Specific prayer requests are included in our regular newsletters.
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General financial donations are welcome throughout the year via tithing at Renewal City Church (or mail to: Royal Family KIDS, 1101 Commerce Ave Longview, WA 98632). For direct electronic giving, click here to Donate Now.
Specific donations of supplies for camper activities are welcome at all times. To easily give from home, visit our Amazon Wish List at: https://amzn.to/2qaT46p. New items are added to this list throughout the year. Items purchased from this list will automatically be delivered to us. Any items items purchased locally may be left at Valley Christian Fellowship’s office (3136 Columbia Heights, Longview) during office hours (Mon-Fri 9:30am-4pm), excluding holidays. (360) 425-1061
Support us when you shop, and when you eat! If you shop at Fred Meyer/Kroger Stores, Grocery Outlet in Longview or Rainier, or on Amazon, you can register your shopping accounts with Royal Family KIDS – Cowlitz County to send a portion of the proceeds to our ministry. Similarly, Panera Bread fundraisers occur every Third Thursday of the month from 4pm-8pm. Visit http://bit.ly/SupportShopEatInfo for instructions, flyers to show at checkout, and details.
Help us apply for grants and/or seek sponsors within the community by sharing potential donor letters with businesses and other professionals. In addition to general sponsorships, many of our fundraisers rely on donations of prizes, silent auction items, and refreshments, for example. Here is a letter that describes our program to provide to potential donors. For access to resources for grants and sponsorships, please contact us at info@ForTheChildrenCowlitz.org.
Seasonal fundraisers take place throughout the year, including our Christmas Market (a sale of custom Christmas Cards), Bunco competitions, Superhero 5k Fun Run, and our Royal Tea Party Fundraiser & Silent Auction in spring. Visit the Events page for more information. If you have an interest in helping coordinate or volunteer for fundraisers, please contact us at info@ForTheChildrenCowlitz.org.
To apply, follow the link to the application at the bottom of this page. To learn about our alternative Camp 2021 plans, visit our News/Updates page.
Sunday, July 24, 2022 – Friday, July 29, 2022
Please click here to review the job responsibilities for these positions.
● Camp Counselor ● Photo/Video/Sound ● Professional Counselor or Social Worker ● Hospitality/Snacks ● Arts & Crafts Assistant ● Musician ● Actors ● Coach ● Bible Storyteller ● Decorating ● Woodworking Assistant ● Setup ● Staff Assistant ● Curriculum Coordinator ● Breakfast Club Coordinator ● Drama Coordinator ● Tea Party Coordinator ● Birthday Party Coordinator ● Imagination Station Coordinator ● Princess Parlor Coordinator ● Camp Notes Coordinator ● Camp Store Coordinator ● Logistics Coordinator
Apply for the camp registration and welcome home team (Monday, July 25, and/or Friday, July 29, 2022). These friendly and organized volunteers serve as the face of Royal Family KIDS Camp for our campers, as camp staff will be at the campground ahead of time. Registration and welcome home volunteers help set up registration on Sunday afternoon, July 24; welcome campers as they are dropped off by their caregivers and help get them on the bus on Monday morning, July 25; and welcome campers and camp staff home on Friday, July 29.
*VOLUNTEER APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED FEBRUARY 1 – MARCH 31, 2022. Background and reference checks will follow, along with an interview, to ensure that volunteers are able to serve in roles that best serve the children of our ministry. Applicants who apply to attend camp must be available for the entire duration of camp, and must attend one mandatory all-day training on Saturday, June 25, 2022 from 8:30am to 4:30pm in Longview, Washington.
Apply online at https://www.jotform.com/RFKCowlitz/application. [As long as this link is active, we are still accepting applications, even if the deadline has passed.]
MORE WAYS TO SERVE
Join Mentor Club, a new addition to our local ministry, in order to make on ongoing investment in the lives of our Royal Family KIDS. Many mentor club volunteer must have served at camp during the summer, but for anyone who is unable to attend camp, there are ways to serve within this new ministry. Click here for the launch status of this program and how to get involved.
Help with odds and ends throughout the year… Royal Family KIDS is always in need of volunteers to help plan or serve at fundraisers; attend work parties; promote our ministry throughout the community (including the Go Fourth! festival), write thank you cards and letters, assist with bookkeeping, and other administrative duties, and develop communications/marketing materials. If you are interested in offering your time and talents to this ministry, please contact us and introduce yourself by sending an email to info@ForTheChildrenCowlitz.org.
Become a Royal Family KIDS spokesperson within your home church to help create a network of connected churches and support the growth of this ministry, transforming the lives of children in our local foster care system. As a Royal Family KIDS spokesperson, you will share promotional materials and updates with your church leadership and members and serve as a contact for our ministry, to open up more opportunities for prayer, giving, and serving. Email us at info@ForTheChildrenCowlitz.org to express interest.
OTHER LOCAL MINISTRIES SERVING CHILDREN IN FOSTER CARE
Fostering Love – A group of local churches, working together to support the children and families within the foster care system and each church’s foster care ministry. Please contact us if you are interested in joining us at our monthly meeting (1st Monday of each month at 5:30PM) as a representative of your church or for more information.
Cowlitz County Child Advocates (formerly CASA: Court Appointed Special Advocates) is a powerful voice, advocating for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the Dependency Court system in our community.
Office Moms and Dads an on-call volunteering opportunity for qualified individuals to sit with and entertain children in the Department of Children, Youth & Families Office, while their caseworkers make arrangements to find them a new placement home.
Foster Parent Night Out – One evening each month during the school year, foster parents can enjoy a night of respite, knowing that their foster children are having a fun and safe time enjoying dinner, games and a bible story with this group of screened and trained volunteers.
for helping the neglected, abused and abandoned children of Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties enjoy a week of unconditional love and acceptance. Your gift of time, talent or money can help change the lives of these hurting children. No donation of time or financial support is too small to make a difference!