From Monday to Thursday, during the evening hours, we open our doors for Rockford’s inner city kids, providing a safe and warm place, a hot meal, and daily essentials. These children are often bounced from home to home, and come to us for love and support.
Once a month Rosie’s Birthday Club helps us celebrate the kids’ birthdays with a party, cake and presents. During the summer, Rockford Park District provides vouchers to take the kids on picnics or swimming at local pools.
Christmas is a big deal around here too. We work hard collecting wish lists from the children and the community helps by purchasing a special gift for a child or providing gift cards which we can use to shop for the children. Each child receives a large bag of gifts and a filled stocking. The children squeal with joy and are excited to take their presents home to show their families.
We’re excited to now offer three additional programs: Praise Dance, Mime Team, and Puppets and Props. These fun, creative groups give the children a chance to be expressive and learn different art forms.
If you have any questions about Rock House Kids, are interested in becoming a volunteer, or would like to donate towards our program, please call us at 815-962-5067.