November 2018: News, Events, and Opportunities for CASA Volunteers 
 Letter from CASA Executive Director Angela Rose  
Dear CASA Volunteers:
It's here! The holiday season is here and I hope you all are looking forward to an enjoyable Thanksgiving celebration next week.  
We have a lot to be thankful for here at CASA. First and foremost we are thankful for YOU, our volunteers. Two more citizens joined your ranks this month. Our newest advocates are Sheralyn Hoffman and Lisa Kayson, pictured here with Judge Bain. Thank you for your commitment to the children of the Pikes Peak Region, ladies! 
We are also thankful for the support our Community Campaign has been receiving around town. We have currently raised $1.8 million of our $2.8 million goal, and over the past month we've had the opportunity to share the campaign on Fox21 and KRDO News Radio.  

As a reminder, the CASA office will be closed next Thursday and Friday (Nov. 22 and 23) for Thanksgiving, followed by closures on Dec. 24, 25, 31, and Jan. 1.  
Thank you all for your continued service to the children in our community, and if there is anything I can do for you, please do not hesitate to reach out. I can be reached at  
Happy Thanksgiving,  
Upcoming Trainings & Events for Volunteers  
Listed below are some upcoming events you might be interested in. Full details available by visiting our event calendar.  
Dec. 12 : Subject Matter Resource Panel   
Dec. 18: Santa's Shop Opens! 
Dec. 19: CASA/DHS Partnership Training
Jan. 8: Volunteer Informational Hour
Please note: The CASA office will be closed Nov. 22-23, Dec. 24-25, and Dec. 31-Jan. 1 for holidays.  
Milton Foster Children's Fund
  • Art Class
  • Teen Life Skills
  • Guitar Lessons
  • Tutoring Opportunities
  • Holiday Party
To learn more, click here.
We're hiring! Two positions currently open at CASA 
We are currently hiring for two positions: D&N Program Manager and D&N Case Supervisor. You can find complete job descriptions at this link. Feel free to pass this information along to anyone you know who may be interested!  
Santa's Shop is coming soon... Make plans to stop by! 
Santa's Shop will be set up in the CASA office before you know it!

Please make plans to come shopping for the children on your CASA cases. For each child, you may choose 1 outfit, 1 toy, 1 book, and 1 pair of pajamas. The shop hours will be:

Tuesday, Dec. 18 -- 1 PM - 5 PM
Wednesday, Dec. 19 --  8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday, Dec. 20 -- 8 AM - Noon
Friday, Dec. 21 --  8 AM - 5 PM

Please remember that the CASA office closes at 5 PM.
Now accepting donations from the community for  
CASA's Teen Gift Giveaway + Santa's Shop 
This year, the Hanger will give foster teens the option of a $25 gift card or a $25 gift. In addition, we're collecting donations of items that the teens can take as gifts for their loved ones. If you would like to provide any of the requested items, please visit this Facebook page for an updated list of needs. (All items would need to be delivered by Dec. 3)

In addition to our teen gift drive, we're currently accepting donations for Santa's Shop. The items we need the very most are:
Arts & Craft Sets 
Girl clothes (12 months)  Boy clothes (3T) 
Books  Girl clothes (18 months)  Boy clothes (4-5) 
Educational Activities/Games  Girl clothes (2T)  Boy clothes (6-8) 
Coats in ALL kids sizes  Girl clothes (3T)  Boy clothes (10-12) 
Girl clothes (3-9 months)  Girl clothes (4-5)  Boy clothes (14-16) 
Do you have the updated Court Report Writing Guide?   
The D&N Team has updated the court report writing guide for advocates based on the feedback we received after several court report writing in-service trainings over the last few months.  You should have received an updated guide via email from your D&N Case Supervisor, and it will also be discussed during the Nov. 16 Quarterly Gathering. If you have not received yours yet, please contact your Case Supervisor.  
Welcome to the CASA family, Vondelle!  
Many of you have met Vondelle Hebert as she's been working the front desk for a few months now. 
However, we are super excited to announce that Vondelle is now a full-time member of the CASA staff. In addition to working as the CASA Receptionist, she is also the C-Fit Coordinator.  
If you haven't met her yet, feel free to drop by and say hello! 
Help CASA's Milton Foster Children's Fund win $5,000!

We are so excited that the Milton Foster Children's Fund has been selected by Vanguard Skin Specialists and Clara as a part of their Give Thanks campaign again this year. Please take a moment to help us get the most likes by voting on the CASA photo on two separate Facebook pages. You can find the photos at these two links: Vanguard Skin Specialists Facebook page AND the Clara Facebook page.