Delta-Montrose Technical College (DMTC) director John Jones recently presented the Delta Lions Club with a check for $689.28 for the Pennies for People program. The Pennies for People program supports the Colorado Lions Camp for people with disabilities by providing assistance for local children and adults who would like to attend summer camp.
DMTC students and staff join together to do a community service project each year in December. The project chosen for this year was Pennies for People. This year's fundraising efforts included a chili lunch and a potato bar sponsored by business students; donations from haircuts, oil changes and massages by the cosmetology, automotive and massage therapy students; sale of art/craft items by several staff members; and donation buckets throughout campus. The emergency medical services department gave the biggest donation through donation buckets by bringing in over $50 in coins.
The Colorado Lions Camp was built in 1969 by the Lions of Colorado. It was specifically built to provide a safe, accepting, summer camp opportunity for children from eight years old to adults with disabilities. Sheri Serve, who is a former camp trustee and also held the position of 6 West District Governor for the Colorado Lions, said the Colorado Lions Camp is the only one that accepts adults. She said the oldest camper to attend camp celebrated her 72nd birthday while she was at camp. It was the first time in her life she had gone to camp.
The camp is located just west of Colorado Springs and is a year-round facility offering winter programs for large and small groups and summer camp for those with special needs such as vision and hearing impairment, Down syndrome, developmental delays, autism, Asperger's syndrome, ADD/ADHD, and mental and physical challenges. To learn more about the Colorado Lions Camp visit their website at www.coloradolionscamp.org.blog comments powered by Disqus