INDIANAPOLIS (May 2, 2018) – Last month, Department of Child Services Director Terry Stigdon had the opportunity to speak at a banquet benefiting Royal Family KIDS. More than $18,000 was raised that night and to date event organizers say donations have totaled nearly $30,000. All the money raised will go towards helping the Delphi, Ind. camp programs.
“It was an honor to speak and help raise money for such a wonderful organization,” Stigdon said. “They’re creating positive and lasting memories for kids right here in Indiana who need it the most.”
Royal Family KIDS holds a one-week camp designed for 7 to 11 year olds who are in the foster care system. The national organization, which holds camps in all 50 states, has seven camp locations in Indiana. The nearly $30,000 will cover 100 percent of the camp costs for 26 Hoosier kids in Carroll County. The rest of the money raised will go towards the other Royal Family KIDS programs including a mentoring club and a weekend teen adventure camp.
To help raise even more money, DCS employees from several counties in and around Delphi volunteered at the banquet. They helped do everything from serving, to cooking and cleaning up.
“Our employees go above and beyond by doing whatever they can to make sure all children in the state of Indiana have a happy and carefree childhood,” Stigdon said. “I’m proud of them for volunteering their time to help make a lasting impact on 26 deserving kids.”