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The Rock Program

We call it The Rock because it is intended to be a foundation the students can rely on

Schools That Trust Us

They Matter Can Overcome Are Loved Are Empowered To Do Great Things

Physical Needs

With your help we provide resources for students. The Rock Rooms offer students in need school supplies, food, toiletries and more. There are volunteers who are available to support students during the school day, help them find what they need, and listen when they need a kind ear.

Emotional Needs

We help the students who are going through a difficult time through partnerships with local organizations and counselors.

Hope For The Future

Students know they are accepted at The Rock any time they need school supplies, clothing, hygiene products, food, or just to talk to someone. We provide the necessities that allow a student to be properly prepared for a day of learning.

A Safe Place For Students

The Rock is a safe place for the students to have their needs met and a kind ear to listen

About The Rock!

The Rock Rooms are located within multiple middle and high schools in Marion and Lake County. The Rock provides essential needs for students in our local community, giving them hope for the future by empowering them in the present.

The Rock Rooms provide resources such as food, clothing, hygiene products, mentoring, and much more. They are supported by community volunteers and school support staff who are available to serve students during the school day. They help the students find what they need and listen when they need a kind ear.

Students Know They Can Have Their Needs Met At The Rock!

We call it The Rock Program because it is intended to be a foundation our students can rely on. 

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Mission Statement

The Rock Program is dedicated to empowering all middle school and high school students, particularly those who need it most, by providing essential supplies that meet their basic needs. Our mission is to offer hope for the future by empowering students in the present, ensuring they recognize their inherent value, resilience, and potential to overcome challenges.

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FAQ's

What is The Rock?

The Rock Program is a student-serving program geared toward empowering all middle and high school students to reach their full potential. The Rock Program has resource rooms on school campuses that are stocked with essential supplies for students to take as they need. These Rock Rooms strive to offer students with three things: Refuge, Foundation and Purpose. No questions asked, just support offered. Students have free access to confidence-building items including: clothing, shoes, food, school supplies, hygiene items and feminine hygiene supplies.

The Rock Program is a place where students can seek what they need. Anytime a student experiences a need they can ask a member of their school staff to go to The Rock Room. Rock Rooms are dedicated spaces within school grounds where essential resources are kept for students. There students can get what they need and return to class. In cases where students need multiple items, or need to take food home, they simply pack a bag at The Rock and leave it at the front desk to pickup at the end of the day.

The Rock Program has a central storage location where donations are processed and stored, but all Rock Rooms are located on school campuses. Each Rock Room runs on its own unique schedule, based on campus specifications. Volunteer shifts are hosted based on each room schedule. But students can be served at anytime during the school day.

The Rock Program does not discriminate. All students are welcome to go to their school’s Rock Room to get the essential supplies they need.

Donations are always appreciated and can be brought to the central Rock storage location next to Hillcrest School. 3143 SE 17th ST, Ocala, FL 34471, Portable #85-914. The Rock’s portable is on the corner portable next to the bus parking lot. There are two donation drop bins where donations can be placed anytime. These bins are emptied regularly, so no need to worry about leaving your items. If you have a large donation drop off, please call ahead to schedule a drop off 352.304.9288.

For a list of most needed items, please see our Amazon Wish lists. Anything purchased through the wishlist links will be shipped directly to The Rock! Outside of physical donations, The Rock Program is always in need of volunteer support. If you can’t volunteer, consider sharing The Rock Program with a friend or colleague who you think may want to get involved.

Hygiene Items: https://a.co/1PRAPCC
School Supplies: https://a.co/6sqnbAN
Girls Clothing: https://a.co/dQcPFi3
Guys Clothing: https://a.co/8ICq3Fx
Food: https://a.co/bGzVHfp

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