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Local College Students Fill ‘Piggy Banks’ To Send Kids To Summer Camp

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - College students in this area and around the country are filling up piggy banks to raise money to send Philadelphia area kids to summer camp.

“Getting Piggy With It!” is a virtual fundraising campaign to send Philadelphia area kids with chronic diseases to summer camp at DragonFly Forest, a camp that works to help sick kids feel good even after the experience is over.

“These kids don’t get a choice in terms of being able to not go to a regular camp and we try to give them a lot of choice back at Dragonfly Forest,” executive director Fred Weiner said.

The cost is about $1,300 per child and there’s a list of 400 children. Through April 15th, college students are holding special events such as dorm floor challenges and also filling up virtual piggy banks.

To get involved, visit www.dragonflyforest.org/piggybank.

Reported by Karin Phillips, KYW Newsradio

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