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The arts still play a vital role in much of our society. In fact, without the arts, much of our history, expression and culture would be virtually nonexistent.

For seniors, volunteering is the perfect chance to use extra time to make a difference in the community. Check out these positive reasons for seniors to volunteer.

This month aims to increase awareness about stress, its negative effects and how to relieve it. If you’re experiencing stress, keep these ideas in mind for how to relax.

Enjoy an afternoon of family fitness and fun, benefiting Court Appointed Special Advocates of Lincoln County. First a fun 5K race, then the Villain Chase — a fun, non-competitive event for kids and families, featuring a costume contest and more! Various prizes donated by local businesses for best male, female, boy, girl and group costumes.

The whole event culminates with free hotdogs and kids carnival after the race. Come out and Support Lincoln County CASA.

Day of registration - 4PM
Superhero 5K - 5 PM
Villian Chase (fun mile) - 5:45 PM
Kids Carnival - 6PM (weather permitting)
Prizes for top placers of race and best costumes!!

Every kid needs a hero....but abused kids need Superheros!!

This race is part of the Platte River Fitness Series register at platteriverfitness.com or paper registration at the REC center. Register by March 23rd to guaranty your shirt for race day.

We are excited to announce the 1st Annual CASA Superhero Run on April 27th, sponsored by Great Western Bank! Be a superhero for children during April's Child Abuse Prevention Month! Choose between the 5K Race ($40 registration fee) and the Villain Chase (Kid's Fun Run with $25 registration fee).

Even a small gesture can have a huge influence on the people around you. Here are a few ideas of some easy things you can do to brighten someone's day.

This 21 & over only event features hearty, Lenten friendly appetizers and a variety of beer and wine tastings for $20. Additional wine, beer, & water are also available for purchase.

Enjoy a fun evening while supporting a great cause— CASA Volunteers advocate for abused and neglected foster children in our
communities, and your donations help us recruit those volunteers!

If you strive to live a good life in all areas, journaling might be the next step to consider. Take a look at simple ways journaling can improve your life.

There's no doubt about it: If you want to live a more knowledgeable, cultural and altruistic lifestyle, then learning another language has big benefits in store.

Nutrition impacts every area of our lives, including our ability to live altruistically for others. So let's dive into how you can celebrate National Nutrition Month.

Even if you care about a cause, how can you ensure you're a good fit for the position? Here are some ideas to help you find the right fit for volunteering.

Nebraska CASA Association has a current opening for a 30 hour per week Training Coordinator. This position is responsible for providing communication and training to local CASA staff in 38 Nebraska counties. Training to include 30-hour new volunteer curriculum, an annual statewide conference, and ongoing volunteer training. Position and hours are flexible. Travel in Nebraska is required. Office location flexible within the 38 county area.

Better dust off your dancing shoes before April 27th because at this years CASAblanca Gala there will be a dance following all of the festivities! You don't want to miss it!

There are ways we can challenge ourselves to grow in empathy. If you want to learn more, check out these tips for how to cultivate more empathy for others.

What if you could live with more compassion this week and share love with other people in your community, country or even the world? Turns out, you can!

It can sometimes be difficult to consider how exactly to recognize Black History Month. What can you do? Here are six ideas for honoring Black History Month.

There is a genuine skill to meeting new people and establishing relationships with them. And, you don’t even have to be a social butterfly to master it!

Kearney/Buffalo County CASA
February 8, 2019 6:00 p.m.
Younes Conference Center

Tickets $50/person
Contact Christina Milsap to purchase (308) 865-5675

PlainsWest CASA (Sidney, NE) is hiring! Please read the job description thoroughly. If you are interested in applying to be the PlainsWest CASA Administrative Assistant. Please email cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to director@plainswestcasa.org

Recent studies have shown how volunteering with people or a cause you care about can actually mitigate depression and anxiety issues. Here's how.

If you strive to live an altruistic lifestyle, there are a variety of different ways to be more charitable without spending money. Here are some ideas to try.

You want 2019 to be a great year! If you want to start the new year off on a positive note, check out these seven steps to keep in mind as we dive into 2019.

If you want to make a difference in 2019, make giving a part of your New Year’s resolutions. Here are some ideas for how you can create resolutions that give back.

If you live an altruistic lifestyle, you can give back and make someone's holiday a bit more joyful. Here are six ways you can brighten someone else's Christmas.

CASA Cocktails

Enjoy some holiday cheer with your friends from CASA! All are invited to this informal networking happy hour. It's a great opportunity to get to know CASA volunteers and staff and to learn about how to make an impact in the lives of children in foster care. Stop in anytime between 5:00-7:00 pm at Culprit Cafe, Midtown Crossing. Free parking is available in the Midtown Crossing garage - just remember to bring in your ticket to be validated. Happy hour specials will be available. We look forward to seeing you!
Culprit Cafe and Bakery (Midtown)
3201 Farnam St. #6112, Omaha, Nebraska 68131

As you prepare for all of the gifts, parties and dinners headed your way this season, here are some ideas for how to decrease stress during the holidays.

For those of us who are able to give more, this is the perfect opportunity to get involved in the community and help spread the holiday cheer this season.

Give Where You Live brings people together as one community, raising money and awareness for our local nonprofits. By Investing in the Kearney/Buffalo County CASA program, our project will be able to expand our services in order for us to serve 100% of abused and neglected children. The impact it will have in our community is that we will be able to increase the involvement of more CASA Volunteers to provide positive voices for our youth who depend on us to do something about their situation. Please consider making your donation to Kearney/Buffalo County CASA. You can donate online or come into Tru Café December 6th from 9a.m. to 4p.m.

If you want to join in and celebrate National Write a Friend Month during this wonderful winter season, here are a couple writing ideas to get you started.

Over 400 children in foster care need YOUR help to make the holidays a little brighter

Every year CASA for Douglas County hosts a Holiday Party for the children our volunteer advocates serve. Children will enjoy an evening at the Omaha Children's Museum complete with dinner and holiday treats, games, a photo booth, time with Super Heroes, a visit with Santa, and much more. The Holiday Party is often the only opportunity for kids to spend time with their siblings and receive a gift.

Cass County CASA Giving Tree

Please stop by the first floor of the Cass County courthouse and pick a tag off the tree to buy a gift for one of our CASA kids.
Please call if you have any questions or would like to volunteer. New classes start in January. 402-296-9521

Christmas for CASA - Phelps/Harlan County CASA

Wanting to make a child’s Christmas this year and don’t know where to start? Think of donating to the foster children in Phelps and Harlan Counties that CASA is serving. You can drop off a gift at the Phelps County Courthouse on the second floor and place inside the “gift box” for us to distribute to all the foster children in Phelps and Harlan Counties or drop by the CASA office. No need to wrap these gifts as we will need to know who to give them to, so they are age appropriate. We currently serve 35 children between the ages of 1 1/2 years up to 18 years of age. Please if you are wanting to donate drop your gift off no later than December 10th so we can get them distributed before Christmas. Give a child HOPE this Christmas Season.

Giving Tree - CASA for York County

Looking for a fun way to give back to CASA and local children this holiday season? York State Bank has generously offered to host a giving tree, which showcases the Christmas wishlists of our very own CASA kids! Stop into York State Bank's downtown location before December 10th to choose a tag and grant the Christmas wish of a child in need.
How can you help?
1. Choose a tag from the Giving Tree.
2. Register the tag at the receptionist desk or with a teller.
3. Return your unwrapped gift or gifts along with the tag to the Main Bank in York no later than December 10th.
Thank you for helping to make another person's Holiday Season a little brighter.
York State Bank
700 North Lincoln Avenue
York, Nebraska

If you want to live a more altruistic lifestyle, help give back in the upcoming season by checking out these volunteering ideas for cold weather months.

Thanksgiving marks an important season for all of us to take a moment and remember the little things in life—and every little thing we’re thankful for.

Child advocate program to become non-profit, host donation drive

CASA Cocktails

November 15, 2018
5 PM – 7 PM
Legends Aksarben
6920 Pacific street Suite 100, Omaha, Nebraska 68106

Coffee and Contacts

Join us for Coffee & Contacts at Sparetime Lounge on November 27th from 7:30-9:00. Learn about CASA, and enjoy coffee and cinnamon rolls! Please help spread the word!

Hosted by Southeast Nebraska CASA & Sparetime Lounge & Grill,119 S 4th, Seward, NE

If you have a student in your life who you want to serve the community, here are some tips for how to encourage teenagers to volunteer with a cause they care about.

Meet one of our biggest supporters, John Mackenzie of Budget Blinds of Omaha.

Click on the link to his short video to help CASA win $10,000!

Caregiving is a valuable position in our community which often goes unrecognized. Let's look at what National Family Caregivers Month is and how you can celebrate it.

GBL '18 is Thursday, November 15, 2018. This 24-hour day of giving showcases local causes that make this community a more vital place to live. You're encouraged to give to those that mean the most to you and your family. You can support Dawson/Gosper County CASA during this event.

The McCook Big Give is a 24 hour period of giving where McCook area supporters are invited to give back to their favorite local charities and educate themselves on other non-profits available in our community.

The goal of this area wide giving event is to match McCook area supporters’ passions and generosity with our local nonprofit organizations already doing great work. Through the combined participation of all people who love and care about the McCook area, we can significantly impact the future of our beloved community

Big Give McCook will run from midnight to midnight on Thursday November 15th 2018.

Donors mark which organizations(s) they would like to support and all funds are provided to the appropriate group. In addition a bonus funds program is created using sponsor dollars. These funds are divided among organizations based on the program requirements and help to make each donation even more valuable.

Give Where You're Planted: Join us for 24 hours of GIVING to benefit our local communities and make a difference! WyoBraska Gives Day is an annual statewide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Wyoming and Nebraska through online giving. WyoBraska GIVES brings the region together as one community, raising money and awareness for our local nonprofits during the 24-hour online giving challenge. PlainsWest CASA and CASA of Scotts Bluff County are both participtating in this event. For it's first year, WyoBraska Gives Day is on November 13th.

Give Where You're Planted: Join us for 24 hours of GIVING to benefit our local communities and make a difference! WyoBraska Gives Day is an annual statewide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Wyoming and Nebraska through online giving. WyoBraska GIVES brings the region together as one community, raising money and awareness for our local nonprofits during the 24-hour online giving challenge. PlainsWest CASA and CASA of Scotts Bluff County are both participtating in this event. For it's first year, WyoBraska Gives Day is on November 13th.

If you strive to live an altruistic lifestyle, there are lots of ways to help out this Halloween. Here are some top tricks to make Halloween a treat for everyone.

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