Shop to Help Others and Victory Junction Create Partnership
Camp Opportunities for Chronically Ill Children the Goal
(Charlotte, N.C., November 15, 2010) Victory Junction, Inc. and Shop to Help Others (SHO) are pleased to announce their new partnership which will serve to fund camping opportunities and enrich the lives of children.
Victory Junction is a NASCAR-themed, year-round camping facility that serves children, ages 6 to 16, with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses. During the summer, Victory Junction offers disease-specific sessions with up to 128 children per session. During the fall, winter and spring, family weekends are offered to about 32 families per weekend. Over thirty hospitals partner with Victory Junction to deliver exceptional health care to campers with a variety of needs and ensure a safe and medically-sound environment. This special camp was built by charitable contributions and continues to function entirely on donations.
"We are thrilled to come together with Victory Junction to help fund this important and inspiring work," says Lynn Miller, Co-Owner and Chief Operating Officer with Shop to Help Others. "We believe that participation in SHO will help to bring more children to this powerful experience of camping."
SHO is a Charlotte, N.C.-based company whose mission is to develop on-going income streams for non-profits and charitable organizations. This mission is carried out through participation in an innovative shopping network, the profits of which will be donated to designated organizations of choice.
"Victory Junction is excited to be entering into relationship with SHO which will provide any internet shopper the ability to assist in the growth and expansion of the camp and the betterment of each child and family involved," shares Carolyn Mullins, Vice President for Medical Development. "We hope our many supporters will visit our website and check out this great opportunity."
The SHO internet shopping model drives customers to name brand products, restaurants and stores of their choice to purchase products and services they already use. "We leverage the trend of customer migration to on-line shopping and merchants who offer commissions and referral fees for sending them loyal customers," explains Lucy Hernandez, Co-Owner and Chief Administrative Officer for SHO. "Shop to Help Others is America's new way to shop which will simultaneously bring income to non-profits and other organizations." Shop to Help Others has partnered with Market America for vast internet retail access which is powered by Microsoft Fast.
Dedicated to helping others, SHO's priority is ensuring that non-profit organizations can continue their programs uninterrupted. Particularly in times of economic downturn in which traditional giving is significantly reduced, there is a need to have a stable source of funding so that food and shelter continue to be provided, parks remain open, education and ministries continue, cures and treatments are found and people who are hurting are helped. Without proper funding, these services become vulnerable and unreliable to the many that depend upon them.
Founded by Kyle and Pattie Petty in honor of their late son Adam, Victory Junction opened the Randleman, N.C.-based camp in June 2004. Since that time, the 75-acre Camp has welcomed more than 15,000 children and families from all 50 states and four countries.
"Camp is a life-changing time for children and their families; thousands of campers that we've had at Victory Junction continue to find it a magical experience," expresses Mullins. "We hope to be able to provide this opportunity to many more campers in the future." Victory Junction currently has two hospital outreach programs; one with Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte and another with the Jeff Gordon Children's Hospital, Carolinas Medical Center-Northeast. Through these programs, camp is brought to children too ill to leave the hospital.
Plans to build a second camp facility in Wyandotte County, Kansas are underway.
Victory Junction may be reached by calling toll free at 877-VJG-CAMP or the Camp's main number, 336-498-9055. Visit their web site at www.victoryjunction.org
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