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Kaitlin Murphy Foundation provides grant to Eluna for Camp Mariposa program

The Kaitlin Murphy Foundation (KMF) is continuing their partnership with Eluna (formerly The Moyer Foundation) with a $5,000 donation to support their Camp Mariposa program. 

Camp Mariposa is a national addiction prevention and mentoring program for youth who have been impacted by substance use disorder in their families.

Children living in a home with addiction are four times more likely to develop a substance use disorder of their own and Eluna’s programs provide vital support to children and their families, helping to break the intergenerational cycle of addiction.

“The Kaitlin Murphy Foundation continues to make great strides in fighting the disease of addiction through their passionate dedication and delivery of grassroots proactive solutions in our greater Philadelphia community. We are so appreciative of our partnership – without the support of the Kaitlin Murphy Foundation and the wonderful Murphy family, our programs could not remain free of charge to the children and families in need,” said Mary K. FitzGerald, CEO of Eluna.

“The Kaitlin Murphy Foundation is thrilled to continue supporting Eluna and Camp Mariposa. Our $5,000 donation provides support for 10 children to attend Camp Mariposa, where they’ll receive the tools they need to thrive now and throughout their lives,” said Annemarie Murphy, KMF President.

KMF’s mission is to bring awareness to the addiction epidemic, form a community of fighters to join the battle, and raise the funds needed to support addiction-fighting charities that are already doing the good work on the ground level.

Since its inception in June 2017, KMF has continuously provided grants for addiction, prevention, and recovery programs across Bucks County, including early funding of the Bucks County Police Assisting in Recovery Program “BPAIR,” funding for transportation to/from Bucks County Drug Court program appointments, and funding to establish the HEART Program, a recovery program in the Bucks County Women’s Correctional Facility.

KMF’s efforts and funding also include programs helping homeless suffering from addiction, youth impacted by substance abuse in their households, a women’s recovery art and music therapy program, engagement with high school students developing solutions to the opioid epidemic, enhancements to a women’s sobriety residence, and providing transitional necessities for individuals entering recovery homes.

Eluna is a public, 501(c)3 non-profit with a mission to support children and families impacted by grief or addiction.

Founded in 2000 in Seattle by former MLB pitcher Jamie Moyer and child advocate Karen Phelps Moyer, Eluna launched a series of programs supporting thousands of children and families annually at no cost to them.

Camp Erin® is the largest national network of grief programs for bereaved children and teens, Camp Mariposa® is a national addiction prevention and mentoring program for youth impacted by a family member’s substance use disorder, and the Eluna Resource Center offers online tools, local referrals and personalized phone and email support for families experiencing grief, addiction and other related issues.  

For more information on the Kaitlin Murphy Foundation, visit www.KaitlinMurphyFoundation.org.

For more information on Eluna, visit www.elunanetwork.org.  

PHOTO CAP: KMF Board Members Annemarie Murphy and Dr. Reetika Kumar present a $5,000 check to Eluna’s Mary FitzGerald and Rachel Amato to help fund Camp Mariposa, a free camp for children who have been impacted by substance abuse in their families.