December 17, 2020 (Colorado Springs, Colo.) – CASA of the Pikes Peak Region announced today that four Colorado Springs Supercuts have become the nonprofit’s newest $25,000 Business Partner.
The collaboration between Supercuts Franchisee Heather Heinbaugh and the local nonprofit will help ensure that CASA continues to fulfill its mission of serving child abuse and neglect victims in the Pikes Peak Region during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We have been impacted significantly (by the pandemic),” said Heinbaugh “But when I talked to CASA ED Angela Rose, she told me that CASA cases have doubled. It is something we all need to step in and do something about.”
Every Wednesday, 20% of proceeds from four Supercuts locations are donated to CASA. The four participating salons are located in Market Center at 4484 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., in Stetson Hills at 6046 Stetson Hills Blvd., in Constitution South at 5861 Constitution Ave., and at Falcon Landing at 7747 Academy Blvd.
CASA recruits and trains volunteers to advocate for children who have been removed from their homes because of abuse, neglect, or domestic violence. The number of children coming into CASA’s program has doubled since the pandemic began, with an average of 40 children per month needing a community volunteer to ensure they are placed into safe and permanent homes as quickly as possible.
“Heather’s passion for children is obvious. We are thrilled that even during COVID-19 when so many local businesses like Heather’s are struggling, she is still choosing to make a difference for the children we serve,” said CASA Executive Director Angela Rose. “Heather really understands the need we face in the Pikes Peak Region to intervene in the lives of our most vulnerable children. With community partners like Supercuts on board, we know we will continue to fulfill our mission throughout this pandemic and for years to come.”
It costs approximately $1,500 to serve one child with a volunteer advocate for one year. The need has increased drastically in 2020 and it will continue to increase as the population in El Paso and Teller Counties continues to grow. Part of CASA’s strategy for meeting this need is its 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.