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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Fund Raising & Fund Distribution

Mission: OUR MISSION: Is to help those touched by cancer and other diseases to cope with what life has to give them. Through the poetry, art and music. Patients and caregivers can lean on each other and together…."There's Hope in What We Do".

Results: Over the past 14 years we have raised and donated $90,000.00 to patients in the area. The ROCcK Children's Choir performs 60-100 events a year raising awareness and fostering compassion among the youth in the area.

Target demographics: cancer patients of all ages, cope with their battles

Direct beneficiaries per year: 400 kids and parents get through by providing a network of people.

Geographic areas served: Youngstown,Ohio

Programs: "Kids Shine for a Cure", ROCcK Children's Choir, "Saving Second Base" and our 4th compilation of poetry, stories and pictures published once a year.

Community Stories

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started helping with the foundation to help a freind of mine and was amazed at what all they do and the reaction when the kids perform. JUST GREAT!!!!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love watching the faces of the people the kids are singing to. I have many memories of places we have been that will stay with me and my son forever.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I contacted the founder Brenda Rider because my son was ill with a mass in his brain. He is only 4 years old, life isn't fair. Ms Rider talked me on the phone for an hour, just listening to a very scared and angry mother. Instead of jumping on my pity train, she turned it around so I and Caleb had the power. It's been 5 years since the first phone call to Brenda. God Bless the work she and her foundation does, we need more of them.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I met these people at a local racetrack called Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio. These kids sang their hearts out doing the National Anthem. So nice to see patriotism in our youth. The person in charge , was very kind in talking with those asking questions about the kids. So I looked them up on FaceBook and their website. So wonderful we have a group like this in our area.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Our mission is to help cancer patients and those touched by cancer to get through this. By using music, art, poetry and comic books, we are able to reach almost every person. The foundation sponsors the ROCcK Children's Choir. The choir is comprised of patients,siblings and those touched by ages 3-17.The choir performs 70-90 events a year. These children enjoy performing at Relay For Life events, cancer camps, hospice and hope houses. They raise money for transportation and also give those they meet a cd with their songs, or Helping Hands Shirt and books. Money raised by A Way With Words Foundation keeps the ever growing ROCcK Choir in T-Shirts. We also publish poetry , children books and musical cd. "There's Hope in What We Do"

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This group of people, touched so many in a short amount of time. Their compassion for cancer patients and their families are beyond approach. We had the privledge to meet the founder and the R.O.C.c.K. Children's Choir. What a beautiful group of people. They make you laugh, cry and know you are loved.

Review from Guidestar