Cleft of the Rock Foundation, Inc. wishes you and your family a Happy Easter!
April 2020 Newsletter
The news coverage that the COVID-19, also known as Coronavirus, has been receiving has left a lot of parents fearful for their children’s well-being. While this virus does not currently have a cure there are some measures you can teach your children and other family members to help prevent the virus from spreading. Teach them the importance of hand hygiene, emphasize regularly washing their hands or applying hand sanitizer if hand washing isn't available. Emphasize the importance, or at the very least attempt to reduce the amount of times they touch their faces, nose, ears, eyes, and mouth, as these are some of the ways for a virus to infect a body. Opening doors in public places with the hem’s of their shirts is always a good habit to teach your children, this helps your child avoid touching a surface that could be directly contaminated with a virus. Most importantly, if you can, please stay at home to help flatten the curve and listen to the advice and warnings issued by your local government and the CDC.
Family Time

Pure Flix is the great Family Friendly ultra clean alternative to Netflix. It contains God-honoring entertainment that strengthens the faith and values of you and your family. There are many channels to choose from. Classic TV channels with old TV shows, as well as recent family friendly movies and educational, workouts, independent films, kids sections and clean series shows. The price is great as well.

Voices of the Village

Wisdom is defined as the ability to think and act using knowledge, experience, understanding, common sense and insight. "Voices of the Village" is utilized to showcase wisdom from wise and wonderful parents.

"Parents need to remember that children are great observers and imitators. When they see their parents consistently face difficult decisions and circumstances with courage, calm, prayer, and trust in God, they become grounded and develop coping mechanisms for the challenges they will face. Instilling God-Confidence in our children is one of the best gifts we can possibly give them. We are called to be imitators of God (Ephesians 5: 1-2). Let us model humility, obedience, honesty, patience, kindness, and repentance for our children and live in a manner worthy of the Gospel of Christ." - Dominique and Bill Holbrook
I was Raised by the Village!
Zhivargo Laing Jr.
University of the Bahamas
Mother/Daughter Tea Party
May 17, 2020
Third Annual Shoe Drive
Parenting on Purpose Weekend Retreat

We are looking forward to hosting the Parenting on Purpose Video Series in a weekend retreat. It will be an opportunity for parents to immerse themselves in the series and connect with other parents. It will be hosted just a short drive away, so it's easy to get to. We will also be offering surprise give-aways. The retreat will be Friday- Sunday. We look forward to seeing you there. For more information fill out the registration form and you will be contacted by COTR Foundation.
9-Week Parenting on Purpose Video Series by Dr. Bob Barnes
  We all know that children don’t come with instruction manuals, and with today’s barrage of seemingly opposing information and uncharted societal issues, parenting can seem overwhelming. The 9-week Parenting on Purpose Video Series seeks to help parents make sense of all the information, through proven and practical parenting solutions created by Dr. Bob Barnes. Dr. Barnes has a doctorate in counseling and received his education at Maryville College and Florida Atlantic University and he presents seminars and conferences on Parenting and Marriage throughout North America.

9- Week Video Series
*Virtual Parenting on Purpose Series*

Current Sessions Running
February 23, 2020- April 19, 2020 Sunday at 7:30 PM - Virtual POP
March 19- May 14, 2020 Thursday at 6:00-8:00 PM - Virtual POP
March 21- May 9th, 2020 Saturday at 9:30-11:30 AM- Virtual POP

Upcoming Sessions

Weekend Retreat Parenting on Purpose Series
Date: July 17-19, 2020
Location: Naples, Florida

Here's what others are saying about our Parenting on Purpose Series

"This is definitely a class that every person in life should take at least 3 times to help prepare them to raise the next generation of leaders even if they do not have children themselves. I learned more in the last 9 weeks than I did in my 6 years of high school."
"I found it gave me another way to inspire, to motivate my children to empower them to be financially sound, to think on there own and most of all spiritual and independent of me."

"The POP was an amazing way to build relationships with other single parents while learning practical strategies to raise my teenage sons. I wish I had learned these principles when my children were much younger but will work with what I currently have."

"The POP sessions provided the skills I needed to parent myself which will now allow me to be a better parent to my child."

What will you have to say after completing a session?
Register for a session today!
Conversations on Parenting 

If you would be interested in hosting a Conversations on Parenting meeting with a group of your friends and family please reach out to us. We would love to have one of our board members facilitate a meeting and continue to grow the awareness of the importance of parent education.

Click on the form below to register for an upcoming Conversations on Parenting meeting.


Third Annual Friendsgiving Gala
November 27th, 2020
Calling All Volunteers
Helping doesn't have to be complicated. Just use what you know how to do to help. That's called volunteering! We are always in need of new volunteers and would greatly appreciate your time, in any way that you can contribute. If you have teenagers and they need hours for school, any time they volunteer with us can count towards their goal. You can volunteer by lending a hand at an upcoming event, collecting donations on our behalf, or helping us pack/prepare donations. If you would like to volunteer, simply click on the link below to fill out the form and we will contact you:

Thank you for your continued support!
You can order your T-shirt directly on our website and have it shipped to your house. Simply click on the link below, select your size and quantity, make a $20 donation + shipping and receive your "Not Your Basic Parent" t-shirt. Help us spread awareness on who we are and what we do by sporting your t-shirt to work, the grocery store, your children's events, and more.
Partners in Parent Education Program
The Mission of Cleft of the Rock Foundation is to help abused and abandoned children and struggling families improve their circumstances through education, life-coaching, proper shelter, nourishment and work. Through the Partners in Parent Education Program, you can partner with us to raise awareness of the need for parent education, be able to offer more parent education opportunities to more families, and to build communities where families are strong and children are safe through the love and support of deliberate parenting.

We have a Major Gift Society Giving Circle that consists of 5 different levels to meet your budget and your desire to partner. These are yearly amounts that are tax deductible. The end of the year is near, take this time to make a difference and support Cleft of the Rock Foundation, Inc. to help parents and children!

Please click on the link to join your circle, and become our partner. We are excited about the success we are having so far with the initiatives that we are engaged in, and we welcome your partnership. 

Cleft of the Rock Foundation, Inc. is   #BahamasStrong
Cleft of the Rock Foundation, Inc. would like to thank everyone who has made donations or helped in any other way towards our hurricane Dorian relief efforts for Freeport, Grand Bahama Island. We continue to support the Bahamas in any way possible and would greatly appreciate your donations towards this cause. Click on the links below to make a monetary donation to help the victims.
Remember to use when making purchases on Amazon from your desktop computer. This is an easy way for you to support Cleft of the Rock foundation. Every time you make an eligible purchase, Amazon makes a 5% donation of your total purchase to Cleft of the Rock. Make sure to select us as your organization of choice: Cleft of the Rock Foundation, Inc. in Deerfield Beach, Florida.
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