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Support Camp I Am Me: Shop Apparel for a Cause!

Are you looking to update your wardrobe while also making a positive impact? Camp I Am Me is delighted to present the Apparel Fundraising Store – a unique opportunity to support burn survivors while adding some stylish new pieces to your collection. From June 3 to July 3, 2024, the apparel fundraiser store will be […]

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FDs Receive Life-Saving Smoke Alarms for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Through Be Alarmed! Program

The Be Alarmed! Smoke Alarm Installation Program, a joint effort between Camp I Am Me and the Office of the State Fire Marshal, has received a donation of 20 Lifetone HL Bedside Fire Alarm units from Vision 20/20. These state-of-the-art devices work alongside existing smoke alarms in homes to alert deaf and hard of hearing

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Support Summer Camp by Donating Needs List Items

At Camp I Am Me, we are dedicated to supporting young burn survivors and helping them heal both physically and emotionally. Our Sumer Camp plays a crucial role in their recovery. One way to ensure the best possible experience for our campers and volunteers is through the generosity provided from in-kind donations off of the

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The Caper Brown Memorial Scholarship: Empowering Survivors to Pursue their Education

Education is an essential aspect of personal growth and success. However, for burn survivors, the journey towards academic achievement often comes with additional challenges and financial burdens. Fortunately, organizations From Tragedy to Triumph Foundation offer assistance through scholarships such as the Caper Brown Memorial Scholarship. The Caper Brown Memorial Scholarship, is designed to support survivors

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IL Survivors Head West for Young Adult Summit

Four young adult burn survivors had the opportunity to attend the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation’s Young Adult Summit.  This long weekend retreat is held at Ocean Pines Camp in beautiful Cambria, CA.  The weekend’s theme was ‘Survivor – Connect, Lead, Thrive”.  Survivors engaged in reality game show inspired challenges that gave the young adults the chance for to

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Fire Service Campaign Aligns with Camp I Am Me Mission

Fire Service partners! Camp I Am Me is excited to introduce a new, fun, and simple way to align with us, a fire service-oriented nonprofit while also directly supporting young burn survivors from across the state! Join our Fire Service T-Shirt Campaign to make a difference in survivors’ lives and highlight your Department, FF Union,

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Announcing Camp I Am Me’s Newest Survivor Support Resource: The Lending Library

Camp I Am Me is excited to announce its newest resource, the Lending Library. At Camp I Am Me, it is believed that knowledge is power, especially when it comes to healing from trauma. This can be a complex and challenging process, which is why Camp I Am Me recognizes the importance of providing burn

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Operation Save A Life Donates 4,000 Smoke Alarms to Protect IL Residents

Operation Save A Life kicked-off its annual fire safety initiative with the support of the Chicago Fire Department, ABC 7 News, Kidde, The Home Depot, and Camp I Am Me. The media event, which was held at Engine Company 13 in the heart of downtown, had representatives from each of the collaborating partners to highlight

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31,000 Smoke Alarms Distributed Since 2018!

“Be Alarmed!,” which began in 2018, is a fire safety education and smoke alarm installation program administered cooperatively between Camp I Am Me (CIAM) and the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal (OSFM). The program distributes fire safety education materials and 10-year sealed battery smoke alarms to fire departments in the state of Illinois.

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