October 2014 Announcements from SAFF
Frank M. and Gertrude R. Doyle
Thank you Washoe County Social Workers, WIN Workers, foster and adoptive parents for so many requests for the In-Home/After School Academic Tutoring Services. We are overwhelmed with the number of requests.... In fact... SAFF has hired to hire 9 new tutors from the University of Nevada, Reno, and we are still needing at least 4 more.
A tutor must be a student at the University or a Specialist in a specific field of academics. What is really incredible...is the large number of high school youth in foster care ... primarily in the Independent Living Program... who are asking for tutoring in chemistry, advanced algebra, biology, geometry... WOW! Intelligent and determined high school youth!
Our tutors specialize in elementary, middle, and high school studies. Many are attending the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine. Thank you to the Frank M. and Gertrude R. Doyle Foundation, WCSS Independent Living Program, Community Foundation, and all of the other organizations and businesses which donate funding to make this program so successful.
Free Family Concert in the morning!
Come to the Reno Philharmonic on
November 15, 2014 at 10am (9am for pre-concert activities)
at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts
for a FREE FAMILY CONCERT.
And Later that day...
Home means Nevada
Fall Youth Orchestras Showcase
7pm for only $10 for adult and $5 for students.
Youth Strings Symphonia (YSS), Youth Concert Orchestra (YCO), and Youth Symphony Orchestra (YSO) perform a wide variety of music from "Let It Go" from Frozen to Tchaikovsky's "Romeo and Juliet" download flyer
NEVADA EQUINE ASSISTED THERAPY HORSE RANCH
Always remember.... If you would like to see an incredible program in
action... you can contact NEAT... Nevada Equine Assisted Therapy.... The youth who have and are participating in the program working with horses to help the youth deal with different traumas and problems are demonstrating magnificent progress.
Laurie Roberts and Bambi Spears are the Assisted Equine Therapists... the ranch is located on Valley Road .. up the street from the Reno Livestock Center in Reno. In July SAFF and NEAT hosted a BBQ for 45 dignitaries and we watched youth demonstrated their riding techniques. Stupendous!
Kia Crater's Fasincating Rhythm School of the Performing Arts has a dance class for youth with disabilities. SAFF is so proud of the foster youth and adoptive youth participate. Kids with both physical and mental disabilities are having a blast of fun!
One young dancer... Juan and his adoptive mom attend regularly.. and recently Juan was in his first dance show! We at SAFF are so proud of him!
THANK YOU FOR THE FUNDRAISER!
The Family Yogurt Shop on the campus of UNR and the Alpha Kappa Psi Co-ed Sorority and Fraternity sponsored a 1 day fundraiser for SAFF's tutoring program.
Here is a photo of Kelly Erwin, a SAFF tutor, who organized the event. Thank you everyone! We sure do appreciated the support we get from UNR!
HO LIDAY EVENTS COMING UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The Sierra Nevada Ballet Company and WNPAC are offering FREE tickets to SAFF for foster and adoptive families to attend the Saturday December 6 @ 2:00 performance of the Christmas show PEANUTCRACKER... a mini version of the famous holiday dance THE NUTCRACKER... if you would like to attend the performance - free tickets - contact Joseph (firstname.lastname@example.org) at SAFF and he will put your name and number of tickets at the theatre box office in Reno.
And after the ballet, on the same date, Dec 6... from 5-10 pm at the Old Town Mall Shopping Center (across from the Atlantis)... SAFF is joining with two businesses My City Housewives and Buy Local ... to produce a major Christmas Health and Beauty Expo.. FREE.... Great entertainment featuring 20 Italian Venetian Carnavale Costumers, international jazz singer Jakki Ford, Gospel singer Mark Emerson and the Nevada Opera... along with 60 local business vendors and non-profit organizations... a major Christmas celebration...and vendors are donating a percentage of their donation to SAFF!!!!! Flyer
AND .. IF YOU WANT TO ATTEND THE SAFF CHRISTMAS PARTY (See information below).. You can get your FREE tickets at this event.
Then... On Sunday Dec 14 at the Bishop Manoque High School.... Once again.. the National Charity League - comprised of incredibly wonderful women and their daughters.. will join with SAFF to produce another extravagant Christmas party for our foster and adoptive families. Each year the Christmas party gets better and bigger. Games, crafts, food, and entertainment.
And.. as always.. the magnificent Unity Center in Reno has contacted Joseph and asked the annual question "What can the Unity Center do for the families this Christmas?" Each year the Unity Center provides thousands of dollars for gifts to foster and adoptive families. Look for their surprise ! The Unity Center is incredibly generous to us!
Sierra Association Of Foster Families will be receiving a $10.00 donation from the AmazonSmile Foundation as a result of AmazonSmile program activity between April 1 and June 30, 2014.
Click on the image to shop with AmazonSmile and help to support Sierra Association of Foster Families.
If you need to reach Joseph.. email him at JGalata@aol.com... yourmessage will go to his phone.. political campaign season is here.. and Joseph can't do his work and take care of his own family when political robo calls are non-stop!