Coins for CASA

COINS for CASA, formerly known as Pennies from Heaven is a school-based fundraiser. We place coin collection containers in every local school room and ask students and faculty to donate their spare change to CASA for a period of 2 weeks.

Papa John's Pizza rewards the classes with the most donations with a class pizza party, and the winning class at each district with a breakfast party from Chick-Fil-A. However, the TRUE reward is knowing that these kids are helping other kids!

It is a great event, and important to instill a sense of giving at a young age. These kids amaze and inspire us as they bring in "tooth fairy money" and birthday money to give to other kids.

We also distribute important materials to the students and teachers on the process of making a report of suspected abuse/neglect.

Ladies' Day Out

Ladies' Day Out is a Dollar Auction and Tea Party!

We provide approximately 50 gift bags filled with a gift (or gift card) that would appeal to most women and valued at least $25, but only write a hint as to the contents on the outside of the bag to attract bidders. Women can bid as many times as they want on each bag, and can bid on as many bags as they have an interest. The bags can contain gift cards to hair, tanning, nail salons for products such as massages, to restaurant gift cards to gifts like jewelry and other items that women of any age would love to win to either keep for themselves or re-gift for that special lady friend in their life.

We also have 20 plus vendors on-site to showcase their newest products and services. Women will have the opportunity to sample, purchase, order and learn more about all the latest vendors in our area.

This event is a fun time for all the ladies in your life to join us for fun, food and fellowship as we all support local foster children in our community!

Sweet Taste of the Tri-State

We invite approximately 15 top of the line restaurants representing our Tri-State area to bring their best desserts for you to have an assortment of delicious foods. We have appetizers, main dishes, and desserts galore as you make your way around to sample all the best foods of the trendiest restaurants in the area.

You can then make your way to the dance floor and have fun with your friends as you support CASA. Music provided by City Heat.

Don't forget to check out our huge silent auction with items that will appeal to all who attend - trips, art, wines, gift cards, and much more to take home with you to make this night a truly memorable event.

12 Days of CASA

This event is our end of the year Campaign where we set a goal of raising $12,000 in 12 days - from December 1-12 every year.

We solicit at least one Corporate Sponsor for each day of the Campaign, and we work to match that corporate donation from members of the community. We have been thrilled with the number of Corporate Sponsors as we have ended up with multiple sponsors for each day of the Campaign. Each Corporate Sponsor donates at least $500 for their designated day. To show our appreciation, we acknowledge each Sponsor multiple times on our social media accounts, and The Independent includes them in both the kick off story and the results story at the end of the Campaign.

We also solicit community members through Facebook, e-mail, phone calls, and through word of mouth. Each individual that makes a donation (of any amount) will also have their name printed on "the list" that will be featured in the results story in The Independent, as well.

Additionally, we solicit from local restaurants that agree to donate a gift card to their establishment, and all the donors each day are entered into a drawing for a chance to win a gift card. We also acknowledge the restaurants on our social media outlets, and in The Independent.

Throughout the Campaign, we continuously post thank you acknowledgements to every donor, and information about CASA on Facebook. Equally as important as raising funds, we work to raise awareness of our mission. It is our goal to secure both donors, and potential advocates for the program.

This event is a great way to make your tax-deductible donations. The Campaign is only successful because of the amazing community support that we receive. We are grateful that we have always met our goal, and even tripled it.