I recently heard from a former Pine Tree camper. Now an adult, he attended Pine Tree Camp as a child into his late teens. He shared a bit about the friends he made and the barrier-free recreation he experienced…and then he said:
“At Pine Tree Camp I felt valued for the first time in my life.”
That feedback has stuck with me over the past few weeks as I have visited our program sites. I’ve seen our adult clients work together to navigate the bus system, our Early Learning Center students learning through play on their playground, and Pine Tree campers gathered around a picnic table creating their own masterpieces – I realized there is more to it than that.
These smiling faces are a result of feeling connected, building independence and feeling valued. These are the building blocks to discovering a life of passion and purpose.
You as our donor, our partner, make this possible. We cannot do it without you. The funding Pine Tree Society receives through reimbursement for services only covers a fraction of our expenses. Families caring for loved ones with disabilities have fewer and fewer resources to turn to for help. We need your help to fulfill our promise of our mission – a mission that has been in place since 1936.
Your donation will be put right to work to immediately impact the lives of Maine children and adults with disabilities and their families. We cannot do it without you. Together, we transform lives.
President and CEO