Washing Cars with Dignity
In 1978, Kanakuk Kamp recognized the need for urban youth to have a camp experience. As they continued to offer this opportunity the demand for this experience continued to grow until they realized they needed to do more. In 1991, the first Kids Across America Kamp was built and began hosting multiple weeks each summer for urban youth.
Every summer we send a group of kids from our FOUR12 ministry to Kids Across America Kamp all the way in Missouri! There is plenty of fun and fellowship but most importantly, dozens of students give their lives to Christ, each year, during this week-long retreat! There are so many factors that go into getting a bunch of students halfway across the country but one of the biggest is the cost. Many of these families cannot afford a trip like this so we do our best to provide students the opportunity to earn their own money to pay for KAA!
This Saturday we will be hosting another KAA Kar Wash at the Chick-Fil-A in Winter Park. We pick the students up bright and early (8am) on Saturday morning and they wash cars until 3pm! This is a wonderful way serve the students but also to give them dignity! KAA is something that they are passionate about and willing to work for. We have to remind ourselves that handouts can often do more harm than good. They can lead to the development of unhealthy dependence. They can implicitly teach the students that they aren’t capable of attaining their goal on their own. And it even cheapens the trip in some sense, if they are given it for free. All the money raised is divided evenly between the kids that served and it all goes to help pay for their trip to KAA!
So join us as we serve our students by giving them the opportunity to go to Kamp! Come and get your car washed. Come meet some of these wonderful young people that we care about so deeply. Or even come and help us wash some cars!
If you would like more info on KAA or FOUR12 we would love to connect you! Please get in touch with the wonderful Gayle Bosscher (firstname.lastname@example.org)!
- When: 10am - 2pm
- Where: Chik-Fil-A in Winter Park
- Cost: There is no set cost, rather we ask for donations.