Radio One Raises Over $80,000 at Send-A-Kid 2 Camp Radiothon


Radio One Raises Over $80,000 at Send-A-Kid 2 Camp Radiothon

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Radio One/Richmond raised a record $80,000 at its annual Send-a-Kid 2 Camp radiothon on Friday, June 3. The event, designed to benefit children in the City of Richmond and surrounding areas by providing all-expenses-paid access to safe summer camps and specialty programs, was hosted by Cathy Hughes, Founder and President of Urban One, and on-air personality Clovia “Miss Community” Lawrence.

Special guests included Virginia First Lady Suzanne S. Youngkin, Gerald M. Smith and Eric D. English, Richmond and Henrico County Police Chiefs, respectively, and Richmond City Sheriff Antionette V .Irving. Anthem Health Keeper’s Plus, Healing Interventions and Mentor Virginia were event sponsors.

Lawrence came up with the idea of ​​sending children from underserved communities to camp fifteen years ago, as a way to honor his godson, Alex, and after reflecting on his own rewarding and positive experiences at summer camp. . Noticing the gap with children whose families could not afford to send them to summer camp, Lawrence proactively changed the narrative by starting the Send-A-Kid 2 Camp program.

This year, Radio One/Richmond will provide scholarships to a minimum of 100 children to attend summer camps and culturally sensitive specialty programs throughout Central Virginia that will offer a wide range of programming, including physical fitness activities, mindfulness and wellness skills, artistic activities creation, broadcasting, entrepreneurial skills, flying lessons, sign language lessons, gun violence prevention, etc.

Many of these camps and programs will have specialist facilitators trained to help children deal with childhood trauma and guide them through behaviors that can be triggered by experiences in their homes and neighborhoods.

Radio One Richmond Vice President and General Manager Marsha Landess said, “I couldn’t be more proud of the Radio One Richmond team for their efforts to support children and families in this local community.


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