The Children’s Skin Disease Foundation (CSDF) recognizes the need to provide not only emotional support, but also financial assistance to families affected by skin disease. Through generous gifts and contributions, we are able to shoulder some of the financial burdens that strike these families.
Our flagship program, Camp Wonder is a place for children with skin diseases to feel like a kid again by being in an environment of acceptance and support. Too often, these kids have their childhood stolen from them due to long hours in treatment and summers spent buried beneath clothes to hide their skin. We give them a place to shed those layers, to be seen without any judgment and be accepted for their differences. To throw away the long shirts, hooded sweatshirts and pants and let them experience a childhood without limits.
They have suffered unimaginable pain, but at Camp Wonder, their tenacious spirit comes out and they are able to experience summer like it was meant to be - with fun, laughter and games. Camp Wonder provides children with skin disease lasting memories, friendships and the opportunity to participate in activities that they would not otherwise have the chance to experience. Their experiences at camp empower them to be themselves and follow their dreams. Give a gift to help send a kid to camp today.
CSDF wants to empower children with skin disease to believe that they can grow up to be anything they want and not feel defined by their illness. Some of these children will not have the same opportunities as others, and this includes attending college – either because they aren't able to afford it or because their illness prevents them from qualifying for financial aid.
We want children with skin disease to believe that they can grow up to be anything they want, as well as give them the support to explore those life milestones. So CSDF established the EJ Carfi Memorial Scholarship, named in memory of a Camp Wonder camper, and the Randy Bupp Memorial Scholarship, named in memory of the campfire musician, to further support children with skin disease. Give a gift to help with college tuition costs today.
Wish fulfillment programs
Children with skin disease often lead a life full of pain, isolation and embarrassment. To help lessen their daily struggles, CSDF has set up a wish fulfillment program. Some of these families have never taken a vacation, and the only time they get to leave their homes is when traveling to specialists or hospitals for treatment. We wanted to give these brave kids something else to look forward to with this program. Give a gift to help fulfill a wish today.