ROCKFORD (WREX) — Rock House Kids is issuing a warning about a scam going around the Rockford area.
The non-profit says young people have been knocking on doors asking for donations but Rock House Kids says it does not encourage anyone it serves, especially children, to knock on doors for monetary donations.
“We’re very disturbed to hear that young people were going door to door and soliciting for funds to help Rock House Kids,” said Rock House Kids Executive Director Deanna “Dee” Lacny. “We certainly would not encourage anyone to do this especially the children we serve. We are here to get kids off the streets not put them on the streets.”
The group is a safe haven for inner city children from ages 6 to 18. It says it’s gotten reports from people about children knocking on doors asking for money on behalf of Rock House Kids.
If anyone comes to their door soliciting for Rock House Kids, the non-profit asks you call the non-emergency number for the Rockford police at 815-966-2900. The police department is already aware of the situation, according to Rock House Kids.
Rock House Kids provides hot meals, take-home food bags, and daily essentials to more than 250 inner-city kids of Rockford, four evenings a week. No federal, state, or city funding is received but are wholly supported by generous donations from corporations, civic groups, churches, and individuals in the Rockford area.
For more information about the Rock House Kids programs, visit their website at rockhousekids.org.