Creative Ways to Give to Camp

Creative Ways to Give to Camp

Creative Ways to Give to Camp

Camp Ondessonk has flourished for 63 summers because of the generosity of people, like you, who believe in its mission.  While every cash gift makes a difference, there are many who wish they could do more to support Camp in addition to making an annual gift. 

Your contribution can be made in many ways according to your preferences, convenience, and ability.

Plan a fundraising event

If you have a little bit of time and a big desire to give back, you can plan a fundraiser to benefit Camp Ondessonk. Examples of fundraisers in your community include a yard sale or car wash, or solicit sponsors to support you in a physical challenge, like a hike or distance run.  Click here to learn more details of how you can help Camp sustain and enhance programs through a third-party fundraising event.

Utilize Corporate Match Programs

Many businesses have programs that match employee donations to eligible nonprofits, like Camp Ondessonk.   To see if your company participates in this program, you can check here. If so, ask your human resources department how to take advantage of this benefit.

Take advantage of Amazon Smile

This program contributes a portion of the revenue from your Amazon purchases directly to Camp at no cost to you.  If you are not already an AmazonSmile member, simply sign up at smile.amazon.com and select Camp Ondessonk to start generating donations. 

Join the Campfire Circle

Through monthly contributions, the Campfire Circle helps you make a larger annual gift to support Camp.  By signing up to give through electronic funds transfer or using a credit or debit card, giving is simple.  To learn more about how you can impact Camp’s mission through the Campfire Circle or sign up today, visit Ondessonk.com/Campfire Circle.

Donate your time

There are a wide range of volunteer opportunities with Camp Ondessonk.  By donating your time to be a summer camp or project volunteer, you can make a lasting impact at Camp.  Contact volunteer@ondessonk.com or call (618) 695-2489 x145 to learn more about donating your time and talent.

Provide budget relief through in-kind donations

In special cases, like Camp O Day, in-kind gifts are suggested as another giving option.  In-kind donations are non-monetary donations made to Camp Ondessonk.  By contributing gifts of goods, like supplies, equipment, or program materials, or services, Camp can redirect funds to other organizational needs.   Before making an in-kind donation, contact Whitney Strang to ensure the contribution meets Camp’s Gift Acceptancy Policy.

Follow Camp Ondessonk on social media

Possibly the easiest way to make a difference, follow Camp Ondessonk on social media and share posts with your network.  Through just a few clicks, you will help expand Camp’s reach and help us connect with others who may want to support, or benefit from, Camp’s mission.   

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To learn more about how you can make a difference at Camp Ondessonk in one or more of these ways, contact Whitney Strang, Director of Development, at 618-695-2489 x114 or whitney.strang@ondessonk.com for more information.

Regardless of how you choose to contribute, your support makes a difference at Camp Ondessonk.  Our strength comes from YOU!


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