Thursday, January 27, 2011

State of the Union

Check out CASA's take on the state of the union with  the National CASA discussion on the "State of Our Children"

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Check out this volunteer!

Did you know that since it's inception, CASA programs have served over TWO MILLION children worldwide!  Read about how one woman is making a difference in the life of a child!

Jenna Price, a CASA volunteer from San Diego is featured in this month's edition of Family Circle magazine.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

National Day of Service 2011

National CASA Honors Martin Luther King Jr.

Next Monday will be the 25th anniversary of the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday. As we honor King, and as some of our programs recognize the day by participating in the National Day of Service, we should use this holiday as an opportunity to reflect on the service that we provide as CASA staff. CASA volunteers are fulfilling a sacred obligation by making sure a qualified, compassionate adult will fight for and protect a child’s best interest—when and where it matters most. Our service ensures that children will be able to fulfill their destiny, to learn and to thrive.

Please take a moment to read and to share the following pieces added to the National CASA website website in recognition of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday:

• We asked staff and volunteers to share their thoughts about King’s legacy and how his work connects with that of CASA volunteers. Those messages are posted online, and the page is also linked from the home page of our website.

• In our Working with Volunteers section, read about how CASA of Monterey County is using the holiday as a opportunity for volunteer recruitment.

• A new editorial by Judge Glenda Hatchett can be found on our News & Events page, along with a note of our partnership with the Corporation for National and Community Service in commemorating the National Day of Service. Judge Hatchett will also be making a number of appearances on local and national radio programs, including the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Show, to promote CASA’s mission and its significance in relation to King’s legacy.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Kroger Community Rewards

Can you believe that we are less than a week away from November?!?
We all know what that means—Thanksgiving dinner!!

Those of you who shop at Kroger can put your turkey, yam and pumpkin pie purchases to work for CASA. Please consider registering your Kroger Plus card in their Kroger Community Rewards program.

This program is truly “free money” for CASA and won’t cost you a penny. Your sale prices, gas points, etc., are not affected at all.

Signing up takes only a few minutes. Here are the steps:

Simply register online at

1. Be sure to have your Kroger Plus card handy and register your card with CASA after you sign up.

2. If you do not yet have a Kroger Plus card, they are available at the customer service desk at any Kroger.

3. Click on Sign In/Register

4. Most participants are new online customers, if you are, too, you must click on SIGN UP TODAY in the ‘New Customer?’ box.

5. Sign up for a Kroger Rewards Account by entering zip code, clicking on favorite store, entering your email address and creating a password, agreeing to the terms and conditions

6. You will then get a message to check your email inbox and click on the link within the body of the email.

7. Click on My Account and use your email address and password to proceed to the next step.

8. Click on Edit Kroger Community Rewards information and input your Kroger Plus card number.

9. Update or confirm your information.

10. Enter our NPO number (80175) or name of organization, select organization from list and click on confirm.

11. To verify you are enrolled correctly, you will see your organization’s name on the right side of your information page.

12. REMEMBER, purchases will not count until after you register your card(s).

13. Do you use your phone number at the register? Call 877-576-7587 to get your Kroger Plus card number.

Thank you and

Monday, September 20, 2010

Shop For CASA!

CASA has teamed up with Macy’s for a unique fund-raising activity! On Saturday, October 16, 2010, Macy's will host the 5th annual Shop for a Cause benefit.  You can see more information here! Since 2006, Shop for a Cause has raised more than $34 million for regional and local charities across the country. This is your opportunity to take part in this event.

For only $5 you can buy a special shopping pass good for the third Saturday in October. (For those of you who make your autumn weekend plans around the Buckeyes, OSU plays Wisconsin in a night game that week.) CASA keeps the five dollars. You get some great deals!

When you Shop for a Cause on Saturday, October 16, 2010, you'll receive 20% (or 10%) savings* on almost all of your purchases, including regular, sale and clearance merchandise*, and 25%* off a single purchase. And, you will be eligible to win a $500 gift card, no purchase necessary.

We hope you’ll consider helping CASA by purchasing your shopping pass today.

Please send a check for five dollars ($5) for each pass desired along with a self-addressed stamped envelope to: CASA of Franklin Co., 373 S. High St., 15th flr Columbus, OH 43215 or simply stop by our office in the courthouse.

*Exclusions and restrictions apply. See savings pass for details.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

(614) magazine features CASA volunteers!

Check out the September issue of (614) magazine which profiles CASA of Franklin County and two of our great volunteers!  Way to go Meredith and Caleb!

Read the article here!

And pick up a copy of (614) today!