A Special Kids Special Families E-Newsletter to promote, strengthen & support individuals with disabilities & their families within our community
Every year, SKSF throws a holiday party for all program participants, their siblings and their families celebrating them by passing out gifts, participating in fun craft projects and sharing in a potluck lunch. This annual tradition wouldn’t be possible without the help and support of area COS businesses and generous donors. We'd like to thank the following people for making this event happen!

  • NuStar Energy
  • IBEW local union #113
  • Doherty High School JROTC Navy
  • Russ Palmer
  • Sharon McDermott
  • Randy Evans
  • CIA - Leavitt Insurance
  • Warren Management Group
  • Doris Davis
  • RPS Healthcare
  • Progressive Insurance
  • Harding Nursery
  • Berwick Electric
  • Rebecca Berwick
  • Anthony Pederson
  • Janiece Carlson
  • Adrienne Canno
  • George Picado
  • Boy Scout Troop #149
  • CB Insurance
  • Koscove Metal
  • Bill's Equipment & Tool Rental
  • SKSF staff & board members

THANKS TO EVERYONE involved at making this such a successful and memorable event!
Volunteers that helped to wrap gifts for the annual holiday party – Maria Herald, Tonya Morgan, Cathleen Beld and the 6th grade girls from Girl Scout troop #41002, Jean Eller and Carolyn Shaw. Thank you so much!
David (in center with Santa outfit) with ICAN Giving Tree participants

Every year our ICAN program participants choose an individual in need of assistance around the holiday season. This year, they chose David and befriended him while volunteering at the Rescue Mission and he has been a great help to them. We were able to make his Christmas wishes come true thanks in part from donated gifts from our ICAN families.


During the month of December program participants made and decorated gingerbread houses. It took a lot of work to get them built, but the best part was putting all the candy on them! 

We also had a very special celebration for our friend Randy. He officially graduated from High School. Randy especially enjoyed the cake we had. He also received cards made by all his friends in Joey’s Place. Congratulations Randy!
MARCH 9TH, 2019

3410 N Academy Blvd.
Co Springs 80917

$15/child (15 & under)

Includes 2 games, shoe rental, lane reservation, goodie bag & participation in contest & drawing
Don't miss SKSF’s 10th Annual Bowlathon – “Bowl For The Green”!

During this St. Patrick’s Day themed event, everyone of all ages and abilities have fun dressing up in their green, bowling and mingling with friends and other SKSF fans. The funds raised during this event will support programming for children and adults with disabilities and their families.

We invite you to attend, donate or pledge to a team or bowler or participate as a corporate sponsor!


Saturday, January 26th, 2019
Theme: All Things Snow and PIZZA Party!
Come JOIN US for the fun!!

$15/child; advanced registration required

to print registration packet & flyer:

Sibshops is a program run by SKSF connecting and supporting siblings of children with disabilities (grades K-6th), helping them recognize a community of peers in similar situations.

Siblings of children with disabilities have challenges of their own, relating to others, working through the family dynamics and dealing with the realities of life with a disabled family member. Through fun and age appropriate activities with others in similar situations, they develop bonds, understanding and a support group all their own.

For future dates or to be placed
on our E-mailing list contact:
Julie at 719-375-9285 or
Linda at 719-447-8983 x19 or
Thank you Brian Cooper, Owner and President of Unified Title, and staff!! They've presented a check for $20,000 to SKSF supporting Zach’s Place program for children with disabilities and special needs. Proceeds came from their annual golf tournament. Special Kids Special Families thanked the group by throwing a special appreciation party in their honor at SKSF’s new administration office facility on Aerotech Drive. “The contribution and support they’ve given our organization over the years is incredible,” states SKSF Executive Director, Linda Ellegard. The donation will help support lower income families with valuable respite and childcare at the Zach’s Place center. 
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