November 2020: News, Updates, and Opportunities for CASA Volunteers


Letter from the Executive Director

Dear CASA Volunteers,

Happy November! It is hard to believe the end of the year is here. It has been a tough one for everyone, no matter your situation. However, the month of November is a good time to remember that many of us have much to be thankful for. I am certainly thankful for the hundreds of volunteers, donors, board members, staff and community partners who have proved invaluable to CASA as we continue fulfilling our mission in this challenging time.

You've probably seen the news that El Paso County has moved to the Orange High Risk level for COVID. Our building was already operating at 25% capacity, so this does not require much change here at the CASA office. The only change we are making at this time is the process for Hanger donations. Effective now, donations are accepted between 11 and 2 on Mondays only.

We would also like to request that CASA volunteers only come into the office when absolutely necessary. We understand sometimes it is necessary, but please make an appointment with your case supervisor or volunteer coordinator ahead of time. You can also check this webpage for COVID-related updates.

CASA continues to recruit new advocates, so if you know anyone who would make a great advocate - be sure to let them know about our Dec. 2 and Jan. 11 info sessions. More information is available on those events here.

Thank you for everything you do for children in this community! I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving and as always, please do not hesitate to reach out of you need me! My email is




Volunteers Needed for Santa's Shop

It's almost time to open Santa's Shop! Shopping will be from 8 AM to 4 PM, Dec. 14-16; from 8 AM to 11 AM on Dec. 17; and from 8 AM to 4 PM on Dec. 18. Volunteers are needed for set-up, site work, and clean-up jobs on Dec. 11, Dec. 14, Dec. 15, Dec. 18, and Dec. 21. Email Keri to volunteer!


Eight new advocates sworn in

Eight community volunteers were sworn in as officers of the court by Fourth Judicial District Court Chief Judge William Bain during a CASA of the Pikes Peak Region swearing-in ceremony over Zoom in October. Welcome new advocates!


Milton Foster Children's Fund News

Teen programs are virtual through the end of 2020 but that doesn't mean we can't have some fun! Teens can still participate in the video activity on the teen page to be placed in a drawing for a $15 Walmart gift card. In addition, teens in foster care can receive a holiday gift card to Walmart, Amazon, or Target. Sign up by Monday, Nov. 30.


November 2020 Anniversaries

This November, we celebrate the CASA-versaries of 34 amazing volunteers in our Dependency & Neglect, Life Long Links, Milton Foster Children's Fund, and Supervised Exchange & Parenting Time programs! Thank you for your service!


Inclusion Corner: CASA publishes Diversity & Inclusion Statement

CASA of the Pikes Peak Region is committed to upholding the ideals of diversity and inclusion in everything we do. Our Intersectionality and Shared Values (ISV) Committee has been working hard on an inclusion statement that reflects our values, and we're pleased to say that the statement is now on our new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion webpage which is now published but still a work in progress.


Don't let self-care take a backseat

As a CASA volunteer, you are called to serve others. We couldn't be more grateful for your service to our community's children, but please don't let self-care take a backseat! When stress hits, taking good care of yourself is a powerful tool. Read some suggestions from CASA staff on some fun and unique ways to practice self-care!


Upcoming Events

10/30: Enmeshment Vs. Engagement
12/2: Virtual Volunteer Information Session
1/11: Virtual Volunteer Information Session


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