Happy fall! I hope you and your loved ones are staying healthy and safe, and enjoying the change in seasons. Despite the challenges we have endured throughout the pandemic, CASA staff and volunteers are moving full steam ahead toward 2021 and we thank you for your unwavering support.
We continue to effectively fulfill our mission while following all guidelines from the CDC, Colorado Department of Health, and Fourth Judicial District. In fact, just last month thirteen new Court Appointed Special Advocates were sworn in over Zoom to bring us to 55 new advocates since March when social distancing first took effect in Colorado. It has been awe-inspiring to see the community come together to help children during this time.
Our volunteer recruitment and training efforts are almost entirely online at present, as are our fundraising activities. Later this month we will hold our first-ever Virtual Light of Hope Teller and our first-ever Light of Hope North Livestream. These events have been important in-person fundraisers in the past and we look forward to garnering the community's support online this year.
Thank you again for your support and if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mission Moment: Special Sneakers
It's easy to take for granted the ability to go to a store and buy the shoes you want, but foster teens don't necessarily have that luxury. When The Hanger came through for a teen girl this month, it was a special reminder of why CASA is here and why we do what we do.
Year-end donations made to CASA of the Pikes Peak Region are eligible for the Colorado Child Care Tax Credit. Please consult your CPA or tax preparer for more information on how this may provide you with additional savings.
Partner Spotlight: CarePortal
One year ago, CASA partnered with CarePortal and has seen 51 requests answered with donations valued over $12,600! CarePortal has helped our CASA kids acquire plane tickets to visit family, computers, bedding, gift cards, art supplies, clothing, tutoring, car seats, and so much more!
Enroll your King Soopers account in the Community Awards program
You can earn money for CASA every time you use your King Soopers loyalty card. Just go to the King Soopers website, log in to your account and look on the left side of the page for the "Community Awards." Now search for "CASA of the Pikes Peak Region" and click the "Enroll" button.