Cleft of the Rock Foundation, Inc.
October 2020 Newsletter
Amazon Prime Day is coming up, October 13-14th! Don’t forget to make your purchases on to help us - Cleft of the Rock Foundation - help others.

  • Login using your existing Amazon username and password
  • Then search Cleft of the Rock Foundation, Inc., in the box that says “pick your own charitable organization.

This feature is now also available through your mobile apps:

  • Just download or update to the latest version of the Amazon Shopping app through the App Store for iOS or Google Play for Android.
  • Open the app and find 'Settings' in the main menu and follow the on-screen instructions to turn on AmazonSmile on your phone.

Every time you make a purchase on Amazon using that link, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to us. These purchases using big or small - are very much appreciated. 
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.

Prov 27:13-14
I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.
- Merline Lightbourne
I was Raised by the Village
Ashley Josue
Florida International University
Book of the Month

A Mystical Dream Ride
by Dr. Kerlynn Christophe

Take an imaginative trip to a journey of make-believe, where creativity, mystery, exploration, and adventure, along with a touch of magic lead to endless discoveries.
Together We Are Better!
We are celebrating all the people and parents who intentionally raise their children to have respect and regard for people no matter their skin color. Parents have the opportunity and responsibility to teach young people to value themselves and one another, as well as stand up for what they believe in. It's a time for self reflection. Look at yourself and analyze what biases and prejudices you carry and find ways to educate yourself and be better. We must seek ways to indoctrinate LOVE! Together we are better!

The ‘One Race’ t-shirt was created to promote peace, inclusivity, and equality during this time of such division. Changes need to be made in this country and in our world. We all bleed the same color & are all a part of one race — the human race. Let’s work together and continue fighting. 

A special thanks to all who supported us in this effort.
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
Current Sessions

September 13th- November 8th, 2020, Sundays- Virtual POP
September 15- November 10th, 2020, Tuesdays- Virtual POP

Upcoming Sessions

October 11th- December 6th, 2020, Sundays 12:00-2:00 PM
Virtual POP

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.

July 16-18th, 2021, Weekend POP Retreat in 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.

  • November 14th, 2020, Saturday at 10:00 AM

Check out the photo from the September 26th, 2020 Conversations on Parenting Session
Third Annual Shoe Drive

Cleft of the Rock Foundation, Inc. is so grateful for all of you who supported our annual shoe drive this year. Special thanks to Za'riah Laing, one of our interns, for donating her storage unit for shoe storage this year!
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!
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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