On March 1st, make a donation to McPherson County Community Foundation on behalf of CASA. Your donation will go towards the CASA Endowment Fund AND will be matched based on the percentage of money earned that day. The matched funds will go towards general funds for immediate use. To participate in this great opportunity you can make a cash or check donation onsite (206 S Main, McPherson, KS) from 7am - 5 pm or online from 7am to 11:59 pm, Wednesday March 1, 2017. For your donation to qualify for matched funds, it must be received on March 1st. Checks must be made payable to McPherson County Community Foundation with MATCH DAY noted in the memo line. If you plan to give for the spring annual appeal, please take advantage of this opportunity. It will financially benefit us now and help us plan for the future.
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Hawaiian Open at Sand Creek Station
This Event Benefits CASA: A Voice For Children, Inc.
Congratulations to Marlene V. Faul for being awarded the CASA Volunteer of the Year for the 9th Judicial District. Marlene has volunteered for CASA: A Voice for Children for over 10 years. She has served a number of children and has unswervingly advocated to find these children safe and permanent homes. She goes to great length to visit her children each month. Sometimes this means making many phone calls and being very persistent. Thank you Marlene for all you do!
The First Annual Chocolate Auction was held at McPherson Museum and Art Foundation on February 15th. The event was a fundraiser to benefit CASA: A Voice for Children. The event was catered by Bernard’s Catering and auctioneered by Keith Stull. Music was provided by two young and talented musicians Elizabeth and Caroline Beckman. The event was successful in bringing in much needed funds and spreading the word about the valuable mission of CASA. Thank you to all who participated in the Chocolate Auction such a success!
We are pleased to welcome Bill Reynolds to our CASA program as the new CASA Volunteer Supervisor. He will be in the role that Ashley Park most recently filled prior to her short leave and return as the part time CRB Coordinator. Bill comes to us after a 6 month respite from his previous employment with Methodist Youthville where he worked for 16 years in their quality management department. Prior to that Bill had a number of years experience in child welfare with the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services. Bill lives in Whitewater with his wife Glenda who also worked for SRS until 2007. Glenda has worked part-time for Peace Connections –Circles of Hope for the past three years where Bill also volunteers. They have 2 adult daughters, 5 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Bill is excited about the opportunity to meet our volunteers and work with them in serving the families and children in the child in need of care system in Harvey and McPherson Counties.
I took my first career assessment when I was 15 years old. The assessment indicated I would excel in a career of assisting others. From that point forward I knew I wanted to be in a field where the primary focus was helping people. My name is Sandra Bradley and I am your new Executive Director for CASA: A Voice for Children.
I graduated from Wichita State University with a Bachelors of General Studies. My emphasis included: Social Work, Sociology, and Criminal Justice. While I was in college I had the opportunity to work at the Girl Scout office in Wichita. My first set of responsibilities included providing Girl Scout Program to at-risk children ages 5-14. I assisted in developing the Daisy (girls age 5 in pre-school and kindergarten) Literacy program that combined Girl Scout Program and Children’s literature to increase child literacy and the development the 5 skills: Goal Setting, Decision Making, Money Management, People Skills and Business Ethics in which the Girl Scout program focuses on.
Shortly after college I transitioned to the CASA of Sedgwick County Program. There I was a CASA Supervisor for nearly three years. As a CASA Supervisor I developed a passion for the children in the Child Welfare system and the mission of CASA programs. Though I moved on to serve in many different positions working with children of all ages and volunteers in many different positions, I always carried a special place in my heart for CASA programs everywhere.
In May of 2012 I graduated with a Master of Arts in Christian Ministries with the emphasis of Family Counseling from Friends University.
I currently live in Wichita, KS with my husband, Dan Bradley. We have a beautiful daughter who will be 2 in May. I look forward to being a part of the CASA family here in Harvey and McPherson Counties. Please feel free to call or email me at anytime.
I am so thank for each and every one of you as we would not be able to help the children we service without you!