Cleft of the Rock Foundation, Inc. would like to wish you
September 2020 Newsletter
Let's honor the COTR board members for their labor in building and rebuilding families

Labor Day is an annual holiday in the United States to celebrate the achievements of workers. Labor Day has its origins in the labor union movement, specifically the eight-hour day movement, which advocated eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest.
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.

“Fathers, don’t make your children angry by the way you treat them. Rather, bring them up with the discipline and instruction approved by the Lord.” Ephesians 6:4
Ishmael Samuel Lightbourne ll
I was Raised by the Village
Ezra Archer
Florida Atlantic University
Family Time
Orange County Children's Book Festival!
Join authors, illustrators, and celebrities in over 50 free virtual events this September!

Each year, the Orange County Children’s Book Festival, in association with Orange Coast College, features popular authors, illustrators, storytellers, entertainers, and exhibitors that support reading and education along with fun activities for families. The Festival has been bringing the love of books and the joy of reading to life for 17 years!
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

July 29th- September 23rd, 2020 Wednesdays at 7:00 PM- Virtual POP

Upcoming Sessions

September 15- November 10th, 2020 Tuesdays at 7:00 PM - Virtual POP

Click on this link to register for future sessions.
Join our Virtual POPs and see for yourself what all the buzz is about! Although they aren't in person, they are just as interactive and you still get to know your peers. Don't miss out on this amazing experience!
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.

September 26, 2020 at 10:00 AM- Virtual COP


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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