Parker Smith of Smith and Company Painting and Dave Salter Adams of KLYC Radio have promised to wear pink tutus for an entire day if 500 new or slightly used coats are donated to this year's effort. Coats will be distributed to City Outreach Ministries, Yamhill County CASA, Henderson House, and Love Inc. in Newberg.
Drop off locations are Sherwin Williams Paints and the Yamhill County Sheriffs office in McMinnville, and Newberg Ace Hardware. Deadline is Dec 15th. Please donate.
Speaking of Superheros, we want to thank the Facebook fan who raised $120 on our behalf on September 7th. (Who are you?!?) These facebook campaigns are really winners for us, as mysterious as they can be. We only wish we could find out who they come through and thank you sooner! THANKS! Also, a sweet little six year old girl came into the office yesterday and handed Cindy a fifty dollar bill. She wanted to give her money to help the foster kids that she heard about from her neighbor Pam, who is a CASA. Wow. These donations not only warm our hearts, but they are a significant help to our budget. Most of our donors give just $100 or less each year. We have a very slim budget, and we rarely have excess, but the money we raise every month goes a long way in serving the foster kids of Yamhill County due to the generous donation of time by all of the CASAs who do the bulk of the work! Your donations go really a long way when you give to CASA, so if it is in your budget this month to give five or ten dollars, hit the link below!
Do you know a superhero foster parent who has partnered with a family in need? Foster Care Alumni of America is helping the Children's Bureau find stories highlighting the 2019 initiative's theme: foster care being a support for families rather than a substitute for parents. They are looking for stories encompassed by this theme and that focus specifically on ways the child welfare system can strengthen the capacity of families to nurture and provide for the well-being of their children. If you’re interested in sharing a story for the NFCM 2019 initiative, please contact Kari Kryda, child welfare content specialist at Child Welfare Information Gateway, at NFCM@childwelfare.gov by October 24, 2018 for detailed instructions. Stories must be submitted no later than October 24, 2018. Thank you for your support of this important initiative.