needs list

To give, call 306-297-3663 or email info@rocksolidrefuge.com

Student Life

Though we take great care of all the items and services donated, life has a way of wearing down essential equipment, especially when it is well loved and regularly used. These items typically reflect what is used in the students' downtime around site, especially evening and weekends.

Student Life
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  • Board Games
  • Drum stool
  • Drum skins
  • Guitar amps
  • Pool Table Resurfacing
  • Bike Helmets
  • Hockey Helmets
  • Skate sharpener
  • Cross Country Skis with boots
  • Digital Projector with HDMI
  • Blu-ray DVD player
  • Home Theatre Sound System
  • New or gently used laptop
  • Video Game System
  • Bowflex
  • Punching Bag

Education Needs

Our school is fully accredited through the Government of Saskatchewan. Many of our students come to us with large gaps in their fundamental high school knowledge, but our skilled, supportive staff show them their potential and help get them back on track.

  • 10 School Desks
  • School Supplies
  • Art Supplies
  • Materials and Equipment for woodworking projects
  • P.E. Equipment (e.g., softball bats, lacrosse sticks, hockey sticks, goalie pads, etc.)
  • New or Gently used Laptops
  • Money earmarked for Science lab equipment
  • Money earmarked for expanding student library
  • Money earmarked for new textbooks
  • Money earmarked for Computer Software
School and Education
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Kitchen

It's neither cheap nor easy to feed a group of teens day after day. Our Kitchen staff prepare delicious, healthy meals for our students. Every aspect of our program is about recovery and demonstrating Christ-like love towards our students, and the kitchen is no different.

Kitchen
  • Food (perishable/non-perishable)
  • 15 Quart Thick Bottomed stock pot
  • Dutch oven pots, thick bottomed
  • Large plastic cutting boards
  • Corelle dinner ware
  • Rubbermaid storage
  • Emulsion blender
  • 12 Cup Coffee Maker

Hospitality

It is important to us to put our best foot forward when guests, parents, or volunteers come on site. To give visitors the best experience possible we have a guest cabin available for them to spend the night.

  • Quality Queen sized sheets
  • Keurig coffee machine
  • Microwaves
  • Mini fridge
Hospitality

Maintenance

Maintaining a facility like ours can be expensive. Better equipment means we can work smarter and better keep up with the various projects needing to be done around site. This isn't in isolation from the students, however. We believe that it is important to teach our students to be good home owners and so have them participate in work and building projects throughout the week.

Maintenance
  • Bandsaw
  • 10 + cfm air compressor (preferably vertical)
  • Skid-steer
  • 3/4 ton pickup
  • 20' or 40' shippingcontainer

Information Technology

In our modern age, we need to be connected to one another and to the world at large. Keeping our network and server running so we can best communicate both within the organization and out to our donors is incredibly important.

  • 20" monitors with dvi or vga inputs
  • Displayport adapters
  • small server rack
  • 48-60 port managed network switch
  • new or gently used laptops
Information Technology

Volunteer work

Many of our students consider themselves to be outcasts from society. Having people want to come and spend time with them can be incredibly encouraging and affirming. We have volunteers do anything from relief work to sharing to maintenance. If you're interested in serving, we'll find a way to get you involved!

Volunteers
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  • Relief work - (Youth Care Worker, Substitute Teacher, Cook) let us know if you're available on short notice to help cover for sick or vacationing staff members.
  • Sharing in chapel - have a message or a testimony that you believe would reach the hearts of our students? We'd love to have you come out and share with them.
  • Painting - A few buildings are requiring a fresh coat of paint
  • Window Installation
  • YOUR SKILL¬† - We're more than willing to work with you to figure out how your skill set works within our ministry! If you have a skill, but you're not sure that we have a need, get in touch with us. We're always looking to make connections and know who among our supporters have skills that they're looking to apply to the Kingdom of God.

Activities and Outings

We believe that one of the greatest ways to achieve long-term recovery is through discovery. Discovering new hobbies, interests, and abilities. For this reason we're always looking for new opportunities for our students to experience the fullness of life.

  • Family Camp - $8,000
  • Intramurals - $2,500
  • Recreational Activities (skiing, swimming, skating, etc.) $500 per activity
  • Canoe Trip / Wilderness Camp - $3,500
  • Youth Programs in Swift Current and Shaunavon $2,100
  • Special Art Projects - $200/project
Activities and Outings
Family Camp Group Pic

Large Projects

We are constantly looking to improve our facility and grow our capacity to help teens and families in crisis. If you are interested in financing one of these large projects, phone 306-297-3663 and ask for Dallas.

Large Projects
  • Top soil spread and grass seeded in spring
  • Workout Gym repairs
  • Homes built to expand student population
  • Indoor sports complex for phys ed