Snuggbugg is delighted to announce that we are now donating a portion of our profits from the sale of our SnuggBugg baby product line to Kirk Cameron’s charity, Camp Firefly.
Fresh from the heady success of being voted the best baby wrap of 2015, we decided that it was imperative that we start giving back to the community, to the people from whom we have received boundless love and support. Whereas we practice charity in our daily lives, we made a decision as a company to formally partner with a charity for a cause that spoke to us. It was a difficult choice but, ultimately, not so difficult to choose Kirk Cameron’s charity, Camp Firefly.
For those unfamiliar with this wonderful brainchild of the star of the hit TV comedy, Growing Pains, the now husband-and-wife team of Kirk and Chelsea Cameron, it is a camp dedicated to giving terminally-ill children and their families a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the holiday getaway of their dreams. The camp is unique in that it focuses not just on the children, but also the moms and dads who throw everything they have got into caring for and ensuring whatever happiness they can for their children.
The camp is located just outside Atlanta, in the south of Georgia, in an area surrounded by beautiful, serene pine mountains. Accommodation is arranged in privately-owned villas on 13,000 acres of land. The grounds include a 3,000-acre wilderness preserve, an Azalea garden, biking and hiking trails, fishing lakes and a 36-hole golf course. 65-acre Robin Lake is surrounded by Robin lake Beach, the world’s largest artificial white-sand beach.
Camp Firefly provides a week-long, all expenses paid, fun-filled retreat for the struggling families. It is a rare opportunity to get time away from the everyday pressures of medication, medical treatments, hospitals and financial worries and to spend quality time with each other and other similar families who understand their challenges. It is also a time to replenish their supply of friendships and faith.
It is an opportunity for husbands and wives to reconnect and rediscover the spark that brought them together, to see each other clearly again when the fog of constant pressure is lifted. Kids, sick and well, get an opportunity to rejuvenate, connect with others their age and have fun in a wholesome, safe environment under constant supervision. It is the perfect time to discover God’s strength and the part He plays in our lives.
There are ‘theme’ days where Camp Firefly organizes events like a Mexican fiesta, a Hawaiian luau, a country BBQ or an African drum party. Night time is for square dances, marshmallows, swimming and looking at fireflies and stars. Everyone who wants can participate in sing-a-longs, s’mores around the campfire and bike rides along picturesque trails. One day is set aside for the families to connect with other families, so mums get makeovers, dads have the golf course to themselves and the kids, well, Camp Firefly lets them have the run of the roost while fully supervised.
SnuggBugg is grateful to Camp Firefly for giving us the privilege of being a part of this wonderful experience for those in need. How meaningful it is for them, for us it is even more.