Last year, 55 children received grants from CASA’s Milton Foster Children’s Fund (MFCF) for experiences and opportunities not available to them through other agencies.
The types of items funded through this program include summer camp, contact lenses, music lessons, sports equipment, and other important aspects of a normal, healthy childhood that aren’t easily accessed by youth in foster care.
Milton Foster Children’s Fund does a lot to build the confidence and resilience of CASA youth, and it’s more than just funding. The program offers life skills classes to help prepare teens for the transition to adulthood. It also offers tutoring, senior photo opportunities, holiday parties, introductory classes to various hobbies like art and music, and so much more. Last year 196 teens took part in these programs and 260 teens shopped at The Hanger, which is also part of MFCF.
This program could not exist without the generous commitment of time and donations from so many caring individuals and community partners. CASA receives donations of goods, money, time, food, expertise, event space, and so much more and we want to take this opportunity to thank the following people and organizations for making this program possible.
Auto Shop Vocational
Blue Star Connection
Broadmoor Community Church
Cases of Love
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Clarity for your Chaos
Eagle Lake Camp
First Lutheran Church
Junior League of Colorado Springs
The “Kohl’s Girls”
The Mens Xchange
Mountain Equipment Recyclers
Randy Mummert (our guitar and harmonica teacher extraordinaire)
The North Pole – Santa’s Workshop
Positive Images Photography
Purple Mountain College Consulting LLC
Women Entrepreneurs Helping Women Entrepreneurs
YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region – Camp Shady Brook, Camp Jackson, Camp Santa Maria