December 2, 2019 (Colorado Springs, Colo.) – CASA of the Pikes Peak Region announced today that Colorado Springs painting company, 360⁰ Painting, has become the nonprofit’s newest $25,000 Business Partner. The collaboration between the painting business and the local nonprofit will help ensure that CASA meets its vision of serving 100% of local abused and neglected children with volunteer advocates by the end of 2020.
“360 Painting is proud to partner with such an amazing organization. CASA meets a critical need in the Pikes Peak Region in the lives of children and families,” said owner Scott Kewley. “We at 360 Painting believe it’s important to serve the community with more than just great interior and exterior painting. By partnering with CASA, we can achieve this goal.”
CASA recruits and trains volunteers to advocate for children who have been removed from their homes because of abuse, neglect, or domestic violence. In the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2019, CASA of the Pikes Peak Region provided volunteer advocates to 715 children in El Paso and Teller Counties. There are approximately 900 children in the region in need of an advocate each year.
“We are overjoyed to have gained the support of 360 Painting. Scott and his team really understand the need we face in the Pikes Peak Region to intervene in the lives of our most vulnerable children so that we can break the cycle of abuse and build a stronger community for tomorrow,” said CASA Executive Director Angela Rose. “With community partners like 360 Painting on board, we have no doubt that we will serve every child who needs us by the end of next year.”
It costs approximately $1,500 to serve one child with a volunteer advocate for one year, and the need will increase as the population in El Paso and Teller Counties continues to grow. Part of CASA’s strategy for meeting this need is a newly developed Business Partnership Program.
Local businesses who are interested in joining forces with CASA to serve our local children can learn more here. Community members who want to get involved with CASA can do so by becoming a volunteer or by making a financial contribution.
About CASA of the Pikes Peak Region
CASA of the Pikes Peak Region is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded in 1989 as a local program of the National CASA Association. Serving El Paso and Teller Counties, the organization’s core mission is to recruit, train, and support citizen volunteers in its Dependency & Neglect program to provide a voice and advocate for victims of child abuse and neglect. The nonprofit also operates a Supervised Exchange & Parenting Time (SEPT) program, Milton Foster Children’s Fund (MFCF) & The Hanger, Life Long Links, and Children & Families in Transition. With more than 350 volunteers who put in roughly 19,000 hours in the 2018-2019 fiscal year, CASA of the Pikes Peak Region provided advocates for 715 children and served more than 900 children through additional programming. For more information, visit www.casappr.org.