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Royal Tea Party 2020

September 27, 2020 1:30 - 3:30 pm

1101 Commerce Ave, Longview, WA, USA

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Thank you to ALL who tuned in to our Virtual Royal Tea Party livestream on Sunday! And to all of our supporters for their generous bids on our auction items, to all those who donated auction items, those who made monetary donations, and those who volunteered their time to make this fundraiser so successful!

Because of you, we've been able to raise $16,083 (updated 10/6/20) for our programs for children in foster care! That's so amazing! It costs us $40,000 to take our campers and volunteers away for a week of summer camp and this is such a great start toward our final goal! Thank you!!!!

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No act of generosity is too small to make a difference.

Join us in making moments matter for foster children!

Sponsorship Levels:
$5 Camper water bottle with carrier (32 needed)
$8 Memory book and photo printing (32)
$10 Duffel bag for camper (32)
$10 Bible for each camper (32)
$20 Backpack and school supplies (32)
$30 Media Player with camp songs (32)
$50 Complete Birthday for 1 Camper (32)
$200 All Memory books + photo printing
$300 1 camp counselor/staff member for the week
$600 All expenses to send 1 child to camp for the week
$1,200 All ziplining activity for the week

RECURRING DONATION
To help us reach even more children, CLICK HERE to set up a recurring donation. Be sure to specify "Royal Family KIDS - Cowlitz County" as the designated fund.

Cast Your Vote!

Open polls:

1. Favorite Disney or Marvel character 
2. Favorite Tea Party Decorations

Click here to view the contestants and to cast your votes:

You may vote for as many as you'd like - as many times as you'd like!

Current Voting Results

Click here to view current voting results.

Entry 2002 (Rachelle Ireton) has won our tea party decoration contest! Congratulations! Currently, Black Widow is leading our DIsney/Marvel character contest. Votes are still accepted. All funds go toward our summer camp and programs for children in foster care.

Our Virtual Fundraiser was live on:

Sunday, September 27, 2020
1:30PM-3:30PM PT 
Pre-show at 1PM Pacific Time!

We invite you to watch the recording of our presentation.

SIDE-BY-SIDE VIEWING OPTION
****BEST OPTION FOR  VIEWING ON COMPUTERS ***
MAY ALSO BE USED ON CELL PHONES & TABLETS

Click the button below to watch our livestream presentation side-by-side our silent auction website,
to allow watching the show and navigating our auction site simultaneously!

Live Stream View & Participate Screen

 

TV VIEWING OPTIONS

Smart TV  
Click here for Video Tutorial.
* Ensure your TV is connected to the internet via ethernet or Wi-Fi.
* Open the YouTube app on your TV.
* Using the search function (magnifying glass), type in "Royal Tea Cowlitz"
* Select the video with the matching preview image below.
* That's it! Once we go live, our video will start showing, instead of the still image.

Cast To TV (From Phone or Device)

Click here to access the livestream video through YouTube.
* Once open in the YouTube app or website, select the "Cast" option.
Video Tutorials: Cast to Google Chromecast

 

FULL-SCREEN VIEWING OPTION ON YOUR DEVICE
Click the "Full Screen" option in the video below.

Silent Auction Tips

* Registration: is required to make donations, purchases or bid on any silent auction item, but don't worry- it's quick and easy. Just click the link at the top to register. Once registered, you'll receive a link via text or email. Click it to be automatically logged into the site and access your own personal bidding center. Do not share that link, as it is connected to your personal account (and your credit card, if already entered). The link to share to invite others to participate is: www.RoyalTea2020.GiveSmart.com.

   By text
      1. Text RoyalTea2020 to 76278.
      2. Follow the prompts from the texts received.

* Categories: When viewing our auction item listing, click the "Categories" button at the top of the list to filter for your specific interests.

Watchlist: Once you've registered, you can add items to your "Watchlist." Then at the top of the auction item listing, click "My Activity", to view items you've bid on, purchased, and those on your "Watchlist."

* Duplicate Items: We have multiples of some items and each is listed as a separate auction item. It is noted in the item description if there are more of that type of item. The extras of all items can be found at the end of our auction item list (item #240 and above). So even if someone already purchased an item you were watching (using the "Buy Now" option), you may still have a chance to win the others.


CLICK HERE to print the below instructions.

Info & FAQs

Bidding Options

* Minimum Bid: You can make the minimum bid required or
Buy Now: Choose the BUY NOW option to commit to purchasing the item at the BUY NOW price listed and prevent any further bidding on that item. 

 

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NOTE:  Our auction does not have an "Auto Bid" option. It was not possible to activate that option and the "Buy Now" option simultaneously.


   How to Register By Text:
       1. Text RoyalTea2020 to 76278
          Once registered, you will receive a welcome text from 76278. 

   How to Bid By Text:
       1. You must register first (see above).
       2. Reply to your welcome text by texting an item number.
           A text with the item details and minimum bid amount will be sent.
       3. Text item number and bid amount
           Example: Text "102 300" then press send. (This will bid $300 on Item #102.)

  How to Donate By Text:
       
1. You must register first (see above).
       2. Reply to your welcome text: "Give" and AMOUNT.
           Example: Text: "Give 100" then press send.

  How to Buy By Text:   (Applies to instant purchase items like re-usable totes and face masks.)
      
1. You must register first (see above).
      2. Reply to your welcome text by texting an item number.
         A text with the item details and amount will be sent.
      3. Reply: "Buy" and AMOUNT.
         Example: "Buy 300" then press send. (This will purchase one of Item #300.)

   How to Vote By Text:
      1. You must register first (see above).
      2. Reply to your welcome text: "Vote" and the ITEM#.
          Example: Text "Vote 1000"  (This will vote once for item #1000.)
         Vote as often you'd like for as many entries as you'd like.

Checkout & Pay

* Pre-Orders and/or Donations:  For those pre-ordering viewing party kits (dress up and decor or treats to go), or those making a monetary donation, you may follow the steps in the video below to checkout immediately.

Silent Auction Purchases: After the auction closes at midnight on Tuesday, 9/29, bidding on all silent auction items will close and you may then follow the steps in the video below to checkout. Please remember to add the applicable "Shipping" item(s) to your cart, if you require your item(s) be shipped to you. Shipping Items are found at the end of the Items listing on this site and will still  be available to add to your cart.

Instant Buy Items: Items that will remain available to purchase, even after the auction closes include: re-usable totes (Item 100), face masks (Item 101), shipping and any silent auction items that were not bid on will become available for instant purchase at their minimum bid. These may be added to your cart before checking out.

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Pay by Cash or Check
Cash and check payments will be accepted at pickup. Exact change is appreciated for cash payments.

 

Pickup

* All items will be available for pickup:

Fri, Oct 2  11AM - 1PM
Sat, Oct 3 11AM - 1PM
Sun, Oct 4 2PM - 4PM

Valley Christian Fellowship Church  3136 Columbia Heights Rd Longview, WA 98632

PICKUP LOCATION
: Follow the signs to drive around to the door at the back of the building.

Refunds will not be given on unclaimed items.

$16,000 Goal

$4,140

Total Donations

Royal Tea Party Guests & Volunteers -

As with many beloved events this year, our planning team has had to make the decision to cancel the in-person aspects of our Royal Tea Party Fundraiser & Silent Auction for 2020. But all is not lost. We're not cancelling all of the fun!

We had originally postponed our event to Sunday, September 27 1:30PM - 3:30PM Pacific Time. We are keeping that day and time and will instead be live streaming our fundraiser event. We invite you and yours to join us from your own tea party at home!
 

PROGRAM DETAILS

Highlights during the first half (1:30PM-2:30PM PT):
* Costumed character vocal performances
* Dance performances by Luminary Dance Academy
* Virtual Fashion Show - text photos to (971) 225-7352 of your little princes and princesses attending from home during the live stream and we'll include them during the broadcast
* Contest for best decorations - Our virtual guests will text photos to (971) 225-7352 of their home tea party decorations throughout the event. Once the event closes, online voting will be open to anyone ($5/vote). Vote for as many entries, as many times as you wish!
* Interviews of Royal Family KIDS - Cowlitz County campers 

Highlights during the second half (2:30PM-3:30PM PT):
* Interviews with Royal Family KIDS volunteers
* Interview with Department of Children, Youth & Families social worker: Danny Perez


Throughout the entire event:
* Live emcee: David Martin, DJ from KLOG
* Online Silent Auction - open September 21 through September 29
* Scenes from camp
* Royal Family KIDS program details and info about foster care in our community
 
So feel free to browse our silent auction items here on this site (more are added each week!), as well as a few fundraiser items available for purchase now (face masks and reusable totes). 

Our live stream event will be broadcast here, through our Silent Auction website. 

We are praying that you and your loved ones stay healthy and safe during this time. Don't hesitate to reach out to us with any questions or concerns. We'll miss seeing you all in person this year but are looking forward to Spring of 2021!

For the KIDS!
Royal Tea Party - Event Planning Committee

Our Mission

The mission of Royal Family KIDS is to transform our local community by interrupting cycles of neglect, abuse, and abandonment of children in the foster care system. Too often these children find themselves on paths to academic failure, drug abuse, teen pregnancy, sex trafficking, homelessness, and incarceration. At our summer camps and mentoring programs dedicated to changing the trajectory of these young lives, we strive to plant seeds of hope, happiness, and wholeness. By healing the scars of the past, we hope to come alongside these children and help them blossom into resilient adults with the ability to overcome challenges and be successful and healthy members of our community.

Royal Family KIDS, started in 1985 in southern California, is now the world's leading network of camps and mentoring programs for abused and neglected children. Today, there are over 200 camps in the US and internationally. Our local chapter's first camp was held in the summer of 2018. Campers ages 7-11 enjoy a week of experiences that many of us take for granted, including camping, swimming, nature walks, biking, hiking, having a birthday party with presents, bounce house and carnival, ziplining, or just having a compassionate person to talk to.

Five days of stimulating and STEAM educational activities in an inspiring environment, away from the stresses of life, are designed to reclaim the child within, who has been exposed to abandonment and abuse. Camp promotes fruitful relationships and positive relational, emotional and spiritual experiences that benefit campers not only during the week, but inspire virtues that last a lifetime. 

We are currently recruiting and fundraising to launch Mentor Club in next school year. Sadly, most foster children miss out on mentoring programs. While organizations such as Big Brothers Big Sisters serve general populations of at-risk kids, they are not designed primarily for foster children. The RFK model is specifically designed to meet the challenges and needs of pre-teen foster children.

Many children in foster care have been exposed to poor role models. Some may self-identify with those who have made unhealthy and/or criminal choices. At camp, we model and introduce them to wise, healthy, legal choices. They are taught they don't have to be defined by their past. It's especially powerful when a former camper returns to camp as an adult volunteer, serving as a positive example of what is possible when they make wise choices.

By investing in their lives at a young age, we hope to help them avoid becoming another statistic.

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For an update regarding our plans for Summer 2020, please click here.

Thank you for considering partnering with us in making a difference in the lives of the foster children of Cowlitz & Wahkiakum counties.  We will only be successful in this endeavor because of the generosity of people and businesses like yours.

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News Release for Royal Tea Party 2019:

Watch to learn more about the mission of Royal Family KIDS, as well as our annual in-person format (we hope you'll be able to join us in Spring of 2021)!

We welcome item donations!

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Benefit For

Royal Family KIDS - Cowlitz
Questions? Contact Jess McCloud

Mailing Address

1101 Commerce Ave, Longview, WA, USA

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