Confronting Abuse and Loving kids in Marion, Ohio!
We are honored to serve our community and share God’s love with foster children here in Marion County.
Annually, 3.6 million cases of child abuse, neglect or abandonment are reported in America.
One of these victims dies every six hours due to that abuse. But you can make a difference — through your support of Royal Family KIDS.
Royal Family KIDS, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public charity. Donations and gifts are tax-deductible, as allowed by law.
The Marion Christian Center Church of Marion, Ohio has been privileged to sponsor a Royal Family KIDS Mentoring Club through the 9-month school year, starting in fall of 2019. Miriam Kwast serves as Mentoring Club Director, with Julianne Calhoun and Tom Oyster as Leadership Partners. Between these 3 leaders, there are 15+ years of experience with Royal Family KIDS Camp, which includes positions such as Camp Nurse, Counselor, and Staff Member.
Royal Family KIDS Mentoring Club has a mentor-to-child ratio of 1:1 with at least 1 1/2 support staff members for every child. Activities are purposefully designed to be inclusive and non-threatening while allowing children to experience success. God’s love is modeled consistently, through games, activity centers, Bible stories, and more, as mentors and children attend Club each month.
Mentoring Club costs approximately $500 per Club child over the 9-month school year. Buddy mentoring (2 mentors together with 2 children) includes 4 hours of mentoring, in addition to Club, each month. This mentoring time helps to build trusting relationships between mentor and child, which in turn helps to bring improvement in these children’s lives in many areas such as behavior, school, grades, coping skills, and more.
Our volunteers love serving at Club! College students, moms and dads, retired couples – all types of people find joy in serving and sharing the love of God that changes the hearts and lives of these precious children!
If you are interested in serving the children of Marion Ohio, please contact us, we would love to hear from you!