How 1 local Nonprofit Had Fun Spreading Hope
On September 29th, 2018 Yavapai CASA for Kids Foundation became hope and fun dealers at Hope Fest in Prescott Arizona.
By Mona Stephens
On September 29th 2018, Courthouse Square in downtown Prescott transformed into an oasis of music, festivities, family fun, and community resources. Hope Fest brought this change that lasted, steadily, throughout the evening.
The atmosphere was overflowing with joy as locals crowded the square and interacted harmoniously. There is no doubt that Hope Fest turned an ordinary Saturday in Prescott, into something magical.
The team over at Yavapai CASA for Kids Foundation (YC4KF) made an appearance at Hope Fest as a vendor. The only things YC4KF representatives found themselves vending was laughter and the hope they give kids in foster care. Overall the team felt privileged to be a part of the magic.
“The icing on the cake was I met a girl who was a foster child and she was telling me a story of what Yavapai Casa for kids Foundation had done for her.”
“Our booth was the place to be. Kids and adults alike would walk by with their families and pull towards the booth for a chance to spin the prize wheel provided by our friends at AMTrust Bank. Their enthusiasm for the game and eagerness to find out about what the Foundation does was amazing!” Mona Stephens of YC4KF commented when asked about the experience.
The Impact Made
The interaction between YC4KF not only impacted those who visited the booth but their representatives as well.
Foundation representatives got to see the sense of relief in foster family’s faces who didn’t know about the services they provide to support foster children and the joy on parents faces when told kids run for free at their upcoming 5k Fun Run.
No statement shows the impact being at Hope Fest had on YC4KF representatives than this quote from volunteer Tami Miller:
“What a wonderful and blessed day it was in so many ways! I have to say that the icing on the cake was I met a girl who was a foster child and she was telling me a story of what Yavapai Casa for kids Foundation had done for her. And it turns out that she was the girl who received money from a grant request to go with her class to Washington DC. I remember that vote! How phenomenal is that! That really made my day!”
Taking Center Stage
Before the team closed the booth and deemed the event successful, Jennifer Whittemore (VP of YC4KF) gave a quick speech about the Foundation and its work. Check it out below.
All and all, Yavapai CASA for Kids Foundation enjoyed their time at Hope Fest. Most importantly, they loved spreading awareness of their Foundation to those who can use their services