Thank you to Lisa Carroll
Go Lisa! Lisa Carroll just successfully ran the Old Ghost Road 85k Ultra on February 25, through the wilds of New Zealand’s South Island. Lisa used her months-long training and preparation for this marathon as an opportunity to fundraise for Sacred Rok. http://runningforsacredrok.org Thanks so much to Lisa and her 38 friends and family members who together donated more than $3,900 to Sacred Rok.
Thank you from Probation
At the last lunch meeting at juvenile hall the kids got together to write some thank you letters which we are happy to share with you, that show the respect and appreciation that we all feel from your generous donations. – Ron Kauk
“I would like to thank all the people who donated money to the BCA Mission I’mpossible Club. If it were not for your support, we wouldn’t be able to go on any Sacred Rok trips and have the experiences that we have. For that I thank you all once again. Your donations are well appreciated. Have a wonderful day.”
“I want to say that I appreciate all the donations that you have offered to help out our BCA Mission I’mpossible. Also I would like you to know that Ron and the Sacred Rok meetings have a very big effect on people’s future and lives including mine. As I eat the healthy food it makes me feel that I should eat more organic food when I get out. I’m glad to be a member of BCA’s Mission I’mpossible and Sacred Rok meetings, also glad that I am able to experience with my friends and Ron himself out to enjoy our journey when we go to Yosemite National Park. So thank you all for all the donations and help, cause it does come in handy. I will say that those who donated are lucky to have a Sacred Rok hat because I need me one of those.”
“Thank you for our support and for helping to provide our healthy organic foods for our meetings and all our awesome nature experiences in Yosemite National Park. We all appreciate your donating and helping us with our good friend Ron, and hope you rock that good-looking hat.”
“I am a human being and my name is CT. I am very appreciative for the donors because they care for our health and well being. Also the day trips help us take our mind off things and also get to talk and laugh it up with Ron Kauk.”
“Thanks to all the donors who helped Ron Kauk get luncheons for us who are locked up. We all appreciate it. You guys made us have a wonderful day with Ron and our friends. Also want to thank everyone including Ron that showed us how to do the trail work and all experiences at Yosemite National Park we had together.”
“I really appreciate your extremely generous donation. The food Ron brings with your donation provides a delicious meal that everyone in the cub enjoys. We don’t really get a lot of meals like the ones Ron provides, but when we do we cherish every moment of it. It also gives us an opportunity to sit down and eat with our classroom teacher Mr. McKee, the man who makes this day possible. Your donation is extremely respected and appreciated by each and every member.”
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.”