Rescue, Release, Restore (RRR) provides powerful, innovative, and life-changing camp programs and we need your help to Keep Camp Alive! What started over 25 years ago as a camp program for African American boys ages 8-17 called SIMBA (Safe In My Brother’s Arms), has expanded to also include a camp program for African American girls ages 8-17 called SIMSA (Safe In My Sister’s Arms), and a culturally inclusive leadership development program for youth ages 13-16 called MYLA (Multicultural Youth Leadership Academy). RRR currently manages 4 camps in 3 states within the Midwest region.

Due to the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, Rescue, Release, Restore has canceled all 2020 camps. This was done with careful consideration for our youth, families, and staff. However, for many of our youth, SIMBA, SIMSA and MYLA serve as the only opportunity for summer programming. The relevancy and need for youth to experience camp is more prevalent than ever. After experiencing an abrupt ending to schooling, transitioning to E-learning, and witnessing the fatal outcomes of COVID-19, youth need a safe and engaging space for releasing and restoring. Now more than ever, we need to provide youth with experiences that serve as an antidote for the world's challenges.

While RRR cannot host its annual camping experience, in response to the need, we will provide social-emotional, artistry, interpersonal and leadership development experiences virtually and in small groups where permitted by State, Municipal and CDC guidelines.

Under normal circumstances, your generosity helps Rescue, Release, Restore provide scholarships, transportation assistance, and programming supplies through our annual SendAKid2Camp campaign.

This year, we are asking you to join us in our campaign to Keep Camp Alive! Unlike for-profit organizations, RRR did not receive federal assistance to maintain its services and staff. Your donation to the Keep Camp Alive! campaign will assist Rescue Release Restore in its efforts to provide quality programming, social emotional supports, care packages, and staffing.

The Keep Camp Alive! campaign begins on June 20, 2020. Donations can be made through the KeepCampAlive! link. 

Will you consider making a gift of $50, $100, $250, $500, $1,000 or any amount in support of our Keep Camp Alive! campaign?  It makes all the difference in the world to so many.
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