Rose Again Foundation was founded in May 2013 by high school senior Natalie Dixon. Moved by what she saw on mission trips to Mexico and Guatemala, she was resolute in her desire to be a solution to the world orphan crisis.
Since its founding, Rose Again Foundation has worked to improve the health, wellness, education, and self esteem of abused, abandoned, and neglected foster children in the Temecula and Murrieta area, as well as to the five orphans they sponsor in Kenya. They have partnered with ICA on numerous occasions to bless both children and families. Thanks to the love and generosity of Rose Again Foundation, ICA foster families have received Christmas gifts. Foster children have been gifted swim lessons, basketball camp scholarships, guitar lessons, drama summer camp scholarships, and archery lessons. In addition, Rose Again has benevolently been a sponsor of ICA’s Family Appreciation events at Mulligan’s, and the Lake Elsinore Storm.
Rhonda Reinke, CEO of the Rose Again Foundation, says “Serving God’s children has been a blessing to myself, my family, and our amazing volunteer board members Jeff and Natalie Dixon, Craig Shadle, Kristen Hufford, Suzanne Bailey and Wendy Gorham. We have served over 200 local foster children and emancipated foster young adults, and each has truly been a blessing to serve and to know. Our goal is to help foster children acclimate to their new surrounding, make new friends, build relationships, improve their education, and help them feel loved and cared for, and help them begin to heal from their loss and circumstance.”
There are numerous ways you can help support Rose Again Foundation. They are currently the charity partner for the Temecula Half Marathon/5K on Sunday, November 12th. If you are interested in running on TEAM RAF, you can register here. If you would prefer to be a volunteer at this event, you can register here. Additionally, in December, Rose Again Foundation’s “Bless the Children” program will provide a holiday event to more than 150 local foster children and emancipated foster young adults at the Temecula City Hall. Food, entertainment, and holiday gifts for each child will be provided. To find out how you can get involved in this event, you can send an email to RoseAgainFoundation@gmail.com.
It is an honor for ICA to serve alongside an organization that so diligently lives out the Biblical mandate to care for the orphans of the world. Please join us in praying for this organization, as well as considering how you can serve alongside them. To learn more about Rose Again Foundation, visit their website.