Good Times for a Good Cause—the 4th Annual Girl’s Night Out by Baxla Tractor Sales and the Clermont County Farm Bureau
November 16, 2017: the atmosphere is festive, as local vendors pack their wares and travel down to…Baxla Tractor Sales? It’s unusual, but it’s true, and the evening was a blast!
For the Fourth year, a creative Collaboration between Clermont County Farm Bureau’s Cindy Cassell and Baxla Tractor Sales’s Larry Calvert culminated in a very entertaining and informative evening for local area women.
This event features informative talks and demonstrations, farm –to-table, locally sourced food, locally made wine and beer, area vendors, raffles, and a live auction. The purpose of this event has been to help inform and empower women of the area, and enable them to learn more about managing their home, garden, and even provide tips on how to eat healthy and potentially raise fresh foods.
Moreover, through the generosity of Clermont County Farm Bureau and Baxla Tractor Sales, all the proceeds raised go to support CASA for Clermont Kids, a small nonprofit organization that advocates for abused and neglected children in Clermont County. This year the Girl’s Night Out project raised $8, 172, which will go to train and support advocates for abused and neglected Clermont County Children.
CASA would like to extend a sincere Thank you to Clermont County Farm Bureau and Baxla Tractor Sales, and a very special thank you to Dave Lewis of Lewis Auctioneering and all of our local vendors!
Insuring The Children is a partnership of individuals in the life, health, title and property/casualty insurance industry and those associated with the business. It is the belief of ITC that every child is entitled to a life free of abuse and neglect.
To that end, ITC provides financial and political support to social service agencies that deal with the emotional care and medical treatment of abused and neglected children. Each year ITC offers community grant opportunities for local agencies. This year CASA for Clermont Kids applied for and was awarded $10,000 through the ITC grant!
CASA for Clermont Kids is deeply grateful for the opportunity to compete for this grant, and this award helps ensure that CASA for Clermont Kids can provide a voice for abused and neglected Clermont County Children.
Thank you to Caitlyn Henehan-Foppe of Lotus Resolutions for coming to teach our CASAs about methods of Conflict Resolution, and thank you to CASA Ana Warnick for putting us in touch with a great trainer. It is efforts like these that help our volunteers learn, grow, and develop—all of which helps our work with the children. Thank you.
Revamped, Revised, Renewed!! Thanks to your support every year to CASA For Clermont Kids we are able to continue to advocate for the children in the Clermont County Community! Here at CASA we want you to know that we listen to your comments and suggestions on how to make our most valuable event a success. Due to Receptions in Eastgate closing, we have moved the location, date, and time to strive to better serve you, our dedicated and loyal supporters. Please see below for the events updated information.
As pictured above we will be moving our event to the Holiday Inn
4501 Eastgate Blvd, Cincinnati, OH 45245
November 2, 2018
As always, thank you for your continued support and we hope to see you there!
The Fall Fundraiser May Be Over But You Can Still Help!
Donate To The Volunteer Gas Relief Fund
CASA volunteers use their own funds to travel to visit their abused and neglected child clients. In 2016, volunteers drove over 20,600 miles serving the children. Would you like to contribute to the Gas Relief Fund to help them?
From CASA, a big “thank you” for all who came out to supports CASA for Clermont Kids at the Milford Street Eats 2017, on Saturday, August 5th!
CASA for Clermont Kids operated 2 booths selling water and soft drinks in order to raise funds. All funds go to helping support our mission serving abused and neglected children in Clermont County. We are dedicated to ensuring that all these children have a safe, permanent and loving home.
With a great deal of effort from volunteers, CASA raised $3,500 to support the children of Clermont County!
Thank you, volunteers and attendees of Milford Street Eats. A special thank you to Milford Miami Township Chamber of Commerce for letting CASA participate, and a huge thank you to the hard work of our volunteers and their families, and the extended Helsel family for working long hours to raise money for the children!
The mission of CASA for Clermont Kids is to advocate for the best interests of abused, neglected and dependent children who have been introduced into Clermont County Juvenile Court. A non-profit agency based on the belief that children are entitled to a safe, loving and permanent home, CASA recruits and trains community involved citizens to volunteer as Guardians ad Litem who independently work in the court system and in collaboration with involved agencies and community resources to serve as the child’s advocate and court representative.
How Do CASA Volunteers Help Children?
CASA volunteers are appointed by the judge to advocate for abused and neglected children, to make sure they don’t get lost in the overburdened legal and social service system or languish in inappropriate group or foster homes. Volunteers stay with each case until it is closed and the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. For many abused children, their CASA volunteer will be the one constant adult presence in their lives.
Who Are CASA Volunteers?
In 2013, CASA for Clermont Kids served 231 abused and neglected children through the dedication of 55 CASA volunteers. CASA volunteers are everyday citizens who have undergone screening and training with their local CASA/GAL program. Our CASA volunteers come from all walks of life including stay at home moms, firefighters, retired teachers, bankers, construction workers, and nurses just to name a few. It is not necessary to have a legal or child welfare background, just a desire to make a difference in the life of a child. Because there are not enough CASA volunteers to represent all of the children in care, judges will also assign cases to attorney Guardians ad Litem. In 2013, CASA was only able to serve approximately 50% of the children in need in our community. CASA for Clermont Kids’ goal is to serve 100% of the children in our community who are in need through the help of our community minded volunteers and supporters.
Who Are the Children CASA Volunteers Help?
Judges appoint CASA volunteers to represent the best interests of children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect. Each year, in Clermont County at any given time there are approximately 350 children who are in foster care. This number does not include the number of children who remain in their homes with their guardians under court and Children’s Services supervision. This service allows the children to remain in their own homes with little disruption when the environment is safe yet extra support and supervision is needed for the caregivers.
CASA for Clermont Kids is fortunate to have the support of local businesses, individual donors, and friends who believe in and share our mission. Your support allows us to continue the important work of ensuring children in Clermont County’s child welfare system have both a voice and the services they need for a stable future.
If you would like to learn more about sponsorship or other support opportunities please contact Jeannie Helsel at 513-732-7178 or Jeannie@casaforclermontkids.org