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Newman’s Own Foundation Gives Over $100k to Seattle Charities

May 15, 2012

Westport, CT - Newman’s Own Foundation, the independent foundation created by the late actor and philanthropist Paul Newman, has awarded $105,000 in grants to two Seattle area organizations that help children with life-limiting conditions.

On Thursday, Newman’s Own Foundation will present Seattle Children’s Hospital Foundation with a check for $80,000. Camp Korey, a camp for children with serious medical conditions located in Carnation, WA, will receive a check for $25,000. Jan Schaefer, director of communications for Newman’s Own Foundation, will make the presentations and tour each location.

“Newman’s Own Foundation is proud to support Camp Korey and Seattle Children’s Hospital,” said Schaefer. “Both organizations provide invaluable services to children and their families from Seattle and the surrounding region.”

Newman’s Own Foundation has a solid history of investing in Washington charities, with $4.3 million in grants over the last 10 years, alone. Much of that giving is concentrated in Seattle and covers a wide range of services to diverse populations.

The grant to Children’s is directed to its Program for Mitochondrial Medicine and Metabolism. Funds will be used to send children with mitochondrial disease (for which there is no cure) to Camp Korey, where their lives are greatly enhanced through the magic of a week-long camp experience. The children will interact with others who have the same condition, while participating fully in camp activities within a safe, medically sound environment.

Since 1995, Children’s has been awarded $1.5 million from the Foundation to support a variety of programs.

The grant to Camp Korey will fund an innovative farm-to-table initiative, which will enable children facing serious medical conditions to tend to free-range cows, honey bees, and organic gardens, while learning about nutrition and consuming the food they raise.

Newman’s Own Foundation provided funding to help launch the camp in 2005, and has been a supporter since that time. However, Camp Korey relies primarily on private donations. Camp Korey is a member of the SeriousFun Children’s Network (formerly known as the Association of Hole in the Wall Camps), founded by Paul Newman.

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About Newman’s Own Foundation
Paul Newman was committed to helping make the world a better place. To carry on his philanthropic legacy, Newman’s Own Foundation turns all net profits and royalties from the sale of Newman’s Own products into charitable donations. To date, Paul Newman and Newman’s Own Foundation have given over $340 million to thousands of charities around the world. For more information, visit www.newmansownfoundation.org.