A Special Kids Special Families E-Newsletter
to promote, strengthen & support individuals with disabilities, their families & caregivers within our community
MARCH 2020
PROJECT COMPLETE
Early stages of remodel at Adult Services Joey's Place
SKSF staff Jon Karroll with Shkak Yousuf assisting & making things happen
Community Volunteers Brianna Mancuso & Tess Rudd helped tremendously
WOW! What a transformation! The Adult Services facility (3450 N Nevada Avenue) was remodeled this past month with new flooring and fresh paint. Grants from The Mary K. Chapman Foundation and El Pomar Foundation along with hard working staff and volunteers made this possible. Thanks Arlun, Inc for installing the flooring - you did a FANTASTIC job.
BRAND NEW - A fresh look makes everything feel great for our staff and clients
SKSF UPCOMING EVENTS
Interested in fostering youth?

TUESDAY, MARCH 3rd
5:30pm - 6:30pm

This is the perfect opportunity to learn about the need for more foster families, what it takes to become a foster parent, and have all your questions answered. This FREE informational meeting also serves as our orientation to those who have decided to begin the process of becoming foster parents. http://sksfcolorado.org/programs/foster-care/

If you are looking for safe, fun activities for your TEEN with disabilities look no further. Each themed evening is packed full of fun and engaging activities providing teen interaction with other teens in a supported and supervised environment.

UPCOMING 2020 DATES:
(may be subject to change)

FRIDAY, MARCH 6th
Penny Arcade

Friday, April 3rd: Glow Golf
Friday, May 1st: Let’s Go to the Movies
We've filled EVERY lane! Even though are lanes are all filled, there are ways you can still help & participate. All funds raised will support our Adult Services program to continue to provide valuable community and center based activities to adults with developmental disabilities and their families.




Thanks to our sponsors, community members and volunteers
in helping make this event possible
FRIDAY, MARCH 20th | 8:30am - 3pm

Offering QMAP course for Support Staff and Host Home Providers caring for individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.   All classes include Universal Standard Precautions. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

TUESDAY, MARCH 27th | 2-3pm

Do you believe that your gifts and talents lie in helping others? We have a need for caregivers who are willing to be trained and who can work with children, teens or adults.  We are looking for providers that can care for HIGH needs children and adults that require supervision and may have physical and/or mental disabilities, require medical supervision or are medically and/or mentally fragile. Your assistance with providing respite may mean a child or adult will not be involved in a family disruption, experience abuse or go into a treatment facility. Compensation is available and based on level of care. Click to print a flyer

RSVP: Jenny Stalnaker | jstalnaker@sksfcolorado.org | 719-447-4675 x45  

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS
THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING SPONSORS FOR SUPPORTING OUR BOWLATHON EVENT! Without your sponsorship, this event would not have been possible...

Steve Blazer, Blazer Electric
El Pomar Foundation
Mark Schaefer, Simple CPR
Linda Warren, Warren Management
Hal Jordan, SKSF Board Member
Thank you to the support of these foundations and grantors for awarding Special Kids Special Families special funding to support programming for individuals with disabilities:

  • Lily Pearl Foundation
  • Monument Hill Foundation
SKSF IN THE NEWS
Jon Karroll, Development and Communications Manager has been busy interviewing with several radio and TV stations around town. We've been promoting our upcoming Bowlathon event including promoting the great services we provide in our programs. Thanks to all media channels for helping us promote our events and services.
SKSF staff  Jon Karroll & T anya Morgan ICAN Assistant Coordinator during "The Extra" interview with Renae Roberts KRDO NewsRadio.
Click here to listen:
Hanna Knutson at KRDO TV studios with  Jon Karroll SKSF  Development & Communications Manager promoting SKSF's  11th Annual Bowlathon "Bowl for the Green"  fundraising event.
Jon Karroll is with Summer Justice and the folks at  103.9 RXP  “Street Beat” promoting SKSF programs and upcoming events.
WAYS YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Tax time creates a new season of giving to support Special Kids Special Families programs for individuals with disabilities, their families and caregivers.

This year there’s a new Colorado program that allows you to support our work when you’re completing your state income tax return. This new state initiative, promoted through the ReFUND CO awareness campaign, will give you an opportunity to directly support a local nonprofit like us that is doing important work in our community.

If you get a state income tax refund, it puts you in control of deciding if you want to donate some or all of it and choosing exactly which Colorado-registered charity will directly benefit. When you choose to donate from your state income tax refund, your contribution will go directly to SKSF. More info...
Make a donation in ANY amount to help fund our programs supporting individuals with disabilities, their families & caregivers. Your donation is 100% tax deductible and we'll provide a receipt with acknowledgement.

LINK your King Soopers loyalty rewards card to Special Kids Special Families and we earn funds to support our programs as YOU SHOP - It’s so EASY! Find out how...