ROCKFORD, IL – Rock House Kids, a safe haven for inner-city kids ages 6-18, is the recipient of a grant from Club Blue in Rockford. Club Blue announced 8 local charities that work with children will benefit from their Covid-19 Relief Fund.
Rock House Kids Executive Director, Deanna “Dee” Lacny said, “We are so thankful for the many years of continuous support from Club Blue. They have blessed many children’s lives, and continue to bless their lives by providing the necessary funding to help feed Rockford’s inner-city youth. Thank you Club Blue for ensuring that these children are not forgotten about during the pandemic”.
Club Blue was started in 2011 by a group of women who were concerned about the alarmingly high rate of child abuse in Rockford. Club Blue established a grant program to raise funds to supply the basic goods and services that promote the safety, health and well-being of children in need in Rockford. Over the past eight years, Club Blue has donated $1.5 million in grants to twelve local charities.
The purpose of Club Blue’s Covid-19 Relief Fund is to address the emergent needs of charitable organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Grant recipients were chosen because they embody the Club Blue mission, to provide for the basic goods and services that promote the safety, health and well-being of children in need in our community.
Rock House Kids provides evening programming, hot meals, take-home food bags, and daily essentials to more than 250 inner-city kids of Rockford, four evenings a week. They receive no federal, state, or city funding, but are wholly supported by donations from the generous corporations, churches, and individuals in the Rockford area. For more information about the Rock House Kids programs, visit their website at rockhousekids.org.