Every year since the inception of the organization CASA of Sonoma County has held an annual fundraiser event in the Spring. It is a festive themed evening gala, with dining, wine tastings, live and silent auctions plus raffles. Usually about 300 CASA supporters gather for this fun evening to support the CASA Program and its mission to advocate for positive futures and outcomes for foster children.
CASA is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization committed to serving needy and low-income abused, neglected and abandoned children in Sonoma County who come before the Juvenile Court for protection. For 21 years, CASA of Sonoma County has recruited, trained, and supervised Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) who have advocated for the rights and well-being of Sonoma County’s foster children in the courtroom, in school, and in the community. CASA is a unique, one of a kind program in Sonoma County. We are a citizen-driven organization, which is legally recognized by the Sonoma County Juvenile Court.
The funds raised with this event allow us to maintain and expand our services to stabilize and increase the number of children served each year. Your investment and participation help over 250 children in foster care every year whose most significant advocate and mentor may be their CASA volunteer. It costs approximately $1,500 to recruit, train and match a volunteer with a child in the system. All funds received by CASA are put to immediate use with only 18% used for administrative costs.
Please contact our Executive Director Heloisa Heinen at 707-565-6375 for more information.
In the Summer of 2020, we launched our 1st ever online auction "CASA Goes Virtual" Online Auction.
CASA SPRING MATCH CAMPAIGN ~ We raised over $120,000
The Board of Directors and staff remained committed and ready to recruit, train and place more child advocates into the life of more children in foster care. Yet, we had struggled with whether or not we should hold a fundraising event for the year 2021.
Much to our pleasure and gratitude, the Martin-Parker Family heard our concerns and stepped forward to provide CASA with a generous $50,000 match donation. Due to the generosity of the Martin-Parker Family Foundation we raised over $110,000 with this campaign. We are reminded once again what a wonderful, caring, and loving community we live in.
Thank you for showing them that in these uncertain times, there are people who care about them and their futures!
CASA of Sonoma County has participated in other events in the community such as The Human Race, Destination Races and others.
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