Children with skin conditions could easily believe the world is an ugly place – especially if they’ve been teased or bullied. You could be part of showing them it doesn’t have to be that way.
Like other children their age, they just want to have fun. Many of them have been too self-conscious to enjoy themselves around their peers. They have been rejected, often socially isolated. With your donation, you can be part of helping to build their self-esteem and confidence by providing a spot at the safe, confidence-building Camp Liberté.
Families tell us year after year about the transformation they see in their children after camp. A family talked about their son who would never take off his cap and would even sleep with it on because the baldness due to his alopecia made him so shy of himself even at home. After camp, not only did he sleep without it, sometimes he forgot to put it on at all. They described him as confident and engaging – words they would never have used before.
This is a familiar success story and you can be part of creating more like it. It costs on average $2,500 for each child to go to camp for six days. Consider sponsoring one or two children’ stay or donating whatever amount you can. It all helps. We want to send as many as 25 children to camp and for each one, we are building confidence and self-esteem – reminding them the world does not have to be an ugly place.
For your ease, you can make a secure online donation to the camp via the Canadian Dermatology Association by clicking the “Make a Donation” button below. All donations collected by the CDA on behalf of the Camp Liberté Society go directly to the costs associated with medical supplies and children’s camp experience. A charitable receipt is issued for all donations over $20.
The Camp Liberté Society is an independent, charitable organization run by volunteers. Families from across Canada should not have to face financial barriers to send their children with chronic skin conditions on this unique adventure. They deal with enough other barriers.