Support a lunch meeting at Juvenile Hall
After leading incarcerated kids on a trip to Yosemite, twice a month Ron Kauk goes to juvenile hall in Merced and brings a healthy organic lunch. Each lunch for 10-12 kids costs a bit more than $100. The lunch meetings have been a great source of creativity to interpret our experiences in Yosemite while looking at the pictures we have taken and sharing healthy food. It creates an atmosphere that strengthens our connection as a family, which is what it’s all about.
Support a lunch meeting at Juvenile Hall – donate $100, and we’ll send you a hat. We just made 50 Sacred Rok/Patagonia custom embroidered truckers hats with the Sacred Rok logo. Your support shows that you are in solidarity with the Sacred Rok effort to bring incarcerated youth to Yosemite.
Click on donate to donate via PayPal – make sure to ask for a hat in the note -or you can mail a check to Sacred Rok at PO Box 148, Yosemite, CA 95389
And if you are willing, please consider sending a picture of yourself wearing the hat – we’d love to post it on Facebook.
Imagine what it would be like to be a teenager locked in a jail cell over the holidays.
After every Yosemite trip Sacred Rok meets with the kids at juvenile hall for lunch. During the lunch meeting we share our stories and reflections from being in Yosemite, and there are also writing prompts.
We asked at our last juvenile hall lunch meeting, “If you could have one Christmas wish what would it be and why?”
“I would wish to be with all my family so I could spend the holidays and time with them.”
“To have my older brother home because he is in prison for 28 years, and we have a bond that we share like no others.”
“To spend time with my loved ones that are gone and the ones that are here.”
“If I could have one wish granted, it is that I could go home for the holidays and spend time with my family, most importantly my grandma because she is not doing well.”
“If I had one Christmas wish it would be for me and my two older brothers (who are in prison) to spend the holidays together whether it be in prison or on the outside. The reason why I want this wish granted is because I have not seen or held my brothers in almost two years.”