Why the name change?
For 30 years, volunteers, churches, businesses, local municipal partners, and Royal Family Kids staff have dedicated their time, talent, and treasures to help transform the lives of vulnerable children across the US and the world.
While RFK has formally overseen our camps and mentoring programs, the breadth of our work has evolved far beyond these two programs. Today we provide direct trauma intervention, advocacy, fostering, adoption, support to parents, and other crucial wraparound services.
While we acknowledge the expansion of our work across all of our chapters, COVID-19 has profoundly increased the needs of children and families. Extreme gaps in fulfilling these needs cannot be overstated.
In order to address the systemic issues surrounding child welfare today, our organization as a whole must respond.
Consequently, Royal Family KIDS Inc. has been officially renamed For The Children. We will continue to care "for the least of these" and are eager to push forward to focus on the systemic issues facing abused and neglected children, across the globe and in our own communities.
All chapters around the US have been renamed to For the Children. And that means we are now the For the Children Yamhill County chapter, which is managed by REACH Northwest, a local nonprofit that supports and equips children and families impacted by foster care, with Royal Family Kids Camp as one of its core programs.
So, locally, there is little change. We're providing the same great program designed for the unique challenges that children from hard places face. We're the same committed and dedicated group of volunteers with a huge heart for these children. And the same passion to give our all for the kids.