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CASA's Work Sustained Through Grant Funds
Chesterfield CASA relies on the generosity of individual, business, and civic donors to support our advocacy work. In addition to gifts from the community, we also receive grants from private foundations and corporations. We wish to thank the follwoing grant funders whose monetary awards during FY16-17 ensured we could serve all children assigned to our program. 

Altria Companies Employee Community Fund (ACECF)
The Cameron Foundation
Emily S. and Coleman A. Hunter Trust
Dominion Foundation
Jenkins Foundation
Eric and Jeannette Lipman Fund, The Community Foundation serving Richmond and Central Virginia
Memorial Foundation for Children
Moses D. Nunnally Trust
Anne & Walter Robins Foundation
John & Emma Scott Foundation
UPS Foundation
E. C. Wareheim Foundation
Wells Fargo Foundation

CASA Seeking New Staff Member
For more than 20 years, Chesterfield CASA has been helping to provide a voice and hope to abused and neglected children who find themselves at the mercy of the juvenile court system. If you are passionate about our mission, we are hiring a part-time Advocate Supervisor to guide and support our amazing volunteers. For more information and instructions on how to apply, click here. 

CASA Now Participates in Kroger Community Rewards
Are you a Kroger shopper? If yes, you can easily support Chesterfield CASA by designating us as your charity of choice every time you swipe your Kroger Plus card. The program is free and requires only a one-time registration process from Kroger's website. After you select Chesterfield CASA as your charity, we earn money whenever you shop. Click here for instructions on the simple registration process that takes less than five minutes to complete. Happy Shopping!

Newest Volunteers Sworn Into Program
On November 9th, Chief Judge Jayne Pemberton inducted nine new volunteers into the CASA program. These individuals completed more than 40 hours of training and courtroom observation prior to being sworn in as child advocates. At the induction ceremony, Judge Pemberton thanked the volunteers for the critical difference they will make in this community by providing a voice for CASA's children. Following the ceremony, CASA staff were able to welcome friends and family of our newest volunteers and celebrate this milestone. We look forward to many years working alongside these volunteers as they provide a powerful voice for their assigned CASA children.

Congratulations to our newest advocates:
Christina Amen
Mary Auerbach
Abigail Broas
Heather Capel
Elizabeth Clements
Katelyn McDaniel
Mary Simons
Caitline Swarr
Cathy Whalen

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Annual Volunteer Appreciation Party
On December 10th, CASA volunteers, staff, and board members joined together with family to celebrate the season and each other at our annual Holiday Volunteer Appreciation Party. An afternoon of fun, food, and friendship culminated in the recognition ceremony for volunteers being honored for milestone service anniversaries with our program. This dedication is truly remarkable since CASA volunteers are required to invest their time, passion, and heart into advocating for their assigned children. Chesterfield CASA is so grateful to every volunteer who ensures every child finds the safe home and loving family they deserve.


Volunteers Honored for Five Years of Service:   
Sandy Burke                                                                            Judi Gaughran
Emma Lewis
Joan Loughran
Samara Musselman
Amy Wellons
Erika Wimer

Volunteer Honored for Ten Years of Service:
Alice Marshall

Volunteers pictured: Alice Marshall, Sandy Burke, and Judi Gaughran

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