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
Attend or Sponsor our Annual Fundraising Event!
Each Fall we host our annual fundraising event at the Lynn Museum, where we honor our community partners. All proceeds from the event support our after school, summer, teen and homeschool programs.
Thank you to our Fall 2022 Sponsors!
Greg Torres & Betsy Pattullo
Old Neighborhood Foods
Divirgilio Financial Group
Mass General Brigham-Salem Hospital
Jess & Ari Torres
K Security Systems
Lynn Housing Authority
St. Jean's Credit Union
Solimine Funeral Home
Community Credit Union
Economic Development & Industrial Corp. of Lynn
Salvy the Florist
Senator Brendan Crighton
Representative Daniel Cahill
Representative Donald Wong
Representative Peter Capano
Lynn Teachers Union
**sponsors as of October 6, 2022**
Participate in our annual Scamper for the Campers 5K Run/Walk! - Join us each June for our annual 5K Run/Walk & 1 Mile Kid's Fun Run.
Save the date for the 10th annual run/walk! Participants may run/walk in their neighborhood and submit results online.
June 3 & 4, 2023
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.
Camp Fire North Shore is the recipient of 21st CCLC grant funding managed by DESE and in partnership with Lynn Public Schools. The purpose of the federally funded 21st CCLC grant is to support the implementation of additional learning time through out-of-school time (OST) programming and/or through an expanded day referred to as Expanded Learning Time or ELT. Programming is designed to help close proficiency/opportunity gaps, increase student engagement, support social and emotional learning, and promote college and career readiness and success.
We’re proud to be selected as one of 124 new partners of United Way of Massachusetts Bay, a recognition of our organization’s potential to advance an economically-just region where access to financial wellbeing is universal and prosperity is shared across race and ethnicity. We’re excited to play a role in expanding access to high-quality, affordable out of school time programs on the North Shore. Together, we won’t just be addressing the symptoms of poverty, we will be changing the systems and conditions that create barriers for individuals and families. We are looking forward to a future where everyone is empowered to achieve financial wellbeing and where our communities are even more vibrant, abundant and equitable.
Eastern Bank has supported the local community for over 200 years. They offer banking, investments, and insurance all under one roof, and pride themselves on working harder to understand customers’ needs so they can deliver these services in a committed and personal way.
Camp Fire North Shore has been the recipient of many grant awards and sponsorships through the Eastern Bank Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Eastern Bank. The Foundation combines philanthropy, volunteerism, and advocacy in collaboration with businesses and community partners to invest in local communities with the singular aim of helping all their neighbors prosper across Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.
CFNS partners with LPS to bring before & after school, club and summer programming to public school students located across the city. We service students across the district by providing out-of-school time programming directly in school buildings and at our program facility. For funded programs we work closely with school Principals and Social Workers to recruit and support students.
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 program participants to gardening, sustainability and food security issues.
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 and summer programs.
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.
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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