Thanks to everyone that came out to Special Kids Special Families 12th Annual Night of Comedy Boots, Buckles, & Chuckles event! WHAT AN AMAZING NIGHT! Thanks to our sponsors (below), businesses that donated to our silent auction, individual donors, guests and volunteers! We could not have raised over $100k without your help!
“We are extremely honored to have played a part in Willow’s amazing transformation and story of success. Willow’s Mom, Jennifer, and her family make amazing and tireless efforts to ensure Willow enjoys a rich, meaningful and fulfilling life – one without the boundaries and constraints that for far too long have been projected upon children with special needs and all individuals with disabilities.
We cannot do what we do without support from our donors, our corporate and community partners, and the generosity of individuals who give independently. For those of you who have given in the past: words hardly do justice to express our gratitude or the impact your gifts have made.
The cost to provide services at the level necessary to serve special needs children, let alone to create change and transform lives, far exceeds any funding streams most families might have for childcare. In many instances, families are forced to pay out of pocket. Now keep in mind, many parents with a special needs child aren’t able to work until they find a program like Zach’s Place and have very little, if anything, to pay forward.
This is one of the reasons why we turn no one away, especially for inability to pay. But we cannot continue to do that without the generosity and compassion of the community. For 25 years, the Colorado Springs community has answered the call. We ask you to help us continue to be that beacon of light and promise of a brighter future!
As the Pikes Peak region continues to grow at a staggering, some might say frustrating, rate, so will the numbers of individuals and families in our community with disabilities and special needs. It’s inevitable. Special Kids Special Families is in a very unique place because we have a continuum of care for individuals across the lifespan to ensure that no one ages out or gets lost in the system as they transition from children to adults.
We are extremely blessed to be able to provide services wherever an individual needs them, whether that’s in one of our centers, in the community or in a home. We have foster homes for kiddos and homes for adults with disabilities and myriad support services like transportation, mentorship and behavioral health in order to reduce barriers and increase the likelihood of success.
Again, we cannot do what we do without you by our side and we are very honored and extremely privileged to do it with you. Thanks for anything and everything you are able to give!” Please take a few minutes to view Willow’s story.
Kevin Porter, SKSF Executive Director