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If you want to be in the know about what’s going on at our organization, you’ve come to the right place. Be sure to check back regularly to get our latest news updates.

We're here to tell you all about the benefits reading can bring, besides knowledge and entertainment.

If you’re on the fence about making the jaunt to your local state or county fair, you’re in luck. We’re here to tell you all the reasons fairs are worth the trip.

Making sure you've packed thoroughly can make your road trip experience even more enjoyable. To help, here's a list of items you'll need once you've hit the road.

There are so many ways to celebrate International Friendship Day. You may want to personalize it to your individual friendships, but in case you’re stumped, we have a few ideas.

With just a month left of summer, it’s time to take advantage of all it has to offer. Here are some ways to celebrate sunshine season while it's still here.

If you have something or some time to give, consider doing so today. Here’s a list of easy ways you can give something away today.

Farmers markets have so much more to offer than just the sights and smells. The following is a list of just a few reasons you should visit your local farmers market this summer.

Planning an Independence Day gathering should be about creating community, not a source of stress. We’ve compiled a list of everything you need to throw a party your guests will rave about.

If you're looking for a way to get outside while also improving your whole self, gardening may be the hobby for you.

You know volunteering has a positive influence (make friends, build connections, gain experiences, etc.), but did you know that it can actually assist your health?

There are always ways to give back to others around you, even including the presents you buy. Here are some ideas for Father’s Day gifts that give back.

With the help of a bicycle, we can take better care of the environment, our physical bodies and even spend time together. So how can you mark this momentous occasion?

Memorial Day means much more than time off from work and hosting a barbecue, so if you want to get involved this weekend, check out these great ways to give back.

No matter how old you are, what your musical taste is or whether or not you can read a note, there's never a wrong time to learn how to play an instrument.

May 30, 2019
When Lincoln comes together, big things happen!
You can donate NOW through Thursday, May 30
to your favorite nonprofits!
They’ll receive a proportional match of the $450,000 match fund!

This is your chance to inspire hope for a child in foster care
Your support on Omaha Gives this Wednesday, May 22nd will help CASA for Douglas County train and support more volunteers to advocate for more children who have experienced abused and neglect.

There are over 1,500 children in foster care in the metro Omaha area. CASA for Douglas County needs to recruit and train 450 more volunteers in order to reach our vision of providing a CASA Volunteer to every child in foster care who needs one.

It takes $2,000 to support one volunteer in their advocacy for one child each year. Each new dollar donated to CASA will be matched by the Parker Family Foundation. Your Omaha Gives donation will give a child hope for a better future.

Thursday, May 16, 2019
5:00 pm8:00 pm
201 N. 14th Street, Lincoln, NE
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Get a great dinner and help support CASA for Lancaster County at the same time! Dine at Raising Cane's in downtown Lincoln on Thursday May 16th from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM, MENTION THE CASA FUNDRAISER, and Cane's will donate 15% of sales to CASA for Lancaster County!

Be The Voice Lincoln
Lift Up Your Voice for Children

Please join us for CASA for Lancaster County’s first annual Be The Voice Lincoln singing competition! Competitors will face off in the blind auditions, in front of three local celebrity judges. Seven voices will move on to the finale, and the audience will vote for the winner. Prizes will be awarded to the top three. A buffet dinner and one vote will be included in your ticket price. Additional votes will be available for purchase during the event. Cash bar.

Court Appointed Special Advocates are appointed by Lancaster County Juvenile Court Judges to be the voice of abused and neglected children. We advocated for the child’s best interests, and communicate their wants and needs directly to the court.

So, do you want to embrace social networking to have a positive influence on the world? Here are some ideas for how to use social media to make a difference.

With more than 440,000 youth in foster care, there are plenty of ways to make a difference during this month. Here are ideas for how to support National Foster Care Month.

You want to make a difference, but aren’t sure where to start without money. Fortunately, we have ideas to help you donate to charity without breaking the bank.

Turns out, even the smallest steps can have an impact. This Earth Day, consider your ecological footprint and enact these seven green ways to embrace today.

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.

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