CASA volunteers play such an important role in serving the “best interest” of the child.
There are over 950 CASA programs across the nation. Locally we have approximately 500 children in Family Court as a result of Dependency, Abuse or Neglect. CASA volunteers speak up for children who have been abused or neglected with the goal of helping to ensure they receive the services and support they need.
Below, see the journey of a volunteer and consider lending your voice! For more information, contact the CASA office at (502) 543-4554.
Summer’s Night Out
Our annual Summer’s Night Out fundraiser was held on August 10, 2019 at Paroquet Springs Conference Center. It was inspiring to see so many people form the community show up in support of CASA.
The evening was a huge success! We had the largest attendance and raised the most funds in the history of this event, raising over $100,000. Thank you to all those that attended and to those that purchased items through our wonderful auctioneers, Wigginton and Romine.
This year’s auction consisted of a wide variety of items that would appeal to all sorts of taste. Some of the items auctioned were tickets to local activities and dining spots, jewelry, health & fitness certificates, wine & spirits, lawn equipment, vacation destinations, beautiful handmade crafts, and more. The auction would not be possible without donations from the community. Thank you to all those that donated.
Our highest bids were for a seven-day, all-inclusive private chartered cruise on The Excess yacht for eight guests, with pickup and drop off in Grenada or St. Thomas. The cruise was donated by Ben & Michelle Fogelsong. Thank you, Ben & Michelle!
It was obvious from the start that attendees were not only interested in a fun night of dining and entertainment, but also a chance to give back to the community, supporting a cause that is near and dear to their hearts.
We truly appreciate all of you that made this Summer’s Night Out event a huge success. Special thanks to our event sponsors, Santa Rosa Systems, Jim Beam and Wyler Family Foundation. We couldn’t have done it without you.
We hope to see everyone again next year and encourage you all to invite your family and friends for a fun summer’s night out.
A Challenge from the CASA Board Chairman
Greetings! As Board Chairman of the CASA Program for Bullitt County Board of Directors, I, José Cubero and my wife Lynn have issued a challenge for our community. This challenge was kicked off in August at our signature fundraiser, “Summer’s Night Out”. Many climbed on board that evening and have continued to get their friends and family involved in this worthy cause.
The challenge is a little different than past fundraising campaigns, as we are asking individuals to become donors through recurring credit card donations, in hopes of providing a more consistent funding source. As a nonprofit organization, we rely on grants, fundraisers, and corporate/personal donations to sustain our program.
Your monthly recurring pledge of $20 of more will help make a DIFFERENCE in the life of a child. As Christmas grows near, please consider this challenge and give the best Christmas gift ever: changing the life of a child.
If you are interested in making a recurring credit card donation, please contact the CASA office at (502) 543-4554.
CASA Board of Directors Chairman
Upcoming Volunteer Training
The Pre-Service CASA Volunteer Training that began October 7th was our last training program for this year. If you missed this one, please consider signing up for the January 2020 training.
The January Pre-Service CASA Volunteer Training Schedule is as follows:
- Online Training – January 20th
- Saturday, January 18th: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
- Wednesday, January 22nd: 8:00 AM (Court Observation – 2nd Floor Judicial Building)
- Thursday, January 23rd: 5:00 – 9:00 PM
- Thursday, January 30th: 5:00 – 9:00 PM
- Thursday, February 6th: 5:00 – 9:00 PM
For more information, please call us today at (502) 543-4554.
Thank You to Our Grantors
The CASA Program for Bullitt County appreciates the continued support of our grantors, WHAS Crusade for Children, Kosair Charities, Metro United Way, Kentucky Justice & Public Safety Cabinet (State Funding) and VOCA (Victims of Crime Act). The funding obtained through these grants are moving our program to the next level of being able to serve additional abused and neglected children.
Thank you, Tom Givhan, for funding from the Grigsby Foundation.
If you believe a child is being abused or neglected, you should cal the child protection hotline number below or the Protection Permanency Office in your county.
It’s not your job to prove the abuse or neglect, but it is your job to report it! And it’s the law!