Events

Volunteer Information Session
Nov
30
6:00 PM18:00

Volunteer Information Session

Join CASA staff for a one-hour information session to learn more about the process of becoming a CASA volunteer, training program, roles and responsibilities.

CASA volunteers are ordinary people – men and women, students and executives, retirees and busy professionals. What makes them special is they each give their time and hearts to make an extraordinary difference in the lives of Passiac County’s most vulnerable children.

CASA will provide all of the training you need to be a powerful voice for a child’s best interest. A CASA volunteer visits with a child on a regular basis, interacts with all professionals involved in the child’s case, and makes recommendations directly to the court, ensuring the child’s best interests are heard. A CASA volunteer will address a child’s educational needs, help find a permanent home and provide the guidance and resources necessary for an independent future.

To RSVP call 973-832-4002 or click here

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Volunteer Information Session
Dec
11
6:00 PM18:00

Volunteer Information Session

Join CASA staff for a one-hour information session to learn more about the process of becoming a CASA volunteer, training program, roles and responsibilities.

CASA volunteers are ordinary people – men and women, students and executives, retirees and busy professionals. What makes them special is they each give their time and hearts to make an extraordinary difference in the lives of Passiac County’s most vulnerable children.

CASA will provide all of the training you need to be a powerful voice for a child’s best interest. A CASA volunteer visits with a child on a regular basis, interacts with all professionals involved in the child’s case, and makes recommendations directly to the court, ensuring the child’s best interests are heard. A CASA volunteer will address a child’s educational needs, help find a permanent home and provide the guidance and resources necessary for an independent future.

To RSVP call 973-832-4002 or click here

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Volunteer Information Session
Dec
16
10:00 AM10:00

Volunteer Information Session

Join CASA staff for a one-hour information session to learn more about the process of becoming a CASA volunteer, training program, roles and responsibilities.

CASA volunteers are ordinary people – men and women, students and executives, retirees and busy professionals. What makes them special is they each give their time and hearts to make an extraordinary difference in the lives of Passiac County’s most vulnerable children.

CASA will provide all of the training you need to be a powerful voice for a child’s best interest. A CASA volunteer visits with a child on a regular basis, interacts with all professionals involved in the child’s case, and makes recommendations directly to the court, ensuring the child’s best interests are heard. A CASA volunteer will address a child’s educational needs, help find a permanent home and provide the guidance and resources necessary for an independent future.

To RSVP call 973-832-4002 or click here

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First night of volunteer advocate training
Jan
29
6:00 PM18:00

First night of volunteer advocate training

First night of CASA volunteer training. The training curriculum, developed by the National CASA Association, facilitated by Passaic County CASA staff, and customized for the local geographical region, will focus on the following areas:

  • the role of the volunteer
  • the child welfare system
  • needs and development of children
  • trauma, mental health and poverty
  • professional communication
  • cultural competence
  • educational needs
  • permanency

All of these resources and tools will help prepare you to advocate for a child, or children, living in foster care. To join this training or a future one, RSVP for an information session here

 

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Ninth Annual "No Place Like Home" Tricky Tray
Jun
11
5:30 PM17:30

Ninth Annual "No Place Like Home" Tricky Tray

More information, including how to purchase tickets, will be available in February 2018! 

We are seeking the following items for the event:

  • Gift Cards (restaurant, retailers, cinema, beauty, jewelry)
  • Travel- Vacation home stays, hotel vouchers, luggage, rental car certificates 
  • Sports Memorabilia
  • Jewelry (including hand­made creations) Art Work
  • Cookbooks Magazine Subscriptions
  • Electronics, cameras, tablets, gaming systems (and/or components)
  • Pet ­related Items
  • Items Signed by Celebrities

The above are merely suggestions. Be creative! Our goal is to offer a broad array of items.

All businesses and individual donors are welcome to submit business cards or brochures for display along with their donation.

Call us at (973) 832-4002  or email: Gina@passaiccountycasa.org with questions or for more information.

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Volunteer Information Session
Nov
18
10:00 AM10:00

Volunteer Information Session

Join CASA staff for a one-hour information session to learn more about the process of becoming a CASA volunteer, training program, roles and responsibilities.

CASA volunteers are ordinary people – men and women, students and executives, retirees and busy professionals. What makes them special is they each give their time and hearts to make an extraordinary difference in the lives of Passiac County’s most vulnerable children.

CASA will provide all of the training you need to be a powerful voice for a child’s best interest. A CASA volunteer visits with a child on a regular basis, interacts with all professionals involved in the child’s case, and makes recommendations directly to the court, ensuring the child’s best interests are heard. A CASA volunteer will address a child’s educational needs, help find a permanent home and provide the guidance and resources necessary for an independent future.

To RSVP call 973-832-4002 or click here

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CASA Ambassadors Training
Nov
16
6:00 PM18:00

CASA Ambassadors Training

Become an advocate for CASA within your community. Learn how to speak about CASA, develop new presentation skills, and network with other people who support the CASA mission. Help CASA speak up for more children by learning how to speak up for CASA.

Ambassadors will:

  • Represent CASA at community events
  • Help increase social media presence
  • Network with community members
  • Develop presentation and leadership skills
  • Present information sessions and educational trainings

Register here

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Volunteer Information Session
Nov
9
6:00 PM18:00

Volunteer Information Session

Join CASA staff for a one-hour information session to learn more about the process of becoming a CASA volunteer, training program, roles and responsibilities.

CASA volunteers are ordinary people – men and women, students and executives, retirees and busy professionals. What makes them special is they each give their time and hearts to make an extraordinary difference in the lives of Passiac County’s most vulnerable children.

CASA will provide all of the training you need to be a powerful voice for a child’s best interest. A CASA volunteer visits with a child on a regular basis, interacts with all professionals involved in the child’s case, and makes recommendations directly to the court, ensuring the child’s best interests are heard. A CASA volunteer will address a child’s educational needs, help find a permanent home and provide the guidance and resources necessary for an independent future.

To RSVP call 973-832-4002 or click here

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Volunteer Information Session
Oct
25
10:00 AM10:00

Volunteer Information Session

Join CASA staff for a one-hour information session to learn more about the process of becoming a CASA volunteer, training program, roles and responsibilities.

CASA volunteers are ordinary people – men and women, students and executives, retirees and busy professionals. What makes them special is they each give their time and hearts to make an extraordinary difference in the lives of Passiac County’s most vulnerable children.

CASA will provide all of the training you need to be a powerful voice for a child’s best interest. A CASA volunteer visits with a child on a regular basis, interacts with all professionals involved in the child’s case, and makes recommendations directly to the court, ensuring the child’s best interests are heard. A CASA volunteer will address a child’s educational needs, help find a permanent home and provide the guidance and resources necessary for an independent future.

To RSVP call 973-832-4002 or click here

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Prospective Volunteer Info Session
Jul
11
6:00 PM18:00

Prospective Volunteer Info Session

Join CASA staff for a one hour information session to learn more about the process of becoming a CASA volunteer, training program, roles and responsibilities on Tuesday, July 11 at 6pm

CASA volunteers are ordinary people – men and women, students and executives, retirees and busy professionals. What makes them special is they each give their time and hearts to make an extraordinary difference in the lives of Passiac County’s most vulnerable children.

CASA will provide all of the training you need to be a powerful voice for a child’s best interest. A CASA volunteer visits with a child on a regular basis, interacts with all professionals involved in the child’s case and makes recommendations directly to the court, ensuring the child’s best interests are heard. A CASA volunteer will address a child’s educational needs, help find a permanent home and provide the guidance and resources necessary for an independent future.

 

To RSVP Call 973-832-4002 or click here

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Prospective Volunteer Info Session
Jun
19
6:00 PM18:00

Prospective Volunteer Info Session

Join CASA staff for a one hour information session to learn more about the process of becoming a CASA volunteer, training program, roles and responsibilities on Monday, June 19 at 6pm

CASA volunteers are ordinary people – men and women, students and executives, retirees and busy professionals. What makes them special is they each give their time and hearts to make an extraordinary difference in the lives of Passiac County’s most vulnerable children.

CASA will provide all of the training you need to be a powerful voice for a child’s best interest. A CASA volunteer visits with a child on a regular basis, interacts with all professionals involved in the child’s case and makes recommendations directly to the court, ensuring the child’s best interests are heard. A CASA volunteer will address a child’s educational needs, help find a permanent home and provide the guidance and resources necessary for an independent future.

 

To RSVP Call 973-832-4002 or click here

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Get the 411~ Information Session offered on 9/20!
Sep
20
6:00 PM18:00

Get the 411~ Information Session offered on 9/20!

We are currently accepting applications for fall training scheduled to begin October 11!
Don't  miss out on your chance to train and serve as a child advocate. 

The first step to becoming a CASA volunteer is to attend one of our upcoming Informational Open Houses. The next Informational meeting will be held on 9/20 at 6:00pm for one hour. 
Please RSVP via the form or by calling our office at  973-832-4002.  Questions? Please email  Info@passaiccountycasa.org 

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CASA 3rd Annual Superhero 4 Miler and Family Fun Run
Aug
20
8:30 AM08:30

CASA 3rd Annual Superhero 4 Miler and Family Fun Run

 

Click here to check out the 2016 Superhero Run photos! 

Thank you to all our runners and sponsors who made this year's event possible! 

Grab your cape and gear up for the 2016 4 Mile Superhero Run! The 3rd annual event will be held at the Boathouse at Garret Mountain Reservation on August 20th and will feature a host of family-friendly activities, including the challenging 4 mile USATF Grand Prix Loop course, the popular family 1 mile run/walk, face painting, children's games, refreshments and entertainment. This is a can't-miss event in the heart of Passaic County's beautiful park, celebrating family and benefiting the mission of CASA.

ARE YOU READY TO RUN, WALK OR DANCE YOUR WAY AROUND THE COURSE? Download a registration form HERE or to register online, click here.

Become a Sponsor for the Superhero Run! Click here to Learn more. 

Be sure to 'Like' our Facebook page for all of the latest superhero news and updates!

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Seeds to Success Registration Link
May
24
8:30 AM08:30

Seeds to Success Registration Link

We are seeking vendors to attend for the "Vendor Fair" of the "Seeds to Sucess" day for youth aging out of the foster care system. The purpose is to display information about their organizations services which may benefit the youth now or once they are on their own in areas of education, health, housing, vocation, employment, social services, etc

 May 24, 2016 will be the 6th Annual Teens in Transition Day. This is a day jointly hosted by CASA for Children, the Passaic County Family Court and the Department for Child Protection and Permanency. Youth attending the event, age 14-21 are under the custody of the the Family Court and have "Independent Living" as their case plan. They are currently residing in various situations- some in foster homes, some in group homes, others in residential or transitional facilities. The goal of the day is to provide the youth access to services and information that will assist them in their transition to self-sufficiency when the foster care system and court are no longer involved in their life past age 18/21. The theme of this year's event is "Seeds to Success" 

Vendors should expect potentially 50 youth to attend the day. Vendors are asked to arrive at 9:00 AM. The "Resource" portion of the day will last from 9:30 am until 10:15 am. The event will take place at City Green Farm, 171 Grove St, Clifton, NJ 07013
The event will take place outdoors. All vendors must provide their own table, chairs and materials. Electricity is not available. Please dress accordingly for weather. 
In case of rain- the event will relocate to the Preakness Baptist Church- 1441 Ratzer Road, Wayne, NJ 07470. You will be notified by email and phone. 

To register as a Vendor please Click here! 

Questions or concerns? Please contact Andrea at Andrea@passaiccountycasa.org or 973-832-4002. 

 

 

 

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JGF 8th Annual Golf Outing
May
5
8:30 AM08:30

JGF 8th Annual Golf Outing

The Jessica Gelok Foundation is proud to announce the 8th Annual Golf Outing being held in memory of Jessica at Ballyowen Golf Club in Hamburg, NJ on May 5, 2016.  JGF is looking for golfers, sponsorships, raffle item donations and/or monetary donations.  Net Proceeds of the event benefit Passaic County CASA, 

The cost per person is $185.00 and includes golf, breakfast before tee time, lunch on the course, appetizers, dinner, a 2 hour open bar and a gift for each golfer.  

EVENTS
8:00am to 9:00am
Complimentary Range Balls
Free Golf Clinic
8:00am to 9:30am
Ballyowen Continental Breakfast
9:30am
Shot Gun Start
Complimentary Beer and Water on Course
Hand Rolled Cigars
Lunch at the Turn
Hamburgers/Hot Dogs/Chicken Sandwiches
19th Hole
Dinner with 2 Hour Open Bar & Appetizers
Steak and Jumbo Shrimp over Pasta
 

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Jazz and Dinner Night at Bottagra
Apr
18
7:00 PM19:00

Jazz and Dinner Night at Bottagra

The 3rd Annual Jazz and Dinner Night benefiting CASA featuring "Willy Dalton and the Real Deal Big Band" will be held on April 18, 2016 from 7-11 PM at Bottagra Restaurant on Wagaraw Road in Hawthorne. Tickets can be purchased online at the bottom of this page.

A wonderful intimate night to experience world class "big band" Jazz. The Real Deal Big Band was reviewed by the Star Ledger in 2008- "One of Jersey's ace ensembles should be much better known:The Real Deal Big Band, led by guitarist, composer and arranger Willy Dalton. An outgrowth of the smaller Dalton Gang, the band digs into a melding of jazz, blues and Latin styles with aplomb."

Learn more about the band and listen to some of their music at Real Deal Big Band

Check out the amazing venue and learn more about Bottagra Restaurant

Host Table of 10
1,500.00

Table of 10 and listing on the host committee 

Quantity:
Purchase a Host Table of 10
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"Hug Packs" for older youth in foster care.
Jan
5
to Feb 25

"Hug Packs" for older youth in foster care.

From January through March 2016, Passaic County CASA will be seeking donations of "Hug Packs" and new toiletries to support youth in the foster care system. A "Hug Pack" is either a duffle bag or a new pillowcase filled with needed toiletry items. 

Many times kids enter the foster care system with just the clothes on their backs. Some move between foster homes with the belongings that they do have packed in a trash bag. There are many helpful organizations that have begun collecting suit cases, bags, and toiletries for these kids.

From January-March 2016 we are holding a toiletry drive event where we are collecting donations of toiletries, duffle bags and new pillowcases for older youth entering and moving within the foster care system in Passaic County. 

This is a great project for community organizations, corporations, schools and families to join together and make a much needed impact in the life of a child in foster care. 

Click Here to learn more and sign up to participate! 

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JGF Golf Outing to benefit CASA
Aug
24
8:00 AM08:00

JGF Golf Outing to benefit CASA

Join us for a day to remember Jessica Gelok and Benefit Passaic County CASA for Children. 

When: Monday, August 24, 2015
Registration: 8:00 AM
Shot Gun Start: 9:30AM

Where: Ballyowen Golf Club, Hamburg, NJ 973-827-1444

Golf Format: Scramble
Cost: Individual $185.00
Non Golfers: $85.00 (includes Dinner, Cocktails, and Free Day at Minerals Sports Club. Please bring a bathing suit).

Sponsorship opportunities available, please email JessicaGelokFoundation@gmail.com

Events: 8-9am Complimentary Range Balls, Free Golf Clinic
8-9:30am: Ballyowen Complimentary Breakfast
9:30 am: Shot Gun Start, Beer and Wine on the Course, Hand rolled Cigars
Lunch at the Turn (Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Chicken)
Dinner with 2 hour Open Bar and Appetizers, Steak and Jumbo Shrimp over Pasta

Contests:
Hole in One, Closest to the Pin, Longest Drive, Pot of Gold, Casino Hole, Beat the Pro, Straightest Drive. Prizes-Prizes_Prizes

Please contact Don Gelok at 973-725-0827 or Joe Johnson at 973-417-8251 or JessicaGelokFoundation@gmail.com to Register. 

 

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Jun
1
7:00 PM19:00

Jazz and Dinner Night at Bottagra

The 2nd Annual Jazz and Dinner Night benefiting CASA featuring "Willy Dalton and the Real Deal Big Band" will be held on June 1, 2015 from 7-11 PM at Bottagra Restaurant on Wagaraw Road in Hawthorne. Tickets can be purchased online at the bottom of this page.

A wonderful intimate night to experience world class "big band" Jazz. The Real Deal Big Band was reviewed by the Star Ledger in 2008- "One of Jersey's ace ensembles should be much better known:The Real Deal Big Band, led by guitarist, composer and arranger Willy Dalton. An outgrowth of the smaller Dalton Gang, the band digs into a melding of jazz, blues and Latin styles with aplomb."

Learn more about the band and listen to some of their music at Real Deal Big Band

Check out the amazing venue and learn more about Bottagra Restaurant

Tickets are only $125 per person and can be purchased online via our secure platform below or by mailing checks made out to "Passaic County CASA" attention Janice Erzmoneit to 12 Maple Court, North Haledon, NJ 07508.

Host Table of 10
1,500.00

Table of 10 and listing on the host committee 


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Shop the Thirty-One Catalog
Feb
1
to Feb 28

Shop the Thirty-One Catalog

Click here to shop the "Thirty One" catalog online and 15% of all sales will benefit CASA!

We have collaborated with the 'Thirty one" Sales Consultant, Katy Boke, to offer the Spring/Summer 'Thirty One' collection for your purchasing pleasure.

We hope to make this fundraiser a great success to benefit Passaic County CASA.
Please feel fee to share details of this event with friends , family, teachers, neighbors, anyone else whom may be interested. 'Thirty One' has wonderful items for purchase;they make GREAT gifts for Mother's Day, graduation, baby showers, etc. Please check it out!

15% of all sales (pre tax and pre shipping) will be donated to Passaic County CASA for Children!!

The online event will take off on February 1, 2015 and end on February 28, 2015

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Nov
24
to Dec 11

Holiday Gift Collection for youth in foster care

Help brighten up the holiday season for over 200 youth in Passaic County's foster care system by contributing to the 2014 Holiday Gift Collection. Items for youth from infant through 21 are needed. If you'd like to sponsor a specific child's wish, email Gina@passaiccountycasa.org to receive our children's "Wish Lists".

Get your coworkers, school, civic or religious group together and hold a gift collection! If desired, CASA staff are available to speak to your group and share about the impact your donations will have. 

Donations should be dropped off to the CASA office in Wayne no later than December 18 to ensure they are able to get to the children in time!

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Oct
18
7:00 PM19:00

CASA Night at NJ Devils

Join us for the statewide "CASA Night" at the October 18 NJ Devils home opener game vs the San Jose Sharks at 7PM.

Please make sure you click on the link and use the Passaic code of "CASA9"!   Please pass this on to friends, family and colleagues who may be interested. It should be a great night! 

 

  •       Each ticket purchased directly helps CASA
  •      Seating in the brand new “Party zone”- arcade games, TV’s and more!
  •        Devils gift with each ticket purchased.
  •       Only $37.51 per ticket

Devils tickets- Click for more details and to purchase!

Make sure to use code "CASA9" !!

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Sep
21
12:00 PM12:00

Hillerpalooza Block Party

Join us on September 21 for the "Hillerpalooza" Block Party to benefit CASA. Featuring 5 live bands, a DJ, great food and drink from Noon to 6pm. 

This annual community event is sponsored by Mark Hiller and family at 438 Snyder Court in Wyckoff, NJ. There is no cost to attend, but a donation to CASA is appreciated. 

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Flower Bulb Sale to Benefit CASA Kids!
Aug
25
to Oct 31

Flower Bulb Sale to Benefit CASA Kids!

Help make the lives of children a bit brighter while you brighten up your yard! 

Passaic County CASA is fundraising with Dutch Mill Bulbs to earn money to support the needs of youth in foster care.  All items are guaranteed to grow and bloom, and our group earns 50% profit on every sale.  

It’s easy!  Make your selections, provide billing and shipping information, and choose a secure method of payment (credit card or PayPal).  A shipping fee of $4.00 will be applied to orders 24 packages or less, free shipping on orders 25 packages or more.

Please click on http://groups.dutchmillbulbs.com/passaiccountycasa.php and you’ll be directed to our custom page.  Items you select will be sent directly to the shipping address you provide.  For those customer who are typing the link into their computer, be sure to enter the information in the “URL” field (starts with https://) not the search box.

Please place your order by October 31, 2014.

 

 

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Aug
16
to Aug 17

CASA Superhero 4Mi & Family Fun Run

Join our Superhero 4Mi-4Kids race or the family fun run/walk (1 mile).  By joining you can secure your spot in one of these events and make a difference in the lives of children.
Individuals and teams interested in participating

 

Event photos can be viewed at http://www.picturemaxphotography.com/casasuperhero/

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