Camp Care-A-Lot wins $25,000 State Farm grant

Camp Care-A-Lot is the winner of a $25,000 grant from the State Farm Neighborhood Assist program, thanks to the many people who voted online. The grant will enable disadvantaged children in Springfield and central Illinois to participate in a one-week residential camp in 2022. The State Farm Neighborhood Assist program recently announced the 40 organizations receiving $25,000 grants. A national online voting competition determined which of the 200 semifinalists would receive the awards.

Molly Berendt, executive director of Compass for Kids, submitted the nomination for Camp Care-A-Lot. "Compass for Kids is very grateful to the Springfield community for spreading the word and voting for Camp Care-A-Lot in the competition," said Berendt. "Thank you to everyone who voted. You are making a difference for underserved children." Camp Care-A-Lot changes the lives of campers by building up their self-worth and instilling in them that they can be successful no matter their background.