You're Invited to Join Us at Boots & Bling BBQ
This is the premier BBQ, event in Yavapai County benefiting foster children this season.
By Mona Stephens
In Yavapai County, there are nearly 400 kids in foster care. These children experience trauma and are fighting against a plethora of horrific odds.
These odds say that they have a 3% chance of attending college, 20% will end up homeless right out of foster care and much more.
These children can, however, overcome and excel with the right supports. Yavapai CASA for Kids Foundation provides that assistance with the help of CASAs, foster families, and partners in the Yavapai County community.
Imagine being ripped away from your parents at the age of 8 by strangers. You leave your home with all your belonging in a trash bag never to return. This then repeats 13 more times over the next 6 years as you bounce from foster placement to foster placement.
Every move robs you of your joy, self-esteem, sense of security, and self-worth until you forget what they are. That was Dimon Sander’s story before she got adopted.
Now, realize, this is the reality many of the 14,000 foster kids in Arizona still face.
The Real Heros
In the last few years, support for the Foundation has improved and is leading to the creation of a new program for those aging out of foster care and the creation of 5 new family visitation Rooms. Yavapai CASA for Kids knows the real heroes, here, are those in this community who give so much to change a child’s life.
Time to Celebrate
It’s time to celebrate our recent accomplishments, impacting foster children, the donors who make this all possible, and this year’s achievements.
Yavapai CASA for Kids is holding its 5th Annual Fundraising Event for Foster Children, May 31st, the Hometown with Heart Boots and Bling BBQ.
The event is from 6 pm to 11 pm at the Windmill House in Chino Valley. This venue has a breath-taking view and offers an indoor-outdoor experience.
There will be a silent auction, a wine pull, live music from 5 in the Wheel, photo booths, a cornhole tournament, a buffet style BBQ, and guest speakers Anna Young and Dimon Sander (Miss Yavapai County).