On Oct. 13, Hudson County CASA co-hosted the annual Aging-Out Resource Fair/Symposium for 60 teen-agers in foster care, many of them our kids. Our case supervisors, Kyung Lee and Robyn Mate were there, with Law Guardian Megan Riccio (pictured).
Hudson County CASA gained 18 new volunteers, sworn in by the Judge Anthony D'Elia on Oct. 4. We are looking forward to serving many more children in foster care thanks to this committed group who completed 30 hours of training.
Hudson County CASA's Sibling Day took place on April 28th at the Liberty Science Center, sponsored by UPS and Progressive
8:30 - 9:30 am - Tam Terry
9:30 - 10:30 am - Patrick Franco, Jr.
11 - 12 pm - Christina Noce
12 - 1 pm - Kira Simone
1 - 2 pm - Susan Steiner
2 - 3 pm - Rashila Amin
3 pm - Chant 108 ohms for foster children
Natasha McKnight (left) and her seven children with Fanny Mendez of CASA (2nd from right) picking up new backpacks for the start of school. CASA distributed 270 backpacks this year.
Over the past couple of years, CASA has been the lucky recipient of UPS's United Way giving campaign. The employees of UPS are incredibly generous and we are grateful for their support.
CASA's annual Pier 13 Night will be held on Thursday, July 14th. This evening benefits Hudson County foster children and celebrates CASA's volunteers. Join us for a fun night of food, drinks and gorgeous view of the city at this amazing venue in Hoboken.
Our newest class of volunteers have been sworn-in. CASA case supervisors are in the process of reviewing referrals to best match and then assign volunteers with children.
The first annual Sibling Day Celebration was a unique opportunity for children in foster care to spend a fun afternoon with brothers and sisters who are placed in separate homes. The Liberty Science Center opened its doors for the special after-hours celebration.
CASA held its 10th Annual Wine Tasting on April 8, 2016 at Battello in Jersey City with wines curated by Cork Wine & Spirits of Hoboken. An entertaining evening was had by all with tastings of exceptional wine, delicious foods and desserts, a spirits tasting room and cork pull. The silent auction featured exciting items such as two tickets to Hamilton, an African safari, and a foursome at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster.
CASA is grateful to its many sponsors of this year's wine tasting. Without their loyal support we could not do our important work for Hudson County foster children.
Melissa Hull spoke to the students and staff at The OLC School in Jersey City about local foster children and CASA's work. The school will be hosting a for-donation dress-down day and the proceeds will benefit CASA.
Nancy Bayerlein of Allergan presented CASA staff with a year-end donation from The Allergan Foundation. This generous gift with enable us to serve more children in 2016!
The children of St. Francis Academy held a holiday book drive and made a generous book donation to our new library. These books will be available year round for CASA kids.
The children of Hoboken Montessori School donated over 230 hats, mittens and scarves for CASA children. The winter accessories will be included with the holiday gifts to be delivered to local foster children by their CASA volunteer.