PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
ADULT SERVICES: I-CAN ROCKS!

The I-CAN program group at Adult Services is participating in 7 19 Rocks, a social movement which is booming on Facebook which message is to spread joy and positivity within the community.  It encourages art and exploration in the Pikes Peak region by painting and hiding small rocks.  Our adult program participants are having fun painting their own rocks and finding new ones around town like Goose Gossage Park.

  




The group also visited Amy's Donuts and made their own donuts, in addition, they saw how they are made.  It was a great community activity for the program participants and one of their favorite places to go!  A great sensory stimulating and interactive activity!


Click here for more information about SKSF's I-CAN Adult Program

ADULT SERVICES: JOEY'S PLACE GARDEN

Joey's Place program adult participants are harvesting their garden vegees.  The garden has produced some beautiful vegetables this year - squash, radishes, carrots, cucumbers, beets and zucchini - in which everyone had a hand in caring and maintaining.  We held  a drawing for the clients to take home a sample to share with their families and providers. 



VOLUNTEER HIGHLIGHTS
INDIVIDUALS GO ABOVE & BEYOND!

Meet Jeremie Tanner!
She's been coming in every week to
Adult Services to help with some deep cleaning.  She has also helped at
 Zach's Place.  She has been an ER nurse
for 17 years.  Jeremie is an exceptionally nice lady and is a lot of fun to work with.
Thank you for volunteering with SKSF!

Meet Mbula Bakaganiza!
He has helped with clients at Joey's Place,
yard work at the Admin building
and weeding at Zach's Place.
He is a hard-working person who
always has a smile on his face. 
Thank you for your dedication
and  hard work!

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

A BIG THANKS to Hope and Hannah from  Rock Solid Chiropractic, Falcon CO.  

They were at our Adult Services and Zach's Place program facilities earlier this month and brought lunch for the staff and offered free spinal screenings.

We appreciate your time and thoughtfulness to offer these services to our staff! 


 
 
Contact Theresa at tjordan@sksfcolorado.org,
call us at 719-447-8983 or visit us online at:
We have several opportunities available!

SKSF NEWS
QMAP TRAINING AVAILABLE THROUGH SKSF

UPDATE - NEW DATES!
SKSF  is a Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) Approved Training Entity and offers courses monthly for Support Staff and Host Home Providers caring for individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.  Check out our website for upcoming dates. Now a 1 day course (vs. 2 days) and cost of only $65, QMAP Training  will be held on the 3rd Friday (8am-4pm) of every month. 

UPCOMING DATES:  Friday, September 15th, 8-4pm
Adult Services facility; 3450 N Nevada Avenue, CO Springs

KOSCOVE KIDS HANGING WITH SUPER HEROES

Thanks to Theresa Jordan, Cody Lamkin and Mary Matheys for volunteering their time to attend the Kids First Safety Day at the Chapel Hills Mall earlier this month.  Theresa and Cody (centered photo) along with puppet Sally and Carmen made their debut with Spiderman, Captain America and Smokey the Bear.  We had many interested individuals wanting to know about our puppet program to promote disability awareness in the community and are excited to launch this volunteer program soon!
 
INTERESTED ON BEING ON THE PUPPET COMMITTEE?
We are still searching for puppet committee volunteers. Volunteers will be  participating in presenting disability awareness education puppet shows to children in preschools, kindergarten and grades 1-4, daycare centers, youth groups, and other community opportunities. May occasionally participate in evening or weekend programs for community or fundraising events.  Contact Theresa Jordan for additional information & for future rehearsal dates: tjordan@sksfcolorado.org. 

Visit us online to learn more about the Koscove Kids:

COMMUNITY EVENTS

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COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT

Thanks to ASPENPOINTE for being our PRESENTING SPONSOR for our upcoming signature fundraising event Night of Comedy .

ABOUT ASPENPOINTE:  ASPENPOINTE provides exceptional behavioral health care to our community, one patient at a time. Our continuum of care includes mental health and substance abuse services as well as career and education enhancement programs for individuals and families.

As one of the largest nonprofits in Colorado Springs, ASPENPOINTE traces its roots back 146 years, when we were called the Springs Relief Society. That organization, which delivered coal, lumber and clothing to the needy, was the genesis of what today is one of the largest  Medicaid providers in Colorado Springs.

We collaborate with clergy, educators, employers, other health and human service organizations and the legal/criminal justice system in the Pikes Peak region to leverage our collective resources to better our community and the lives of its residents.

UPCOMING SKSF EVENTS


Online registration for the Night of Comedy event is OPEN!
Be sure to pre-register for a great night of fun and laughter!
Featuring nationally known comedian - John Crist
3 course dinner with music
Special performance by Zach's Place youth
Silent auction featuring grand package 5 day vacation package to Club Med
jewelry and so much more!  

$55/person; $90/two; $425/reserved table of 8
 

MANY THANKS TO OUR EVENT SPONSORS!
PRESENTING SPONSOR

WELCOME TO SKSF

CONGRATULATIONS  to Cheryl Graham!
She is now the NEW Assistant Director at Zach's Place!
Cheryl joined SKSF and Zach's Place as a Direct Care Provider in February and we are so EXCITED to have her join the management team!
 
Cheryl Graham, Assistant Zach's Place Director

MANY WAYS TO DONATE
Instead of selling, trading or storing your vehicle, you can make a donation and receive a tax deduction!
When you donate your vehicle through Vehicles for Charity, Special Kids Special Families benefits by receiving a cash donation to fund new and existing programs and increase community awareness through local events.

It's simple, easy, and Vehicles for Charity makes all of the arrangements!
  • Vehicles for Charity accept cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats, recreational vehicles, campers and more!
  • Free Pickup. Vehicles for Charity will come to your house or office.
  • Get an Income Tax Deduction. Vehicles for Charity provide the donation documentation that you need for your records.
You can donate now! Just  complete the online form  or call 1-866-628-2277 to find out if your vehicle qualifies for pick-up.  Click here for additional questions and information...


Do you know about the
Colorado Child Care
Tax Credit?
Any taxpayer that makes a cash contribution to Special Kids Special Families designated to Zach's Place childcare program may claim an income tax credit
of 50% of the total contribution. 


Would you consider a donation to SKSF?
Your donation will help support low income families caring for a loved one
with a disability  with valuable respite care.

You can donate safely and securely through ColoradoGives.org
or we accept Paypal 
(you don't need a Paypal account to donate)
  
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THANK YOU
for supporting our organization!