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NW Helping Hands: A local camp for kids with serious medical conditions

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NW Helping Hands: Camp Korey

Click the picture above to listen to Herb Weisbaum’s story on this charity.

Camp is a special place, a place to make new friends, learn things and just have fun. But for a child with a life-altering illness, facing endless medical treatments, camp is often an impossible dream.

Camp Korey in Mount Vernon is different. It’s designed to enable kids with serious medical conditions to enjoy their childhood, just like everyone else.

"Everything we have is adaptive - bicycle riding, arts and crafts and science activities,” said Sue Colbourne, vice president of Camp Korey's Board of Directors.

To volunteer or make a donation, go to campkorey.org.

Click the picture above to hear the audio.

NW Helping Hands: The holiday season is a time to think about the less fortunate in our community. During this Season of Giving, KOMO News is highlighting a dozen local charities that are making a difference. Please check back here for weekly updates.

There are literally thousands of other wonderful non-profits in the Northwest that are doing great things every day.

If you know about non-profits that need support, I encourage you to share their information with others.

A word of caution: Before you give to any new charity, it’s smart to check them out to make sure they are legitimate, licensed to solicit donations in Washington and will use your money wisely. You can do that by going to: BBB Wise Giving Alliance, Washington Secretary of State (Check to see if a charity is registered to solicit in this state) and Charity Navigator (a charity that rates non-profits).

NW Helping Hands is presented by John L. Scott Foundation, supporting children’s healthcare and WSECU, the credit union for Washington.


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