The Rivers of Hope Foundation's mission is to help children in need of a forever family find permanent loving homes and their own sense of self-worth by developing and coordinating resources and programs to create community awareness, recruit adoptive families, provide financial aid for adoption and assistance for foster children and orphans.
1. Birthday Club gift card for one child $25
For a small child, celebrating a birthday in a shelter or residential care facility can be a lonely and depressing experience. Often the day goes unnoticed and wishes unfulfilled. The Rivers of Hope Birthday Club changes all of that by providing a birthday gift on the child’s special day. The gift not only gives the children a chance to pick out their own special gift, but it also sends a message that someone cares, and remembers.
2. Something Special Fund $100
The Something Special Fund provides support for foster children that their parent will not or cannot provide. Special circumstances often arise in a child’s life where they need additional financial support for activities such as sports equipment, music classes, a class photo, or application fees to apply for college. Because of this lack of funding, many foster youth are unable to fully experience everything life has to offer them at this age which is so critical to a sense of belonging. The Something Special Fund Program was designed to provide foster youth with additional funds so that they don’t have to sit on the sidelines because they don’t have a prom dress or suit or because they can’t afford sheet music, art supplies or a class ring.
3. Football Camp scholarship $199+
On June 23/24, 2012 the Rivers of Hope Foundation will provide scholarships for foster children to experience the Philip Rivers Football Camp featuring various stations, specializing in fundamental skills of football. Individual groups will be small to assure that each foster child gets maximum instruction from Philip and the top football coaches in the San Diego area.