Young burn victims attending this year’s “Camp Courage” in Prescott will be greeted their first day of camp with a new pair of athletic shoes, thanks to a generous donation from Kitchell.
The company purchased, sorted and labeled 96 pairs of shoes for the campers, mostly teens, who attend the annual camp. Many of the children are from backgrounds in which new athletic shoes are a luxury. The camp is offered through the Arizona Burn Foundation, part of the Arizona Burn Center at Maricopa Medical Center.
“It’s difficult for us as builders to deal with the intense summer heat in Phoenix, but for burn victims the effects are much more profound, because their skin suffers heightened sensitivity to sunlight,” said Kitchell CEO Jim Swanson. “It’s great that these young kids can go to cooler climates, escape the heat, and just be regular kids.”
Read more about Kitchell’s donation in this AZRE Magazine article