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CASA NEWSLETTER
Third Quarter 2018
Join Us For Light of Hope!


Attend our free breakfast or luncheon as you hear stories from the heart about CASA, the impact we make in our community, and how YOU can help us make a difference in the lives of these children. 

The Tale of Two Children: The Worley's Story
Mike and Leesa Worley: Light of Hope 2017 Speakers

Mike and Leesa Worley were no different than you or me. They worked, had a family, and, like many of us, wondered what else they could do in their community, namely for the local children. That's when they decided to become foster parents... READ MORE.

Don't miss out on hearing more stories like Mike and Leesa's at this year's Light of Hope!

To learn more about this event, please contact Anne Kerlin, Events & Campaigns Coordinator at  303.835.5540 or 
Summer Swearing In Ceremony



We welcomed 7 new CASA Volunteers this quarter at our August Swearing-In at the Broomfield Combined Courts, with Judicial Officers Judge Michael Goodbee, Judge Amy Bockman, Chief Judge Patrick Murphy and Magistrate Jacque Russell. CASA Volunteers make what we do possible, sharing a commitment to improve the lives of children every day. We are grateful to have brought on so many inspiring individuals! 

Here's what they had to say about why they decided to join CASA:
Mila Sbrocca
"When my kids were younger I was a foster parent and one of our kids had an amazing CASA. I was so impressed by her and what she offered that I knew it was something I wanted to do someday. My kids are old enough now that I have time to volunteer and CASA was my immediate go to. I can't wait to begin serving our most vulnerable children and making a difference in their lives."
Sheena Lukens
"I wanted to become a CASA because I saw a need and wanted to help. I had been looking for a volunteer opportunity that made a noticeable difference in someone's life on a personal level and CASA seemed to fit that. I also really wanted to make a difference in the life of a child and hopefully teach them to be able to have a voice."

Becky Schipper
"I learned about the CASA program through a neighbor of mine who is also a CASA advocate.  After looking at the CASA website and reading about the volunteer opportunities available, I decided that I wanted the opportunity to be a CASA advocate. One of the best decisions I ever made!"

Stephanie Kosik
"I was motivated to join CASA through personal experiences as I have become aware that our communities need volunteers for children.   I strongly believe that what I've learned with my personal and professional experiences, I can make a positive difference in a child's life."
Pauline Wilson
"I chose to be a CASA to be a voice, but more than that I want to be a friend, a mentor, a person they can trust. I have seen what a child goes through when no one is in their corner and I didn't want to stand back and watch that happen to dozens of others. CASA is an opportunity to help a child see the world isn't always a scary place."

Heather Hendrickson
"CASA is an organization that goes above and beyond to serve the most vulnerable children in our communities.  When looking for an organization to volunteer with I wanted to be affiliated with a group of people who work hard on behalf of those who have no voice. CASA is that organization.  I am honored to be a part of CASA." 

Erika Sell
"I joined CASA because I am passionate about providing hope to children who find themselves in seemingly hopeless situations. I believe in the importance of a strong support system in a child's life, and look forward to being an advocate and cheerleader for Adams County children, one case at a time."




We look forward to seeing all you accomplish to help children in need!  To find out how YOU can become an CASA Volunteer, please contact Joyce, Outreach & Recruitment Manager at  joyce@casa17th.org.
Staff Happenings
Lending a Hand: A Precious Child
The CASA team gets together quarterly for  team-building and fun, in September we decided to take it a step further and use this time to give back. The day was spent volunteering for A Precious Child, a wonderful partner of CASA, that helps make sure no child goes without the resources they need to succeed. We're grateful for the opportunity to contribute to such a deserving group! 

Welcome To Our 
Newest Team Member!
We are pleased to announce  that the CASA family got a little  bigger with the addition of our  newest member, Marketing  and Communications  Coordinator, Alycia Mueller!  Since starting in June, Alycia  has established not one but two  monthly columns in local  papers, The Brighton Standard 
Blade as well as Prime Time News for Seniors. She says her biggest goal is to help spread the CASA mission and "get as many eyes on our organization as possible to keep up with the growing need for volunteers." If you have a story or a marketing opportunity, please reach her at  alycia@casa17th.com or 303.835.5542.
Thank You To Guys Who Give - Broomfield!



Guys Who Give, founded by Justin Livingston in 2015, is a group that aims to make the biggest difference in the  smallest amount of time, doing what they refer to as "flash philanthropy": they meet, each member pitches an organization to support and why it matters, they cast a vote, and write a check. 

Guys Who Give recently opened a Broomfield chapter, and for their first gift, they chose CASA of Adams and Broomfield Counties, giving a generous donation of $1,300.oo. We are extremely honored to be the very first recipients ... READ MORE.  
Indulge for CASA Success! 

Indulge for CASA took place on Thursday, July 19th, at J.A. Balistreri Vineyards. It is through your generous support and commitment to children in our community, that Indulge for CASA had nearly 260 guests in attendance!

Thank you to all who came out to the event, and a very special congratulations to Lori Navarrete, who won "An Italian Getaway!" Thank you again to GHX Global and Brad & Therese Zuercher for sponsoring this year's raffle prize.
 
This year's event raised nearly $130,000!

Funds raised will allow CASA to continue to recruit, train, and supervise more than 108 dedicated volunteers who will work to fight for the basic human rights of abused and neglected children here in Adams and Broomfield Counties.

Check out our FY18 Annual Report 
HERE to see all we have accomplished this year! 
 
In This Issue
Recruiting Now
Joyce Sanchez, Outreach & Recruitment Manager

Thank you to all of our Volunteers that make the CASA program a success! We are always looking for more people to make sure that every child in need has a caring CASA Volunteer Advocate. You can make a difference by being that person- say YES to CASA today and advocate for one of the 1,100 children right here in Adams and Broomfield Counties. 

For more information please contact
July Advocate
of the Month
Katie Evans

The CASA organization has chosen Katie Evans as July Advocate of the Month. She has been with CASA of Adams County for a little over a year. Since she became a Volunteer Advocate, she's had several cases and is currently on her third, which involves a teenage boy who has been in seven different placements since 2016. Katie has built a strong relationship with him, and visits him consistently every week, despite the hour drive... READ MORE.
August Advocate
of the Month
Irene Randall

The CASA Program has chosen Irene Randall as August Advocate of the Month. Irene is a devoted grandmother, employee, and golfer, who loves playing a round with her husband when she isn't in court or at her job. Irene has been with CASA since 2010 and has had seven cases during that time .. . READ MORE
September  Advocate
of the Month
Howard Yeoman

CASA of Adams and Broomfield Counties is pleased to recognize Howard Yeoman as the September Advocate of the Month. Howard has been serving as a CASA Volunteer Advocate since October 2017, a mere four months into his retirement from serving as a nonprofit executive for 22 years. Howard states that CASA was the first volunteer opportunity he considered upon retirement after learning of the program through a presentation at the Westminster 7:10 Rotary meeting ... READ MORE.
Save the Date!
Please mark your calendars now to make sure you don't miss out on the fun! Stay tuned for more details on the following events.

Cookies Count  
11.18 - 12.18

National Adoption Day Celebration  | 11.16.18

CASA Children's Holiday Party  | 12.15.18

For more information, please contact Anne Kerlin, Events & Campaigns Coordinator at 303.835.5540
 or  anne@casa17th.com.
CASA 101 Informational Session
 
  
Do you know someone who is looking to get involved with the community? They should become a CASA Volunteer Advocate!
 
For more information, click HERE, and mark your calendar for these upcoming events:

10.25.18 CASA 101
11.3.18 CASA Volunteer Training
Window Covering Safety Council Partnership



CASA has teamed up with the Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC) and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to urge parents and caregivers to check their window coverings. Exposed or dangling cords can pose a strangulation hazard to infants and young children, and it's recommended to retrofit or replace them with today's safer products.

To learn more about window-cord safety, or to order free retrofit kits, go to the Window Covering Safety Council's website  HERE.
Colorado Child Abuse & Neglect Public Awareness Campaign
Help educate and encourage the public to report suspected child abuse and neglect through the  Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline:

1-844-CO-4-KIDS
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