As we are entering this holiday season, Denver CASA would like to extend our gratitude for the work that our CASA Volunteers do to make their CASA kids feel valued and welcome during this season.
While the holidays can bring joy and reunification for some of us, many of the children that we serve exist in a space where they are unsure what their next steps are. For these children the holidays can be especially difficult. Some of them are experiencing the holidays away from their siblings and parents for the first time, some have never spent a holiday with their biological family. Others, while integrated into their foster or kinship placement, are meeting their foster parents’ extended family for the first time and having their routines disrupted.
Our CASA Volunteers often go above-and-beyond to ensure that the youth we serve do not feel left out during these times. From carving pumpkins in October, baking pies in November, or filling a stocking in December, our Volunteers are actively working to bring the holidays to their CASA kids, regardless of where they may be. Some of our Volunteers go the extra mile, literally, to reunite siblings who have different foster placements around Colorado. Others are ensuring that the emotional needs of the children in their case are being met, as they know that doesn’t always make their list to Santa.
During this season of thankfulness and giving, we invite you to support the crucial work that our CASA Volunteers are doing. Whether you choose to make a donation on Colorado Gives Day, raise money for Denver CASA through a Facebook Fundraiser, or select Denver CASA as your Amazon Smile Organization, every dollar that we raise helps support our CASA Volunteers in elevating the voices and needs for the children they serve.