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Rock House Kids

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Faith-Based
  • Hunger

Location

1325 7TH STROCKFORD, IL 61104 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Rock House Kids is a 501(C)3 nonprofit organization that strives to feed Rockford's inner-city children physically, spiritually and emotionally. Since 1999, we have cared for kids, 1st grade through 12th grade, by providing a safe, warm and nurturing environment four evenings a week. Our Mission Sharing God's love with inner-city children through Biblical principles, with physical and spiritual solutions. Our Vision To meet the physical, emotional, and educational needs of inner-city children by instilling hope in a safe, Christ-centered environment. Our Motto Help for Today...Hope for Eternity

Description

Rock House Kids is a faith-based ministry that provides free evening program for children from 1st grade through 12th grade. Our programming runs Monday through Thursday from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. On Mondays and Wednesdays we serve 1st through 6th grade, and Tuesdays and Thursdays we serve 7th through 12th grade.

During our evening program we serve hot meals each night, and enjoy music and instructional time. The program is led by compassionate, adult volunteers who teach basic life skills, encourage the kids to do their best in school, and develop positive goals for their futures. Some of the topics taught are manners, self-respect, and gang violence and prevention.

At the end of each evening, the children leave with a bag of kid-friendly, non-perishable food items to sustain their hunger. Throughout the year we provide the children with basic life essentials such as winter coats, shoes, boots, socks, underwear, personal hygiene products, hats and gloves, blankets and a pillow, school supplies, flashlights, and even birthday and Christmas presents.

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