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Fourth Annual “Kids Day Out” Event

On August 5, 2017, school-aged children within our CASA program took part in a fun event made possible by a $3,000 grant from PayPal Gives and other generous contributors. 

Each CASA child received $150 gift card from our CASA program to spend on their school clothing accompanied by their CASA advocate. They also received a back pack and school supplies. After shopping, our children were treated to frozen yogurt from Orange Leaf and meals from Texas Road House and Red Robin.  Later the students enjoyed bowling at Leopard Lanes in Bellevue.

“Kids Day Out” as an annual event that  allows the kids to have fun and be with other kids in their situation while decreasing the financial burden on parents and foster parents.

Angie Neumiller, the Executive Director for CASA, extends a heartfelt thanks to all the advocates who once again made this event a huge success. The following CASA advocates were Dan Andreas, Debbie Green, Coli Hunter, Ed James, Lee Jameson, Karen Muhvic and Russel Orr.  

Currently, 23 children are being served by 14 CASA advocates or staff members. 

A huge thank you to Amy Houston, Shadow Lake Marketing Director for coordinating with merchants on various cash donations and complimentary items for our children.  Thanks to JCPenney for backpacks; Texas Road House for a cash donation and complimentary meals; Red Robin for complimentary meals; Old Chicago for a cash donation and Orange Leaf for complimentary yogurt.  Donations from various retailers, events and employees at Shadow Lake mall, KENO and fundraising funds also helped make the day possible. 

Our program will also receive a $250 grant from Old Navy which held a Back to School Fashion Show on Friday, August 4th.  Thanks to the volunteers and staff’s children and grandchildren who participated in the fashion show. Rey and Xavien Franklin; Megan and Piper Gutierrez; Lara and Jolie Hunter, McKenna Jensen, Isabella Montoya, Elizabeth Sanchez and Ellie Sachs.

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(L-R) Kay McMahon, the Honorable Judge Steinheider and Karie Kirkland McKinley

More Volunteers Advocate for CASA Children

Karie Kirkland McKinley and Kay McMahon, our two newest CASA advocates, were sworn-in by Judge John Steinheider on June 30, 2017.

There are a total of 20 Cass County children who are under the jurisdiction of the court due to abuse and/or neglect. Children range in age from two to 17 years old. Currently, 13 active CASA advocates are serving these children.

Advocates get to know the children they advocate for and make recommendations to the Judge. They become a stable, reliable presence in the child’s life during a very difficult time, and advocate for the child to have a safe and permanent home as quickly as possible.

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CASA Training to Begin in October 2017

We are recruiting CASA Advocates for the next training session beginning October 1, 2017.

Each CASA advocate is screened, trained and completes 30 hours of pre-service training. 15 hours of training will be online and 15 hours will be in-person.

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The most critical events don't appear on Cass County CASA's Calendar of Events. That is because our volunteers work behind the scenes to improve a child's future.

Each and every time one of our volunteers meet with the child they advocate for or other important adults in that child's life, a profound event takes place.

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