MARV & DEB LETKEMAN
Organization: Children's Camps International
Position: Built It For Kids Project Coordinator.
Location: Southern Manitoba
My official title is "Build It For Kids Project Coordinator". I oversee the "Build It For Kids" ministry of Children's Camps International. This is one of our main fundraising efforts for the ministry. I interact with land developers, Real Estate agents, Contractors, professional trades people, etc. in various communities in Manitoba, Sask, Alberta and United States, and gather them together to build charity homes through their donated labor and possibly some donated material.
Once the project is complete it, the home is sold at fair market value and the proceeds of the sale is used to send children, in the developing countries, to day camps and weekly followup instilling in them the Word of God. Giving them new hope for eternity. It costs $5.00 to send a child to camp and a weekly followup for the entire year. So as you can see, hundreds of thousands of children are impacted each year for very little money.
Each housing project usually impacts between 15,000-20,000 children. I continue to strive to complete 4-5 projects each year. With some new housing developments in Sask. we hope to double these housing project for 2015. Some upcoming events each year are our annual "Big Hit" Slow Pitch Tournament fundraiser, held in Winkler. This year (2014) it will be on Aug. 15-17. We also have numerous "Harvest For Kids" Fundraisers in various communities in Canada and US, where many local farmers donate land and time and effort and the crops harvested are sold and proceeds going towards the ministry.Please see more updated information about Children's Camps International at our website at www.ccicamps.com