We Depend on Donations
There is still no fee for campers to attend Lions Camp Tatiyee. We depend solely on donations from Lions Clubs, individuals, businesses, corporations, and grant money. We are capable of serving over 600 campers each season, depending on donations.
Plan giving to the camp in your estate, let the camp go on serving by donating to our endowment. We hope that one day we will be able to run camp off the interest from our endowment alone. The money will be invested with Thrivent, a company with over 100 years of experience. It will be invested for the camp and we will only use the interest.
Click here to download the Endowment Brochure
Credit for Donations made to Qualifying Charitable Organizations
What was formerly known as the Working Poor Credit is now officially known as the Credit for Donations made to Qualifying Charitable Organizations. This change was made in 2013 to reflect the expansion of the credit to include Foster Care organizations.
Monthly Support & Donations
Be a monthly supporter at camp at whatever levelyou can afford. Monthly donations help us throughout the year, we still have to pay for maintenance, utilities, insurance and salaries. Help be a foundation for your camp at whatever price you can handle. Insert your donation amount and choose reoccurring, it will be deducted for you on whatever date you choose.
Join the Ring of Fire
To be a Ring of Fire member, individuals must each donate $300 per year or $25 per month to Lions Camp Tatiyee for one full year. The individual will receive a Ring ofFire pin and one log attached for each year they participate.
Camperships & Sponsorships
It costs us $950 per camper because of the staff to camper ratio being so low, but for marketing purposes to sponsor a camper it only costs $650. Every business has to give a certain amount of the profits back into the community. Lions Camp Tatiyee serves children and adults from all over Arizona. We can even provide a number for how many campers have been or are being served from your community.
A Sponsorship is for the full $950 cost for a camper to attend camp.
You can write in our number on your United Way donation forms if your company does that, again, ask to get us on the list for your company and we can send you out some brochures or flyers for employees.
Please make donations to our United Way account – 708974.
Many companies have matching grant programs where they will match funds raised in their community for a certain project. Many times these aren’t used up because they don’t know what to get involved with. Please tell them about the camp and what it really does for you/your camper. Think about the emotional impact and express how camp stays with your camper and promotes more confidence and independence. Those are the experiences that people care about.
Ask to speak at a local civic club, Lions, Kiwanis, Rotary, Elks, it doesn’t matter which one. Tell them about the camp and ask them to get involved or to make a donation or to sponsor your camper.
*If you see our Lions collecting money for the blind or raising funds in the community for any of our projects, go up and talk to them and tell them what camp means to you. Thank them for their service. It keeps us all motivated.
Gifts in Kind
Sometimes a company will not be able to donate funds but they are willing and able to donate items. These are things that we would be purchasing if we didn’t get them. We go through a lot of bed pads, flushable wipes, food (if we can arrange when), program equipment (things for the pool, stage, mobile golf disc stations, archery targets) or consumable stuff (art). These items will lower our budget if they are donated because we don’t have to purchase them. Please see our wish lists for needed items.
We have fundraisers all over the state all year long, walk and rolls, bowl a thons, open house, climbing wall events, Christmas village, etc… donate prizes or silent auction items that will draw people in. Send them to the address below and tell us what to use them for.
Purchase A Brick
For $100, you can purchase an engraved brick that will be added to our brick display at the chapel at the camp. You can honor someone and have a brick laid at our chapel.
Take a Vacation – Make a Donation!
Mention Camp Tatiyee and for every vacation you take, arrange by Nice and Easy Travel, we will make a donation to Camp Tatiyee. niceandeasytravel.com/
Host a Fundraiser in Your Community
All over the State of Arizona Lions Clubs and other organizations host fundraisers to raise money to operate the camp. If you or your organization is interested in hosting an event please contact us.
Think about what connections you have. E-mail one of us below and let’s brainstorm. If you can’t think of anything here working, but you still want to help, we can connect you with people in your area who are doing fundraisers, so you can volunteer. We will have a schedule out by October 15th of our events for the year, it will be added to and updated as needed.