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UnitedHealthcare Helps Baldwinsville Children Go to Summer Camp

Aug 9, 2013 | News and Information

PEACE, Inc. County West Family Resource Center (CWFRC) in Baldwinsville was the recipient of a donation to help local children afford summer camp.  The funding came from UnitedHealthcare Community Plan.

UHC PhotoEach year CWFRC allocates some of its budget to help low-income children attend summer camp. This year, they were not sure if there would be enough funding for this program, and were afraid they would have to turn families away.

“Summer camp creates opportunities for growth and exploration,” said Joanne Wynings, PEACE, Inc. Family Advocate.  “The children really appreciate these opportunities.”  The center started receiving inquiries on their camp program in early April.

Andrea Nagle from UnitedHealthcare Community Plan heard about the camp program’s struggles and figured there was something they could do to help. “We have a great relationship with the Resource Center, and I think the people there do an amazing job,” said Nagle. “I was told the camp program is extremely important to them and the community, and UnitedHealthcare wanted to help.” A short while later the Family Resource Center received the funding they needed.

“The County West Family Resource Center couldn’t be happier,” said Wynings, “We are very grateful to UnitedHealthcare.”

County West Family Resource Center is a program of PEACE, Inc. and is located in Nobles Plaza at 93 Syracuse Street in Baldwinsville, NY.   PEACE, Inc. offers 20 different programs to more than 15,000 low-income people living in Central New York. The mission of P.E.A.C.E., Inc. is helping people in the community realize their potential for becoming self-sufficient.