ALAMOSA — The Children’s Advocacy Center of the San Luis Valley (CAC), a program of Tu Casa, Inc., is hosting a fundraiser on September 28th.
The night will include a dinner, silent auction, awards, and a special guest speaker. Tu Casa Inc. and the CAC rely heavily on donors to continue to provide their services for free to the community. There are some great items up for auction including: a quilt, art, Broncos tickets, jewelry, and more! Special guest speaker Derek Clark is a well-known advocate of children who has published several award winning books and has spoken to countless audiences.
Derek is considered one of the most inspiring motivational speakers for conference keynotes, non-profits, child protective services, mental health and many more organizations. He is the author of seven inspirational book series which details his experiences and mental tools that he used to beat the odds while growing up in the foster care system. He knows first-hand the power of attitude in coping with adversity and overcoming hardship. At 5 years of age, Derek’s mother and stepfather (his biological father was in prison) abandoned him at a psychiatric hospital. He then was turned over to the California foster care system, where he would spend the next 13 years of his life, contending with rejection, humiliation, emotional distress and overwhelming anxiety. Yet through it all, Derek never gave up, and went from victim to victor by defying the artificial limitations imposed on him.
Derek speaks directly to the mission at the CAC, and Tu Casa is so excited to have him in the SLV. Those who are interested in attending or sponsoring this event may contact Joseph at 719-589-2465 or [email protected]