We're asking you to invest in your community by helping us serve children of abuse and neglect from our area. And we're trying to make it simple by breaking it down into the 4 easy steps below.
Here's the deal, we're asking you to donate $10 (or more if you're feeling generous) $10 isn't a whole lot to ask. In fact, 2 less Grande Pumpkin Spice Lattés this fall and you're there!
We've all got some friends and coworkers. Find 10 and get them to give $10. If you crunch the numbers, that's $100! Can you imagine what would happen if they found 10 friends to do the same...
We think Royal Family Kids is the best kept secret in the Tri-Cities. So let people know that you gave $10 and tell them why they should.
Do this...extend your right arm above your head. Bend at the elbow and touch your back. Repeat as many times as needed. That's right give yourself a pat on the back for helping make our community better by investing in it.
Other than the obvious idea that it's a good thing to do, here are some reasons why children of abuse and neglect need our help.
A report of child abuse is made every ten seconds. Think about that. By this time tomorrow there will be 8,640 new cases of child abuse reported.
1 in 10 children suffer from child maltreatment. 1 in 16 children suffer from sexual abuse. And nearly 1 in 10 children are witnesses to family violence.
In 2014, state agencies identified an estimated 1,580 children who died as a result of abuse and neglect — between four and five children a day. Studies indicate undercounting of these fatalities by state agencies — by 50% or more.
In 2014, state agencies found an estimated 702,000 victims of child maltreatment, but that only tells part of the story. This would pack 10 modern football stadiums.
It's estimated to cost U.S. communities $124 billion to provide healthcare to children of abuse. As well as the costs for child welfare and protection, law enforcement, and the court systems to handle the juvenile and adult criminal cases.
In a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services study of homeless youth, it found that 46% of those surveyed had escaped a home where they suffered physical abuse, and 17% left because of sexual abuse.
We believe that a week of camp can make a difference in the life of a child. And that through mentorship, their lives can be turned around.
Royal Family Kids is designed for kids, ages 6 to 11 in the local Foster Care system. It consists of a one week resident Camp and a school year Club and Mentor program.
These children are documented cases of abuse, neglect or abandonment. Due to their medications and behavior problems many Foster Children, are not permitted to participate in camps or mentor programs for so called 'normal' children.
The goal of Royal Family Kids is to give these often lost and forgotten kids, a safe, fun, caring environment where they can flourish. This is accomplished with a 100% volunteer staff creating a more than 1:1 ratio of adults and children.
The children benefit from the personal attention of their Counselor or Mentor and all the structured activities designed for their success. A highlight of the week at Camp is "Everybody's Birthday Party". It is surprising how many Foster Children have never celebrated their birthday but at Camp EVERY child has a party complete with games, cake and ice cream and presents.
Royal Family Kids is provided at no cost to the Foster Parents or the State of Washington. We raise all our own funds to meet our $100,000 yearly budget to provide Camp, Club and Mentors.
We are passionate about Royal Family Kids and how it can benefit a child who needs to feel hopeful and loved. We believe that we change our Community when we change the life of a child.
Royal Family Kids - Pasco is a completely volunteer organization. All money donated goes directly to making a difference in the lives of children of abuse in our community.