St. Vincent de Paul – Detroit Partners with the Detroit Free Press Summer Dreams Program 2012

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What was summer like for you as a child? Did you find the time to daydream, make new friends and explore new worlds? Summer Dreams and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul seek to improve the lives of metro Detroit kids through fun camp experiences. These programs provide hope, change lives and grow character. This is your chance to make a difference in a child’s life.

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Children enjoying Camp Ozanam

Our goal is to send 400 children from southeast Michigan to Camp Ozanam this summer

For more than 19 years, the readers of the Detroit Free Press have supported metro Detroit camps with donations to Summer Dreams. This year, in the May 13th issue, the Detroit Free Press will be asking readers to donate directly to a selection of camps which includes the Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s Camp Ozanam. "Our goal is to send 400 children from southeast Michigan to Camp Ozanam this summer," said Bill Brazier, Executive Director of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Supporters can make your donation to send a kid to camp by visiting the Society’s online donations page at https://donate.svdpdet.org/. Donations can also be made by mail and sent to: The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, 3000 Gratiot Ave., Detroit, MI 48207.

The Detroit Free Press Summer Dreams program is all about one thing: helping kids. Helping kids make new friends, learn new skills, dream new dreams and enjoy a summer they will always remember, no matter where life takes them. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Camp Ozanam has offered a no-cost camping experience for over 100,000 children since its inception and has partnered with the Detroit Free Press Summer Dreams Program since 2005. For more information please visit http://www.svdpdetroit.org.

About The Society of St. Vincent de Paul - Detroit

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul - Detroit is the local arm of The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a Catholic lay organization of approximately 700,000 men and women who voluntarily join together to grow spiritually and offer person-to-person service to those living in poverty and the largest social assistance organization in the world. The Detroit office of The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a major provider of human services. Programs include home visits, housing assistance, disaster relief, job training and placement, food pantries, clothing and utility assistance. The Society works in conjunction with the Archdiocese of Detroit, networking with 2,000 Vincentian volunteers in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Lapeer, St. Clair and Monroe counties, and assisting 30,000 local households annually. For more information on the Society and its programs, please visit http://www.svdpdetroit.org.

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