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Happy Anniversary, Winnebago County CASA!  
Cheers to a rewarding 30 years of advocating for the most vulnerable children in our area!
Just a few stats: CASA volunteers have worked with abused and neglected children for 360 months, 10,957 days, and put in 262,974 volunteer hours. Our advocates have personally helped 3,656 babies, children, and teenagers.  

                               Join us as we celebrate the last 30 years with these 30 events!


  1. Forest City Community Cup

    Saturday, January 21st 10:30 AM- 9PM
    Play in a tournament of Magic the Gathering to support CASA

  2. CASA Night at Oscar's Pub

    Celebrate the Chinese New Year with CASA!
    Enjoy dinner, a Chinese Auction, and a chance to win $250 attendance prize!
    Saturday, January 28th 4PM- 8PM at Oscar's Pub

  3. Portillo's for Good

    Dine out at Portillo's on February 23rd and CASA will receive 20% of your purchase. Be sure to mention CASA when your order!

  4. Canvases for CASA; Painting for a Purpose

    Join in for a night of creative fun with artist, Angie Scordato! Create a masterpiece and support the children represented by CASA.

  5. Pita's for a Purpose

    Pick up dinner at Rockford's Pita Pit and help abused and neglected youth receive quality advocacy by community volunteers.
    On Tuesday, March 14th from 4-9PM Pita Pit will donate 10% of all of their proceeds to CASA!

  6. Potbelly Sandwich Shop April 4, 2017

    Enjoy dinner at Potbelly Sandwich Shop on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 from 4-8 PM.
    Take a break from cooking to enjoy a delicious toasty sandwich! Potbelly will donate 25% of their proceeds to CASA. Good food for a good cause! Potbelly is located at 6243 E. State Street, Rockford.

  7. Wear Blue Day April 7, 2017

    Show your support and raise awareness of Child Abuse Prevention by wearing blue on April 7th. Snap a picture and post it on our social media channels!

  8. Hands Around the Courthouse April 19, 2017

    Join in the mission to prevent Child Abuse, Neglect, and Child Deaths by standing with CASA, Children's Home and Aid, Youth Services Network and others in the 16th Annual Hands Around the Courthouse event on April 19th from 12:15-12:45 at the Winnebago County Criminal Justice Center.

  9. Friday April 28th is the CASA Dinner and Auction. Join in for a night to remember as we celebrate the 30 years that CASA has served the children of Winnebago County. Bring your red shoes as we continue on our journey as Dorothy said it best, "There's No Place Like Home". Join us for dinner, live and silent auctions, raffles, and dancing!

  10. Make a positive impact on your community and eat some wings! Bring this ticket to Buffalo Wild Wings on May 24th and 10% of your bill will go to the children represented by CASA!

  11. Support CASA and enjoy a Panda Express lunch or dinner on June 10th from 11:00 AM- 11:00 PM. 20 % of your purchase will be donated to CASA! Be sure to show this ticket on your phone!

  12. CASA at Rockford City Market June 16, 2017

    Friday, June 16th is CASA night at the Rockford City Market! Stroll the market and stop by the CASA tents to learn more about CASA.

  13. Stop by our website to "buy" a glass of lemonade this month! Help us help children receive the one on one support only a CASA can provide. Your tax deductible contribution will be used to help train new advocates to serve our children. Also, for a special, refreshing treat, throughout the month, caring community members will be hosting an actual Lemonade stand in our area! Be sure to follow our Facebook posts for the exact locations, and stop by to buy a cool, refreshing glass of lemonade!

  14. Combine great taste and great fun- for a great cause! Dine with Panera Bread bakery-cafe at 609 S. Perryville Road, Rockford, and show this flyer to support CASA on July 13, 2017 from 4:00-8:00 PM!

  15. Summer time screams for baseball! Let's all go to a game together! Friday night, July 14th will be a fun filled evening with the Rockford Rivets! Click here to buy your seat now!

  16. Let's BOWL

    Take a break from the heat on Saturday, July 22nd and bowl a few games. Join in the fun at Park Lanes from 6-8 PM. For $11 you can play two games and includes shoe rental. See you on the lanes!

  17. National Night Out August 1, 2017

    Join in the fun at National Night Out in Rockford! See CASA at this annual event that involves all segments of the community in building a healthier, safer community, generate support for anti crime programs and strengthen police/community relations on the first Tuesday of August. This year's festivities will be at Dahlquist Park in Rockford. Come find the CASA tent and grab a goodie bag!

  18. Artale Wine Tasting August 4, 2017

    Support your local CASA program and with this fun evening at Artale Wine Company on August 4, 2017 from 5:30-8:30 PM. Your $15 entrance fee will give you a sampling of over 30 wines plus appetizers created by Josef of Barbados restaurant. All proceeds will support the local Winnebago County CASA program to provide volunteer advocacy to children who have been hurt or neglected by their parents. Help give these children a voice by supporting CASA.

  19. Children involved in Abuse and Neglect Court need the support and guidance of a trained and compassionate adult while they are in the court system. CASA provides this resource for our local children so no child falls through the cracks. Support your local CASA program and with this fun evening at Jason's Deli! RSVP your commitment to a delicious dinner to help all local children who have been abused and neglected by their parents receive a the support and guidance through the court system from CASA. Don't forget to mention CASA when you order!

  20. 30 years of advocacy is a really big deal. Celebrate with us and toast our advocates for their work helping 3,656 children find a safe and permanent home since 1987. We've been planning for this all year and you won't want to miss this special evening! Join us at Anderson Gardens on September 10, 2017

  21. CASA Fall Conference October 20, 2017

    The children are our future. And everything we do impacts what that future will look like. In October, 2017, CASA and the Rosecrance Health Network will host a conference on Youth and Mental Health. The focus will be on ways that child abuse/neglect traumatizes people and ways to live after the trauma. Real connections will be made to service providers in the area. Join us to create better futures for all of our children. Stay tuned for more information.

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