Can we help Camp Kanuwodi? (sexual abuse survivors)

Nathan Deveau is a Maine artist who is working to build a camp for children to use art to heal from abuse. This art retreat is named “Kanuwodi” which is the Cherokee word for healing. Nathan was inspired to create this camp because, as a child he and his older brother, Mark, were survivors of physical and sexual abuse. Nathan found art as a means of healing and hopes to bring this gift to other children suffering the affects of abuse. Kanuwodi was the dream of both Nathan and Mark, unfortunately Mark is not able to be a part of getting the camp off the ground. Mark took his own life. Nathan has taken on the mission of making Kanuwodi a reality for himself, for the community, family and children, and for Mark. Kanuwodi is in need for funding to become a reality. Nathan and Kanuwodi presently have a deadline of August to raise $17,500. This will allow them to get the road completed for the camp, to keep the 503(c)(3) status, and to keep the dream of healing alive.

Can you help with a small contribution, even $5 or $10? Can you help by spreading the word about their fundraising effort?

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via YA author Catherine Ryan Hyde

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