The goal is simple, but the impact is significant. By providing area foster kids with happy memories via summer camp experiences, Royal Family KIDS (Franklin County) creates opportunities for long-term mentoring which, in turn, can enable these "at risk" kids a better transition into adult life.
Holiday Wish, administered by FCCS, provides "emergency" gifts to the children who most need a reminder that they matter. A sparse Christmas can be tough for a family weathering rough economic times —without elemental home stability, the missing gifts matter even more.
One telling sign of a successful, or conversely, stressful event is how quickly networkers work the room and head for the door! When event goers linger by the fire pit to chat just a little longer? That's connection in action.