Schwan’s Donates $10K to CAPS

A Salina non-profit organization whose mission is to combat child abuse has received a little help in the form of a donation. Child Advocacy and Parenting Services, or CAPS, was awarded a $10,000 grant from Schwan’s Corporate Giving Foundation.

Schwan’s Corporate Giving Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) charitable organization focused on efforts to end hunger, promote youth education and leadership development, and provide essential services that advance the health of the communities where Schwan’s Company employees live and work. The foundation is headquartered in
Marshall, Minnesota.

According to CAPS, a check was presented at the beginning of aboard meeting by Madeline Garretson, Senior Human Resources Manager at Schwan’s Company and CAPS Board Vice President, and Chris Wiseman, Senior Director of Manufacturing at Schwan’s Company, to Thomas Stein, CAPS Board President.

“Last year, I presented CAPS as an organization that supports our community and most importantly has a direct impact on our employees,” said Garretson. “Our employees use CAPS’ services in many different capacities and have shared with us the impact the organization has had in their daily lives. As a leadership team, we are dedicated to
supporting community organizations that support us, so it was important that CAPS be one of those organizations.”

“We are thankful for the support from Schwan’s,” said CAPS Executive Director Lori Blake. “They are instrumental community partners who understand it takes a village to raise a child and their financial support makes it possible for children’s voices to be lifted in times when their parents can’t do it for them.”

Blake says the grant will support children in foster care by providing training and supervision of CASA Volunteers. CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates. These volunteers are a positive light for children who are going through the foster care system. The grant will fund training for these special volunteers so they can continue to
be a positive adult in lives of the children they serve. The grant will also fund supervision duties of the volunteers. CASA Supervisors are employed by CAPS.