Royal Christmas Market 2020

November 01, 2020 - January 31, 2021

1101 Commerce Ave, Longview, WA, USA

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Looking for a gift idea? Make a donation in honor of a friend or loved one! We invite you to give an out-of-the-ordinary gift to a loved one while making a difference in the lives of foster children within our community. When you make a donation to sponsor any portion of camp, you have have the option to request a hand-decorated Christmas card to give to your loved one, letting them know that this donation was made on their behalf.

You may choose to email an e-card or have physical cards mailed to you to pass on to your loved ones. (See item photos for a few physical card and e-card options.)

Multiple donation gifts? Simply make one donation for the total amount of all gifts and we will confirm the number of cards or e-cards you would like via email after your order.

Click "Sponsorship & Donations" to donate today!


Christmas for Foster Kids!

This year, in addition to our Royal Christmas Market, we collected new coats and boots to distribute to every child in foster care in Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties. In addition, we're offering each child two gifts from a pre-selected set of gift options (personal Lego sets, books, or DIY terrariums). 

The deadline for donations was Sunday, December 6. Thanks to the generosity of you and others in the community, we've been able to meet the needs of all children who have been signed up! Thank you!

  • DROP OFF - Donations were requested by Sunday, December 6. If you haven't had a chance to drop off your donations and are reading this after that date, we encourage you to reach out to us directly ASAP, as our donation bins around town have been collected. You can reach out to Patty L'Amie  (360-200-3623) cowlitz@RoyalFamilyKIDS.org to schedule a drop off at: The River's Edge Condominiums 1548 River Rd, Longview, WA 98632
       
  • OR Donate $$ and we'll shop for you! Click "Sponsorship & Donations" to make a monetary donation. Or, you can choose to donate a gift card by selecting that option from either of our Target or Walmart wish lists at the links above. All amounts are appreciated!

CONTACT US with any questions: cowlitz@RoyalFamilyKIDS.org  |  (971) 225-7352

 Thank you so much for your generous partnership!

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.

For more information about our programs and ways to get involved, please visit: www.CowlitzCounty.RoyalFamilyKIDS.org/get-involved/

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Questions? Contact Jess McCloud

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