PEOPLE’S UNITED COMMUNITY FOUNDATION AWARDS $5,000 TO VERMONT CAMP SERVING CHILDREN WITH CANCER
BRIDGEPORT, CT – The People’s United Community Foundation, the philanthropic arm of People’s United Bank, announced today that it has once again awarded $5,000 to Camp Ta-Kum-Ta in South Hero. This brings the total to over $22,000 in 5 years.
For more than two decades, Camp Ta-Kum-Ta has provided a safe, loving place where children who have cancer, or who are in remission, can play, swim, share and heal. The camp is offered year-round at no cost to families with children between the ages of seven and 17 who live in Vermont and Northern New York or receive treatment in those areas.
“Camp Ta-Kum-Ta is very appreciative to the People’s United Community Foundation for its continued support, which has made a significant impact in helping us to become a year-round camp for children and their families dealing with cancer,” said, Hattie Johnson, Executive Director at Camp Ta-Kum-Ta.
“We are pleased to partner with Camp Ta-Kum-Ta and its staff, as they provide cherished memories for children and their families,” said Michael Seaver, Officer, People’s United Community Foundation and Vermont President, People’s United Bank. “No child should miss out on the camp experience. I congratulate Hattie and her staff for the outstanding work they do.”
Established in 2007, People’s United Community Foundation was formed to help support programs and activities that enhance the quality of life for citizens in the communities that People’s United Bank serves. People’s United Bank, founded in 1842 and serving customers from New York to Maine through a network of more than 400 branches, is the largest independent bank headquartered in New England. The Foundation places special emphasis on programs designed to promote economic self-sufficiency, education and improved conditions for low-income families and neighborhoods. The funding priorities of the Foundation include affordable housing, community development, and youth development.