July Announcements From SAFF!
Greetings! We hope you are having a wonderful Summer!
Please read on for the July SAFF announcements.
Reno-Tahoe group announces 100 "most inspiring leaders"
Community Affect has released it's list of the top 100 leaders in Reno and Tahoe - and Joseph Galata is named as one of them!
10 FREE BABY CRIBS
Thanks to our wonderful Washoe County foster and adoptive mom Tina Atkinson, there are now 10 free baby cribs (not pull down) available. Tina prefers the cribs go to new foster parents, birth parents being re-united with their babies, grandparents fostering their grandchildren, and relative placements. But if you are a long-time foster parent and/or preparing to finalize your adoption, pls contact Tina for a baby crib. Tina's email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
COMPUTERS - JUNE AND JULY!!!
Thanks to the City of Reno and the Reno Cigar Lion's Club for distributing the free computers to our foster, adoptive, and birth families on Saturday June 13...
NOW.. WE ARE TAKING RESERVATIONS FOR THE JULY FREE COMPUTER GIVE AWAY... Saturday July 20. 9:30 at the KNPB-PBS TV station... we already have 9 reservations for the for the July giveaway.... So email Joseph at JGalata@aol.com ASAP to reserve your spot. You and the child/teen must attend the 90 minute educational training on the computer and programs and then you leave with the free computer!
THANK YOU - SIERRA SERVICE STATIONS!!!!
During the month of May, 5 gasoline stations owned by the Sierra Service Stations, donated a percentage of their profits to SAFF for the creative-artistic-educational programs at SAFF. Every time a customer pumped gasoline from one of the 5 stations - SAFF received a donation! We are most grateful!
For June - the same gas pumps are being used to donate $ to the Boy Scouts... so please continue to patronize the Sierra Service Stations! Community partnerships are what make all of us so successful!
THANKS TO FASCINATING RHYTHM SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS!
On Saturday June 15 at the Carson City Community Theater, over 60 children and teens performed 46 dance production numbers. The opening performances were those choreographed at the SAFF fundraiser featuring TV and Broadway stars from GLEE, SMASH, THE LION KING, and ROCK OF AGES.
SAFF received acknowledgment both in the written program and from the Emcee for the 800 audience members. A highlight was the production number featuring developmentally disabled children, teens, and adults who performed with professional dancers and teachers. SAFF is so grateful and proud to be involved with FR School of Performing Arts and Studio7Arts.
THANKS TO THE NEVADA CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE IN DISABILITIES!
SAFF has been awarded 2 grants from the NCED! The funding will be used to offer In-Home/After School Academic Tutoring Remedial Education for children and teens in foster care who have developmental disabilities and to help with the development of a new project focusing on teaching children and teens with developmental disabilities how to protect themselves from bullying, abuse, and violence.
The NCED works diligently with many community organizations to help our youth with developmental disabilities succeed in life!
SUMMER ACADEMIC TUTORING!