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Great Gatsby Gala

Mark your calendars for the exciting return of Macon County Court Appointed Special Advocates' (CASA) Gatsby Fundraising Gala! Tickets on sale now! Join us for an unforgettable evening of cocktails, cusine, silent auction, and danving supporting Macon County CASA's child advocacy programs.

Great Gatsby Gala2021-09-09T13:15:17-05:00

Educational Support Program Helps Foster Kids in Macon County Navigate Remote Learning

From Herald & Review | December 16, 2020

A program using court appointed special advocates will be getting donations to help foster children from a food truck business in Decatur.

Each Friday, 11am – 9pm, the Smack’n Tacos food truck at 22nd and Pershing, will donate 25% of its total sales to Macon County CASA. CASA uses volunteer advocates help represent kids in court who may have been victims of abuse or neglect.

...read more at WANDtv.com.

Educational Support Program Helps Foster Kids in Macon County Navigate Remote Learning2020-12-30T13:30:22-06:00

CASA Playhouse Raffle

19th Annual 2021 Casas for CASA Playhouse Raffle

Win a custom-built themed playhouse from CASA!

Macon County CASA invites you to participate in our 19th annual Casas for CASA Playhouse Raffle fundraiser.  The Casas for CASA Playhouse Raffle is an annual fundraiser to benefit the Macon County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Program, a non-profit that recruits and trains community volunteers to serve as advocates for abused and neglected children in the court’s care.

We are seeking your support to help Macon County CASA continue to advocate for our community’s children in foster care.  In 2020, there were over 630 cases of abuse and neglect to children in Macon County.  CASA has served over 400 of these children with 200 volunteer advocates.

2021 Title Sponsors

See our 2021 Playhouse Designs

These winning designs have been professionally built by the Decatur Metro Homebuilders Association and painted by Hartwig & Callarman Painting Co.

Raffle tickets will be available  now through June 4. The final drawing will be June 4 at Central Park!

Happy Camper Playhouse

The Coop Playhouse

CASA Playhouse Sponsorships

As a business owner or an individual, you can choose to support the CASA Playhouse Raffle as a sponsor! CASA’s event offers a great opportunity for advertising with name and logo recognition on TV commercials, the CASA website, social media, playhouse posters placed at Central Park, downtown Decatur, and on all 8,000-10,000 tickets to be sold.

Take a look at the 2021 CASA Playhouse Sponsorship brochure for more information!

Our two playhouse designs for 2021, “The Coop” and “Happy Camper”, will be professionally built by Josh Milligan, the Metro Decatur Home Builders, Doug Davison, Ted Paine, and other professional builders as well as professionally painted by Hartwig & Callerman Painting Co.

Raffle tickets are now on sale! Both playhouses will be housed in Central Park at downtown Decatur for community members to view, walk and drive by and take pictures of!  Final drawing will be on June 4.

Thank You to Our 2021 Playhouse Raffle Sponsors

Plantinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

…and Larry & Cheryll Tate, Dick & Marilyn Dechert

Silver Sponsors

…and Steve & Carolyn Oliver

Bronze Sponsors

…and Steve & Patricia Miller and Andrew & Stacey Corzine

Other Sponsors

…and Marty & Dawn Watkins

CASA Playhouse Raffle2021-07-06T09:35:56-05:00

Camp CASA

Camp CASA

Camp CASA 2021
M
ay 30 – June 1
Camp Warren Campgrounds
Decatur, IL  

Since 2018, Macon County CASA has hosted up to 60 local foster children each summer in a 3 day, 2 night summer camp event. This unique annual event held at the beautiful Camp Warren campgrounds (Decatur, IL) allows foster children with the opportunity to leave their foster parents and to be safely surrounded by all foster kiddo peers!  For the first time, these kiddos do not live with the secret of being children in care.  With the supervision and guidance of the Macon County CASA staff, CASA volunteer advocates, background checked and trauma trained community volunteers, and a 24 hour volunteer medical staff, campers interact with one another in team building activities, camp games, therapy sessions, guest speaker sessions, and more all geared towards fun and allowing our foster kids to just be kids.

Camp CASA guest speakers have included the Macon County Juvenile Advocacy GAL (guardian ad lidem), Brian Finney, award-winning foster care alumni, Shenandoah Chefalo (author of Garbagebag Suitcase), PawPrint Ministries/CASA comfort dogs, and Heartland Mini Hoofs Therapy horses. 

Mark your calendars and stay tuned for plans of the 2021 Camp CASA event and opportunities to volunteer and donate!   

Camp CASA2020-09-28T16:01:12-05:00

CASA Christmas

CASA Christmas

As foster children frequently move homes, holidays are especially difficult for them to experience.  As the consistent person in their lives, the CASA advocate has the opportunity to see the child before each holiday.  CASA loves to take this chance to help our assigned foster kiddos know that someone cares about them.

Each year, Macon County CASA receives donated gifts for each of our 315 assigned foster children.  In 2018 & 2019, CASA partnered with Girls Who Code who organized community donations and gifts.

In December 2020, with the organizational and financial help of The Young Leaders in Action, The Community Foundation of Macon County, and Decatur Rotary Club #180, Macon County CASA and our volunteers were able to provide Christmas gifts for our just over 320 assigned local foster children.  These gifts were a true blessing to all of the children who received them and we are continuously grateful for the community’s commitment to change our local foster children’s stories. 

To all of our individual and organizational gift givers below, we offer a very special thank you for your support of CASA this holiday season: 

Junior Welfare Association
Pat Dawson
Senior Women in Ministry (SWIM)
Greater Northside Church
Decatur Firefighters Local 504
Sarah & Ryan Pritts
Dustin York
The Decatur Police Department 
Circuit Clerk’s Office & Courthouse officials
Stacy Hubbard
Paula Bauler
Ali Doolin-Hupp
Angela Keck
Heather McConnell-Smith
Ameren
Alexandria Smith
Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Church
Rhonda Luther
Angela Blakeman
Melissa Bartholomew
Macon United Methodist Church
Tim Delaney
Dena Flanigan
Toiee Roubein
Jalee Goozen
Justin Jostes
Melanie Schelling
Melissa Prasun
Erica Clapp
Amy Moran
Dr. Jarmese Sherrod
Natalie Beck
Nikki Eagler
Janet Adlaf
Sherry Lane
Karen McCroskey
Alissa Bolin
McKenzie Sloan
Chasity Casey
Morgan Anderson
Brigit Logan
Michelle Payton
Jeannine Rude
Andrea Schmid
Rachel Vogel
Courtney Barding
John West
Kelly Giltner
Jennifer Tallent
Grant Bullock
Carla Sloan
Cindy Anderson
Stacy O’Neil Clark
Tara Rohman
Mona & Marvin Sowers
Audra Cottrell
Deering Family
Madison Stark
Courtney Anderson
Annette Taylor
Tammy Hite
Kristin Sowa
Patricia Miranda
Kathy Wilson (Ameren WISE)
Pam Schroeder
Christina Overlin
Denise Hunt
Abbi Wicklund
Ivy Handley
Peggy McNeely
Rachel Wisner
Emma McConnell
Brittany Reatherford
Patricia Miranda
Diane Moore
Kristal Brand
Ann Bate
Brianna Brown
Katie Beggin
Lindy Blackwell
Amanda Littrell 
Lacy Schwarze
JR Baird
Janice Farrar
Morgan Anderson
Tara Rohman
Ashley Altevogt
Amy Brammer
Lisa Flora
Rae Stoner
Avery Smith
Molly Kondritz

CASA Christmas2020-12-30T13:13:36-06:00

Let’s Taco-bout CASA!

#CASATACOFRIDAYS

What: 25% of ALL sales to Macon County CASA
Where: Smack’n Tacos, 2998 N. 22nd Street, Decatur, IL
When: Every Friday from 11-9 through Nov. 27

First time food truck owner, Marcos Fuentes, is not new to the Mexican food scene in Decatur. For over 20 years, the Fuentes family has successfully owned and operated many Mexican food restaurants in the Decatur community. As Marcos has branched out with his very own food truck, he strives to mirrors his family’s commitment to our community and supporting our community’s abused and neglected children was just the way. Smack’n Tacos, located at 2998 N. 22nd Street, Decatur (parking lot of the Sundown Lounge), offers 25% of ALL sales to Macon County CASA every Friday! We are proud to be a part of an amazing partnership! Be sure to support both a small local business and a local non-profit all in one stop every Friday from 11 am – 9 pm!

Let’s Taco-bout CASA!2020-09-28T15:48:06-05:00

Food Truck Shares Sales to Support CASA

From WAND | September 11, 2020

A program using court appointed special advocates will be getting donations to help foster children from a food truck business in Decatur.

Each Friday, 11am – 9pm, the Smack’n Tacos food truck at 22nd and Pershing, will donate 25% of its total sales to Macon County CASA. CASA uses volunteer advocates help represent kids in court who may have been victims of abuse or neglect.

...read more at WANDtv.com.

Food Truck Shares Sales to Support CASA2020-09-29T16:21:56-05:00

Click’n It For A Cause!

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Join Us In Click’n It For CASA!

Even though we can’t meet in person to kick it up Gatsby style, you can still directly influence a local child’s life with one click!

During the month of October, the Macon County CASA Board of Directors present an online fundraising drive to support CASA’s mission of advocating for the abused and neglected children of Macon County.

We have anonymous donors willing to match if we can raise $5,000!

Donations above $250 will be entered into raffles to win prizes!

Questions? Call 217-791-3103 or email abrammer.0704@yahoo.com or contact any CASA Board Member.

#changeachildsstory

Event Details

When: October 1-31

Where: This website or donations can be given to any CASA Board Member or mailed into our office

Raised So Far! Donate Now!

Board of Directors

Amy Brammer, Anthony Chapple, Kathy Byerly, Brenda Garry, Lee Morthland, Teran Stephenson, Gussie Reed, Lindsey Shelton, Richard Dechert, Matt Jedlicka
Gabriel Munoz, Tara Ulis

Click’n It For A Cause!2020-09-10T18:00:06-05:00

Macon County CASA Annual Fall Fundraiser Moves Online

From WAND | September 9, 2020

Macon County CASA's annual October Gala is canceled this year because of the current health pandemic.

The organization said the event may be canceled, but the need remains.

Many organizations in central Illinois felt the burden of COVID-19. Macon County CASA said the pandemic created a financial challenge, so that's why the board created an online fundraising campaign during the month of October to raise funds for CASA.

CASA assists in advocating for Macon County's abused and neglected children who are navigating through the foster care system.

In an effort to keep with the current health guidelines, the entire fundraiser will be held online.

...read more at WANDtv.com.

Macon County CASA Annual Fall Fundraiser Moves Online2020-09-29T16:18:53-05:00
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