SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Treating foster kids like royalty — that was the purpose at Saturday’s Fun Fair for Foster Children in Springfield.
Kids got to play fun games and miniature golf.
It’s the second year for the event, which raises money for foster kids to go to a free week-long summer camp.
The group called Royal Family Kids also uses the proceeds for its school mentoring programs to provide role models for foster children.
The organization’s director, Debbie Moses, says events like this bring awareness to the hundreds of children who are in need of adoption.
“I want the community to know that it’s our responsibility I think to love on these kids that have gone through some way difficult times of abuse, neglect, abandonment and to make the community aware that people care,” Moses said.
The group still has a need for volunteers.
Leaders say even if you can’t adopt a child, you can still help foster kids at events like this.
Royal Family Kids is also starting a retreat program for kids who age out at 12, as they become teenagers.
If you want to know more, reach out to Evangel Temple Christian Center.