CASA Raises Funds and Awareness across Montana
Congratulations to the many successful CASA fundraisers!
Billings—Yellowstone CASA hosted a Garden Party and Cheesecake Soiree this past June at DanWalt Gardens in Billings. Attendees were taken on garden tours and then participated in both live and silent auctions. The celebration reflected the event’s slogan that, “Children, like flowers, need nurturing to grow!” Also in June, Yellowstone CASA held their annual Golf Scramble at the Lake Hills Golf Course.
Conrad— Frontrange CASA raised $1,525 auctioning a playhouse built by Jeff Sullivan, husband to Executive Director Kiersta Sullivan. Sullivan stated, “We learned a lot. We need more tickets to sell next year. We timed it to go with Conrad Whoop Up Days and had the playhouse in the parade and at the rodeo. We sold out of tickets on the first day of the rodeo!” A local farmer won the playhouse for his granddaughter.
Great Falls— CASA-CAN hosted an inaugural Golf Tournament on July 12, where 25 teams teed off. The event was the brainchild of N.E.W. employees and was coordinated by Dewey Goering of that company. Dewey said, “We had a great time and while we were at it, we helped support children that CASA-CAN serves.” Dinner was served to hungry golfers, prizes were awarded and 50-50 winnings were donated back to the program. CASA-CAN raised new dollars and new friends.CASA-CAN also held a Stay-at-Home Garden Party, sending out packets of wildflowers to potential donors and encouraging recipients to “Mail us a check for what you would normally spend on a ticket to a formal fundraiser…then the evening’s yours to spend as you like.”
Helena—CASA-Advocates for Kids raised over $2,500 at the 8th Annual CASA Run/Walk in April. To celebrate the Light of Hope that same month, CASA-Advocates for Kids distributed candles throughout the Helena area in recognition of Child Abuse and Neglect Month. The 10th Annual Quasi-Annual Doney Law Firm Charity Golf Tournament was held this August at the Fox Ridge Golf Course with all proceeds going towards the local CASA program.
Kalispell—12 skiers raised$3,400 in support of CASA forKids at its 2nd Annual Ski Day at Maverick Mountain. Many thanks go out to the sponsors: Maverick Mountain, Montaqua and Nature's Path.
Miles City—Eastern Montana CASA/GAL of Miles City raised awareness and support for foster children through the Forgotten Children’s campaign. The campaign featured life size stand-up displays with actual messages from foster children set up outside court houses in Eastern Montana and even at the State Capitol in Helena.
Missoula—CASA of Missoula raised $24,000 at the annual 2009 Light of Hope banquet, increasing contributions from the previous year.