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We’ve been working hard to help the abused and neglected youth in our community find safe, permanent homes. Here’s what we’ve been up to lately:

2019 Friend of CASA Award

The Friend of CASA Award was to have been presented in March during our 2020 Reverse Your Luck fundraising gala in Yankton. Because of the outbreak of Covid-19, that fundraiser was cancelled, and along with it we had to postpone the Friend of CASA Award announcement.

We kept waiting for a time when Southeast CASA was having “something special” so that we could incorporate this award presentation. The pandemic put a stop to any large events, so we used the Nov. 12th Open House at our new office location to make the Friend of CASA Award presentation to Janet Stark of ALC Event Design.

“Janet has graciously assisted Southeast CASA with each of its gala events since we began hosting them in 2015. Whenever we asked for her help, she was quick to say “Yes!” Because of Janet’s generosity, not only did our events look first-rate, but Southeast CASA was able to raise more funds to provide CASA advocacy for local children who had been abused or severely neglected. All of our current and past board members join the Southeast CASA staff and volunteers in thanking Janet for her invaluable support for the CASA kids,” Said Sherri Rodgers-Conti during the presentation of the award.

Office Relocation Ribbon Cutting and Open House

Southeast CASA has moved! Our offices are now at 413 W. 15th Street in Yankton.

We celebrated our new office location with an Open House and ribbon cutting on Nov. 12, 2020. The Yankton Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors and some of our board members and agency partners were on hand to see the new office and conduct the ribbon cutting. Thanks to those who attended!

L to R in photo above: Tyler Buckman, Daisey Kamback, Sherri Rodgers-Conti, Jesse Bailey, Kaye O'Neal, Emily Monier, and Sara Livingston.

Our New Yankton Office Location

Southeast CASA is now located at 413 W. 15th Street in Yankton, just west of Mozak's Flooring at 15th and Broadway Ave.

 

2018 Friend of CASA Award

At the 2019 "Reverse Your Luck" fundraising gala, Tom Andera was recognized as the first "Friend of CASA" award recipient. Tom is the owner of Andera Bookkeeping and Tax Services in Yankton. He has been assisting Southeast CASA with its payroll processing since 2011. Because of Tom's invaluable assistance, Southeast CASA is able to help more abused and neglected children in our area. Thanks for all you do for the CASA kids, Tom!

  • First National Bank
    First National Bank

    Major Sponsor of Southeast CASA

  • Yankton Medical Clinic
    Yankton Medical Clinic
  • First National Bank
    First National Bank

    Major sponsor of Southeast CASA

  • Sanford Vermillion
    Sanford Vermillion

    Sponsor of CASA training

  • Wintz & Ray Funeral Home
    Wintz & Ray Funeral Home

    Annual sponsor

  • Vishay
    Vishay

    Annual sponsor

  • Kolberg Pioneer
    Kolberg Pioneer

    Annual sponsor

  • United Way Yankton
    United Way Yankton

    Yankton County agency

  • United Way Vermillion
    United Way Vermillion

    Clay County agency

5 Ways to Participate in Giving Tuesday 2020 and Beyond

5 Ways to Participate in Giving Tuesday 2020 and Beyond

Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday, a worldwide day of donating that is often amplified by matching gifts. To put it in perspective, last year’s Giving Tuesday event helped raise $511 million in online donations for organizations in the United States alone. Total online and offline donations around the world included $1.9 billion. On Giving Tuesday, every contribution counts, whether monetarily or otherwise. Check out these ways that you can participate in Giving Tuesday 2020 and beyond. 

 

1. Give 

Donations mean more on Giving Tuesday than an ordinary day because many community foundations or partners offer matching donations for your gift. If you’re able, donate to your favorite organization (or two!) on Giving Tuesday. Chances are that your funds will go further than on an ordinary donation day. Research your favorite organization and see what options they have for matching your Giving Tuesday donations. It may be easiest to give online, but many organizations also track donations you send in or hand-deliver.

 

2. Share on Social

If you are unable to participate in Giving Tuesday monetarily, there are still plenty of ways to get involved. The easiest way is to spread the word. Hop on your social media channels and promote your favorite nonprofit friends and all that they stand for. While many people know about Giving Tuesday, there are still plenty of people who may not. Plus, you could be the person who reminds somebody about the importance of the day and encourages them to make a much needed donation. Remember that small donations add up to create huge impacts.

 

3. Recruit Support from Friends

Friends trust friends and people that they know. Take this time to call up a friend and simply tell them about an organization that you love and want to help. Establish trust by talking about your personal contributions and experiences with the organization, along with discussing ways that your friend could help. Together, come up with a plan to help benefit the organization of your choice. 

 

4. Consider Year-End Giving

If you miss Giving Tuesday this year, that doesn’t mean you’re completely out of luck for 2020. Many organizations rely on year-end donations to help propel next year’s initiatives and to finish strong for programs in the current calendar year. 

Even if your gift won’t be matched, your gift could still be vital to achieving fundraising goals for the year. Talk to a representative for the organization of your choice to ensure you can work together to make your contribution go the furthest. 

 

5. Create a Giving Plan

Maybe you missed out this year, but want to make sure next year’s gifts are counted on Giving Tuesday. Consider planning out your giving for 2021. Do some research on the organizations you’d like to help, and consider how much you would be willing to give in the coming year. We know that plans can change, but this will help you try to stick to a giving plan and remember important giving holidays and giving dates for the year to come.

 

Giving Tuesday is one of the biggest donation days of the year, so join in on the fun. Consider giving monetarily or through other contributions like spreading awareness throughout the community. Even a small act of kindness can make a huge difference to an organization in need.

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