May 2013 Announcements from SAFF!
PLEASE CONSIDER USING THE FOLLOWING GAS STATIONS DURING THE ENTIRE MONTH OF MAY ... AT EACH PUMP OF GAS AND WITH CAR MAINTENANCE WORK - A PORTION OF $$$$ IS DONATED TO SAFF!
Please keep patronizing these stations because each month the GENEROUS owners donate a portion of $$$$$ to a wonderful local non profit such as Solace Tree (for children in grief), Adopt a Vet (for veterans to receive free dental care), Good Luck Macbeth (a cultural theatre program), etc. go to http://www.sierracarcare.com/ and thank them for being so wonderful to SAFF and other non-profits in our area!!!!
Joseph gave a 90 second speech at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Church and the congregation passed the plate for SAFF. Here is a photo of Joseph with Pastor Neil and Ginnie Kersey from UUFC along with SAFF's Secretary of the Board of Directors Gloria Torme... THANK YOU MEMBERS OF THE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP CHURCH for the generous donation!
From the left- Pastor Neil, Joseph Galata, Gloria Torme, and Ginnie Kersey.
And the generous donation to SAFF!
The Tiffany Story Vocal Studio
which partners with SAFF... held a recital on Saturday April 27 featuring 29 singers. Amongst them were McClain Simon and Lisa Simon who sang solos. McClain and Lisa have been studying singing with one of SAFF's most loved friends Tiffany Story. This brother and sister duo make us all proud! and we thank Tiffany for always being so generous to SAFF and so many other wonderful non profits in town. Many of SAFF's Christmas presents for the children and youth come from Tiffany's singers and their families!
SOME KIDS IN FOSTER CARE FEEL THAT THEY DON'T HAVE A PRAYER.. LET'S CHANGE THAT!
The National Foster Care Prayer Vigil is a nationwide event initated to gather in Faith-based congregations across the county ...
On Monday May 20 at 6:00.... at the Fellowship Community Church at 130 Hydraulic Street..... Gloria Torme - a member of that congregation and the Secretary of the Board of Directors for SAFF... will host the event which will also be a fundraiser for SAFF... for more information.. please email Gloria atGtlive185@gmail.com
FOSTER PARENT APPRECIATION CEREMONY
On the evening of May 10.... Washoe County Social Services will be hosting a dinner for FOSTER PARENT APPRECIATION CEREMONY.
reservations are mandatory, call WCSS 337-4400 and ask for Mikie Franklin.
Also, if you need child care for the evening.. you must contact Mikie NOW!
SAFF's In-home/After School Academic Tutoring Program
...is helping our children and teens achieve overwhelming victories in school!
SAFF now has 25 academic tutors - many from the UNR School of Medicine.
WE THANK THE WASHOE COUNTY SOCIAL WORKERS FOR THEIR CONTINUOUS REFERRALS AND THEIR DEDICATION TO THE ACADEMIC SUCCESS OF THE YOUTH THEY SERVE DAILY!!!!!
And we thank all of our community partners which support the education of the youth in foster care.. especially the Frank M. and Gertrude R. Doyle Foundation, the Unity Center of Reno, The Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, and so many more!