Davidson resident Clayton Banks is one of the first six children chosen to be featured on select Newman’s Own products. The new packaging features personal stories of the children it supports through its grantee partners. In its 40-year history, the food company, founded by actor, racecar driver, and philanthropist Paul Newman, has given away 100% of its profits.
Newman’s Own is putting the faces and personal stories of children it supports through its grantee partners on its packaging for the first time, starting with children who have attended SeriousFun Children’s Network (SeriousFun) camps. SeriousFun, also founded by Paul Newman, is a community of free, adaptive summer camps for kids with serious illnesses.
A new study of SeriousFun camps shows that residential camp participation for the kids has a really lasting impact on their lives well beyond that temporary camp experience. SeriousFun Children’s Network CEO Blake Maher and Newman’s Own Foundation CEO Miriam Nelson are joining us to talk about the study.
Six months after a huge blaze destroyed several buildings, the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp announced a nearly $4 million rebuilding plan Wednesday. “It’ll be an updated and expanded program facility. It will give a new home to the beloved program areas that were lost; arts and crafts, wood shop and cooking zone program areas. But, we are going to embrace the latest thinking in universal design to make it a fully accessible and as inclusive space as possible,” Ryan Thompson, the camp’s chief communications officer, said.