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13 December 2019   Mona Stephens

Yavapai CASA for Kids Foundation Locals Give 400 Foster Children a Merry Christmas

Quad-City community members and businesses team up with Yavapai CASA for Kids Foundation to make the holidays magical for local foster children.

Prescott, Arizona. (December 16, 2019) – December 16th kicks off Yavapai CASA for Kids Foundation’s 2-day Holiday Gift Distribution at the Eagles Aerie Headquarters in Prescott. The event provides nearly 400 foster children, in Western Yavapai County, with the Christmas or holiday season they deserve. 

The holidays are a time filled with the warmth of family, great food, and high spirits. However, for kids in foster care, it can be a reminder of how they aren’t like their peers, how lonely they feel, and what is lacking in their lives.

Thanks to Yavapai CASA for Kids Foundation, The Fraternal Order of Eagles, 28 Quad-City business, and local community members, these children will receive a nice holiday and know their community cares for them.

This community has shown these children -over the last 7 years- they are supported, cared for, and not alone in their struggle. Quad-City residents and business owners have proved it by donating approximately $180,000 in toys to accompany the Fraternal Order of Eagle’s contribution of $25,000 in bikes, over the time period.

Yavapai CASA for Kids Foundation would like to thank all the members of the community for their hard work and help bring joy to the county’s most vulnerable kids. 

To get involved, next year, contact the Foundation at info@yavapaicasaforkids.org or call 928 445 0800.

 

About Yavapai CASA for Kids Foundation

Yavapai CASA for Kids Foundation is a local nonprofit founded in 2001 that is considered a QFCO under the Arizona Tax Credit. The mission of Yavapai CASA for Kids Foundation is to serve the unmet needs of abused, neglected, and abandoned children who are in the care of the Yavapai County Juvenile Court – Prescott and qualified youth who have aged out of that court’s jurisdiction. In addition, support the work of the CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) program and the CASA volunteers. The Foundation has spent over $200,000 to directly help 386 children in foster care in 2019! To find out more visit yavapaicasaforkids.org.