|Catch the Bug Campaign
Posted October 1, 2014 1:27 pm
Catch the CASA Bug! Be a CASA volunteer today!
As a non-profit organization, Kansas CASA is always looking for ways to recruit volunteers and increase awareness in order to meet the CASA mission. Kansas CASA is a network of 23 community-based programs that recruit and train volunteers who advocate for the best interest of abused and neglected children within the court system.
Funds raised through this site will be used to purchase a Volkswagen bug that will be wrapped with a graphic design featuring the CASA logo, information and pictures of kids. The CASA Bug will serve as a moving billboard that will travel throughout the state making appearances at parades, car shows, local CASA program events and visits and several statewide conferences and meetings. These appearances will be highlighted on our website, Facebook page and other media outlets. This project also gives onlookers the opportunity to join in by submitting their picture with the “CASA Bug” for a chance to win a prize. Not only will this project increase the visibility of CASA throughout the state in a fun and creative way, it will assist with volunteer recruitment.
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|Volunteer of the Month December
Posted October 1, 2014 12:44 pm
I wanted to be a positive presence in a child’s life. Every child deserves a happy healthy childhood and a lot of them don’t get that. Sometimes they get bounced around to different foster homes and the CASA is the only consistent person in their lives. Being able to help a child in that way was important to me.
Seeing how truly important a CASA is within the court system. I had one case where there were no social workers involved so my report was the only report the court had to go off of. CASA writes a report that explains the situation as they have observed it and reports the child’s wishes. They are the eyes and the ears of the judge. It is a really great feeling knowing that the judges not only read the reports but value them so much.
Anyone who wants to work with families, specifically children, will find volunteering for CASA a rewarding experience. It is hard work but the bonds you create with your CASA kids make it worth it. I feel like I learn something new every day.
|Kansas CASA Outreach
Posted October 1, 2014 12:36 pm
Kansas CASA will now provide a quarterly newsletter. Please feel free to share this link with family and friends.
Click Kansas CASA Outreach to access newsletter (Highlighted Above):
|Volunteer of the Year 2014
Posted October 1, 2014 12:27 pm
***Kansas CASA Volunteer of the Year 2014***
The Kansas CASA Association’s highest honor for volunteers is the Volunteer of the Year award. This award recognizes an outstanding CASA volunteer who has made a significant contribution in the lives of abused and neglected children.
Kansas CASA is pleased to announce that this year’s recipient of the 2014 Kansas CASA Volunteer of the Year award is Jill Kleinberg. Jill has been a CASA volunteer with Douglas County CASA in Lawrence since 2000.