The Burbank Coordinating Council is one hard working organization. As it celebrates birthday number 79 — the council, led by President Janet Diel, shows no sign of slowing down. The BCC’s Holiday Basket Program reportedly provided food and gifts for over 500 needy families during the Christmas season last year. Now the attention turns to summer and fundraising for its campership program, which has been in operation since 1936. The program provides one week of summer camp for underprivileged kids, ages 8-18.
Diel says the BCC receives 100-to-200 applications a year. In 2011, they were able to send 55 kids to camp. The goal this year is to give that opportunity to every child that applies. “A donation of $400.00 will send a child to resident camp for a week, $200.00 will send a needy child to day camp for a week. Any donation, $75.00, $50.00, $25.00 or $10.00 will help provide opportunities for these children who would otherwise never afford a camping experience,” according to Diel.
The Burbank Coordinating Council is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, therefore, donations are tax deductible. For more information call (818) 843-3699 or (818) 216-9377 or send an email to BCCCamperships@aol.com .