ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. — CASA of the Heartland, a vital advocate for children navigating foster care and the family court systems, received a substantial end-of-year donation of $85,000 from Give 270, an Elizabethtown-based nonprofit, thanks to the success of their recent online raffle series.
The generous donation resulted from the Whiskey Wednesdays raffle series called Pappy Palooza, organized by Give 270 during the fourth quarter of 2023. Michelle Kail, Executive Director of CASA of the Heartland, expressed gratitude for the unexpected level of community support, emphasizing that the funds would significantly contribute to the organization’s growth.
“We were hopeful that this raffle would help us generate funds for CASA, but we were blown away by the generosity of the community and Give 270,” said Michelle Kail. “This donation will allow us to continue growing our organization to advocate for even more children in Hardin and LaRue counties.”
CASA of the Heartland plans to utilize the donation to recruit additional volunteers and provide ongoing support to current volunteers who advocate for vulnerable children in the community. CASA volunteers play a crucial role as court-appointed advocates, navigating the complexities of foster care and family court systems on behalf of the children.
Eric Clemens, Board Chair for Give 270, expressed pride in the partnership with CASA of the Heartland and the positive impact the donation would have on the lives of local children.
“We are proud to partner with CASA of the Heartland and help support the important work they do,” said Eric Clemens. “We know this donation will help improve the lives of children in our community.”
For more information about CASA of the Heartland and its mission, visit casaheartland.org. The organization relies on community support and partnerships to fulfill its mission each year. The successful collaboration with Give 270 highlights the power of community initiatives in making a meaningful difference in the lives of vulnerable children.