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Macon County CASA News

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.

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One way to “advocate” for our community’s abused and neglected children is to help spread CASA’s mission.

Macon County CASA invites you to stay connected with events, donor thank yous, volunteer opportunities, recommendations for positive parent-child interactions, and more through our social media outlets. Like, share, and comment on our posts to help Macon County and surrounding communities understand why 630 local foster children need a voice.

The Latest from CASA on Facebook

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We need YOU!! CASA will be hosting our summer accelerated training class and we need new volunteers to fill it!

❓️Do you care about the well being of children?
❓️Can you commit 8 volunteer hours a month?
❓️Do you want to change a local foster child's story?

If YES to any of these questions, then Macon County CASA advocate is the volunteer role for you! Comment here with questions, share the post, tag friends you want to take the training with, go to www.maconcountycasa.org and complete your online application TODAY! 💙❤️
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May 24th, 7:28 am
We need YOU!! CASA will be hosting our summer accelerated training class and we need new volunteers to fill it! 

❓️Do you care about the well being of children?
❓️Can you commit 8 volunteer hours a month?
❓️Do you want to change a local foster childs story?

If YES to any of these questions, then Macon County CASA advocate is the volunteer role for you! Comment here with questions, share the post, tag friends you want to take the training with, go to www.maconcountycasa.org and complete your online application TODAY! 💙❤️Image attachment

🚨🚨MONDAY MORNING REMINDER🚨🚨

CASA has a BRAND NEW, special offer for the remainder of our 2022 Playhouse raffle tickets sales!

NOW...each $50 ticket sale gets you an entry into an additional CASA raffle--a grill giveaway!

Grill giveaway includes: (giveaway worth over $900!)
Donated by Lowe's Home Improvement:
♨️ Blackstone flat top grill
♨️ 7 Blackstone brand seasonings & sauces
♨️ Blackstone spatula mat
♨️ Blackstone griddle press
♨️ Blackstone grill cover
♨️ Blackstone griddle starter toolkit
♨️ Blackstone griddle basters
♨️ Blackstone griddle cover

Donated by Notorious mEATS:
♨️ Meat package worth $100

Don't miss out on this AMAZING additional raffle! Go to www.maconcountycasa.org TODAY. $50 ticket purchase gets you 1 entry, $100 gets you 2! What a great Father's Day gift!

Please share AND tell us what you think of this new deal‼️Who has gotten their tickets with this NEW raffle?!❤️⬇️👋🏾💙
#2022casaplayhouseraffle #changeachildsstory #helpkidsatcasa
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May 23rd, 8:28 am
🚨🚨MONDAY MORNING REMINDER🚨🚨

CASA has a BRAND NEW, special offer for the remainder of our 2022 Playhouse raffle tickets sales!

NOW...each $50 ticket sale gets you an entry into an additional CASA raffle--a grill giveaway!

Grill giveaway includes: (giveaway worth over $900!)
Donated by Lowes Home Improvement:
♨️ Blackstone flat top grill
♨️ 7 Blackstone brand seasonings & sauces
♨️ Blackstone spatula mat
♨️ Blackstone griddle press
♨️ Blackstone grill cover
♨️ Blackstone griddle starter toolkit
♨️ Blackstone griddle basters
♨️ Blackstone griddle cover

Donated by Notorious mEATS:
♨️ Meat package worth $100

Dont miss out on this AMAZING additional raffle! Go to www.maconcountycasa.org TODAY. $50 ticket purchase gets you 1 entry, $100 gets you 2! What a great Fathers Day gift! 

Please share AND tell us what you think of this new deal‼️Who has gotten their tickets with this NEW raffle?!❤️⬇️👋🏾💙
#2022casaplayhouseraffle #changeachildsstory #helpkidsatcasaImage attachment

HAPPY SUNDAY‼️

With the rain gone & MayDays back open, CASA will have our Mr. Tumnus Playhouse back open for kiddos to play and explore AND we will be selling raffle tickets! Don't miss your chance to grab your chances to win TODAY 1 - 5 pm in Mr. Lincoln Square!💙🏠❤️
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May 22nd, 11:24 am
HAPPY SUNDAY‼️

With the rain gone & MayDays back open, CASA will have our Mr. Tumnus Playhouse back open for kiddos to play and explore AND we will be selling raffle tickets! Dont miss your chance to grab your chances to win TODAY 1 - 5 pm in Mr. Lincoln Square!💙🏠❤️

❤️This is Foster Care💙

When a child gets removed from their family and placed into foster care, regardless of the reason for the removal, they inevitably experience trauma. Everything changes for them overnight. They are in new and different places with new and different people, and they have no idea how long the shuffle will last. Regardless of how hard we try, the experience is difficult at best for these kids.

Knowing we can’t make it entirely easy and seamless, foster parents simply work to do the best we can to provide, what my wife and I have come to call, “a soft place to land”.

One effective way to do this is to learn about the simple small traditions the kids might know and love from their family experience. An example of upholding these simple traditions comes from the summer we welcomed 3 kiddos into our family making us a family of 9 overnight. This was jarring and chaotic for all of us, but mostly for those 3 siblings. After a couple days went by and Friday rolled around, the oldest asked if we were going to McDonalds. My wife began to curiously explore why he thought of McDonalds and we learned that this is how their dad loved to celebrate the end of the week. “Friday is payday, and that means McDonalds!”, he explained.

This was our opportunity to provide a moment of normalcy in an otherwise chaotic week for these kids. So we loaded the 9 of us into two cars and headed for the golden arches. This small tradition upheld may not have changed the lives of these children, but it helped provide them a soft place to land for a few months before they were able to be reunited with their father.

-Todd Kinzle, foster/adoptive dad

#changeachildsstory #helpkidsatcasa
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May 21st, 3:21 pm
❤️This is Foster Care💙

When a child gets removed from their family and placed into foster care, regardless of the reason for the removal, they inevitably experience trauma. Everything changes for them overnight. They are in new and different places with new and different people, and they have no idea how long the shuffle will last. Regardless of how hard we try, the experience is difficult at best for these kids.

Knowing we can’t make it entirely easy and seamless, foster parents simply work to do the best we can to provide, what my wife and I have come to call, “a soft place to land”. 

One effective way to do this is to learn about the simple small traditions the kids might know and love from their family experience. An example of upholding these simple traditions comes from the summer we welcomed 3 kiddos into our family making us a family of 9 overnight. This was jarring and chaotic for all of us, but mostly for those 3 siblings. After a couple days went by and Friday rolled around, the oldest asked if we were going to McDonalds. My wife began to curiously explore why he thought of McDonalds and we learned that this is how their dad loved to celebrate the end of the week. “Friday is payday, and that means McDonalds!”, he explained. 

This was our opportunity to provide a moment of normalcy in an otherwise chaotic week for these kids. So we loaded the 9 of us into two cars and headed for the golden arches. This small tradition upheld may not have changed the lives of these children, but it helped provide them a soft place to land for a few months before they were able to be reunited with their father.

-Todd Kinzle, foster/adoptive dad

#changeachildsstory #helpkidsatcasa
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