The Goodtimes Project
Through some wonderful clients of mine, I was introduced to The Goodtimes Project, a local charity that serves childhood cancer patients and their families. I was so moved by the work they do, I was inspired to learn more and share their vision and mission with you.
I set up an interview with Bridget Dolan, the Interim Executive Director, and Tanya Krohn, the Camp Director, and asked them to help me share with my sphere the great work that The Goodtimes Project is doing and how I could help get the word out.
Bridget began by telling me that their vision statement of helping all families affected by childhood cancer “Experience a community of hope, joy, and love” is what it is all about. Through a series of fun activity-based camps, events, and programs, The Goodtimes Project brings the joy of being a kid back to young cancer patients, survivors, and their siblings ages 5 to 25. At no cost to camper families, The Goodtimes Project sends just under 300 campers each year to their choice of 5 different camps.
Both Bridget and Tanya began their journey with the organization as volunteers at Camp Goodtimes. With only 4 paid staff and a devoted team of volunteers serving so many, funds raised is close to a direct give. The Goodtimes Project generates funding through the Goodtimes Gala auction (which will take place April 13, 2019 at the Bell Harbor Waterfront), a Drive-a-Thon at Ridge Motorsports Park in August, and they are the charity of choice for the Tacoma Fire Fighters and UW’s Zeta Phi Fraternity.