DARRYL McDANIELS & SHEILA JAFFE
THE FELIX ORGANIZATION/Adoptees For Children
43 OYSTER BAY ROAD
LOCUST VALLEY, NEW YORK 11560AdopteesForChildren.org
Hi, we are writing to you to tell you about an organization that we have started.
We are both adopted.
We are the fortunate children…we got taken home. There are many children who did not. There are many children growing up without parents, in the foster care “system” or with parents who aren’t really equipped. These children do not have the opportunities we had, or parental hands to guide and support them as we did.
We want to give to these children. We want to give them what so many of us are lucky enough to take for granted…new opportunities … new adventures.
These children have no one to pave their way in life and so we are turning to you.
We have partnered with The New York Foundling and through them we have acquired access to a 350-acre existing camp for 3 weeks in August. The 136-year-old Foundling is nationally recognized as a leader in providing services for society’s forgotten children. It is our joint mission to plant a seed of hope for children who have been neglected and abandoned by their parents; children who, in the absence of the support of a nurturing family, need caring experts to help them grow to be strong, independent, successful adults.
The camp is located in Putnam Valley, New York. It is our goal to send 150 children to Camp Felix for one week each this summer. With your help we can make that goal a reality. This summer we are planting the first seed for Camp Felix, with the hope that eventually there will be a Camp Felix for children across the country.
We hope you will join us in our effort. The cost to send one child to camp for one week is $500…you can send as many as you would like. You can also send money to buy a set of sheets or towels or bathing suits, flip flops. These children need everything. Whatever you donate will make a difference in the lives of these children and give them a chance for new beginnings.
Sheila & Darryl
Checks can be made out to THE FELIX ORGANIZATION/Adoptees For Children and sent to the above address. All donations are tax deductible.