Campers Strut the Catwalk for Charity
February 8, 2019 •

For the past 37 years, the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women has coordinated the Catholic Charities’ Camp I Am Special Fashion Show. Every year, Campers and Buddies strut their stuff on the runway, modeling summer fashions from local retail partners such as Sears and Roz & Ali. Not only does the event warm hearts, it’s also a great opportunity to support Catholic Charities and its mission to serve the most vulnerable in our community.

Doors will open for photos and fun at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 2, at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, 1773 Blanding Blvd. The cost of the tickets are $15, and can be purchased in advance or at the door. To purchase yours, visit the Camp office at Marywood or call (904) 230-7447.For more information about donating to the show or volunteering, call DCCW Fashion Show Chairman, Debra Capley, at (904) 891-0181.

With help from generous donors and the local community, Catholic Charities’ Camp I Am Special – an American Camp Association (ACA) accredited facility – continues to foster and celebrate the quality of life for children, teenagers and adults with intellectual and developmental differences.

While those with different abilities may have limited opportunities to grow in independence, Camp I Am Special Campers can choose to participate in numerous daily activities that allow them to take risks, stretch their abilities and enjoy the company of others. Some of those activities include, hay rides, crafts, adaptive sports and yoga and spending time with friends at The Rotary Club of Deerwood Abigail’s Joy Camp I Am Special Aquatic Center.

Camp I Am Special also offers a meaningful volunteer experience and leadership skill development for high-school and college students.

For more information about Camp I Am Special, go to