This Was Supposed to Be Our Scene Today


This was supposed to be our scene today. Greeting the kids from Camp 1 at the airport in Idaho Falls. The nervousness combined with excitement is always palpable. Kids who have overcome so much adversity were about to experience one of the best weeks of their lives. Unfortunately, this day is different this year, thanks to COVID-19. Click here to learn how we had to make the difficult decision to postpone our camps for this summer. For kids who have survived a difficult past, it's one more heartache, one more disappointment they must face.

BUT HOPE REMAINS

On River Time was created to provide hope and healing to children who have overcome abuse and neglect. It is our deepest longing to be able to fulfill that mission. We look forward to when we can host camp again, possibly in October. In the meantime, we have worked to create programming for the kids while they're quarantined at the different ranches.
Child from Big Oak Ranch makes jewelry courtesy Lucy's Inspired

This sweet girl from Big Oak Ranch enjoys creating a new bracelet as part of On River Time's new "Sunshine Sessions", programming created for the kids while in quarantine. Our thanks to Lucy Farmer from Lucy's Inspired for providing the bracelet kits and tutorial video. You can see more sunshine sessions on our YouTube page. 

 

In addition, as we do every year, we are looking forward to celebrating this year's high school graduates with the gift of On River Time college and career scholarships.  

 

homes of hope graduate in cap and gown

Trell, from Homes of Hope for Children in Mississippi is a graduate of Purvis H.S. and will be attending University of Southern Mississippi and major in Athletic Training.

 

Big Oak Ranch high school graduate

Havanna, from Big Oak Ranch in Alabama will be participating in Big Oak's Ascend program, which offers spiritual, professional, and personal life preparation. She will attend Jefferson State Community College in Birmingham.

 

YOU play a crucial role in providing hope for these children. You are our heroes who make the work we do possible. During this time of uncertainty, would you consider a recurring monthly gift of just $10 to help provide hope and healing to kids who survived abuse and neglect?

Please click below to #Give10aMonth:  

Cast Hope Give $10 a Month On River Time

We are honored to play a role in helping these children achieve the purpose God has in store for them. We could not do what we do without you, our "Hope Heroes". Thank you for your support!

For the Kids,

Wendy Garner

Executive Director, On River Time