Valor and AASK Join Forces to Create a Foster Sibling Summer Camp

Valor Global, in keeping with is commitment to help the community, recently partnered with Aid to Adoption of Special Kids (AASK) to provide Arizona’s foster youth with a much needed service. Currently 75% of siblings that are removed from a home due to CPS (Child Protective Services) involvement are separated and placed in multiple foster homes. Due to the budget cuts and constraints, foster siblings often lose touch with one another.

AASK envisioned a summer camp where these youth can reconnect and re-establish their bond. With funding help from Valor, AASK has turned this camp into a reality with a group of 90 siblings gathering in June of 2014 at Camp Tonto in Payson.

Valor became even more hands on offering to host “Birthday Party” along with local restaurant group SomeBurros. Birthday Party is one of the core nights of the summer camp. Siblings often miss each other’s birthday so Birthday Party night ensures that each siblings birthday is properly celebrated. Each sibling picks out a present from the pop up store that is created at the campsite. The siblings then wrap and make cards for their brothers and sisters. On Birthday night, Valor staff and families will enter the dining hall carrying candle light cakes while happy Birthday is sung repeatedly until every youth has their own birthday cake. The siblings then exchange the presents they picked out the previous day. The entire event take between 2-3 hours and the excitement is palpable.

Valor’s team and families are no stranger to aiding the community. Over Thanksgiving, Valor employees & families formed a team that volunteered at St. Mary’s Food Bank and packed over 1,000 emergency food baskets to feed the homeless and needy.

Valor is also an ardent supporter of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Americas and have a deep relationship with the club. Vicki Mayo is a former club alumni and Youth of the Year.

Valor’s purpose includes committing our time and monies to improving our communities and humanity.

Valor was founded by Simer S. Mayo in 2004 and is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year and offers Managed IT services as well as Contact Center Solutions.

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