Vermonters Choose Camp Ta-Kum-Ta as FairPoint's Hero in Our Community

Camp Ta-Kum-Ta will receive a $2,000 donation from FairPoint Communications after being voted the favorite Vermont nonprofit in the company's Heroes in Our Community campaign on Facebook

 

 

 

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South Burlington, Vermont (June 25, 2012) - Camp Ta-Kum-Ta will receive a $2,000 donation from FairPoint Communications after being voted the favorite Vermont nonprofit in the company's Heroes in Our Community campaign on Facebook.�
 
"This year we are expecting our largest group of campers ever, so this donation will make such an impact and ensure that we can give these children the opportunity to come to Ta-Kum-Ta and simply be a kid and make memories that will last a lifetime," said Hattie Johnson, director of development for Camp Ka-Tum-Ka.
 
Located on the shores of Lake Champlain in South Hero, Camp Ta-Kum-Ta provides challenging, extraordinary experiences in a safe and loving environment for children who have or have had cancer and their families.� Camp TKT, as it is affectionately known, exists for Vermont and northern New York children, (including other out-of-state children who are treated in Vermont), between the ages of 7-17, at no cost to their families.

"It's an honor for FairPoint to present Camp Ta-Kum-Ta with this $2,000 donation," said Mike Smith, Vermont state president for FairPoint. "The Heroes in Our Community effort on Facebook was an opportunity to hear from Vermonters about which nonprofits have made a difference in the Green Mountain State."

FairPoint received votes for nonprofits in all corners of Vermont and people were passionate about their choices, Smith said. After several weeks of initial entries, six finalists were chosen, including Camp TKT, Everybody Wins!, King Street Youth Center, Mark Skinner Library, Northeast Disabled Athletic Association and Young Writers Project.

 

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