Out in the Community!

The Koscove Kids puppet program is launching out into the community.  We've booked several puppet shows and are excited to share our message of disability awareness and inclusion!

Primrose School at Cottonwood Creek
Ruth Washburn Nursery School
4/18/18 1:30pm
We  are still looking for dedicated volunteers to launch additional puppet presentations into the community.  We need volunteers with take charge attitudes and a passion for puppetry to tell a story of belonging, acceptance and inclusion.  If interested, contact Theresa at 719-447-8983 or email us at
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As parents, our date nights don't happen as often as we'd like. It's just so expensive to find a babysitter. SKSF is offering services to parents for a reasonable price. Zach's Place Program Director, Tony Etheridge, joined Living Local to talk about Parent's Night Out.

Friday, April 13th
Theme: Earth Day

Kids will enjoy a fun night packed with exciting themed activities geared to keep them entertained! Socialization is an important goal for our youth at Zach's Place at The Laurie Hillyard Family Center. We offer a unique opportunity to meet this goal.  Typically, we'll provide pizza or other meal, provide a craft activity, watch a movie and/or play games.

Registration & intake process is required for participation.   $15/child for kids of all abilities and ages 3-21.  RSVP required one week before event - please call Zach's Place at 719-329-1717 or email Center Manager, Ashley Helyar at Limited space.
Event Wrap-Up - A Success!!

The 9th annual "Bowl for the Green" Bowl-a-thon event happened Saturday, March 10th at
King Pin Lanes where over $8,000 was raised to help fund Zach's Place center for kids with disabilities. The bowling alley was packed and filled all  24 lanes with teams. 

Thanks to our Presenting Sponsor, NuStar Energy.  They've continually sponsored this event year after year and we greatly appreciate their dedication and support.  Thanks to our other sponsors: Warren Management Group, Vinton Law Firm, Berwick Electric, Blazer Electric, E-Z Way Rental, Tri-Star Masonry & Simple CPR.  In addition, we'd like to thank our bowlers, teams and volunteers including our many  businesses that donated to our drawing 


This dedicated volunteer group from Vista Grande Baptist Church helped out at Zach's Place center decorating Easter eggs and cookies, putting on a puppet show and playing games with the kids. What a group of kind and respectful youth!

A volunteer group from UCCS visited Zach's Place center and helped with "Spring cleaning"!  They worked hard to clean all the windows and then went to the YMCA with the kids to play basketball. Thanks for your smiles and giving your time!
We are seeking volunteers to join our upcoming event committees for the summer Bluegrass, Brews & Brats event (6/23/18) and the 7th Annual Night of Comedy (10/13/18).

Help us encourage support for our cause, build relationships and raise money to meet our ongoing needs.  We are looking for active, productive and dedicated committee members so we can ensure the success of our events.  Our fundraising committee meetings are held at our Adult Services Conference room on a monthly basis. 

Contact Volunteer Coordinator, Theresa Jordan for more info 
719-447-8983 or
The Finish Line Youth Foundation announced its award of $136,635 in grants and $250,000 in donations for Special Olympics in the fourth quarter of 2017. The 16 grants were awarded to youth organizations in nine states and the territory of Puerto Rico supporting healthy lifestyles and youth development. The Foundation's financial commitment to Special Olympics supports fitness initiatives that focus on helping athletes with intellectual disabilities nationwide live a healthier lifestyle.

The Finish Line Youth Foundation
awarded a grant of  $5,000 to Special Kids Special Families to support Zach's Place center for children with disabilities.  T his grant will help with summer program expenses for outdoor activities at Zach's Place.

The Knights of Columbus Council #582, based at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, raises funds through distributing Tootsie Rolls. Recently, Tootsie Roll Chairman Mike Jessop delivered a check to Special Kids Special Families . We would like to thank the Knights and everyone who participated in the Tootsie Roll project! We appreciate the donation to support our programs for individuals with disabilities!

Bluegrass, Brews & Brats Sponsors Recognized
Thanks to our BBB sponsors below for their donations to our upcoming event to help raise funds for Zach's Place center supporting individuals with disabilities.  We are still seeking event sponsorship! If you'd like to become a sponsor or for more information about the  BBB event, click here...

Michelle Fisher, Realtor
RE/MAX Properties, Inc.

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services


Friday, April 13th

Saturday, April 14th

Thursday, April 19th

Friday, April 20th

Saturday, May 5th

HELP US SPREAD THE WORD about SKSF Upcoming Events.  Post the flyer  to the left at your place of business, place a link in your community calendar or pass on to a friend or family member. Thanks for your help!

COME JOIN US - SKSF  invites you to participate in our annual Bluegrass, Brews & Brats fundraising event as a sponsor, guest or donor (donate gift to our drawing).  Enjoy local bluegrass bands - Acme Bluegrass and WireWood Station , brews and spirits, a burger or brat and socialize with friends. Come have some fun all for a great cause! Proceeds help support Zach's Place center for children with disabilities and their families.

Saturday |  June 23, 2018
5:00pm - 9:00pm
Tickets $20/person (includes 2 food/drink items)
Manitou Springs Memorial Hall
606 Manitou Avenue
Manitou Springs, CO  80829
Range from $250-$2,000
Service, gift card, gift basket, etc..

Tonya Grant
Adult Mentor I
Adult Services Program
Stacy Packer
Administrative Coordinator
Admin Office

Ron Hobbs
Transportation Support
Adult Services Program

Michelle Aramayo
Human Resources Coordinator
Admin Office

Elisabeth "Lisa" Resch
Direct Care Provider
Zach's Place Program

Danielle Adams
Residential Services Coordinator
Adult Services Program

Jennifer "JJ" Giorgi
Direct Care Provider
Zach's Place Program

Cody Lamkin
Transportation Support
Adult Services Program

Amber McCurdy
Adult Mentor II
Adult Services Program


Thank you for your donation in any amount!
All donations support our programs for individuals with disabilities and special needs and their families to support with respite care.