Today in a check presentation at Camp Ta-Kum-Ta, PC Construction announced the three recipients of donations totaling $15,000 as part of the company’s “Building Communities: PC Construction Gives Back” contest. This is the sixth year of the company’s crowdsourced giving program that has resulted in over $100,000 in donations.
The first-place winner, Camp Ta-Kum-Ta in South Hero, Vermont, received a $10,000 donation. The second-place winner, SAFEchild of North Carolina, received $3,000 and Atlanta Children’s Shelter of Georgia received $2,000 as the third-place winner.
The seven other nonprofits chosen by PC Construction employee-owners to participate in the contest included: Baltimore Child Abuse Center, Maryland; CHRISkids, Georgia; Cross Roads House, New Hampshire; Day One, Maine; For Kids, Virginia; King S treet Youth Center, Vermont; and Preble Street Resource Center, Maine.
Megan, who was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia at the age of 7, enthusiastically accepted the donation on behalf of Camp Ta-Kum-Ta. She has been in remission for over five years and is excited to start her eighth year as a Camp Ta-Kum-Ta camper. Following the official check presentation, the PC Construction team was treated to a tour and a very personal glimpse at the amazing experiences campers have during both the week-long summer camp and the year-round program. A place where more than 250 children can just be “kids” not “kids with cancer,” Camp Ta-Kum-Ta provides a fun atmosphere that fosters life-long friendships and memories, all made possible by its dedicated and passionate corp of 120 volunteers ranging from camp counselors to pediatric oncology nurses.
“Camp Ta-Kum-Ta is honored to be the recipient of the PC Construction Gives Back contest and is grateful for all our community friends and volunteers who voted! Our amazing network speaks to the incredible work that happens at Camp for children who have or have had cancer,” said Camp Ta-Kum-Ta Executive Director Hattie Johnson. “This gift from PC Construction will allow us to continue giving our campers and their families year-round programs, which are designed to allow them to put the burden of cancer aside and simply be a kid again. Camp Ta-Kum-Ta is free for all campers because of supporters like PC Construction and those in our loving community. Thank you!”