EVENTS WE HOST
In order to make these events happen we need your help! Our goal is to provide every child in care with new and unused gifts and/or gift cards. We truly believe that with the support of the community, we can make a difference in these children’s lives. Please donate to help us make these events memorable for all foster children in Clark County.
9th Annual Back to School Drive-Thru Event
Register for the 9th Annual Back to School event hosted by Square Salon and CASA Foundation of Las Vegas at Peggy’s Attic on Sunday, Aug. 9. This year’s event will be drive-thru only, and donations will be limited to backpacks filled with school supplies. Please register for a 30-minute interval for pick up. Donations will be limited to DFS children.
Back to School
In August, CASA Foundation of Las Vegas along with community partners provide and collect donations for this event. For the past 7 years, the CASA Foundation has partnered with Square Salon to host this Back to School event for all foster children in Clark County. Square Salon offers professional haircuts and manicures for all children attending. Along with our community partners, each child also receives a new backpack loaded with school supplies and more. There is food, entertainment, carnival games, and more! In 2019, more than 2,000 children in foster care attended this memorable event.
Our annual Angel Tree Holiday celebration for Clark County children in foster care is a long-standing memorable event. For the past 7 years, Break Through Beverage has partnered with us and hosted this amazing event. Angel Tree is a huge celebration with food, games, entertainment, and gifts for every child in foster care. In December CASA Foundation of Las Vegas along with community partners and the Department of Family Services will continue this memorable event for all foster children in Clark County. In 2019 nearly 1,500 foster kids attended Angel Tree.
Kids in foster care face challenges that most adults would never know. Yet, with support and encouragement, our foster children can overcome great odds. We believe they should be celebrated for their accomplishment. So each year we host a graduation party for those foster children who have achieved high school graduation. At this celebration, we provide these foster youth with dinner, entertainment, gift cards and personal items to help them begin their next phase in life. This year, 2020, we funded, prepared and distributed over 80 graduation bags for foster youth who miraculously made it to high school graduation despite all the obstacles in their path. Each bag contained $300 in gift cards plus
a few other fun items.
The CASA Foundation of Las Vegas exists to support the CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) Program and to identify and fund the individual needs of abused and neglected children in foster care in Clark County.