July 2018
905 children served
In fiscal year 2018, Child Advocates served a record 905 foster youth with a Court Appointed Special Advocate(CASA)
“Volunteering as a CASA is one of the best things I have ever done for myself. I truly feel I have made an impact.”
- CASA volunteer
Foster Teens Celebrate Graduation
"I t’s not about where you come from, it’s about where you’re going." That’s what former foster youth Marshal Galvin told about 30 foster teens and their CASAs at a special graduation celebration at the Silver Creek Valley Country Club in June.

Child Advocates awarded scholarships to several youth who demonstrated determination in overcoming obstacles to complete their high school education. Ten teens received a $1,000 scholarship and one youth received a $10,000 scholarship.
Stories from the work: Daniel and Elizabeth
School is out and summer is here! We want to recognize the extraordinary bond of Daniel and his Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Elizabeth. Elizabeth has been Daniel’s CASA for the last 5 years. Elizabeth became Daniel's CASA, after having what she calls a "life-altering lunch" when a friend suggested she volunteer as a CASA.

When Elizabeth first met Daniel, her goal was to provide guidance and support to the young teen. Now as he heads off on a full scholarship to Claremont McKenna College, Elizabeth's realizing how much she gained from Daniel.
Upcoming Events
Child Advocates' 13th Annual Golf Classic
Get ready to swing into action at Child Advocates' 13th annual Golf Classic! The Golf Classic will take place on Monday, August 27th, 2018 at the Los Altos Golf and Country Club. All proceeds benefit Child Advocates.

When: Monday, August 27th
Time: 10:00 am start
Where: Los Altos Golf & Country Club, 1560 Country Club Drive , Los Altos, CA
Time: Registration is at 10:00 am. Shotgun start at noon.

Don't play golf? Volunteer to help or attend our dinner. To volunteer, email Bryan@cadvocates.org
Wine Women & Shoes
Be there. Be Fabulous! Wine Women and Shoes features wine tasting, designer shopping, exciting auctions, a Best in Shoe Contest and a chance to win the ultimate dream closet! Come "Pair" with us to improve the lives of foster children!

When: Sunday, Sept. 30th, 2018
Where: Villa Montalvo 15400 Montalvo Rd Saratoga, CA 95071
Time: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Donate Your Vehicle
Donating your car, truck, van, SUV, boat, motorcycle, ATV, RV, or trailer to benefit Child Advocates has never been easier! 

Cars Inc . provides vehicle donation services for our agency. Simply give them a call and trained staff will guide you through the donation process. They take care of everything — including pick-up, sale, and tax deduction. For more information, call 855-500-RIDE (7433) or email  i nfo@cadvocates.org .
CASA Cooking Workshop Teaches Kids Healthy Choices
What do dextrose, aspartame and high fructose corn syrup have in common? That was a question posed to foster children and their CASAs at a healthy choices cooking class hosted by Child Advocates. The answer: They’re all forms of sugar or sugar substitute.

Chef Rachel Lambert revealed the surprising amounts of hidden sugar in drinks and food and the effects it has on one’s health. Who knew many types of low-fat yogurt has 47 grams of sugar? That’s equal to 12 teaspoons!
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 Monday, August 13th at the San Jose Sobrato Center for Nonprofits. Additional days are available so check out our Info Session schedule here!

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