May 2018
News
May is National Foster Care Month
Our state has approximately 60,000 children in foster care, children who have suffered significant trauma due to familial abuse or neglect. Each one of these children deserves love, care, a permanent home and the opportunity to thrive. For this reason, every May is commemorated as Foster Care Awareness month to shine a light on all the children who are in the juvenile dependency system through no fault of their own.
Vik Ghai Joins Board
Monte Sereno, resident Vik Ghai, Co-Founder, CTO, and Board member at Quantum Secure, part of HID Global has joined the Board of Directors at Child Advocates of Silicon Valley.

Vik brings a wealth of business and technology experience to Child Advocates. As an entrepreneur, adviser, and investor in technology, security, and consumer focused companies, his background will be invaluable as the agency undergoes a digital transformation to meet its strategic goals. 
Upcoming Events
May 12th Flower Run/Walk To Raise Money for Child Advocates
Join Board member Debbie Crouse and friends for a fun 5K Run/Walk to benefit Child Advocates!

This family-friendly event starts at Los Altos Hills Town Hall and loops through the lovely streets and paths of Los Altos Hills and Palo Alto.

When: Saturday, May 12th
Time: 9:00 am start
Where: Los Altos Hills Town Hall, 26379 Fremont Road, Los Altos Hills 
13th Annual Golf Classic
at Los Altos Golf & Country Club, Aug. 27th
Get ready to swing into action at Child Advocates' 13th annual Golf Classic!

When: Monday, Aug. 27th, 2018
Where: Los Altos Golf & Country Club
Time: Registration is at 10:00 am. Shotgun start at noon.
Community
Give Out Day Raises More than $12,000 for LGBTQ Foster Youth

Child Advocates raised more than $12,000 April 19th for Give OUT Day, a national day of online giving to support nonprofits serving and advocating for the LGBTQ community.

Thanks to your support, 13 LGBTQ foster youth on our waitlist will receive a CASA for an entire school year!
Yale Club to Help Agency Raise Awareness and Empathy for Foster Children

Members of the Yale Club of Silicon Valley will participate in a workshop with Child Advocates this weekend to better understand the issues facing foster youth in our community and help us develop a plan to raise awareness and empathy to improve the lives of foster children in Santa Clara County.
Take Action
Invite a Friend to Become a CASA
Do you know someone who would make a great CASA volunteer? Invite them to learn more about our CASA program!

Our next Info Session is Wednesday, May 9th at the Sobrato Center for Nonprofits in San Jose at 6:15 pm. Additional days are available so check out our Info Session schedule here!

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