Sponsor a "For the Kids 5K" participant!
Kids in the foster care system are often forgotten...and they go in already having experienced some sort of abuse, neglect, or abandonment. These kids, as young as 7 years old, come to us with a lot of baggage - more so than most adults carry. Their "normal" world revolves around court appearances, counseling sessions, case worker visitations. Their defensive walls get built up pretty fast and pretty high - they are survivors in a world that doesn't seem to care about them.
For the Kids 5K is a fundraiser that supports Royal Family KIDS and Teen Reach Adventure Camps of Yamhill County. These two programs serve foster youth from ages 7-15 years old, and are specifically designed specifically for the emotionally-damaged needs of these children so they can have a successful time at camp.
With a strict 2 kids-to-1 counselor ratio, we surround them with positive role models who help to make them feel safe, have fun, and be unconditionally loved - basically so they can just be a kid or a teenager again without the worries and burdens of their normal lives. We show them what "healthy" relationships look like, and fill them with positive memories to help build their self-esteem and confidence, and give them hope for the future. Now in our 13th year, we even have several former campers back as staff members. In the words of one of our former campers, "You have made me who I am today."
A camper sponsorship to Royal Family KIDS camp is $350, and to Teen Reach Adventure camp, the sponsorship is $250. But any and all donations are greatly appreciated.
Thank you for helping us support Royal Family KIDS and Teen Reach Adventure Camps.
Together, we can make a difference, one child at a time.
Let's do this For the Kids!