Each year our monthly donors send hundreds of kids to camp due to their generous monthly donations. Whether you can give $5 a month or $100 or more, every donation makes a difference and enables us to continue to provide a camp experience to children and young adults who wouldn’t normally go to camp.
They have been supporting Zajac Ranch for over ten years and thanks to their regular monthly donation, during this time five children have been able to experience what summer camp is all about. Dave and Diane first learned of Zajac Ranch for Children through Variety, which has been a supporter of the Zajac Ranch for a number of years. Working with children and young adults with disabilities had allowed Dave and Diane to see firsthand the impact this experience can have on children’s lives. Dave volunteered at our first Women’s Golf Tournament in 2008, and the two have been continuously involved ever since.
With six healthy grandchildren, the Whelans decided to ‘pay it forward.’ Having retired from TELUS after 11 years, Dave said, “There are so many great causes which need support. We realised that we couldn’t be all things to all people. So with our grandchildren in mind we decided to focus our regular giving on causes that directly had a positive impact on the lives of children who faced additional challenges in life.”
Born and raised in Vancouver, Dave and Diane wanted to focus on charities within their local community and as such chose Zajac Ranch. Alongside regular monthly donations, Dave and Diane also serve on several committees sharing their time, knowledge and expertise.
“Each year we try and increase our charitable giving,” says Dave. “Concentrating our donations around a few causes is important to us and has allowed us to support some worthwhile organizations.” Even adding five or ten dollars per month can add up to making a real difference.
Creating a personal fundraising page is a great way that friends and family to make a donation to Zajac Ranch to mark your special occasion. You can tell your own story on why you have decided to support Zajac Ranch, share photos and collect donations as well.
Set up your page today right here. From helping you set up the page to keeping you informed when someone makes a donation, we will be there every step of the way!