June 2019: News, Events, and Opportunities for CASA Volunteers 

Letter from CASA Executive Director Angela Rose 
Dear CASA Volunteers:
I hope this letter finds you well and enjoying your summer. 
With school being out of session, it's a good time of year to remind people that we will see a decline in reports of child abuse because teachers and other mandatory reporters are not seeing the children each day. This makes our work safeguarding children even more important. Feel free to pass this link on to family and friends. It talks about the importance of calling the hotline even if you aren't sure abuse is occurring.   
June has been busy at CASA. In addition to attending the National CASA Conference, we benefited from the inaugural LO2 Music Fest, hosted more than 900 people at the 43rd Annual North Pole Foster Children's Festival, and swore in four new advocates at the courthouse. Click here to meet those advocates now!  
 We also hosted a 30th anniversary donor appreciation event this month. Our 30th anniversary volunteer appreciation event is in August. You can find more details about it below. We hope to see you there!
Thank you for all that you do and as always, never hesitate to contact me with questions or concerns!
Upcoming Trainings & Events for Volunteers  
Listed below are some upcoming events you might be interested in.  
Full details are available by clicking the links below or by visiting the CASA event calendar.  

July 30: Optima Training - Advocates & PCs 
Milton Foster Children's Fund
  • Guitar Lessons
  • Healthy You!
  • Visit Split Pine Ranch
  • Senior Pictures for 2019-2020 year
  • Art Class
  • Tutoring
  • Drivers Ed
Click here for more about teen events.  
Volunteers needed to work at CASA front desk 

Would you be interested in assisting with our front desk while Vondelle is on vacation?

The duties include greeting and routing walk-ins, answering the phone and routing calls, etc. There would always be someone available to assist you if you need help.

If interested, please email Deb at debrac@casappr.org.
Take survey for your chance to win a $25 gift card!

We want to do our best to provide information, resources, teen events, and shopping times that are easy to access and convenient. Your responses will help ensure we impact as many kids and teens in foster care in El Paso and Teller Counties as possible. 

We appreciate your participation and will have a drawing for a $25 gift card for those who complete the survey and provide their email address. The survey will be open through Wednesday, June 26th, and the winner of the drawing will be notified after the survey closes. Please contact Jill at jillc@casappr.org with any questions. Thank you!

Join us for CASA's 2019 Volunteer Appreciation Event!  

We are so grateful for the wonderful work our volunteers do in this community. You are on the front line, delivering on our mission with passion, commitment, and determination each and every day! We want to celebrate all of our volunteers at this special event.

If you're a D&N Advocate, SEPT Facilitator, Life Long Links Volunteer, The Hanger Volunteer, or Milton Foster Children's Fund Volunteer -- mark your calendar for August 11!
Sunday, August 11, 2019 
11:00am - 1:00pm
Hillside Gardens
1006 S. Institute St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

(This is an outdoor event,
so please plan accordingly)
Lunch will be catered by Bird Dog BBQ, and your family is invited to attend as well! Please click here to RSVP now and include yourself as well as any immediate family members who will be joining you.

Tickets available to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo!  

CASA received a very limited number of zoo tickets this year so please contact Jill at jillc@casappr.org to request your tickets. These tickets will be available for use on Monday, July 15th only and you must enter the zoo between 9 AM and 10 AM. Jill will be at the zoo during that time to hand out your tickets. 

Please note there is a 75 cent charge per ticket by the zoo that CASA does not cover. Tickets are first come, first served. Limit 1 adult ticket per group.