Camp Sunshine gets boost

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CASCO – Camp Sunshine has announced that Dan and Jon Shaw, owners of Shaw Brothers Construction, have committed $250,000 to the nonprofit organization toward its endowment and capital campaign, launched recently to raise funds to expand and enhance program assisting families of seriously ill children on a year-round basis.

Specifically, the gift will be used toward the construction of a 6,000-square-foot-addition onto the camp’s family activity center.

“Shaw Brothers Construction is pleased to lend its support to Camp Sunshine,” said Dan Shaw, co-founder and co-owner of Shaw Brothers and a board member of Camp Sunshine. “We hope that our contribution ensures that many more families will benefit from the invaluable programs and beautiful facilities offered at Camp Sunshine.”

The camp, located in the Sebago Lake region, provides a vacation at no charge to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. The camp offers one of the only programs in the nation whose mission is to address the impact of a life-threatening illness on every member of the immediate family.

While attending the various week-long camps, families are able to rebuild relationships together and meet other families facing similar challenges.

Camp Sunshine’s board of directors in 2006 embarked upon a $14.5 million endowment and capital campaign to help continue to expand the program year-round.

To kick off the campaign, Camp Sunshine founders and the owners of Point Sebago Resort, Anna and Larry Gould, offered a challenge where they will match gifts of $250,000 and more, up to a total of $2 million. The commitment from Shaw Brothers Construction is in response to that challenge.

The donation from Shaw Brothers brings the total raised by Camp Sunshine to $6 million.

For more information about Camp Sunshine’s programs and to learn more about volunteering or making a donation, visit www.campsunshine.org or call 655-3800. Shaw Brothers Construction Inc., located in Gorham, has more than 150 employees and hundreds of pieces of equipment.

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