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Phone: 203-772-0522
555 Long Wharf Dr
New Haven
Connecticut 06511

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Target demographics: seriously ill children with cancer, sickle cell anemia, HIV/AIDS, hemophilia, metabolic disease and mitochondrial disease

Direct beneficiaries per year: 17,500 children

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: help us in our administrative office in New Haven, CT.

Geographic areas served: northeastern United States and some groups from overseas

Programs: We offer year-round programs for seriously ill children and their families, including our signature summer camp program, weekend programs for campers, families, parents and caregivers.

Founded by Paul Newman, the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp is a residential summer camp and year-round center located in Ashford, Connecticut that provides a special haven for children with serious illnesses and conditions, including cancer, HIV/AIDS and blood disorders. Each summer, more than 1,000 seriously ill children enjoy a unique camping experience that promotes joy, builds courage and instills hope at no charge to campers or their families. Through the rest of the year, we host special weekend programs for campers, their families and caregivers. Through our innovative Hospital Outreach Program, we bring the joy and spirit of Camp to seriously ill children at hospitals from New York to Boston. We rely on the generosity of individuals, corporations, foundations and organizations for support each year.
We served 17,500 seriously ill children in 2011 and expect to increase that number to 20,000 in 2012.

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My family and I have been volunteering here for 15 years. My son started as a camper and for the past two summers has been a Leader in training (LIT I & Ii). We look forward to our week of volunteering all year long. It's great to be able to help the kids have fun in a safe and loving environment... more »
Compasion, caring and a whole lot of fun. These are the hallmarks of Hole in the Wall. High standards for facilities, staff training, program as well as camper safety and well being. A place where children with exceptional medical need can be "normal" for a week... more »
It doesn't get any better than this organization. The wonderful Paul Newman, now happily acting in heaven, gave an immense gift to sick children, their families & everyone involved with this wonderful place... more »
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