Subject: Lots of Great News to Share!

June 2016 Newsletter

IN THIS ISSUE
"I share this with you all because it was a humbling reminder to our Youth Staff, as well as the children in group, the importance of self worth. This child has made an amazingly positive change since entering shelter. A month ago, she was unable to communicate any of her feelings, needs, joys, or struggles with anyone, including her family..." CLICK HERE TO READ MORE
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"Wait, what? Isn’t CASA a not-for-profit? Doesn’t it receive funding through donations, foundations and public grants? “Yes” on all counts. CASA does not issue stock, it does not have shareholders and it is certainly not listed on any stock exchange. So who exactly are investors..." CLICK HERE TO READ MORE
What does it mean to invest in CASA? CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT
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If you know someone suffering with domestic violence, let them know CASA is here to help.

24-hour Domestic Violence Helpline: 727-895-4912, TTY: 727-828-1269
(Outside Pinellas County: 800-799-7233, TTY: 800-787-3224)
Oct 20: THE 20th ANNUAL CASA PEACE BREAKFAST  --  NEW DATE!
New date, same inspirational event at the St. Petersburg Coliseum!
Sponsorships Now Available. Register at www.casa-stpete.org/PeaceBreakfast or contact Kathy Scott at 727-895-4912 x114 / kscott@casa-stpete.org for information.
PHOTOS FROM THE 2015 PEACE BREAKFAST
For Peace Breakfast sponsorship info visit www.casa-stpete.org/PeaceBreakfast or contact Kathy Scott at 727-895-4912 x114 / kscott@casa-stpete.org.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in a CASA-run event, meeting or activity is asked to advise the agency at least 5 days before the event by contacting us at 727-895-4912 or TTY: 727-828-1269.
A GIANT CHECK!
CASA Received a $150,000 grant from the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg.

We will expand and enhance our capacity as a non-profit organization serving domestic violence survivors by developing a successful social enterprise business to help provide survivors with marketable employment skills and work experience to gain long-term, full-time employment. Click here for the press release!

TRUCKLOADS OF PHOTOS
It can be scary to think about leaving your home when your best alternative is a shelter. These organizations' investment of time and funds in CASA are helping make that decision a little easier. Because of them and other socially conscious people, our domestic violence center isn't just a sterile shelter-- it is a temporary, emergency home for people escaping violent abusers.

SPECIAL THANK YOU TO THESE AMAZING SUPPORTERS:

Aaron's
Aaron's Inc donated TWO AND HALF TRUCKLOADS of furniture to CASA. CLICK for more pictures!
Aon
Aon sent almost two dozen employees to give the domestic violence center a refresh
Omega Psi Phi
Omega Psi Phi braved thunderstorms to hold a barbecue for shelter participants. CLICK for more pictures!
Purple dot Yoga
Purple dot Yoga held their monthly "Cooking with CASA," where they prepare dinner for the residents
Familia de Gladiators Krewe
The Familia de Gladiators Krewe held their "Break into Summer" ice cream social for the kids
VIBE Engineering
VIBE Engineering did some heavy lifting outdoor work!
Does your business or club want to support CASA?
Contact us at info@casa-stpete.org to find out how!
THRIFTY BUSINESS
Do you know someone that loves purses? Or maybe you deserve a treat yourself! Check out this vintage Ghurka "THE SPECTATOR NO. 37" HANDBAG and other great finds on our eBay page or at our thrift store, CASA Collections Thrift Shoppe.
All proceeds from sales are used to fund CASA's programs and services. The thrift store is one of our most important funding sources, so thank you for shopping and donating!
CASA Collections Thrift Shoppe  |  1011 1st Ave N, St. Petersburg
727-828-1233  |  info@casa-stpete.org  | 
www.casa-stpete.org/thrift

CASA Collections Thrift Shoppe:
Mon - Fri: 9am - 6pm, Sat: 9am - 4pm
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Donation Center:
Mon - Fri: 10am - 5pm, Sat: 10am - 3pm
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JULY WISH LIST
It's easier than ever to donate! Shop from CASA's Amazon.com Wish List and have items shipped directly to us, or bring donations to 1011 First Ave N, St. Petersburg.
CASA's shelter has constantly changing needs. This month we would be especially grateful for items on this list, such as:

  • Baby Wipes, Pacifiers & Diaper Rash Cream
  • Diapers sizes 4, 5 & 6 and Pull-ups
  • School Uniforms: solid colored shirts, navy blue pants, khakis
  • Canned Soup
  • Checks & Gift Cards to buy fresh fruit and vegetables
  • Please bring donations to our community center at 1011 First Ave N, St. Petersburg.
    We appreciate all the community members who donate to our shelter, thrift store and fundraising campaigns! Please contact info@casa-stpete.org with any questions.
    VOTE CASA FOR BEST LOCAL NONPROFIT
    CASA is a finalist in the Best 501c3 Non Profit category of LocalShops1's Best of the Best: People's Choice Awards! Help the world know you think CASA is vital to our community by voting online today.

    Does your company have a matching gift program or automatic payroll donation deduction? Make CASA your charity of choice! Contact your HR department for information.
    EVENTS CALENDAR
    July 12: Clothing Swap at the Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market
    Cash donations and remaining items are donated to CASA
    July 14: LocalShops1's Second Thursday Social
    CASA is the featured nonprofit of LocalShops1's networking social for small business owners
    July 16: Back to School Bash
    CASA teams up with Iglesia Misionera to give out FREE BACKPACKS and school supplies at this fun community event with Great Explorations, All Children's Hospital, the American Red Cross, the Fire Department and more. You must pre-register by July 8 to receive a backpack. 
    July 21: 43rd Annual Sunrise Sale
    The Downtown Business Association has chosen CASA as the nonprofit beneficiary at this major shopping event, known as the best pajama party in Tampa Bay! Over 40 St. Petersburg retailers will be offering extreme discounts and have donation collection boxes for items off CASA's wish list starting at 6:43am July 21.
    Sept 24: The Many Faces of CASA Masquerade
    Special fundraiser for CASA, in memory of Stacey J. Plummer.
    For sponsorship info please visit www.casa-stpete.org/masquerade or email jplummer@madico.com.
    Sept 25: Poker Run- Bikers Against Domestic Violence
    Fun event to benefit CASA!
    Oct 20: The CASA Peace Breakfast- NEW DATE
    CASA's Signature Annual Event, now in its 20th year!
    Register online at www.casa-stpete.org/PeaceBreakfast or contact Kathy Scott at 727-895-4912 x114 / kscott@casa-stpete.org for more information.

    Interested in holding an event for CASA?
    Complete this application or email info@casa-stpete.org!
    Please remember CASA in your estate plan.
    Email info@casa-stpete.org to learn more.
    CASA (Comminity Action Stops Abuse)  |  www.casa-stpete.org  |  info@casa-stpete.org  |  727-895-4912  |  facebook.com/CASAStPete
    CASA Collections Thrift Shoppe  |  www.casa-stpete.org/thrift  |  info@casa-stpete.org  |  727-828-1233  |  facebook.com/CASAThriftShoppe
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