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Pinwheels For Prevention

Pinwheels For Prevention

Denton -      April, 2021   Denton - CASA of Caroline recognized April's Child Abuse Prevention Month with activities to get the entire community involved. The month kicked-off with a Pinwheel Planting Ceremony in the Denton Community Garden on...

Holiday 2020 Volunteer Appreciation

Holiday 2020 Volunteer Appreciation

Denton -  Volunteers are the backbone of CASA of Caroline.  While it's not possible to fully express our gratitude for these local superheroes, we honor them every year at our Holiday Dinner.  This year, as a result of the pandemic, we had to look outside the box to...

Bullying Prevention

Bullying Prevention

Denton - October is National Bullying Prevention Month.  CASA of Caroline has partnered with Character Counts Mid-Shore, Caroline County Family YMCA and Caroline County Public Schools to raise awareness around prevention of bullying and cyberbullying.  "Character...

CASA Volunteers Sworn in During Stay-At-Home Orders

CASA Volunteers Sworn in During Stay-At-Home Orders

Denton - On Wednesday, June 10, CASA of Caroline proudly welcomed three new Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers who were sworn in by Circuit Court Judge Jonathan Newell.  Sworn in were: Ann Anthony, Julie...

Pinwheels For Child Abuse Prevention

Pinwheels For Child Abuse Prevention

CASA of Caroline, The Caroline County YMCA/Mentoring Program and Caroline's Agape Project are joining together to support Pinwheels For Prevention, a campaign to promote awareness of child abuse.  Pinwheels are the national symbol for the great childhoods all...

Child Abuse Prevention Month: Pinwheels For Prevention

April, 2021

Denton – CASA of Caroline recognized April’s Child Abuse Prevention Month with activities to get the entire community involved. The month kicked-off with a Pinwheel Planting Ceremony in the Denton Community Garden on Saturday, April 3.  Elected officials, members of the community, and CASA volunteers, board members and staff “planted” pinwheels to raise awareness.  Throughout the month, students from CCPS colored 261 pinwheels to fill the CASA of Caroline windows.   Pinwheel displays were created around the county by groups including Community Club of Preston, Preston Historical Society, Caroline County Sheriff’s Department, Federalsburg and Denton Police Departments, Choptank Transport, and others who wanted to show their support for the happy, healthy childhoods all kids deserve! 

Pinwheels were available for folks to create their own displays thanks to our sponsors: Denton Rotary, Purple Peake CBD, and Caroline County State’s Attorney Joe Riley.  Special thanks to Greensboro Pharmacy, Ridgely Pharmacy, Patti’s Petals, The Foundry, Purple Peake, Joviality, Shore United Denton Branch, Federalsburg Family Restaurant and Katie Mae’s in Preston for making the pinwheels available for the public.  We were truly awed by the outpouring of support from the Caroline County community and thank everyone for their involvement and helping us create awareness of this very important issue!  

 

Meet Caroline County's Newest CASA Volunteers!

May 4, 2021

Denton – On May 3, we proudly welcomed 2 new volunteers who’ve made the commitment to advocate on a child’s behalf.  In a still closed courtroom, The Honorable Jonathan Newell administered the CASA oath to Ashley Cox of Denton and Stacy Frank of Ridgely.  Prior to the official swearing in, Judge Newell noted the important role of a CASA volunteer, saying “the presence of a steady CASA volunteer provides something that we otherwise can’t guarantee in our system”.  He acknowledged “it’s a very fulfilling job, although I’m sure at times frustrating and even heartbreaking, but it is very much appreciated”.  We are grateful for the commitment Ashley and Stacy have made on behalf of children and youth in the Caroline County foster care system and welcome them as our county’s newest Court-Appointed Special Advocates!

National CASA Volunteer Appreciation Day!

May 18, 2021

CASA volunteers are people from all walks of life who have been rigorously screened and trained.  Each volunteer receives 30 hours of pre-service training, with an additional 12 hours of continued education annually.  A CASA volunteer is a sworn officer of the court who provides the judge or magistrate with the information needed to make well-informed decisions and help ensure positive outcomes for children and youth in foster care.  These superheroes among us not only advocate for the children within the court, child welfare and school systems, but also form relationships with them that last for years. 

During the pandemic, we had 10 active volunteers who, in spite of court shut downs, social distancing and CDC guidelines, were able to volunteer over 330 hours and drive over 2,500 miles to serve and protect the best interests of children and youth in Caroline County foster care.  In honor of our volunteers’ hard work and dedication throughout the pandemic and in recognition of National CASA/GAL Appreciation Day, CASA of Caroline’s Board of Directors and staff held an appreciation luncheon at the Caroline Culinary Arts Center.  Shelly Kulp. Executive Director of CASA of Caroline, thanked each volunteer for the compassion and commitment they demonstrated throughout the challenging logistics of a global pandemic.  Bob Friday, President of the Board of Directors and one-time CASA volunteer advocate, also commended them for their efforts during such a challenging year.  Each volunteer was presented with a copy of “Three Little Words”, the memoir of a girl who spent 9 difficult years in the foster care system and eventually discovered her own voice. 

We are so grateful for these superheroes who volunteer their time and work tirelessly to “Change a Child’s Story”!  

Make a Financial Contribution:
Become a Community Partner

We believe strong communities build strong families.  Community Partners make a commitment to the children of Caroline County by providing us with financial support as well as the opportunity to meet and connect with folks who are interested in taking our training course and becoming the person who makes a real difference in a foster care child's life. Partnership Program Brochure

Make an In-Kind Donation:
Cleaning out your home or office?  There are many things we could use in our CASA office!
  • Office supplies like copy paper, file folders, etc.
  • Non-perishable food and beverages to be used during trainings.
  • Gift cards for gas or restaurants that our CASA's could use during their visits with their child
  • Gift cards or items for the auction at our annual fundraiser.
Other Ways to Support:
  • Host an event such as a car wash, bake sale, etc. to benefit CASA of Caroline.
  • Shop AmazonSmile and designate CASA of Caroline as your charity of choice.
  • Invite us to come present to your group, organization or workplace.
  • Stay connected with us by signing up for our newsletter and e-mail updates. 

Get In Touch

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(410)-479-8301

Email

carolinecasa@verizon.net

Address

114 Market Street, Suite 100
Denton, MD 21629

Fax

(410) 479-8302

Pinwheels For Prevention

Pinwheels For Prevention

Denton -      April, 2021   Denton - CASA of Caroline recognized April's Child Abuse Prevention Month with activities to get the entire community involved. The month kicked-off with a Pinwheel Planting Ceremony in the Denton Community Garden on...

Holiday 2020 Volunteer Appreciation

Holiday 2020 Volunteer Appreciation

Denton -  Volunteers are the backbone of CASA of Caroline.  While it's not possible to fully express our gratitude for these local superheroes, we honor them every year at our Holiday Dinner.  This year, as a result of the pandemic, we had to look outside the box to...

Bullying Prevention

Bullying Prevention

Denton - October is National Bullying Prevention Month.  CASA of Caroline has partnered with Character Counts Mid-Shore, Caroline County Family YMCA and Caroline County Public Schools to raise awareness around prevention of bullying and cyberbullying.  "Character...

CASA Volunteers Sworn in During Stay-At-Home Orders

CASA Volunteers Sworn in During Stay-At-Home Orders

Denton - On Wednesday, June 10, CASA of Caroline proudly welcomed three new Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers who were sworn in by Circuit Court Judge Jonathan Newell.  Sworn in were: Ann Anthony, Julie...

Pinwheels For Child Abuse Prevention

Pinwheels For Child Abuse Prevention

CASA of Caroline, The Caroline County YMCA/Mentoring Program and Caroline's Agape Project are joining together to support Pinwheels For Prevention, a campaign to promote awareness of child abuse.  Pinwheels are the national symbol for the great childhoods all...

Child Abuse Prevention Month: Pinwheels For Prevention

April, 2021

Denton - CASA of Caroline recognized April's Child Abuse Prevention Month with activities to get the entire community involved and raise awareness of child abuse and its prevention.  This year's national theme, Thriving Children & Families: Prevention with a Purposerecognized the importance of communities working together to help families thrive and prevent child maltreatment. 

The month kicked-off with a Pinwheel Planting ceremony in the Denton Community Garden on Saturday, April 3.  Elected officials, members of the community, and CASA volunteers, board members and staff "planted" pinwheels to raise awareness.  Throuhgout the month, students from CCPS colored 261 pinwheels to fill the CASA of Caroline windows.   Pinwheel displays were created around the county by groups including Community Club of Preston, Preston Historical Society, Caroline County Sheriff's Department, Federalsburg and Denton Police Departments, Choptank Transport, and others who wanted to show their support for the happy, healthy childhoods all kids deserve! 

Pinwheels were available for folks to create their own pinwheel displays thanks Denton Rotary, Purple Peake CBD, and Caroline County State's Attorney Joe Riley, this year's pinwheel sponsors.  Special thanks to Greensboro Pharmacy, Ridgely Pharmacy, Patti's Petals, The Foundry, Purple Peake, Joviality, Shore United Denton Branch, Federalsburg Family Restaurant and Katie Mae's in Preston for making the pinwheels available for the public!  We were truly awed by the outpouring of support from the Caroline County community and thank everyone for their involvement and helping us create awareness of this very important issue!  

 

 

  Thank you to our 2021 Pinwheel Sponsors!
Pinwheels For Prevention

Pinwheels For Prevention

Denton -      April, 2021   Denton - CASA of Caroline recognized April's Child Abuse Prevention Month with activities to get the entire community involved. The month kicked-off with a Pinwheel Planting Ceremony in the Denton Community Garden on...

Holiday 2020 Volunteer Appreciation

Holiday 2020 Volunteer Appreciation

Denton -  Volunteers are the backbone of CASA of Caroline.  While it's not possible to fully express our gratitude for these local superheroes, we honor them every year at our Holiday Dinner.  This year, as a result of the pandemic, we had to look outside the box to...

Bullying Prevention

Bullying Prevention

Denton - October is National Bullying Prevention Month.  CASA of Caroline has partnered with Character Counts Mid-Shore, Caroline County Family YMCA and Caroline County Public Schools to raise awareness around prevention of bullying and cyberbullying.  "Character...

CASA Volunteers Sworn in During Stay-At-Home Orders

CASA Volunteers Sworn in During Stay-At-Home Orders

Denton - On Wednesday, June 10, CASA of Caroline proudly welcomed three new Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers who were sworn in by Circuit Court Judge Jonathan Newell.  Sworn in were: Ann Anthony, Julie...

Pinwheels For Child Abuse Prevention

Pinwheels For Child Abuse Prevention

CASA of Caroline, The Caroline County YMCA/Mentoring Program and Caroline's Agape Project are joining together to support Pinwheels For Prevention, a campaign to promote awareness of child abuse.  Pinwheels are the national symbol for the great childhoods all...

Child Abuse Awareness Month: Pinwheels For Prevention

"April, 2021

Denton - April is Child Abuse Awareness Month.  This year's national theme, Thriving Children & Families: Prevention with a Purposerecognizes the importance of communities working together to help families thrive and prevent child maltreatment. During the month of April and throughout the year, CASA of Caroline is encouraging our community to increase awareness about child and family well-being, and work together to implement effective strategies that support families and prevent child abuse and neglect.

Please show your support and increase awareness of child abuse by "planting" a pinwheel in the Denton Community Garden during the first weekend in April.  Pinwheels were chosen as the national symbol for Child Abuse Awareness & Prevention because they are a lighthearted and whimsical reminder of childhood and they represent our vision for a world where all children grow up happy, healthy, and prepared to succeed in supportive families and communities.  Pinwheels will be available beginning Friday, April 2 at: Patti's Petals, Joviality, The Foundry, Purple Peake, and other locations around the county.  Please check back here for a complete list.  Thank you to this year's pinwheel sponsors, Denton Rotary and Purple Peake! 

If you're a crafty person, try creating your own pinwheel display using the instructions on this page!  We are also asking for children in the community to help "plant hope" and fill our CASA of Caroline windows with pinwheels. Please use the coloring page below and send it to us using the instructions at the bottom of the coloring sheet.   It will take 240 pinwheels to fill our windows so please "Help Plant Hope"!

We have also developed a full month of activities for you and your family to raise awareness and help prevent child abuse by supporting and encouraging healthy family activities.  Please check out our calendar and find the activities that you and your family will enjoy doing together.  The most important thing we can do to help children thrive is to support families before they reach a crisis.  Please join us in this month-long effort to end child abuse and "Change a Child's Story"!