Royal Family –
We know this time has elevated fears and anxiety for many and the entire Royal Family KIDS organization has been praying for the health and well-being of you and your family. We also recognize this time brings unimaginable uncertainty for the vulnerable children we serve. We are asking that each of you thoughtfully and prayerfully consider how you might find a way to support our kiddos, directly or indirectly.
The heart here is to simply understand the reality that the children we serve are being affected. Their caregivers, like us, are under tremendous stress. Finances are strained. The lack of information and uncertainty for even children in intact homes, is frightening. You can imagine how those in foster care feel.
PRAY We thank you for your continued prayers over our ministry, specifically for: our campers and all vulnerable children, our recruitment and fundraising for this year’s camp, wisdom for our leaders and protection and blessings over our volunteers and supporters.
We pray that you and your families are all remaining safe, healthy and cautious during this time.
ROYAL TEA PARTY – Fundraiser & Silent Auction Sunday, May 3, 2020
This event will be postponed until this Fall. For those who already purchased tickets, they will be honored at our re-scheduled event. We plan to hold it on a Sunday, at the same time. More information will be shared as soon as it is available. We apologize for the inconvenience and are so appreciative of your understanding!
SUMMER CAMP – Sunday, August 2 – Friday, August 7, 2020
We are still eagerly looking forward to our annual summer camp. If you’d like to join us and haven’t already applied, click here for: More Info & Application.
Please note: If you believe you completed the application but haven’t heard from us regarding initiating your background check (via an email from Sterling Volunteers), please reply to this email to check with me. Some applicants have not been clicking “Submit” at the bottom of the last page of the online application.
VOLUNTEER INTERVIEWS – Have been postponed until May. If you are a first-year applicant, please watch your emails for more info.
MANDATORY CAMP VOLUNTEER TRAINING – June 27, 2020 All Day
Continue to save this date if you plan to volunteer at camp this year. If we can’t meet in person, we will join together for an online meeting.
Excerpt from an NPR Article: “But the same isolation that is supposed to keep people healthy could also be detrimental for a child who is being mistreated. Calls to the system’s hotline are down and Cagle says that’s because schools are closed and teachers and school staff, who normally have an eye out for alleged abuse, aren’t seeing kids. So Cagle is calling on the public to watch for signs of abuse and neglect and to call the Child Protection Hotline.” For our region: 1-866-764-2233
OUR SUPPORTERS (aka: YOU!)
We want to be be here to support you in any way needed during this time. Please reply to this email to let us know any specific prayer requests or other needs or concerns you have.
New! UPDATES ON WEBSITE
We have created two new sections on our website:
News & Updates [Available at top of each webpage]: Dedicated to compiling these news updates all in one place.
Videos [“About -> Videos” at the top of each webpage]: Check out our past videos and watch for a new one later today!
In case you missed it last week:
March 17 Royal Family KIDS – Camp & Mentor Club Info Meeting at The Electric Bean
In an effort to get this information out to those interested, we put together this Camp & Mentor Club – Info Video (Cowlitz & Wahkiakum Counties) [20 mins]. If you had planned to invite a friend to our info meeting, please share these with them instead.
Also, check out this: Video from Camp (NW Iowa Chapter) [5:41 mins]
March 19 Fundraiser at Panera in Kelso (Panera’s corporate office has cancelled all fundraisers through April 15… They will not be honoring the fundraiser flyer in March, even if you present it at drive-thru. Our April fundraiser is April 16, so as of now, we anticipate that fundraiser will go as planned.)
April 3 Foster Parent Night Out at Kelso Christian Assembly
April 6 Fostering Love Monthly Meeting
April 20 Trust-Based Relational Intervention Training @ Shekinah Christian Center (this is also the monthly Foster Caregiver Support/Training Group)
April 16, April 17, April 18 – Empowered to Connect Simulcast @ Shekinah Christian Center – A determination will be made by March 31. Facebook event
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