Many of you know I’ve been an avid bike rider with having done close to 9K miles , but was unable to ride for about a year. Life has a way of interrupting well made plans. My friend Carole & I have a goal of completing 10k miles & are now training for the 68 mile Cinderella Ride April 14 which will give us a start toward that goal.
A very deserving organization, San Francisco Court Appointed Special Advocate (SFCASA) will benefit from the donations I hope to raise. SFCASA empowers everyday people to advocate for abused & neglected foster children in San Francisco by championing heir rights in court. 60,000 children are in foster care just in California. Over 1000 children are in foster care in SF. By 18, many have lived in multiple homes, attended an average of 9 different schools & worked with 9 different social workers. These kids have no sense of security or a feeling of trust as a result of the disruption and constant change in their life. CASA’s help foster kids with educational needs and find safe permanent homes. With this support and mentoring, a child with a CASA is half as likely to re-enter the system. One year of a SFCASA advocacy costs less than one month of foster care.
Please give what you can. Any amount will be appreciated. Thank you,