Kids Are the Most Important
Visit our list of Free Games - you might find something there that you like. Most of the games listed can be done anywhere with almost no supplies.
If you are a child in a foster home, group home, or know someone who is, please contact us and let us know what you think of this idea. You are the ideal Friend of Rowan.
Rowan Aftyn - Organization's Inspiration
spent much of her youth in foster homes. Some of them were good havens
but most of the time the foster parents had very limited time to give to
each individual child. Funds were limited and just making sure you had
all your school supplies could be a big challenge.
Giving a child the knowledge and hope that they have a friend looking after them can relieve some of the fear and anxiety they experience. Having something to look forward to can greatly help anyone with getting through the rough times.
Mission and Purpose
Foster children often feel unloved, fearful and hopeless. They are in a bad situation and feel they don’t have any adult friend looking after them. Many times they do not have simple necessities because they had to relocate quickly. The Friend of Rowan organization is offering a helping hand and friendly support for these children.
Vacation Day for Foster Kids
Once every 3 months we will pick a different foster home or group of foster homes within a city. We will offer to take all the children to a local theme park, water slide or other fun activity. It would be best if the group was at least 6 and no more than 18 so there is enough time to meet each individually. Ideally children should be at least 10 but not over 17.
In addition to the activities of the theme park we introduce some fun activities and games that cost nothing and can be created with string, paper, pens and pebbles. Plus we introduce some hobbies that might give them joy and have some hobby crafts available. The namesake of our organization loved writing in journals, so all will be given journals as well.
For those that need it, we will have available small school backpacks with basic supplies in them.
Like minor school supplies, toothbrush, comb, hair accessories. Minor
things that make life a little better.
Recruiting for Friends of Rowan
The “Friends of Rowan” organization is looking to recruit people in each area/city that we are organized in. Eventually we would like to be a national organization, but currently we are only in California and Washington state. If you would like to be involved, contact us. If we are not in your location yet we will consider making your location the next we expand into.
Contact us and let us know how you would like to be involved.