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February 2020 Newsletter
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.

"As a young woman at 25 years of age, I had to learn quickly what being a mother was meant to be. I married a widowed man who had 10 children (2 girls and 8 boys). Together we had two more kids (1 girl and 1 boy). So with 12 kids I wanted to be a wonderful mother to all and love them all equally; I learned to fiercely and unconditionally. Remember to praise and reward your kids when they do well and encourage, support and uplift them when they face challenges. Love them unconditionally ensuring there is much patience. You have to be selfless. Above all, raise them in the light of Christ instilling them God's love and grace. You have to give your all and then give them to God. It's been challenging but most rewarding. I have been blessed and I thank God for this beautiful opportunity to mold and raise these kids in God's love and light." - Catherine Benjamin

Mother/Daughter Tea Party
May 17, 2020
Third Annual Friendsgiving Gala
November 27th, 2020
I was Raised by the Village!
Madeline Manning
Professional Basketball Player
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.

Below are the POPs we are currently hosting:

9- Week Video Series
*Virtual Parenting on Purpose Series*
Date: January 6th- March 2nd, 2020
Location: Online- Video Conference
Time: 6:30 PM

Date: January 7th- March 3rd, 2020
Location: Online- Video Conference
Time: 8:30 PM

Date: January, 8th- March 4th, 2020
Location: Online- Video Conference
Time: 6:30 PM

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. We look forward to seeing you there.

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

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.

March 15th, 2020 3:00 PM (Hollywood, FL)


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!
NOW 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
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