November 2017
One Fact You Need to Know:
80%+
of CASAs have engaged their foster child in healthy eating habits and physical activities that encourage an active lifestyle.
News
How CASAs Change Lives
Mayra was a young teen when she was placed in foster care after her father went to prison and her mother's boyfriend abused her. Mayra credits her Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for saving her life and giving her hope.

“Denise taught me that I had a voice, and that my voice mattered, that I am somebody. And now I go about my every day, confident.”
November is National Gratitude Month
In observance of National Gratitude Month , we want to express how grateful we are for you – our amazing donors and CASAs!

Your support has helped our agency serve 810 foster children in fiscal year 2017 . The difference between a good organization and a great organization is the support of its community. Thank you for making Child Advocates great!
Events
Art Boutique Nov. 17 & 18 to Benefit Child Advocates
Los Altos artist (and current CASA) Midori Adams will host her annual Archangel Holiday Boutique featuring 35 Bay Area artists to benefit Child Advocates of Silicon Valley.

Peninsula Hope Church
599 Jefferson Ave, Redwood City

Friday, November 17 and Saturday, November 18th

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Spring Event: Saturday Night Fever
Join us for a fun night of groovy hits, dancing and raising funds for foster children in Silicon Valley!

Saturday, March 10, 2018
Club Auto Sport
6:00 p.m. -10:00 p.m.

  • Individual Tickets: $250
  • Table of Ten: $2,500


All proceeds benefit foster children in Santa Clara County.
Community
Tool Help Foster Children Develop Resilience 
Despite overwhelming circumstances, many foster youth successfully manage to get ahead. What personal characteristics make this possible, and how can we all create environments that support these youth?

One former foster youth has created an innovative tool for professionals in the child welfare system through his online course, Fostering Resilience. 
Get Ready for #GivingTuesday
On November 28th, Child Advocates will participate in Giving Tuesday, a philanthropic day of giving to benefit nonprofits. We'll share inspiring stories throughout the day featuring foster children who have benefited from having a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA).

Our goal is to raise $30,000. Our board of directors has generously offered to match all donations made on November 28th up to $15,000. That means your gift will go twice as far! We hope you will consider making a gift to support the foster children we serve. Thank you!
Take Action
Invite a Friend to Become a CASA Volunteer!
Do you know someone who would make a great CASA volunteer? Please invite them to learn more about becoming a friend, mentor, and advocate for a foster child in Silicon Valley. Our next Info Session is Tuesday December 5 .

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