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September 2019 – August Recap and September Charities

“Each week, the teenagers who are under the care of CASA can choose up to five personal care or clothing items at The Hanger. Because of the generosity of AMR members, they’re going to have a great selection to choose from the next time they visit! The CASA volunteer who accepted the donations was surprised at how many boxes and bags we delivered, but her jaw dropped when I then gave her an envelope full of cash and checks. She asked about “who we are”, and I told her about our Porsche club, full of great people who are always looking for ways to help others.

For those of you who did not go to the August social, let me tell you about the generosity of Scott and Gretchen Long, who not only opened their home and spectacular new garage and “man cave”, provided a delicious free dinner and a full bar, but also donated an autographed copy of Hurley Haywood’s biography which was auctioned off for the benefit of CASA. Larry Young made the winning bid of $200. Thank you Larry! This brought the total of cash and checks to almost $500!

Donations for CASA’s “The Hanger”

I had never before thought about auctioning items to benefit our charities, but I’m thinking that this is an excellent way to let our members share their treasures with each other while benefiting important work that’s being done in our community. If you think you have something that you’d like to have auctioned at one of our socials, please let me know. My email address is OWL3333@gmail.com.

Larry and Nancy Young had the winning bid for the signed Hurley Haywood autobiography.

For our September social, we’ll continue to support CASA’s “The Hanger”. These are the items most-needed by The Hanger:
Adult-sized clothing in current teen styles and brands
Clothing can be new or gently used and washed
In-season (we are unable to store clothes that are out of season)
Personal hygiene items must be new and full-sized shampoos, conditioners, body wash, cologne or perfume, deodorant, nail polish, hairbrushes/combs, hats.
Underwear and socks must be new. Bras can be new or very gently used. Teens really love colors and cute styles!
If you’d prefer to make a monetary donation, checks can be mde out to CASA of the Pikes Peak Region. Anything you can do to help these teenagers is greatly appreciated.

Thank you all for your generosity!”

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August 2019 – August and September Charities

AMR members will have an opportunity to support a valuable CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) project at the August and September socials.

The Hanger serves local teenagers who are living in foster care due to being victims of abuse, neglect or domestic violence. Most of these children leave their home with little or no warning, leaving their belongings behind. The Hanger provides a boutique-like shopping experience where they can choose their own clothes for school, work, or job interviews.

In addition to shopping, the teens have the opportunity to help operate the store which provides them with valuable work experience. Many foster teens have no job experience, making it difficult to find employment when they turn 18 and age out of the system. While working in the store, teens go through the complete hiring and training process, and are mentored and coached by adult volunteers.

These are the items most-needed by The Hanger:
– Adult-sized clothing in current teen styles and brands
– Clothing can be new or gently used and washed
– In-season (we are unable to store clothes that are out of season)
– Personal hygiene items must be new and full-sized shampoos, conditioners, body wash, cologne or perfume, deodorant, nail polish, hairbrushes/combs, hats.
– Underwear and socks must be new. Bras can be new or very gently used. Teens really love colors and cute styles!

If you’d prefer to make a monetary donation, checks can be mde out to CASA of the Pikes Peak Region. Anything you can do to help these teenagers is greatly appreciated. Thank you!