Red Shoe Gala
It was our first fundraising event in Clay County, and it was a good one! Many attendees wore red shoes (high heels, sandals, boots, athletic shoes…any style) and joined Southeast CASA at the Eagles Club in downtown Vermillion on Saturday, Sept. 23rd. The fun began at 6:30 p.m. with raffles, a $500 jackpot, and of course a few red shoe contests! The highlight of the evening was the Dueling Duo pianos show. We put the FUN in Fundraising! All proceeds will be used in Clay County to provide abused and neglected children with a CASA advocate.
As Dorothy in “The Wizard of Oz” said as she clicked her ruby slippers, “There’s no place like home.” Every child deserves to grow up in a safe, nurturing home. Unfortunately there are children in our own community who have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect by their parents. Who will speak for these kids in court when decisions are being made about their future? A CASA volunteer advocate!
Proceeds from the Red Shoe Gala for CASA fundraiser provided support for the CASA advocacy services in Clay County that these kids so desperately need.
Sanford Vermillion was the sponsor of the Reverse Raffle jackpot. David Ermer from Sioux Falls won the $500 jackpot, and then generously donated it to Southeast CASA!
Thank you to The Bean Coffee Shop, Willson Florist, and Davis Pharmacy in Vermillion for selling event tickets.
PREVENTION OF CHILD ABUSE
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month! Check out our Facebook page to see who is helping to end child abuse and neglect in our area!
April 24-28 is National Volunteer Appreciation Week! We have 25 fantastic CASA volunteers and 12 board members who all donate their time and talents to protect the best interests of abused and neglected children.
We Salute Our CASA Volunteers!
Adele Mechelewski, Bill Doctorman, Bridget Diamond-Welch, Carla Hummel, Charleen Ward, Doug Winstead, Jerry Sorbel, Joanne Tieman, John Lillevold, Kari Termansen, Kathy Uhing, Lisa Bye, Lois Kirschenman, Lynn Rognstad, Mary Ellen Hornstra, Nancy Saunders, Pat Grant, Peg Wittmeier, Randy Tramp, Rhonda Howe, Vikki Eilts, Jennifer Beerman, Mimi Das, Dennis Steffen, Betty Collett.
Here is a photo from the March 18, 2017 Reverse Your Luck fundraising event!