CASA’s Milton Foster Children’s Fund (MFCF) provides resources for foster youth (ages 0-18) to give them a sense of normalcy in a situation that is anything but normal. Resources may include financial support for unmet needs and activities, life skills workshops such as budgeting, self-care, and nutrition, and access to free clothing and accessories through The Hanger, a project within MFCF.
Imagine having just 15 minutes to pack your things and leave your home. Before you know it, you’re in a car with a stranger leaving your friends, school, and family behind. This traumatic experience is just one of the challenges youth face when they are placed in foster care. MFCF helps them find a sense of normalcy through scholarships, extracurricular activities, and free clothing that fits their style.
Adult volunteers for The Hanger, new full-size toiletry items, hoodies, new and gently used in season clothes for teens (adult sizes only), and $25 gift cards to Walmart and Amazon.
In a 12-month period, there are about 800 children in the Pikes Peak Region who need CASA advocacy.
“I feel like The Hanger is an inspirational place for not only kids to get involved, but adults too.” — Jordan, previous teen who worked at The Hanger