SEPTEMBER - FAMILY SOCIAL PUMPKIN PATCH

Join ASA Now for a  farm friendly family fun at Mother Nature's Farm in Gilbert. Take a run (or walk) through Alexander's Adventure Maze, our maze made of straw sure to entertain kids of all ages. Visit Brooke's Pumpkin Patch and check out the fall activities!


Birthday Celebration:

If you have a foster child(ren) with birthdays in the current month of the family social, ASA Now will be celebrating them with a birthday party at this event. We will be providing them with gifts and a personalized cake (a 10 day notice is required for a personalized cake).



NOVEMBER 23rd - THANKSGIVING FEAST FOR CHILDREN IN GROUP HOMES

Foster Group Homes are cordially invited to join us at this spectacular event. Join us in the spirit of service this Thanksgiving day.


Our community will be providing the meals and serving children a delicious meal, giving them the opportunity to be surrounded on Thanksgiving Day by a community that cares.

ASA Now Save the Date Events 

Mark your calendar for our upcoming events!

FEBRUARY - ENCHANTED ISLAND FOR FOSTER CHILDREN 


ASA Now is happy to partner with Arizonans for Children to provide an amazing event to more than 4,000 children and youth. 

Live Music, Rock Climbing Wall, Carousel, Bungee Run, Gladiator Joist, Train Ride, Bounce Houses, Video Game Trailer, Human Sized Hamster Balls, Carnival Games, Amusement Rides, Zip Line, Petting Zoo, MEAL INFO: This event includes hot dogs, soda, chips and a cookie.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE:  Please note that this event is open to Group homes, CASAs, Licensed and Unlicensed Families who have a current child or youth in foster care. All children in the home can attend but there must be at least one foster child currently living in the home. 




JULY - TRAMPOLINE PARK

Join us at ASA Now's Annual Trampoline Park event!  Bring the whole family for 2 hours of trampoline fun. Parents can relax knowing we will have trauma informed volunteers watching over the kids as you sit on and watch and take that much needed break. Get to know other families that are going through the same thing you are and be the support someone needs or get the support you have been needing


Birthday Celebration:

If you have a foster child(ren) with birthdays in the current month of the family social, ASA Now will be celebrating them with a birthday party at this event. We will be providing them with gifts and a personalized cake (a 10 day notice is required for a personalized cake).

March- OUTDOOR FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT

OUTDOOR FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT​​

ASA Now's Bi-Annual Outdoor Family Movie Night will take place Saturday, March 4th from 5:30 PM-8:30 p.m. in the Jacob's Mission Community Center Back Acre. There will be carnival style games prior to the movie. 

The movie will begin promptly at 6:30 pm.

Registration includes crafts, games, dinner (pizza), fruit, popcorn, candy, and water.

This will be an outdoor event so please plan accordingly by bringing lawn chairs or a blanket to sit on.  We ask that all children in attendance remain with their own families throughout the duration of the event. The playground area will be closed during the event. 


APRIL- EASTER EGG HUNT

Join us for an eggciting time at ASA Now's 2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt. There will be Egg Hunt, Crafts, Face Painting, Carnival Games and Inflatables. 


​Families should bring their own Easter baskets and arrive no later than 12:30 p.m. to ensure adequate time for parking and instructions before the event. Children will be divided into three age groups. 


Bring your camera because there is even a special appearance by the Easter Bunny!


Ages 4 and under

​Ages 5 to 11

Ages 12 to 17


​This event includes light snacks and refreshments



JANUARY - FOOD TRUCK FOR FOSTER CHILDREN 


ASA Now's third Annual Food Truck event will take place on Monday January 16th. ASA Now is happy to partner with It's Seoul Good, All cooped up and 3 pending vendors to provide an Appreciation Lunch Event to honor up to 300 children and youth placed in congregate care. 


Food trucks and dessert trucks will come together for the third year in a row to donate their time, efforts and services to provide a delicious lunch for children and youth in foster care. Please note that each child is able to pick a full lunch meal from one of the five food truck choices. Staff attending the event will be able to order directly from the food trucks.


​Crafts and Games will be set up for children and youth to enjoy before lunch is served.



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AUGUST 20th - FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT

ASA Now's Bi-Annual Family Movie Night will take place Saturday,  August 20th at 11:30 am at AMC Superstition 12 Theater. We will be watching Minions, the Rise of Gru.


Birthday Celebration:

If you have a foster child(ren) with birthdays in the current month of the family social, ASA Now will be celebrating them with a birthday party at this event. We will be providing them with gifts and a personalized cake (a 10 day notice is required for a personalized cake).

Registration includes child small popcorn, drink and fun!


SEPTEMBER - FAMILY DAY AT THE FIELD

ASA Now's Annual Family Day at the Field will take place Sunday,  September 18th at 1o am at Chase Field. Join us as the Diamondbacks take on the San Diego Padres.


We invite you to join us in providing normalcy for children and creating family memories., At a baseball game, they can just be a kid for three or four hours and enjoy things that other kids are getting to do with their families.


Birthday Celebration:

If you have a foster child(ren) with birthdays in the current month of the family social, ASA Now will be celebrating them with a birthday party at this event. We will be providing them with gifts and a personalized cake (a 10 day notice is required for a personalized cake).

Registration includes family fun!



JUNE 24TH - SUMMER POOL PARTY

Splash into summer fun and join ASA Now for our annual Summer Pool Party!


ASA Now hosts extra special experiences for children impacted by foster care to create positive childhood memories! We also know that for caregivers, it is sometimes challenging, and ASA Now's Family Swim Party will provide a time for families to connect with other kinship, foster and adoptive parents who understand those challenges. It's a time to connect with other caregivers, to learn that you are not the only ones who struggle in certain areas and to just have a community who understands what you are going through.


Birthday Celebration:

If you have a foster child(ren) with birthdays in the current month of the family social, ASA Now will be celebrating them with a birthday party at this event. We will be providing them with gifts and a personalized cake (a 10 day notice is required for a personalized cake).

Registration includes lunch, dessert and lots of socializing!

HAIR CUTS FROM THE HEART

ASA Now has partnered with licensed cosmetologists to provide a professional cut or trim to a foster child who wants a touch up or a new look and will provide hygiene kits for up to 450 foster children. 


Something as small as a new haircut can go a long way and truly make a world of difference, which can translates into a boost of self esteem. The stylists example, generosity and outreach to the children we serve will also serve as another possible career option for to those who are close to aging out. 

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OCTOBER 21 - COSTUME DISTRIBUTION & TRUNK-OR-TREAT EVENT

Join us for ASA Now's 5th Annual Trunk or Treat Fall Celebration  which will take place Saturday, October 22nd in Mesa, AZ from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. in the Jacob's Mission Community Center Parking Lot. This will be a walk-through event. Families will arrive at their selected time and walk through snack and activity booths, a photo booth, and collect candy in the trunk-or-treat area. We expect that it will take each family 30 minutes to complete walk-through.


​Kinship, Foster & Adoptive families are cordially invited to join us at this spectacular event. Arrival times are in 30 minute increments between 5:30-7:30 pm. Select a time in form below.


This event will be held in partnership with  Gem's Dress Up Closet. There will be a booth set up where children can pick out gently used dress-up costumes.


* We will be handing out treat bags for kids to collect candy.
**Gem's Dress Up Closet will provide a limited number of gently used costumes to children in need.

JULY 15TH BACK TO SCHOOL BACKPACK GIVEAWAY

As children and youth enter foster care they are often not allowed to bring their personal belongings with them. This can only add to the trauma that they are experiencing.


It is ASA Now's goal to alleviate the trauma and provide each child and youth in foster care with a sense of belonging, stability, and ownership by providing them with grade appropriate backpack full of school supplies. 


ASA Now ensures that foster children in grades K-12 start the school year with the tools they need, feeling prepared and ready to learn.


All backpacks and school supplies are generously donated by the community. We serve the children during the back-to-school season and distribute all items in time for the first day of school. 


Children an youth who are in need of a backpack and removed during the school year can request a school backpack through our Immediate Needs Request form.


ASA Now Family & Holiday Events 

Open to ALL Foster, Kinship and Adoptive Parents Throughout the State!

Join ASA Now for our Monthly Family Events which includes potlucks, swim parties, barbeques, movie nights and game nights. These events are held in our community as a means to provide wholesome family recreation, and allow parents and children to connect with others who understand their situations and experiences furthering their sense of community.  These special events are specifically geared for children impacted by trauma in an effort to create positive childhood memories. 

DECEMBER - 7TH ANNUAL WINTER WONDER LAND CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION​

Kinship, Foster, Adoptive families and Group Homes are cordially invited to join us at this spectacular event.


Our Holiday party beings the seasonal festivities with Professional Portraits, Bouncy House, Cookie Decorating, Ornament Making Station, Candy Cane and Art Projects, Santa Station, Gifts from Santa, Holiday Music, Therapeutic Animals, Games, Food and a Pinata.



Every child will receive an age appropriate toy along with some practical items provided by our community.

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