COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Today, we’re featuring Indy Give nonprofit CASA of the Pikes Peak Region.
Kids in foster care don’t always get the same opportunities as most other kids, so these court-appointed special advocates offer them meaningful activities and enrichment programs. The Milton Foster Children’s Fund pays for things like tutoring, swimming lessons, and even braces. However, the fund does not pay for clothing. A store called The Hanger fills that gap.
Foster kids can shop at The Hanger free of charge. They can also work there, gaining valuable experience.
“I feel like it gives them hope that there’s something bigger,” former foster child Kiaya Combs said. “People are here to help them, make them feel safer, to give them extra clothes on their backs that they sometimes don’t have when they go into the system.”
Combs was a foster child herself for about a year. She remains close to her CASA volunteer and is still involved with The Hanger.>> Learn more and Give! at indygive.com.