Deanna Lacny shows a storage room during a tour through Rock House Kids, 1325 Seventh St., on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021, in Rockford. (Photo by Kevin Haas/Rock River Current)
By Stacey Jones
Rock River Current
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ROCKFORD —  Rock House Kids provides inner city youth ages 6-18 with a safe, warm and nurturing environment to learn and play after school.

They provide meals, field trips, social outings, games and instructional time with caring adults. They also have an outdoor play area so that the kids have a safe and secure place to play when the weather permits. They are constantly trying to create new activities for the kids and have lots of community fundraising programs that take place throughout the year.

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Children are always sent home with a kid friendly food bag. They offer Bible classes, social activities, school support and seasonal giveaways. Rock House Kids motto is: “Help a child today and you won’t have to repair an adult tomorrow.”

If you are interested in volunteering at the center or if you’d like to make a donation, visit their website here.

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