Raleigh’s Place raises $11K for camp dining facilityBy Emily Beckett Published 4:04pm Friday, October 25, 2013
A local Christian foster care ministry called Raleigh’s Place received nearly $11,000 in contributions during its seventh annual fundraising dinner Oct. 24.
Sharon King, co-owner of the children’s home near Lake Mitchell, said about 130–140 people attended the dinner, proceeds from which will help fund the construction of a dining facility for Raleigh’s Place’s summer camp for children.
“We’re very grateful to all the people who came,” King said. “A lot of contributions are still needed, but we’re very grateful for that.”
King said the dining facility will cost about $100,000 to build, and she and her husband, Tim, plan to eventually add a ball field and swimming pool to the camp.
King said 70 children attended camp this summer.
Formed over the last couple of years, the camp is free and designed for foster children, adoptive children who are or have been in foster care and children in relative placement homes.
Activities include chapel services, games, swimming, arts and crafts and time at the lake.
Elementary-age children and teens may attend summer camp.
Aside from campers, 14 children currently live at Raleigh’s Place full-time.
“We’re very excited about all of the support,” Sharon King said.
Donations may still be made to Raleigh’s Place, 346 County Road 1028, Clanton, AL 35046.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call (205) 755-9615 or visit Raleighsplace.org.