After 3 years as an Op4G partner, Okizu is our Non-Profit of the Month!
Based in Northern California, Okizu provides peer support and recreational programs to families affected by childhood cancer. Most notably, the non-profit offers a weeklong camping trip for children with cancer and their siblings (as well as weekend camping trips for families and teens). To date, over 3000 children have participated in Camp Okizu.
In light of the high cost of cancer treatment, all of Okizu’s programs are completely free. A team of 600 volunteers meet staffing needs, while donations, grants, and fundraising proceeds cover remaining expenses. These donations include earnings from Op4G, which totaled $1445.70 as of January 2014!
Flickr photo credit: Audrey