The stories below detail how the TC Open Charitable Foundation (TCOCF) has made a difference in children’s lives over the years!
Visit To Semper Fi Fund Kids Camp
The Pirosko and Prado families recently visited the Semper Fi Fund Kids Camp in Boswell, PA and had an incredible time meeting the Mentors and Munchkins that the foundations donation helps support. While our kids did get to enjoy some of the fun activities the kids get to do during the week, it was also a great experienced and confirmed our commitment to this group. While visiting for a few days, we got to meet so many people that help ad some stability to these young lives. We were also fortunate that our visited timed up perfectly with a visit from some members of the board for Semper Fi Fund’s larger oragnization. We enjoyed great camaraderie in hearing about their mission and discussing how it matched well with ours.
Once again thank you to all our sponsors and supporters and if anyone is interested in visiting the camp please let us know!
TC Open Charitable Foundation Featured on Animal Planets Treehouse Masters
Check out the link below to see the story about the wonderful treehouse the foundation donated to Outdoor Odyssey home to the Semper Fi Fund Kids Camp!
Sign InPlaying NowEpisode 8Semper Fi in the SkyPete answers the call of duty to build a treehouse in Pennsylvania that focuses on the children of Marines. Cargo netting off the deck provides an exciting entry, while even more nets inside form a bridge to access a private loft space. OO-rah!42 min|TV-PG|Premiered 09/28/2018
Animal Planets Treehouse Masters @ Semper Fi Fund Kids Camp
To celebrate the donation of the foundations $1,000,000 we applied to be on the TV show Treehouse Masters which airs on Animal Planet. After being rejected multiple times our persistence paid off and we filled the show during the month of June in 2018 and it aired in late September. The treehouse which is located in Boswell PA at Outdoor Odyssey home of the Semper Fi Fund Kids Camp will be a sanctuary for kids to relax, connect and grow. We are very excited to get the word out not only about our foundation but Outdoor Odyssey and the Semper Fi Fund Kids Camp. Since the show aired we have received over $30,000 from donors all over the country which will allow us to continue to support these deserving kids.
Semper Fi Kid’s Camp Fund
Children of a catastrophically injured or critically ill service member must handle challenges and adversities that someone their age should not have to face alone. It is vital that these children have peer support from those who understand their unique circumstances. Semper Fi Fund Kids’ Camp, created and administered by the non-profit Semper Fi Fund, offers support, confidence, and the tools for a successful life to these very special children. A key component to the camp is the mentor program which pairs each camper with a high school mentor. As the child of a military family, each mentor understands the unique needs of the program participants and makes a commitment to stay in touch with their camper throughout the coming school year. In 2013, the TC Open Charitable Foundation worked with the Semper Fi Fund to bring 62 campers and 62 mentors to Pennsylvania to participate in this week-long, life-changing experience.
The Fisher House of PittsburghPittsburgh, PA
I would first like to thank you and your group for first inviting Terry and I to your event last year. (2012) Thank you for allowing us to speak on the Fisher House and the Friends of the Pittsburgh Fisher House – there is no way to just say thanks. Our staff talks about how grateful we are for the gifts you all presented to us as well.
James W. Bruder
Chairman of the Board
Friends of the Pittsburgh Fisher House