Donation Creation

May Donation Creation

During the month of May, you’ll have the chance to support three different organizations making an impact on all of our communities! Read a little more about each one below.

For the first year ever, Royal Family Kids Camp is coming to Peoria! RFK is a one-week summer camp where foster kids can belong, have fun, and enjoy many typical childhood experiences that they might otherwise not have received. This is a national organization, but we are launching the first chapter for the greater Peoria area! This camp allows kids ages 7-11 in foster care to be in a safe and supportive community for a week, while at the same time blessing foster families with a time of respite.

Some special events that campers get to be a part of include a camp-wide birthday party and a talent show! Camp is also an important time for many campers as it often unites siblings who are not currently living with each other. This camp will give many kids lasting memories, as well as a place of connection, and we’re excited to partner with the RFK team as they launch for the first time!

$1 from each Honey Bee Latte sold at the Morton Shop will help Royal Family Kids Camp bless a group of foster children in our area. To learn more about this terrific mission, and see the remaining volunteer areas, visit their website!

The most solemn moments in our community in the last few years have been made a little brighter by the mission of one man: Larry the Flagman. When a military active duty or veteran, police and firefighter, first responder, or other public official pass away, Larry Eckhardt showed up with hundreds of flags. Within hours, Larry and countless volunteers would line roadways and cemeteries with flags to honor these fallen heroes.

With Larry’s own passing just a couple years ago, an organization was formed to carry this legacy on. The Flagman’s Mission exists to honor the service, lives, and sacrifices of the men and women that have worn the uniform through patriotic displays for the fallen and educational programs about flag etiquette and decorum.

With their focus on rural Illinois, we couldn’t be more proud to support this terrific and unique organization. $1 from each Honey Bee Latte sold in May at the Tremont Shop will help to carry on The Flagman’s Mission!

Follow along with The Flagman’s Mission as they travel around rural Illinois, celebrating the lives of our bravest on Facebook. Donations may be made directly through their website as well.

Our recipient at the Metamora shop is Youth For Christ + the Metamora Center. The Center is a place where students belong. It’s a place for students to participate in weekly programs, special events & unique short-term classes. The Center is a place where students connect with compassionate adults who can help them grow academically, relationally, emotionally & spiritually.

As our neighbors in Metamora, we’ve had a front row seat to the impact YFC + the Center has had in our community on its students. It’s not uncommon to find tutoring happening, meals going out to students + their families, and field trips in the works there!

We’re honored to partner with Metamora Youth For Christ during the month of May, with $1 donated from each Honey Bee Latte sold at the Metamora Shop.

For more information about Youth For Christ, Metamora Center, and the upcoming Golf Fundraiser, visit their website!

This month we are featuring the:

Honey Bee Latte

The Honey Bee Latte is a celebration of the warmer weather and all things Spring! It combines locally sourced, raw honey with creamy French vanilla and a light, florally touch of lavender. It’s topped off with whipped cream and raw sugar crystals.

Enjoy this drink hot, iced, or blended!