2016 Spotlight Gala

Announcing CASA of DuPage County's premier event - the 2016 Spotlight Gala co-hosted by the Ronald L. McDaniel Foundation, Friday, November 11, 2016 at 6:00 pm at the Hyatt Lodge in Oakbrook.

Help CASA of DuPage County continue to provide a caring advocate for 100% of the abused and neglected children who are a part of DuPage county juvenile court by joining us. It promises to be a beautiful social evening complete with cocktails, dinner, a raffle, silent and live auctions.

To purchase tickets please visit www.dupage2016.gesture.com. For information about sponsorships, contact Beth Stremel at betsh@dupagecasa.org or 630-221-0889, ext. 304.



Wheaton Brew Fest

The Wheaton Brew Fest returns for a sixth year on Saturday August 6th at Memorial Park in Wheaton and CASA of DuPage County is once again partnering with the Wheaton Park District to bring about the celebration and tasting of 80 different craft beers.

Thanks to the generosity of the Wheaton Park District we are given a portion of the proceeds in return for providing manpower for the afternoon. In order to accomplish this we need your help!

There are several jobs available for the day. Assistance is needed with entrance and admission processing, merchandise and concession selling and in particular beer pouring to the anticipated 2,000 guests that will be tasting beer during the afternoon.

If you are available to help, you can sign up here www.volunteersignup.org/PDH89 For more information on the Wheaton Brew Fest, please visit the brew fest website http://wheatonparkdistrict.com/events/brewfest/



Fall Training Dates

Thursday, September 8th, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Monday, September 12th, 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Thursday, September 15st, 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Monday, September 19th, 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Thursday, September 22th, 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Monday, September 26th, 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Thursday, September 29th, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

All above dates must be attended in addition to attending one of the two court observation dates below:

Tuesday, September 20nd 8:30 am to 1:00 pm
Tuesday, September 27th 8:30 am to 1:00 pm



Champions of Hope Golf Outing

CASA's annual Champions of Hope Golf Outing will be held on Monday, May 23, 2016 at Arrowhead Golf Club and Banquets in Wheaton. Golfers are welcomed beginning at 11:30 am with a bag check, buffet lunch and an opportunity to participate in "score improvement" games. Golfers are sent out for a shotgun start at 1:00 pm and play an 18-hole scramble.

After a delightful day on the course, guests are welcomed to the clubhouse for cocktails, dinner, a short program and auction.

To register for this wonderful event please go to: http://golf2016.gesture.com.



Amazon customers who shop through the company's philanthropic website Amazon.Smile.com, can send 5% of each purchase to CASA of DuPage without incurring any additional cost to themselves.

Everything about the Amazon shopping experience stays the same at Amazon.Smile. You will find identical products, low prices, shopping carts and wish lists. All the same shipping options, including Amazon Prime membership, remain in effect for Amazon.Smile customers. The one-time sign up is quick and easy. Once you've registered, Amazon.Smile automatically donates to CASA whenever you shop online.

Please take a moment to visit the Amazon.Smile.com and use the search field to register and begin supporting CASA of DuPage. It doesn't cost you a thing and the children of DuPage County will continually benefit from your ongoing contributions.



Organizations throughout DuPage County are inviting employees to wear jeans, team jerseys or favorite baseball caps to work in exchange for a $5 contribution to CASA of DuPage. It's a fun and easy way to raise awareness for CASA and help abused, neglected and dependent children throughout DuPage County.

Some groups sponsor this as a one-time event, while others enjoy doing it several times throughout a month, a quarter or even a year. Participating organizations receive recognition on CASA's website and newsletter and individual donors receive information about how their donations will be used by CASA. Donors also receive a blue ribbon pin, the symbol for child abuse awareness, to wear during Go Casual days.

Sponsoring companies report employees feel good about community involvement so please consider going casual for CASA. Contact Beth Stremel, Director of Development at beths@dupagecasa.org for help in creating a program specifically for your group.



CASA of DuPage Featured in Inside Wheaton
CASA of DuPage was recently featured in Inside Wheaton to commemorate 20 years. To read the article click here. (Article is in PDF format and will require the Adobe Reader)



CASA of DuPage honored during with Wheaton Chamber Gamon award
CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates, of DuPage has been recognized during its 20th anniversary year with the 2013 Wheaton Chamber of Commerce annual Best of Wheaton Gamon Award for a small nonprofit organization. Click here to read more.



CASA DuPage on Social Media
Follow CASA of DuPage County on Facebook and Twitter! Read about program updates, keep apprised of upcoming events or volunteer to help as you can by staying in tune with these social outlets. We'd love it if you "like'd" us!



Eagle Scout builds garden at county complex with the help of CASA of DuPage
Daniel Weber, Glen Ellyn resident, partnered with CASA of DuPage to plan, construct garden for his Eagle project. Click here to read more.



CASA of DuPage Featured in MySuburbanLife
CASA of DuPage County was featured on MySuburbanLife.com. Click here to read the article!