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Celebrating 100 Years of Caring for our Community

Mercy In The Press

Mercy’s Youth Volunteer Program Receives Generous Grant From Umpqua Partners

Mercy’s Youth Volunteer Program recently 
received a generous grant of $5,000 from Umpqua 
Partners. The funds will be used to support two 
Day Camps each summer for the next three years. 

Day Camps are geared towards helping young 
people make better decisions for their future 
through real-life experiences.   Mercy’s Youth 
Volunteer program has offered Day Camps for 
students in grades K-5, two times during the 
summer. Participants pay a small fee to help 
offset the costs of supplies and materials. 

Mercy’s Youth Volunteer program applied for 
Umpqua Partner’s grant funding with a goal of 
offering the Day Camps tuition-free and 
ultimately serving more community students. 

Each camp gives leadership experience to older 
teens in the Youth Volunteer program and offers 
younger student’s information about the human 
body, while promoting personal care, making 
positive choices for your health and focusing on 

“We typically serve about 40 elementary students 
during our two days of Day Camp,” states Rose 
Zoellner, Mercy’s Youth Volunteer 
coordinator. “We are excited that by having this 
funding, we will be able to provide the Day 
Camps tuition free, and have more students 
participate in this fun and educational 

For more information about this grant or Mercy’s 
Youth Volunteer Day Camps, please call Kathleen 
Nickel at 541-677-2423 or 

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