On behalf of the families that we serve, SKSF Board Members and staff, we would like to extend our gratitude for the multiple donations that we’ve received recently from various community organizations and businesses to our Zach’s Place program. Their generosity helps families with valuable respite care allowing them to find relief to escape the overwhelming stress of their daily lives. These contributions to our organization make a difference in the lives of the families we serve. We thank you so much for your kindness and partnership and look forward to a continued relationship.

Linda Ellegard
SKSF Executive Director
Special Kids Special Families is honored to receive a $25,000 grant from Daniels Fund to support our Zach's Place program. This grant will help support families that need a much needed break from the daily stress of caring for their loved one with a disability. This will impact the lives of everyone in the family unit! Children with disabilities can attend the program and receive specialize care and attention they need while learning new skills, playing games, socializing and participating in indoor and outdoor activities. We are grateful for this boost to help the Zach's Place program!

The Daniels Fund, established by cable television pioneer Bill Daniels, is a private charitable foundation dedicated to making life better for the people of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming through its grants program, scholarship program, and ethics initiative.  Visit to learn more.
Zach's Place kids and staff visited Bob Penkus Motors to extend their gratitude of receiving a $1,000 donation to help support the program. A bundle of cookies and a homemade thank you card from the kids was presented. We appreciate their generosity!

Thanks to Knights of Columbus Council #9993 of St. Patrick's parish for their recent donation to Zach's Place! We are grateful for their continual contributions!
Thank you Papa John's of Southern Colorado for giving back to the community and for donating pizza to our kids at Zach's Place! You've made their weekend brighter!
We'd like to thank Primrose School of Cottonwood Creek for organizing a fundraiser to help raise nearly $1,000 for our Zach’s Place child care center. "I wanted to just tell you how unusual and how outstanding it is for a day care center to reach out to another day care center to provide funding support from the fundraising work that you have done.  I believe that your leadership shows the compassion and care that you all have within the walls of your organization," Linda Ellegard, SKSF Executive Director. Learn more about Primrose Schools...
Volunteer Spotlight
Thanks to the hardworking volunteers at  Sunnyside Christian Church  for painting the interior of our Zach's Place facility! It needed it so much and it looks absolutely fantastic - you all did a great job - thanks for your hard work & dedication to our organization over the years.
Other Upcoming SKSF Events...
Friday, September 21, 2018 | 8-4pm
SKSF Adult Services facility; 3450 N Nevada Avenue, CO Springs, CO
SKSF is a Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) Approved Training Entity and offers courses monthly for Support Staff and Host Home Providers caring for individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. These courses are OPEN to the public.
Tuesday, September 4, 2018 | 5pm
SKSF Child Placement Agency; 620 Southpointe Court, Ste. 155, CO Springs, CO
Please join us to learn basic information about our foster care program. 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 meeting also serves as our orientation for those who have decided to begin the process of becoming foster parents.   More information...
Saturday, October 20th | 6-9pm
Hotel Elegante; 2886 S. Circle Drive, CO Springs, CO
SKSF invites the public to attend the 7th Annual Night of Comedy signature fundraising event. Join the fun and enjoy the hilarious comedy act of Nancy Norton with special “Happy” performance by Zach’s Place youth.  All funds help support Zach's Place center for children with disabilities. More information...
$55/person; $430 Reserved table of 8
includes 1 free well drink ticket, 3 course plated meal with table seating, musical entertainment, cash bar, raise the paddle, silent auction & live comedy show