Happy Thanksgiving!  On behalf of the Board of Directors and SKSF staff we wish everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving! This is an important time of year to give thanks to everyone that supported our organization this past year.  Whether you volunteered your time at one of our programs or an event, donated items or services, gave monetarily or just supported us with a kind word or gesture, we'd like to extend our deepest gratitude and heartfelt thanks.  Our organization and the services we provide wouldn't be possible without dedicated supporters like YOU!  Thank you!

Linda Ellegard
SKSF Executive Director
PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
Accessible Systems installing the lift & SKSF Adult Services Director, Myron Kingston during training

ADULT SERVICES: GETS A NEW LIFT
As a result of an anonymous grant, a lift was recently installed for use in SKSF's Adult Services facility for both ICAN and Joey's Place programs. One of their representatives came out and trained our staff. The benefit of installing this new mechanical lift and transfer system for immobile clients is that it reduces physical stress for the client and the staff. It offers a transition from bed to commode or back.  We are grateful to have this system in place to better serve everyone involved.




ANNUAL HALLOWEEN PARTY
SKSF Adult Services had their annual Halloween Party recently and everyone got in the act this year!  It was a SCARY GOOD time for all!  Dave Prudhomme, Myron Kingston and Sean Blair won best costumes for the Staff category.  Scott Kolman, dressed as a fireman, won best overall costume for the Adult Program Participant category.   View more images here...


GRANTS RECEIVED
We'd like to acknowledge several grants received to support Special Kids Special Families programs for adults and children with disabilities and their families.

- Albertsons Companies Foundation and the Safeway Foundation

- The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation


CHRISTMAS GIFTS NEEDED!
The most awaited and festive time of the year is fast approaching. Everyone at SKSF is in the process of orchestrating our annual holiday celebration to be held on December 3rd at the IBEW.

During this special time of year, we uphold the importance of sharing and giving though our traditional gift giving party held for our kids that attend Zach's Place, foster care youth and adults with disabilities. This endeavor would be quite impossible without the hel p and support of reliable and generous partners like you! In lieu of this, we're asking for your support through monetary or gift donations.

GIFT DONATIONS  
NEEDED:
  • New gift (not used or opened)
  • Unwrapped or wrapped with tag 
  • Gift Card (max value $30)
  • Value of gift $15-$30 maximum
  • Monetary donations (in any amount also accepted)

Contact Linda or Theresa at 719-447-8983 or email: lellegard@sksfcolorado.org or tjordan@sksfcolorado.org if you can donate or volunteer your time! Thanks so much!!

VOLUNTEER HIGHLIGHTS
THANK YOU Progressive Insurance Group from 12710 Voyager Parkway in Colorado Springs for spending some volunteer time at our Adult Services facility. They stuffed envelopes for a recent event and helped with Joey's Place Market.  Thanks for your hard work and dedication!

Progressive Insurance group at Adult Services
More Progressive volunteers


Thanks to STAR VOLUNTEER - Roxanne Kyle - who helped tremendously with organizing our donation baskets for our Night of Comedy silent auction.  In addition, we'd like to thank the USAFA cadets that came out during the Night of Comedy and helped so much with our Zach's Place performance and with so many other duties.  We appreciate your volunteerism!!




We are looking for volunteer committee members
interested in helping out with our 2018 events!
INTERESTED?
Contact Theresa at
Call us at 719-447-8983
SKSF UPCOMING EVENTS

KARMA NIGHT at Bristol Brewing Company
for Special Kids Special Families
TUESDAY, January 23rd, 2018  |  
6pm-8pm
Bristol Brewing Company
1604 Cascade Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO  



Saturday, March 10, 2018
2:00pm - 5:00pm
King Pin Lanes; 3410 N Academy Blvd., CO Springs


COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT
Thank you to the folks at  Fargo's Pizza Company  (2910 E Platte Avenue) for donating pizza to our potluck! For the most unique setting you've ever visited - give them a try!
Thank you to the folks at Rustica Pizzeria (2527 W Colorado Avenue) for donating pizza to our potluck! You guys rock!! Make sure to visit them downtown - awesome pizza!!!


Thanks Chick-fil-A at 575 Garden of the Gods Rd in Colorado Springs for visiting SKSF Adult Services and naming SKSF as business of the week! They also bought SKSF staff breakfast for the whole week!  You are awesome & we thank you!

NEW EMPLOYEES 
CONGRATULATIONS!
Sara Killing
Adult Mentor I
Joey's Place Program
Santiago Argote
Adult Mentor I
Joey's Place Program
Paige Graham
Adult Mentor
Joey's Place Program

Alaina Pratt
Adult Mentor
I-CAN Program
Jessica Halling
Early Teacher
Zach's Place Program

WAYS TO DONATE

 

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!


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. 

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