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Plans are underway for The Taylor Family Foundation’s 22nd Annual Day in the Park auction fundraiser, scheduled for Sunday, August 26 at Camp Arroyo in Livermore. Proceeds from the auction support The Taylor Family Foundation’s (TTFF) mission to enhance the quality of life and preserve the wellness of Northern Californian children and their families.

TTFF facilitates more than 20 summer and weekend camp sessions at Camp Arroyo, a safe haven and exciting experience for children living with HIV/AIDS, skin and heart disease, colitis, diabetes, brain tumors, autism and other chronic and critical illnesses. To date, TTFF has been able to provide more than 40,000 children with what is sadly often a once-in-a-lifetime camp experience at no cost to their families. At Camp Arroyo, kids meet other children with similar conditions, learn to live with their disease and make lasting friendships. Each year, 3,000 children have the opportunity to just be kids without worrying about medicine, doctors, surgeries and other difficult life circumstances.

In addition to funding Camp Arroyo, TTFF continues their commitment to providing financial and emotional support for children and families in the community who are in desperate need. Too often, when a child falls seriously ill, the entire family becomes ill and infrastructures begin to crumble. TTFF gives grants to provide children with clothing, pay for funeral expenses and help with rent payments if needed.

 The Taylor Family Foundation, founded by Elaine and Barry Taylor in 1990, is a non-profit organization. Camp Arroyo is a beautiful residential camp serving children year-round as a place to explore, learn and grow in an ideal outdoor setting. Nestled in the hills surrounding the 138-acre Del Valle Regional Wilderness in Livermore, California, the camp was formally opened in 2000 and serves thousands each year. Owned by the East Bay Regional Park District, Camp Arroyo is operated in collaboration with The Taylor Family Foundation and the YMCA of the East Bay

This year’s auction fundraiser includes gourmet food and wine from some of the Bay Area’s top restaurants and the finest Northern Californian wineries. Mingle with local celebrities, bid on more than 150 silent and live auction packages and buy raffle tickets for a chance to win a 2012 Toyota Prius. Priceless and rare live auction items include celebrity dinners and sports packages, private air accommodations to red carpet events, luxurious vacations and other glamorous packages. Individual tickets are $175 and tables of 10 are $2,000. Sponsorships range from $3,000 to $100,000. For tickets/tables and event sponsorship opportunities for Day in the Park, please visit  www.ttff.org or call (925) 455-5118. --JF


Last Updated (Thursday, 23 August 2012 02:32)


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