June 12, 2016                                                                                                June E-News Issue 1

Special Kids Special Families was recently in the news!  Check out the FOX21 News interview with Zach's Place & Joey's Place program participant, Trenton Orr as they highlight his graduation from Falcon H.S...

Joey's Place participants were able to transfer plants from indoors out into the new garden. It was a beautiful day and everyone enjoyed the activity. We hope they survive the rain and there will not be any issues with hail - fingers crossed!  For more information about our Joey's Place Adult Program, please visit our website at: www.SKSFcolorado.org.

Thanks to the members of the Leadership Team at Woodmen Valley Chapel (Collin, Austin, Tiffany, and Hannah) for helping out at Zach's Place.  They played games with the children, read to them and spent one on one time interacting with the kiddos.  We appreciate your assistance!

Jeff, Mike, and Spencer (Air Force Cadets who volunteer regularly) helped prepare a spot for reassembling the shed that was donated to Zach's Place. They leveled the ground so we can put the donated shed back together. 

Ryan, another Air Force Cadet who regularly volunteers for us, joined Zach's Place for Fun Night. The youth really enjoy spending time with Ryan. He plays ball with the kiddos and keeps them very busy and entertained.
For more information about becoming an SKSF Volunteer, contact Monika Hartman at 719-447-8983 or email her at  mhartman@sksfcolorado.org .  Be sure to "like" our  SKSF Volunteer Network Facebook page  for up-to-date volunteer opportunities.


(ranging from $250 - $5,000)

Thanks to our current sponsors:

Media Sponsor:

Emcee & LIVE Radio Remote by:

Featuring LIVE Entertainment by:

Austin Johnson (guitar & vocals),
Sean Pyrtle (bass),  Dean Woodward (drums & vocals)
will headline the event playing some awesome Blues!
Soulsmith Unlimited
Carol Odenwald, Daryl Kaczmarek & Ciara
Keeton  will entertain  with Classic Rock,
Blues, & Country music!

Food & Beverage Vendors:

Special thanks to Anheuser Busch & Swire Distributing of Colorado Springs for donating beverages for the event.


Left to right: Board Member, Joyce Morgan with Linda Ellegard, SKSF Executive Director & Staci Bills, SKSF Board President at Black Bear Diner.
Thank you  Black Bear Diner   at 1340 W. Garden of the Gods Road & everyone that participated during our SKSF Night on Monday June 6th!  We made $200 from 4-8pm where Black Bear Diner donated $1.00 for every entree purchased.  This will help fund our Zach's Place program for kids with disabilities and their families. 

The Knights of Columbus Mount St. Francis Chapter #12228 participates in an annual fund raising raising effort to benefit persons with intellectual disabilities. Following their latest effort, the council nominated Special Kids Special Families Zach's Place program to receive the proceeds. Thank you so much for f undraising efforts!

We appreciate your support!
Zach's Place Program Director, Renae Isakson accepts check from Grand Knight, Joseph Shonka. 


Sunday, July 17th
12:00pm - 4:00pm

Tuesday, August 16th
5:00pm - 9:00pm

Saturday, October 1st
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Would YOU like to join SKSF and be part
of a team?

We are now hiring for:

Special Kids Special Families welcomes our NEW employees:

Yesenia Marquez as an Adult
Mentor for Joey's Place Program.
Tamika Hunter as an Adult
Mentor for the ICAN Program.
Maria Herald as a Foster Care Home Supervisor in our CPA Program.

Kimberly Leathers as a Direct Care Provider at Zach's Place Program.
Colleen Murphy as a Foster Care Home Supervisor in our CPA Program.
Alecia Smith as a Direct Care
Provider at Zach's Place Program. 

Myron Kingston has accepted the Residential Services Coordinator position.

Congratulations on your new positions!