Want a simple way to impact the lives of foster kids in Larimer County?
Royal Family Kids is the nation’s leading network of camps and mentor clubs for children of abuse, abandonment and neglect. Timberline Church is preparing to host a camp for Royal Family Kids of Larimer County at the end of June. Our high school students will lead the charge in fundraising and assisting in mentoring these children while they are at camp. But our students need your help to accomplish this mission.
It costs $400 per kid for one camp session. This covers five days of room, board and camp activities. All kids, since they are in the foster system, go for free, or else they don’t go. That means fundraising is key at this stage of the process.
Here’s how YOU can help:
The student ministry will host a car wash mid-June at the Timberline-Fort Collins campus to help raise funds for the camp. Times are as follows:
- Saturday, June 18th: 4:30-7pm
- Sunday, June 19th: 9am-1pm
Timberline Student Ministry asks for a suggested donation of $8.
Royal Family Kids and Timberline Student Ministries would love to see every foster child, age 6-12, in Larimer County experience this life-changing camp. There is likely no easier way to impact our community than by getting your car washed. So, be sure and mark your calendar for the weekend of June 18th& 19th.
On Saturday, April 26th, 95 teenagers discovered that working together can be fun … and make a huge impact on the community. As part of the annual Serve Out Loud event, the goal was to partner with and support local ministries, give teens the opportunity to serve, and hopefully spark an ongoing attitude of service as individuals or small groups.
One area of emphasis was filling and stacking sandbags at the Budweiser Event Center. After the flood last fall and higher-than-normal snowpack levels, local officials have asked SERVE 6.8 to spearhead sandbagging efforts prior to the anticipated spring runoff from the mountains. By the end of the day, they had filled 19 pallets with about 1500 sandbags!
Another group of Middle Schoolers focused their efforts at The Murphy Center where they did deep spring cleaning, area clean up, dug the beds for the new community gardens, and created a footpath through the garden. Pastor Tim said the ground was super hard but the kids did great work.
The last group of volunteers spread out with Finally Home Foundation to serve local foster families. Some painted fences, did yard work, or cleaned while others assembled a play structure. One family couldn’t stop thanking the team saying, “There is no way we could have done this without you … You are a Godsend. We are so blessed.”
Want to see more? Check out this video from Timberline Youth Ministries and watch these amazing youth volunteers learn what it means to Serve Out Loud.
Serve Out Loud 2014 from Timberline Student Ministries on Vimeo.