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Easter Seals Camp Horizon near Bragg Creek, AB, to receive additional fundingas supporters shop online using innovative fundraising website, ShopandShare.ca.

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Easter Seals Camp Horizon supporters can help raise automatic donations each time they book their vacations, purchase clothing, toys, gifts, cleaning supplies, and much more through ShopandShare.ca, thanks to partnerships with hundreds of retailers.

Calgary, AB (PRWEB) July 04, 2014

ShopandShare.ca, an innovative website that pairs online shopping with automatic donations to Canadian non-profits, has selected the Easter Seals Camp Horizon as its ‘Featured Non-Profit’ for July.

Easter Seals Camp Horizon is Alberta's leading provider of outdoor education programs for children and adults with disabilities, special needs and serious illnesses. Each week of summer camp is dedicated to one special need, including children with cerebral palsy, diabetes, kidney failure, burn survivors, diabetes, Crohn's and colitis, deaf and hard of hearing, autism, multiple sclerosis, and many other disabilities/illnesses. They encourage campers to try new outdoor adventures they have never experienced before at their fully accessible facility near Bragg Creek, Alberta.

The ‘Featured Non-Profit’ designation allows Easter Seals Camp Horizon supporters and other ShopandShare.ca users to channel a percentage of the money they spend online at hundreds of popular retailers and travel sites directly to the camp. There are no additional fees, mark-ups, or out-of-pocket donations required.

For Easter Seals Camp Horizon, the extra exposure and donations from being a ‘Featured Non-Profit of the Month’ allows them to subsidize the true cost to send a child with disabilities and special needs to camp by 50%, keeping it affordable for families who already face so many obstacles.

“Providing that true summer camp experience for children and adults who can be medically fragile is more expensive than a typical summer camp,” explains Anna Garcia, Director, Operations for Easter Seals Camp Horizon. “Easter Seals works hard to keep the cost of camp affordable for the families of the over 1,200 campers with disabilities, special needs and serious illnesses who rely on our programs every summer.”

ShopandShare.ca’s Founder & CEO, Richelle Skrilec, and her family have volunteered at the camp many times over the past few years. “Our family truly enjoys spending time with the campers at Easter Seals Camp Horizon. Each one has their own unique story and their own struggles, but they all love coming to camp to see old friends and make new ones. And everyone leaves with great memories!”

Easter Seals Camp Horizon supporters can help raise automatic donations each time they book their vacations, purchase clothing, toys, gifts, cleaning supplies, and much more through ShopandShare.ca, thanks to partnerships with hundreds of popular retailers, including:

  •     Sears
  •     Expedia
  •     Chapters/Indigo
  •     Amazon.ca
  •     ToysRUs
  •     Old Navy
  •     Various Hotel Chains, Travel Sites, & Car Rental Agencies.

Thanks to ShopandShare.ca’s user-friendly desktop and mobile websites, Easter Seals Camp Horizon supporters simply register and choose the camp as their favourite non-profit, then follow the links to their favourite retailers, travel sites, etc. A percentage of the money they spend is automatically allocated to their chosen non-profit. Purchases made, as well as the automatic donations generated by their purchases, can be verified via online reports to ensure the donations are being processed properly.


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