Caring and Serving Together CAST

January 2023 Newsletter

Recently, I read an article that summarized the results of an 85-year study conducted by researchers at Harvard. The goal of the study was to determine the secret to happiness. In a new book, The Good Life: Lessons from the World's Longest Scientific Study of Happiness the results and recommendations are being shared in depth. For now, let me share that they have determined there is one factor above all else: good relationships. Waldinger, Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard and Director of the Harvard Study of Adult Develpment said:

So if you were to make one decision to best ensure your own health and happiness, it should be to cultivate warm relationships.

I love that CAST has been practicing this since its begininng! At our core, we are about relationship: with each other and with those we serve.

In other news, I'm excited to be introducing the new CAST logo. Please take a minute to read the explanation below. Great logos not only make an impression, but they create a tool for you to prompt conversations and share information. I encourage you to let the new logo do both...prompt conversations and share information about the important work of CAST.

Finally, please consider joining us for a book study and/or for BINGO. These are great opportunities to connect for friendship and fun! Details below...will look forward to seeing you there!

With gratitude,

Sonja White

Executive Director

New Logo -- Same Mission

The CAST logo represents the mission in several ways.  The interwoven C can be seen as a net.  As those who serve as part of CAST also work to be fishers of men, we CAST a net in our local community.  If one looks closely, the C is also an infinity sign.  The quiet and humble work of those in CAST will have infinite impact, beyond anything we can hope or imagine.  

Finally, the gradient colors represent a willingness to cross boundaries as we pursue opportunities to demonstrate servant leadership.

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Serve with us!

Adult CAST

Did you know that adult CAST serves monthly at the Akron Canton Regional Food Bank? Click the link below to sign up to serve!

Sign Up to Serve at the Food Bank!

Student CAST

Our #CASTkids are serving up a storm for the rest of the school year! This impressive bunch of students will be serving at a different partner location every single weekend between now and the end of March! If you would like to serve alongside the #CASTkids or you know a student who would like to join in on the fun click the link below!

Email Taylor for more Information 

Save the Date:

Saturday February 18th

CAST's Next Social Outing!

Such an important part of CAST is when we gather to do life together as friends. This February, we will be doing just that as we help out one of our long time partners, The Children's Toy Fund!

Join us, Saturday February 18th for a night of friends, fun, and most importantly BINGO!

Doors open at 4:30pm with the first game beginning at 6:30pm.

We recommend arriving between 5-5:30pm to allow yourself time to check in and find your seat!

Stay tuned for more information!

Will you be joining us February 18th for a night of fun, games and BINGO?
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Learn more about the Children's Toy Fund
Learn about CTF BINGO


The Children's Toy Fund is a local 501(c)3 Nonprofit that aims to bring fun to kids facing difficult situations. From stocking local hospitals full of toys to making sure that foster kids receive a hand picked birthday gift just for them CTF finds a way to bring light and laughter to even the scariest of situations. Every time someone plays BINGO at The Children's Toy Fund's state licensed game they are directly supporting everything that CTF does. This is why CAST is ecstatic to be able to plan a fun night out with friends and support one of our amazing partners.

Men's Book Study


Monday evenings 7:00-8:00pm


Snavely’s home

5339 Bayview Dr NW

Canton, OH 44718

Women's Book study


Friday mornings 8:30-10:00am


Savage’s home 

5408 Peninsula Dr NW

Canton, OH 44718

New in 2023!

This year CAST is excited to announce the addition of two new groups!

  1. #CASTkids at RiverTree Jackson
  2. CAST for Young Adults

Stay tuned for more information regarding both groups later in the year!

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