I see first hand what this organization does for the community and more important for
the children. I personally know Jennifer Whittemore and I see how much hard work and
effort she puts into making this service top notch...Not only does she organize, manage, and recruit,,she is a motivator..and this is part of what makes CASA such a good organization in Prescott. They are always ready and prepared to foster, nurture and give these kids what
ever they need. I will always donate whatever I can to keep this much needed service strong and active..
I have been a CASA for 8 years and have been involved in 9 cases with 19 children. Here are just few requests that Casa for Kids has helped with: new clothes for a 10 yr old that had only worn 'hand-me-downs', new bunk beds including bedding for a family of four children that were sleeping with dirty, old blankets on the floor, car seats for little ones so that the CASA could transport them for sibling visits, gifts cards for all the children for birthdays. One little boy bought a new baseball cap and sunglasses that he insisted on wearing to bed the first week. Backpacks for the beginning of school every August stuffed with school supplies. The list goes on and on. C4K in our area is so well known for it's dedication to helping the kids and families that are struggling with the dependency system. Thank you, we rely on your continued care and support.
Yavapai Casa for kids does so much for the boys and girls CPS has to take into custody. The simple things like tooth brushes, makes a kids eyes light up. Many of our children leave home with the clothes on their backs and no personal items at all. When they receive a backpack they have one change of clothes, toiletries, a coloring book, a bible, and some come with a little card in it that makes them feel special that someone out there thought of them. The gift cards that are provided are such an amazing help to the kids and often kinship care. Often extended family will step up to take the kids in their homes, but they do not have clothes and/or beds set up for children in their homes. The gift cards and grants that we receive through the foundation, helps us keep those families together and provide for the children. Thank you for all that you do, we appreciate you more than you know.
I work in the DCS office. When I first started in the field we had limited funding or donations to work with. Since then CASA for Kids has donated gift cards for emergency clothing and celebration cards to the children on removals. It has made such a difference and put so many smiles on the children's faces. For some of them this is the fist time they have gotten something that is Theirs and is brand new. CASA is such a wonderful organization and I hope to have continued success with them. It even brightens the day of the workers in the office to see the children so happy.
Yavapai Casa for Kids Foundation is so tuned into what foster kids in our area really need and provides the resources necessary for those things.
This organization really helps foster kids in Yavapai County! From grants for sports to grants for tutoring, CASA for Kids really does all they can to help foster children have normal, fulfilling upbringings. Thank you CASA for Kids for taking care of these children!
The Yavapai CASA for Kids Foundation is operated by a Board of Directors comprised of dedicated, experienced and committed volunteers and supported by just one part-time, very talented staff member. As a donor I am confident that my contributions are always used in support of the mission-driven activities and programs offered by the Foundation to meet the needs of children in foster care throughout the quad-cities area of Prescott, Arizona.
The Yavapai County CASA program is very active and well appreciated in this region. Part of its success is due to access to the resources provided by the Yavapai Casa for Kids Foundation. With more than 6 years as part of the baby CASA team here, I have seen first hand how responsive the Foundation is when an urgent need is identified by a member of a CASA team. One notable characteristic of the Foundation is how quickly they make decisions based on a set of criteria established by the Board.
Yavapai CASA for Kids Foundation has provided wonderful Christmas gifts for three kiddos. The selection was terrific and the kiddos were thrilled with their gifts. Additionally, the foundation has approved two grants for sport's uniforms & equipment and for registration for a summer sport's camp. This kiddo is super excited to be on a sport's team and have the opportunity to improve his skills over the summer. Thank you for all your help in making life a little brighter for these little kiddos.
As a long time CASA volunteer, the Grant committee has funded numerous requests for my kids. Everything from therapies, after school programs, tutoring, clothing cards, summer camps, beds and bedding.....the list is extensive. Our children in care in Yavapai County have so many needs and the CASA for Kids Foundation is always ready to help.