Long & Foster Real Estate, the largest family-owned residential real estate company in the United States, announced its Reston offices, including the Reston Sales office and the Reston North Hills office, raised $4,500 for Reston Association’s Send a Kid to Camp Scholarship Fund. In the past five years, Long & Foster’s Reston offices have raised a total of $24,861 for the camps.
The fundraiser was spearheaded by Realtor Bonnie Haukness who first began fundraising for RA camps in 2011. It costs about $450 for a child to attend a two-week camp, and the funds provided by those at Long & Foster’s Reston locations more children will be able to attend camp than may not have had the opportunity otherwise.
“Our agents here in Reston are thrilled to have been able to once again make an in impact on the lives of children right in our neighborhood,” said Haukness. “Hopefully, providing the opportunity for children to attend a Reston Association summer camp will help make their summer that much more fun, while providing educational activities and friendship.”
Reston Association camps are the longest-operating camps in Reston with programs for ages 3 through 16, including Nature Tots, Hug-A-Tree, Sportsters, Camp on Wheels, Teen Camp and more. Participants are able to discover nature, play games, take part in sports, do arts and crafts, connect with new friends and much more.
The camps were created with the intention that a scholarship fund is available to children who would not be able to attend without financial assistance, and although Fairfax County has one of the highest average incomes in the country, more than 25 percent of Reston’s children qualify for free and reduced price school lunches. Campers that receive scholarships are often identified by their school counselors or local churches and range in age from about 5 to 16 years old.
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