In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

Thumbnail for 10041Camp Kesem is a nationwide community, driven by passionate college student leaders, that supports children through and beyond their parent’s cancer. Camp Kesem and its network of college chapters are thrilled to announce it’s second annual #GivingTuesday #HelpCampKesem photo campaign on December 2nd, 2014. #GivingTuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.



#GivingTuesday, which follows Black Friday and Cyber Monday, will kick off the holiday giving season with a day dedicated to giving – harnessing the power of social media and the generosity of people to bring about real change in their communities.

This year, Camp Kesem will partner with #GivingTuesday by launching the #HelpCampKesem photo campaign. Camp Kesem’s 62 collegiate chapters nationwide will set up their own photo booths on campus and invite fellow students to spread the magic of Camp Kesem and the spirit of #GivingTuesday. Each photo booth will feature special props for participants to creatively integrate – a “Donate to Camp Kesem” sign personalized for each chapter; and a #GivingTuesday #HelpCampKesem sign that prompts students to identify how their participation is helping kids this holiday season. Each participant will be invited to take a photo and share it via their Instagram accounts with the special #GivingTuesday and #HelpCampKesem hashtags.


Camp Kesem is a nationwide community driven by passionate college student leaders that supports children through and beyond a parent’s cancer.


Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Where:                 Participating college chapters include: Arizona State University, Augustana College, Brigham Young University, Brigham Young University – Idaho, California State University, Fresno, Carnegie Mellon University, Case Western Reserve University, Central PA, Chestnut Hill, College of William & Mary, Columbia University, Cornell University, Emory University, Florida State University, George Washington University, Indiana University, Johns Hopkins University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Miami, Michigan State University, North Carolina (Duke /UNC-Chapel Hill), Northern Arizona University, Northwestern University, Princeton University, Rice University, Saint Louis University, Santa Clara University, Southern Utah University, Stanford University, Stony Brook University, Syracuse University, Texas A&M University, The Ohio State University, UC San Diego, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC Santa Barbara, UC Santa Cruz, UCLA, University of Colorado – Boulder, University of Florida, University of Georgia, University of Illinois, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, University of Missouri, University of Nebraska, University of Notre Dame, University of Oklahoma, University of Oregon, University of Pennsylvania, University of Richmond, University of South Alabama, University of Southern California, University of Texas – Austin, University of Virginia, University of Washington, University of Wisconsin, Vanderbilt University, Virginia Commonwealth University, Yale University


To bring awareness to and fundraise for children that Camp Kesem helps through and beyond a parent’s cancer. To also encourage students across the nation to give their time, resources, and social media voice to a new kind of philanthropy that is about social purpose and collaboration for a better world.


Camp Kesem provides children through and beyond a parent’s cancer with a peer-support network that recognizes and understands their unique needs. This summer, Camp Kesem served nearly 4,000 children, ages 6-16, with fun and support through free summer camps led by passionate college students. Camp Kesem currently operates over 60 chapters in 29 states and is funded donations and community support. For more information on Camp Kesem, please visit,, and @CampKesem on Twitter & Instagram.


#GivingTuesday is a movement to celebrate and provide incentives to give. It will culminate with a global day of giving on December 2, 2014. This effort harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners – charities, families, businesses and individuals – to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. #GivingTuesday inspires people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they celebrate and help create a better world. #GivingTuesday harnesses the power of social media to create a global moment that is dedicated to giving around the world.To learn more about #GivingTuesday participants and activities or to join the celebration of giving, please visit: