Savoy Foundation Grants $130,000 to the New York Foundling’s Summer Camp Program During Covid Crisis to Keep Camp Services Alive for Foster Care Children This Summer

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The American Foundation of Savoy Orders (Savoy Foundation), as part of its “Chivalry for Children’s Causes™” mission, granted $130,000 for The New York Foundling’s Summer Camp for foster care children from proceeds raised through its “Ballo di Savoia” Gala in New York in December. The Savoy Foundation grant funds $50,000 for the Foundling’s 2020 on-line summer camp at home program because of the COVID health restrictions and $80,000 for their prospective 2021 live outdoor summer camp. NY Foundling CEO and President Bill Baccaglini and Development Vice President Kirkley Strand of the New York Foundling accepted the Savoy Foundation’s grant check on August 19, 2020 at the New York Foundling headquarters.

Foundation President Joseph Sciame with Savoy Orders Member Anthony Schembri Jr. present Grant to CEO Bill Baccaglini and Development VP Kirkley Strand of New York Foundling on August 19, 2020

For the extra challenges brought on by the COVID crisis, the Savoy Foundation has stepped in to provide extra support for The New York Foundling's summer camp at-home program.

During the COVID Crisis, The American Foundation of Savoy Orders (Savoy Foundation), in keeping with its “Chivalry for Children’s Causes™” mission, granted $130,000, raised through its 2019 “Ballo di Savoia” Gala in New York for The New York Foundling’s Summer Camp Program for foster care children. The Savoy Foundation contribution will fund $50,000 for the Foundling’s 2020 on-line summer camp at home program because of COVID health restrictions and $80,000 for the Foundling’s prospective 2021 live outdoor summer camp. CEO and President Bill Baccaglini and Development Vice President Kirkley Strand of the New York Foundling accepted the grant check on August 19, 2020 from Savoy Foundation President Joseph Sciame on behalf of the Board at the New York Foundling headquarters.

This year’s extra challenges, brought on by the COVID crisis, have brought about the cancellation of The New York Foundling’s outdoor overnight, summer camp program. The Savoy Foundation, as a supporting partner, has stepped in to fund $50,000 for a summer camp at-home experience with an on-line platform of high-quality, interactive camp-themed programming supervised by the Foundling’s veteran Camp Felix staff members throughout the month of August. The virtual camp experience will feature 2-3 hours of daily activities, including fitness, yoga, arts and crafts, theatre and dance, STEM workshops, musical performances, and more. Virtual campers can participate in the entire program start to finish, or they can choose select weeks, days, or activities based on their interests.

The summer camp at home program has provided each “camper” with a care package, including a t-shirt, journal, set of headphones, snacks, coloring and activity books and supplies, arts and crafts supplies, and a frisbee. Each day will still start with the Morning Circle where campers and staff sing songs and talk about daily and weekly goals and challenges. “We can’t give out a Cleanest Cabin Award this year, so instead campers have been competing within their own homes to see who can complete the most household chores—things like dusting, vacuuming, doing the dishes, or helping their parent/guardian with dinner.”

The balance of the Savoy Foundation $80,000 grant to The New York Foundling is reserved for their projected 2021 real summer camp experience in their outdoor overnight camp facilities in upstate New York.

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ABOUT THE SAVOY FOUNDATION AND THE AMERICAN DELEGATION OF SAVOY ORDERS
The American Delegation of Savoy Orders, which includes the United States of America, is among 35 delegations of the Savoy Orders located throughout Europe, the Americas and Japan. The Dynastic Orders of the Royal House of Savoy are among the oldest orders of chivalry in the world. Their origins and their principles, traditions and humanitarian goals, like those of the Royal House of Savoy that has the hereditary right to confer them, date back a thousand years. The American Delegation of Savoy Orders through its charitable arm, The American Foundation of Savoy Orders, Incorporated, contributes to humanitarian, hospitaller and charitable projects and initiatives in the United States and abroad, particularly in healthcare and hospice care, disaster relief, education programs and children's causes.

The American Foundation of Savoy Orders, Incorporated, a 501(c) (3) charitable organization headquartered in New York City, has supported local, national, and international charities focusing on medical, educational, social assistance and humanitarian fields, including philanthropy for hospitals, relief agencies, children’s causes and hospice care for the poor, infirm and elderly. The Foundation whose current mission is “Chivalry for Children’s Causes,” is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in Roster Consultative Statues with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.

For more information on supporting the causes of the American Foundation of Savoy Orders, see below.

CONTACT:
Larissa Van Duser, Executive Director, American Foundation of Savoy Orders
amsavoy(at)aol.com, +1 212 972 0495
For more information, visit http://www.savoia.org

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