Kitsap Computing Seniors is a non-profit organization that refurbishes computers given through donation and distributes to families in need. They wipe the computers clean from hard drive storage and restore before they donate them. New Horizons Committee is a community outreach program of KCS that provides computers to those in need. They are asking for donations of used laptops and tablets to donate to low income families, people with disabilities, shelters and foster homes in need. They will bring the computer to your house and set it up for you and go as far as going over “basic” computer knowledge with the family. You can even choose to have Parental Control Software added to your computer. Ask Kitsap Computing Seniors about this option.
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A special THANK YOU to the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office for their help with preparations for our Christmas celebrations this year! It’s so great to be able to support and partner with different agencies throughout our community to provide and care for foster children & families!
CFSF Employee Earns National Award!
Congratulations to Peggy Hays, our Region 6 Development Coordinator (Vancouver area) for receiving the “Assistance League National Operation School Bell Award”! This award is given to honor those who “have a direct, powerful and positive effect on Operation School Bell in a chapter’s community”. Operation School Bell “provides new clothing and literacy supplies to foster children in Vancouver, Evergreen, Washougal and Woodland. Assistance League of Southwest Washington members serve as liaisons with the schools, working with staff to identify needs, purchasing the garments and supplies, delivering them as requested”. Congratulations and thank you Peggy for making a difference in the lives of foster children in your community!
A note from one of our Foster Parents regarding the Christmas Party……
” The party was wonderful! My family had a great time. It was so nice to meet a few people and to see all of the beautiful children. So
much food and such generous gifts for everyone. What a great Christmas for the kids. I’m not sure who or how to thank everyone at
Thank you for the many hands that go into making Christmas a little extra special for our Foster Families!
Thank you so much to everyone that came to volunteer, participate, support and enjoy our 6th Annual “Cars for Kids” Car Show Fundraiser last Saturday! We had so much fun and we are beyond blessed with the amazing community that we live in, our foster parents, volunteers and amazing kiddos! Thanks again and we will see you next year!
Sleep Train’s Annual Pajama Bowl
April 24, 2016
CFSF will have a team again this year! The money raised from this activity helps support Lake Days and other special events. Nearly $10,000 was raised this year! Thank you for your donations making this such a successful event! For more information please contact Celeste at email@example.com
MOSES LAKE EXPO
Our Moses Lake team represented CFSF at the Moses Lake Chamber of Commerce Business Expo on January 19, 2016 and it was a blast! We were very impressed with the amazing turnout, huge community involvement and the amount of interest we received in regards to what CFSF is all about! Well done team!
What did we at CFSF do in 2015? Here’s a peek into the work behind the scenes:
Maintained licenses and served 187 homes
Licensed 57 new or transferring homes, which offered 136 beds to kids in need
Placed 430 children into our homes, averaging of 225 children fostering in our homes each month
Saw 33 adoptions finalized for our families
Supported our families with 1745 days of respite
Our homes provided 7702 days of Receiving Care
Our Case Aides offer 10,283 hours of supervision (in-home, community)
Visitation hours for 2015 totaled 8372
The above wouldn’t have been possible without all of us (staff and families) working together. Let’s give ourselves a quick pat on the back, take a breath and keep working. We are making a difference!