire USA North Shore Council, Inc. to your charity profile and shop away!
Donate your change using the ROUNDUP app - donate the change from your credit and debit card purchases to help support Camp Fire North Shore. The ROUNDUP app is iOS, Android, and web compatible. Simply choose the non profit of your choice, link your banks and/or credit/debit cards, and make an impact.
Personal Contribution - A gift by cash or check may be mailed to the Camp Fire North Shore HQ or submitted via paypal above.
Our Tax ID: 042103970
Matching Gifts - Your employer may match your charitable contribution to Camp Fire. Please contact your company’s human resources department for further information.
Corporate Sponsorship - Individuals and corporations can support our special events through underwriting opportunities. Please reach out to Laurie Hamill if you are interested in sponsoring one of our events.
Volunteer! Camp Fire has a variety of volunteer opportunities available:
After-school Program Volunteer: Do you enjoy helping kids learn new things? Assist a Camp Fire program staff in delivering our project-based curriculum to elementary school students. Programs take place during after-school hours and are located in Lynn.
Partnership Development: Do you have connections in the field of youth development? Assist our Executive Director in approaching new program partners for the upcoming school year.
Committee Service: Do you have expertise in marketing, public relations, fundraising or finance? Join one of our Board or Advisory committees and help us work towards our organizational goals.
Corporate Volunteer Programs: We provide service opportunities several times throughout the year and maintain an active profile in the Benevity causes portal. Please feel free to reach out to us if you or your team is interested in volunteering with Camp Fire!
Partners, Supporters & Friends
Camp Fire North Shore is the recipient of a $100,000 grant through the Cummings Foundation’s $25 Million Grant Program. The Woburn-based Cummings Foundation, Inc. was established in 1986 by Joyce and Bill Cummings and has grown to be one of the largest private foundations in New England. The Cummings $25 Million Grant Program supports Massachusetts nonprofits that are based in and primarily serve Middlesex, Essex and Suffolk counties.
CFNS partners with LPS to bring before & after school and club programming to public school students located across the city. We are located in six city schools, serving hundreds of children throughout the city.
The Food Project's missions is to create a thoughtful and productive community of youth and adults from diverse backgrounds who work together to build a sustainable food system. CFNS partners with the Food Project to expose our summer campers to gardening and sustainability. Since the summer of 2018 Adventure campers in grades seven through nine water community gardens located at public schools across the city two to three times a week, ensuring that the crops were healthy and able to be harvested in the Fall by the Food Project staff and the children attending those schools.
MAP is the only statewide afterschool advocacy group devoted to promoting expanded learning opportunities in Massachusetts. We partner with MAP to inform our program design and activities, and to provide professional development opportunities to our staff.
Since 1948 the LHAND has had a mission of assisting low and moderate-income families and individuals with safe and affordable housing. LHAND continues to be committed to enhancing the quality of our community and building stronger, healthier neighborhoods by providing a wide range of neighborhood services and funding a variety of grant and loan programs that address the needs of renters, owners, homebuyers, and nonprofit housing providers. CFNS partners with LHAND by providing child care slots in our After School programs.
The United Way focuses on the two foundations of better lives. The first is financial opportunity. This ensures that individuals and families have safe housing, healthy food, quality childcare, and earn enough to support themselves. The second is educational success, which ensures that children enter school ready to learn, develop critical social and academic skills, and get the support they need to stay in school and graduate. CFNS partners with the United Way in a variety of ways to support our shared mission and goals.
Impact Lynn is a community collaboration with three focused goals; improve income, education levels, and community engagement of residents of Lynn. Together we are building a city in which every resident lives in a safe, desirable, prospering neighborhood.
The UMass Extension Nutrition Education Program (NEP) provides individuals, families, and communities with the knowledge and skills for healthier eating through research-based nutrition education that makes a real difference. With field offices throughout Massachusetts, and in partnership with local agencies, organizations, and schools, NEP helps low-income individuals and families make the most of their limited food resources. Our program evaluations show that through NEP's hands-on learning, practical tips, personal goal-setting, and small changes over time, our participants make healthier food choices, handle foods more safely, and are physically more active - all of which lead to better health. CFNS partners with NEP to bring research-based nutrition education into our after school and summer camp programming.
OASIS hopes to bring art and creativity to a diverse community, allowing the individuals to express themselves while connecting with other artistic people in groups, workshops, or in an open studio experience. The studio is staffed by licensed counselors and therapists as well as art instructors. CFNS partners with Oasis to expose our program participants to the arts via workshops and special events.
The mission of Arts After Hours is to engage and transform downtown Lynn through the experience of live theatre. CFNS partners with Arts After Hours to provide live theatre instruction to our summer campers - each week campers engage in skits, songs, plays and other performance art, including set and prop design, and audio production.
Mini Movers Studio is an on-location dance studio dedicated to inspiring movement and fun for children between the ages of 2 and 10. In offering an array of classes, Mini Movers provides top notch instruction while instilling confidence and creativity in young movers! Camp Fire partners with Mini Movers by offering Story Movement Dance club at Shoemaker Elementary School and by offering enrichment sessions at our licensed after school programs.
Tony Gallo Athletics (TGA) strives for greatness on and off the basketball court. TGA believes in developing the habits of hard work, discipline, confidence and leadership. If practiced regularly, these traits will translate to the way the kids conduct themselves in their community. TGA trains players using college and professional drills. Player development coaches simplify the basketball training workouts for the younger players, and intensify the drills for the older players. Camp Fire partners with TGA to bring enrichment opportunities to our after school program participants.
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