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To the family, friends, and classmates of 8-year old Martin Cobb my heart feels for you. I know what it is like to have a child taken from you. I’m just getting the strength to respond publically about this tragedy for lil Marty and his sister. I started the send-a-kid to camp with support from my sister in Christ Kim Jones-Booker to keep kids safe because Alex, her son and my godson, was playing with his ‘so-called’ friends who left him to die in alone in the dirt. Through the loss and the unbearable pain of Alexander Lance Booker, Kim started the Alexander Lance Booker Foundation. From there she speaks at schools, colleges and sits on various boards targeting child safety and prevention. As I was dealing with the pain ‘Oh God’ I started the send-a-kid to camp radiothon with Kim’s blessing as a tribute to Alex. He loved summer camp at Richmond Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities.

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We could not save Alex and Marty but we can help save other children this summer by sending them to Richmond Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities camps. Family, it is our responsibility to keep children safe. Signed Moms On A Mission, Clovia Lawrence and Kimberly Jones-Booker. #rvacamp15

Radio One listeners, Radio One personalities, socia media followers, elected officials and community thank you for supporting the 8th Annual Send-A-Kid To Camp Radiothon. It was a huge success, so far, 60 children will attend camps at Richmond Parks Recreation and Community Facilities. Let’s send more children to camp by simply making a donation through the end of May.

Brought to you by Clovia “Miss Community” Lawrence, Richmond Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities, EnRichmond Foundation,  Alexander Lance Booker Foundation and Radio One Richmond. #RVACAMP15

Thanks for keeping children safe this summer MAKE YOUR DONATION ONLINE HERE  or if making a donation by check, please make checks payable to EnRichmond Foundation and in the memo section write Send A Kid Campaign. Mail checks to EnRichmond Foundation located at 100 North 17th Street, Richmond, VA 23219.

All donations are tax deductable and will help pay for city children to have an exciting and educational summer camp experience.

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities’ summer camp program offers nine weeks of structured activities for children ages 6 – 12, Monday – Friday from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm starting June 22 and continuing through August 21.

Children enrolled in the camp are immersed in fun activities each day that include art and cultural enrichment, health and physical education, science and environmental education, and personal and social development as well as field trips. The camp is offered at 12 department community centers throughout the city and costs $250 per child for city residents and an additional cost for non-city residents.

The annual Send-A-Kid to camp radiothon is in partnership with Richmond Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities, EnRichmond Foundation, Radio One Richmond and the Alexander Lance Booker Child Safety Foundation.

 

                              In Loving Memory Of Alexander Lance Booker

                                                 Dec 18th 1994 – June 15th 2007

View photos of previous ‘Send-A-Kid To Camp’ Radiothons.

For more information visit – Department Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities 

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