May 2021: News, Updates, and Opportunities for CASA Volunteers


Letter from the Executive Director


Dear CASA Volunteers,

I hope you all are having a nice May so far. With the weather warming up and the pandemic restrictions lifting a bit, it has been nice to see more of your faces in and around the office. I look forward to the day when we gather in person to celebrate all we have accomplished together over the past year.

Did you know that May is National Foster Care Month? At any given time, there are 424,000 children in foster care in the United States. As CASA volunteers here in the Pikes Peak Region, you are part of a movement comprised of more than 96,000 volunteers in 948 state or local programs that make a difference for these kids.

Being a CASA volunteer is a tough job and we are proud to work with each and every one of you. To acknowledge your commitment and compassion, National CASA is partnering with FosterStrong to host the first-ever CASA Volunteer's Day on May 18. Click here to read more about signing up for that event! In addition to the National CASA celebration, we will also be handing out CASA swag to any volunteer who stops by the office on Tuesday the 18th! (while supplies last)

As always, thank you for all that you do! Please share our upcoming volunteer information sessions with your friends and family, and contact me any time at if you have questions or concerns!

With gratitude,



16 new volunteers sworn in!

Sixteen community members were sworn in as officers of the court on May 14th by Judge William Bain. Three of these new volunteers will be SEPT Facilitators and 13 of these new volunteers will be Court Appointed Special Advocates. Welcome to the team and thank you for your service!


Upcoming Events

5/17: Milton Foster Children's Fund Info Hour
5/18: National CASA/GAL Volunteer's Day
5/19: Volunteer Information Session
5/25: LGBTQ Terms & Respectful Communication
6/16: Volunteer Information Session
6/18: Virtual Wine Tasting Benefit for CASA


Come shop at The Hanger!

As a reminder, The Hanger is open 12-3 on Saturdays without an appointment! Please bring the teen or teens on your case to get some great clothes for summer. The Hanger will be closed on Saturday, May 29th, for Memorial Day weekend.


Winners of Volunteer Appreciation Week Scavenger Hunt

It was great to see so many of you participate in our Volunteer Appreciation Week activities last month! Congratulations to the daily website scavenger hunt winners Jacque Dillemuth, Barbara Jones, Joni Hale, Jacki Bermudez, and Kacy Born. It has been requested that we post the answers to the daily scavenger hunt questions, so you can see the answers here!


Summer shopping week in the Kids' Closet!

Come to the CASA office June 7th to 11th to pick up summer clothes and activities for the kids on your case. We will have shorts, summer clothes, sandals, activity kits, dress up clothes, games, books, sports items, and more! Please enter through the front CASA entrance during business hours (8am until noon and 1pm until 5pm).




The North Pole is Back on for 2021!

The 44th Annual Foster Children’s Festival at The North Pole is back on this year! Instead of a one day event, registered guests can go to the park once during June. Registration is due May 26th. Click the button for more info and to register.


May 2021 Anniversaries

We are thrilled to celebrate so many volunteer anniversaries in May, including advocate Maureen Morgan who has been giving her time and talent to local children as a CASA volunteer for a decade this month!


Shop Amazon Smile to help CASA

Purchases made on Amazon can support CASA of the Pikes Peak Region. All you have to do us use AmazonSmiles. Go to and log in with your Amazon info. Under "Your Account," select "Change your Charity" and in the search bar  type "CASA of the Pikes Peak Region." Click select and you're done! When you shop in the future, just start from and your purchase will benefit kids in the Pikes Peak Region!


Tell the world you're a CASA with a Facebook Profile Frame

CASA has created a new Facebook profile frame for advocates who close cases. Please feel free to use this as it's a great way to start a conversation with your friends about the important work you do!

To use the frame, all you have to do is click to update your profile picture and then click “add frame.” In the search box, type “CASA of the Pikes Peak Region – Advocate." Select the profile frame and then below the preview box, you will be able to select the amount of time you’d like to leave it.


CASA of the Pikes Peak Region
418 S. Weber Street,  | Colorado Springs, Colorado  80903
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