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April 8, 2015 - 6:57pm
posted by Billie Owens in charity, fundraiser, CASA for Children.

The third annual Casino Night Fundraiser to benefit abused and neglected children served by Genesee County Casa for Children will be held at Terry Hills Banquet Facility on Friday, April 24.

It starts at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are $50 per person, and that includes $500 in Casino chips, food, beer, wine and $10 in free play at Batavia Downs Casino. Cash in "winnings" for tickets to Chinese auctions and a chance to win valuable prizes.

To purchase tickets or to sponsor this event visit:

CASAblanca.geneseecountycasa.org

In addition to Terry Hills and Batavia Downs Casino, sponsors include Ameriprise Financial Woodward & Associates, and National Fuel.

February 4, 2015 - 4:48pm
posted by Billie Owens in Announcements, CASA for Children.

Press release:

A $2,500 grant that provides extracurricular activities for abused and neglected youngsters has been given to GC CASA for Children for the second year in a row.

The donation announcement was made this afternoon. The Kelly for Kids Foundation presented the check to CASA for Children Executive Director Ashley Hausfelder last month.

Genesee County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) is a 501 c (3) nonprofit organization that trains members of the community to become volunteers who advocate for the best interest of abused and neglected children that come before the attention of family court.

“While advocating for these children’s most basic needs, CASA volunteers have quickly found that these children need so much more than that," Hausfelder said. "These children all lack self-esteem and a feeling of belonging. Some have not known where their next meal would be coming from and quickly had to learn how to be a parent to their younger siblings. Genesee County CASA would like to give these children a chance to be kids, a chance to feel like they belong in this world and a chance to feel pride."

Last year was a successful one for the children who received services from CASA because of the Kelly for Kids Foundation grant.

“In 2014, our program was able to provide family memberships to the YMCA, karate lessons, dance classes, soccer camp expenses, a trumpet for a child to play in his school band, as well as the purchase of swimming lessons, etc.," Hausfelder said. "Thankfully, in 2015, we will be able to do the same, if not more."

For more information about the Court Appointed Special Advocate program or to become a volunteer you can visit the Web site at www.geneseecountycasa.org <http://www.geneseecountycasa.org/> or contact Ashley Hausfelder, executive director, by phone at (585)-815-7809.

August 10, 2012 - 8:29am
posted by Tara Pariso in Announcements, fundraiser, CASA for Children.
Event Date and Time: 
August 10, 2012 - 8:25am to August 26, 2012 - 8:00pm

Please visit http://​www.mythirtyone.com/shop/​eventhome.aspx?eventId=E209​6633&from=MYEVENTS (make sure that you are on the CASA Fundraiser Party for CASA to get credit, Host name will read Tara Pariso) to order 31 Gifts & I will donate a portion of the sales to CASA for Children.

May 12, 2011 - 9:02am
posted by Tara Pariso in Announcements, community, CASA for Children.
Event Date and Time: 
May 21, 2011 -
9:00am to 4:00pm

The 2nd Annual Forgotten Children Walk will be held Saturday, May 21st at Centennial Park. This event includes a display of life-sized cut-outs of children representing each child in foster care in Genesee County, a 1.5 mile walk to benefit CASA, a Batavia Area Jaycees Hot Dog Stand, and community information.

April 15, 2011 - 3:15pm
posted by Billie Owens in Announcements, CASA for Children.

This information is from Tara Pariso, executive director of CASA for Children.

CASA has teamed up with PartyLite to raise much needed funds to continue advocating for abused and neglected children in Genesee County. Due to budget cuts, we are in need of your support now more than ever!!

Please consider purchasing candles from the fundraiser flyer which can be veiwed at http://www.partylite.biz/sites/heidirichmond/fundraisers-products

You can place your order by emailing Executive Director Tara Pariso at tpariso24@yahoo.com, or by calling  at (585) 813-3987. Please send checks made payable to CASA at 1 West Main St. Batavia, NY 14020.

We are super excited about this fundraiser as we get 50% of the total sales!!!  There is no shipping costs or tax on any items ordered!!!  Please pass this along to help support CASA for Children and the work done to find abused and neglected children safe, permanent homes!!!

Let's help light the light of hope for children in need.

Orders and payment must be received by Friday April 29, 2011.

May 4, 2010 - 3:36pm
posted by Tara Pariso in community, fundraiser, children, CASA for Children.

Here is a fun and easy way to show your support of Genesee County CASA for Children.  On May 12th starting at 11am, with every voucher turned in at check-out, Applebee's will donate 10% of the check amount to CASA for Children.  These funds will assist CASA in advocating for abused and neglected children in Genesee County.  By being a positive, constant role model for children of abuse, CASA volunteers are able to advocate for safe, permanent homes for children, increasing their chances at future life success.

To show your support, come out and enjoy great food at Applebee's in Batavia on May 12th.  A voucher is needed in order for funds to be donated to CASA.  The voucher can be located and printed at :  www.co.genesee.ny.us. Click on the CASA link and scroll to the bottom where you'll see Abblebee's Voucher link.  For more info or to learn how you can become a CASA volunteer, contact Tara Pariso at (585) 344-2550 ext. 2331 or tpariso@co.genesee.ny.us.

May 3, 2010 - 7:22pm
posted by Daniel Crofts in batavia, events, fundraisers, CASA for Children.
Event Date and Time: 
May 12, 2010 -
11:00am to 11:00pm

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) for Children will hold a fundraiser at Applebee's, at 8322 Lewiston Rd. in Batavia, from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. on Wednesday, May 12.

Ten percent of each check written for meals will go to CASA for Children, which is dedicated to helping children who are in the family court system due to having suffered physical and/or sexual abuse.

April 19, 2010 - 1:19pm
posted by Daniel Crofts in batavia, Announcements, CASA for Children.

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) for Children will offer an information session for people interested in volunteering to help children victimized by domestic abuse or neglect.

This session will feature information on what being a CASA volunteer entails, as well as the testimonies of experienced volunteers. People will also have a chance to apply for a volunteer position.

No prior experience or training is necessary. Anyone who is passionate about helping children in the community is encouraged to attend.

This meeting will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. at 430 E. Main St. (GCASA Conference Room, 2nd floor). For more information, please contact Tara Pariso at 344-2550, ext. 2331.

April 17, 2010 - 8:47pm
posted by Daniel Crofts in batavia, events, CASA for Children.
Event Date and Time: 
April 26, 2010 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) for Children will offer an information session for people interested in volunteering to help children victimized by domestic abuse or neglect.

This session will feature information on what being a CASA volunteer entails, as well as the testimonies of experienced volunteers. People will also have a chance to apply for a volunteer position.

No prior experience or training is necessary. Anyone who is passionate about helping children in the community is encouraged to attend.

April 12, 2010 - 10:27am

 

 
Are You Looking to Volunteer & Make A Difference in Your Community?
 
Then Make Sure To Attend
Genesee County CASA for Children’s
Information Session
Monday April 26, 2010
6pm-7pm
430 East Main St.
Batavia, NY 14020
(GCASA conference room, 2nd floor)
 
CASA volunteers are people just like you and I, with no set experience or training just a drive to help children in the community. Learn what it means to be a CASA, apply to be a volunteer, and hear from experienced volunteers what it’s like to be a CASA.
 
 
Every child involved in Family Court due to abuse and neglect need a caring, dedicated CASA volunteer. Come see how you can be their powerful voice!! Call Tara Pariso @ (585) 344-2550 ext. 2331 for more details
 
January 12, 2010 - 9:06am

 

At the 3rd Annual Grant Recipient Luncheon for the Kelly For Kids Foundation, held on January 11, 2010 at Ilio Dipaolo’s restaurant in Blasdell, NY, Genesee County CASA for Children received a grant for $2,500 from the Kelly For Kids Foundation. This grant came out of the support of Terry Hills Restaurant and Golf Course. Each year Terry Hills chooses grant recipients that work with children in the community for such funds for hosting the tournament put on by Jim Kelly.
 
Genesee County CASA for Children would like to thank Terry Hills, Mr. Kelly, and the Kelly For Kids Foundation for their generous support. The funds from this grant will assist CASA in continuing our mission to provide trained community volunteers to advocate for the best interests of those children who come to the attention of Family Court as a result of abuse or neglect. CASA’s hope for this upcoming year is to recruit and train at least 5 new advocates that will be able to take case assignment and advocate for the abused and neglected children in our community.
 
If you would like information on becoming a CASA volunteer, contact Tara Pariso at (585) 344-2550 x 2331 or tpariso@co.genesee.ny.us.
October 13, 2009 - 9:56am

This program is supported by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services through the Genesee County Youth Bureau There are many ways in which individuals can become more active in their community, and one of the most satisfying ways is to find an organization you care about and volunteer your time.  Genesee County CASA for Children is a non-profit organization that advocates for abused and neglected children in our community.  By becoming a volunteer advocate, you would be giving a child a powerful voice during what can be daunting court proceedings in Family Court. 

A CASA advocate monitors court orders, maintains a relationship with the child or children invovled, makes reports and reccomendations to the court about safe, permanent placement of the child or chidlren, attends court proceedings, and gathers all case information to be reported back the the family court.

On average, after training, an advocate spends between 8 and 10 hours a month on their assigned case.  It has been shown that chidlren who have a CASA are more likely to be in safe, permanent homes, and have better opportunities for success later in life.  If you think CASA might be the organization that you would fit into, please don't hesitate.  Their are hundreds of children right here in Genesee County that are in need of a CASA.

Please contact Tara Pariso at (585) 344-2550 x 2331 or tpariso@co.genesee.ny.us for more information and application.

This program is supported by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services through the Genesee County Youth Bureau

 

 

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