Cleft of the Rock Foundation, Inc.
would like to wish you a safe and happy
August 2019 Newsletter
A heartfelt thanks to everyone for your generous shoe donations this year! As always, we appreciate all of your support in helping us reach our goals. A special thanks to our volunteers for driving endless miles collecting and bagging shoes, and our board members for aggressively collecting and sacrificing their homes to store the shoes until collection day.
Voices of the Village

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

"Allow God to be number one in your life, and learn to LISTEN more and think about what children are saying." - Rev. Marcia Beam

Upcoming Events
I was Raised by the Village
Jalen Newsome
Boca Raton, Florida
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.

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. Childcare will be available so we encourage parents to bring their children and make this a fun family get away. We will also be offering surprise give-aways. The retreat will be Friday- Sunday. We look forward to seeing you there. More information coming soon.

9- Week Video Series

Location: Deerfield Beach, FL
Date: September 9th, 2019- November 4th, 2019
Every Monday at 6:30 PM

Location: Plantation, FL
Date: August 24th, 2019
On Select Saturdays

Weekend Retreat Parenting on Purpose Series
Date: March 27th-29th, 2020
Location: TBD

Parenting on Purpose Support Sessions

Cleft of The Rock is committed to supporting each family we encounter. We recognize that in these times, it’s incredibly difficult to plan ahead or fit self-improvement as parents into our already jam-packed schedules. From hour-long commutes, to our kids’ extra-curricular activities, to overtime, or a million other time-consumers, it can seem impossible to keep your head above water much less commit to getting somewhere, even if you will leave that somewhere fulfilled, refreshed and better equipped to parent deliberately. 

We have good news! We’re introducing our Parenting On Purpose Support sessions (POPS), every Tuesday evening. The great news is you can dial in or join by Video chat from wherever you are! Jump in to let off steam, chime in, or just listen to the topic of the week...whatever you need.

POP or COP Alumni click on the link below to register:

Conversations on Parenting 

If you would be interested in hosting a Conversation 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.

August 15, 2019 (Hollywood, FL)


I thought that the meeting was very informative for both parents and parents to be. It provided some interesting talking points and things to think about. There were some things mentioned by the other participants that I will definitely take into consideration as it pertains to my own children. I would definitely attend another and suggest it to my friends who are or thinking about becoming parents. - Emilia Dufresne on Conversations on Parenting
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 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. 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!
Visit our website to make a $20 donation and receive a "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. Make your donation and then send us an email with your t-shirt size and we will get it to you.
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.

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. 

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