Welcome to the Donate page for Camp CoHoLo. We're in the midst of our 3rd annual Fauxraiser - the fundraising event you don't have to attend - our 2016 non-event is the Camp CoHoLo Faux Ultramarathon. You can choose to NOT run any distance from 620 to 2500 miles on July 33, 2016.
The Faux Ultramarathon offers the best amenities of any road race in the U.S. We'll have coffee and corn dog aid stations every 100 miles, abundant wildlife (such as rattlesnakes, coyotes and vultures) to cheer you on, and a once-in-a-lifetime pre-race meet-and-greet session with the Loch Ness Monster and rainbow unicorns. This faux race is so amazing that it's almost like we made everything up!
You don't have to be a runner to participate. Frankly, you really only need a credit card or checkbook to participate. The Fauxraiser is an exceptionally efficient way for you to support a great cause while avoiding chafing and a time-sucking event.
We started the Fauxraiser in 2014 because we lost the financial support of the Cox Classic, the now-defunct golf tournament that was one of our largest annual donation sources Camp CoHoLo’s annual budget is approximately $85,000, and 99.9% of the money we raise each will go to operating the camp. We don’t have employees – the camp is supported by over 8,000 volunteer hours each year. We don’t have an office – just a PO Box. We don’t spend a lot of money on fundraising – in fact, we haven’t spent more than $500 per year on fundraising during the past decade. We don’t have to maintain a camp all year – we rent the Eastern Nebraska 4-H Center for nine days each summer.
So, it should be pretty clear. We don’t waste money. Nearly every dollar we raise goes to put on a super-tacular camp for kids with cancer and blood disorders.
Now we’re asking you to help us continue this great work. Starting on July 19, 2016, we’re asking for donations to support camp CoHoLo. If you click on the yellow ‘Donate’ button below, it should take you about five minutes to donate to a great cause. You can use a credit card or Paypal account to make your donation. If you’d prefer to write a check (you’ll get a receipt either way), please mail a check to Camp CoHoLo, PO Box 130, Yutan, NE 68073.
Please participate in our faux ultramarathon. No exercise is required, unless you're into that sort of thing. However, you can still wear a cool set of workout clothes. If your neighbor asks why you're dressed so funny, just tell him that you ran 2,500 miles this morning, which is way better than that wimpy 5K that he ran.
For the first ten years, Camp CoHoLo was entirely funded by the Variety Club of Nebraska. Since 1995, that funding has ended and Camp CoHoLo has depended upon the generosity of area businesses and individuals for financial support.
In order to encourage all eligible children to attend, the registration fee is just $15 and is waived for those families with limited resources. Camp expenses each year total approximately $85,000, with the largest outlays expended for food and the rental of the 4-H Center.
If you are interested in supporting Camp CoHoLo, please click on the donation button or send your donation to:
Camp CoHoLo is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and we would appreciate your financial support. Camp CoHoLo collects personal information from donors but does not share this information with third parties. Donors who do not wish to be recognized by name in the Camp CoHoLo newsletter, website, and camp sign should indicate this at the time of the donation or at any later date. This notification may be by e-mail or in writing. Camp CoHoLo adheres to the charity standards established by the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance (www.give.org). Camp CoHoLo's compliance with the twenty charity standards can be reviewed on our website. In compliance with the charity standards, Camp CoHoLo prepares an annual report summarizing its operations for the previous fiscal year. This annual report can be reviewed on our website. Camp CoHoLo's IRS Form 990 annual tax return can be accessed on our website as well.
Each year we have a Wish List for supplies to help us keep our costs down. If you wish to help us out and purchase any of these much needed items for camp, please contact our Camp Director, Melissa, at email@example.com before purchasing.