February 2019
A Valentine Thank You!
Valentine's Day is a celebration of love! It's also a chance for us to thank you, our supporters, for all you do to improve the lives of foster children in our community!
Steve Hoffman Joins Child Advocates Board of Directors
Child Advocates is thrilled to welcome Saratoga resident Steve Hoffman to our Board of Directors.

"Steve has been a good friend of the agency for several years,” says Karen Scussel, Executive Director of Child Advocates of Silicon Valley. “I am thrilled that he will lend his tremendous planning and communications skills to help guide Child Advocates as we continue our journey to provide a CASA volunteer for every foster child in Santa Clara County.” 
Stories of Success: Maeve and Kenny
When Kenny was 13 years he and his sister were placed in the dependency system when their mother was unable to take care of them. Although he was extremely bright, Kenny had difficulty relating to others and making friends.

That's when Maeve became Kenny's Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). Even though the two were polar opposites, that didn't stop Maeve from becoming a consistent, caring adult in Kenny's life. Read how their relationship changed both of their lives.
Upcoming Event
Annual Spring Event: One Night in Vegas
Join us for a fun night of cocktails and games, a live auction, and dinner and dancing to raise funds for foster children in Silicon Valley!

This year, we'll be honoring CASA Hero and legend Karen Scussel.

Saturday, April 6, 2019
Club Auto Sport
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

  • Individual Tickets: $250
  • Table of Ten: $2,500
  • Sponsorships: $2500 - $10,000

All proceeds benefit foster children in Santa Clara County. For sponsorship opportunities, contact Marilyn at 408.573.5663 or email her at Marilyn@cadvocates.org
3rd Annual Flower Run to Benefit Foster Youth
The 3rd Annual Flower Run for Foster Kids will be held on Sunday, April 28th at the Sunnyvale Baylands Park.

Don your flower gear and run, walk or stroll through the beautiful preserved wetlands around the Bay. All proceeds benefit foster children in our community who are served by  Child Advocates of Silicon Valley .

Event Details and Schedule

  • Sunday April 28, 2019
  • Sunnyvale Baylands Park | 999 E. Caribbean Dr. | Sunnyvale
  • Check-in 8:30 AM 
  • 5K Run/Walk 9:00 AM
  • Raffle and Prizes 10:15 AM
Love it or Donate it!
Love it or Donate it!

When that new car smell fades, maybe it's time to let it go and reroute with a new vehicle.

Child Advocates of Silicon Valley provides free pick up, and your gift qualified for a tax deduction.
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The proceeds from the sale of your car, truck, SUV, RV, and even boat will help us continue to recruit and train volunteers to serve as friends, advocates and mentors to foster youth. To learn more about how to donate a vehicle and schedule your free pick up, call 855-500-7433 or complete the online donation form below.
Take Action
Invite a Friend to Become a CASA Volunteer!
Do you know someone who would make a great CASA volunteer? Invite them to learn more. Our next evening Info Session is Wednesday, February 13th. Our next daytime Info Session will be Thursday, February 14th.

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