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CASA Volunteer Joanne Tieman

Southeast CASA mourns the death of our dear friend and CASA volunteer, Joanne Tieman. Joanne was a CASA volunteer in Clay County and served from 2015 to 2020. She was a dedicated CASA volunteer and took on some very challenging cases, making a difference in the lives of the children she helped. Donations have been received at Southeast CASA in memory of Joanne's work as a CASA volunteer.


We're Seeking New Board Members!

Southeast CASA is looking for a few talented and caring volunteer board members to lead and strengthen our program of providing free advocacy services for abused and neglected children in southeastern South Dakota. We're seeking adults from communities in Clay, Union, Turner, Bon Homme and Yankton counties who want to make a difference in the lives of local children in need. Learn more about Southeast CASA at www.southeastcasa.org. If you can contribute your time, thoughtfulness, and leadership, and are interested in exploring board service, please call the director of Southeast CASA at 605-760-4825 to find out whether this opportunity is right for you.


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!

  • Yankton Medical Clinic
    Yankton Medical Clinic
  • First Dakota National Bank
    First Dakota National Bank
  • Sanford Vermillion
    Sanford Vermillion

    Sponsor of CASA training

  • United Way Yankton
    United Way Yankton

    Yankton County agency

  • United Way Vermillion
    United Way Vermillion

    Clay County agency

  • Vishay
    Vishay

    Annual sponsor

  • Kolberg Pioneer
    Kolberg Pioneer

    Annual sponsor

How to Make a GivingTuesday Plan for Donating and Organizing

November means a time to give thanks for our family, friends and loved ones this coming Thanksgiving. It’s also a time to show nonprofit organizations in your life some love! Every year, the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving is designated as “GivingTuesday.” This is a time where organizations across the country all come together on a single day of giving to raise as many funds as possible. Many organizations are able to partner with foundations or individual donors to match funds on GivingTuesday, helping money go further.

This year, GivingTuesday falls on Tuesday, November 29th. While we’re only at the beginning of November, now is the time to make a GivingTuesday plan. Whether you’re wanting to donate, organize a fundraiser or volunteer, the time for action is now! Check out these ways you can get involved with the giving day coming up later this month.

 

To Donate

GivingTuesday fundraisers may begin days or weeks before November 29th. Often, grassroots fundraisers will collect donations ahead of time to donate on the actual GivingTuesday. That’s because on the actual day, many community foundations or private donors will help match donations for one day only. That means often your donation will go further if donated on GivingTuesday. 

Remember—not all organizations are the same. Do your research now for local GivingTuesday activities. See if there will be matching donations later in the month. Find out how the organizations you want to support will be taking donations. Having a plan in place makes it easier to donate later in the month. 

 

To Volunteer

The flurry of activity surrounding GivingTuesday also means that extra volunteers will be needed to make the day a success. Check in with your local organizations to see if you can be a volunteer for their GivingTuesday activities. They may need people available to help write and send thank you notes, to call donors to remind them about the day’s festivities, to be an emcee at a local event or many other activities that surround the day. Think about what your strengths are and consider how you would like to contribute when GivingTuesday comes around. However, don’t wait to sign up! The time to find your volunteer opportunities is now.

 

To Organize

While donating or volunteering is a great way to get involved, you can also help organize those aspects of GivingTuesday. Start a fundraiser in early November and involve your family, friends and loved ones. Go through a sanctioned giving website to raise funds for the organization of your choice. Another way to help is to simply raise awareness about GivingTuesday by talking about the day of giving with people in your community. Help them come up with how they’re going to spread awareness or participate in GivingTuesday. Help manage volunteers for the giving day by contacting local organizations. The options are limitless when it comes to your involvement on November 29th.

 

Although the day of giving is at the end of the month, the time to plan is now! Consider how you’ll give and which organizations you’d like to donate to on GivingTuesday. If nothing else, now is the time to raise awareness with your community and to help ramp up awareness for a day that does so much good for our communities and the world.

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