Philanthropy

Upcoming Philanthropic Events

October 1st, 3:30-4:30pm - CYCLE FOR CASA FUNDRAISER!
CycleBar NOMA, 1105 Delaware N.E., Washington D.C. (closest metro: Union Station)
Join us for a charity spin class benefiting Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children of Washington, DC! CASA is Theta’s national philanthropy, and their mission is to promote volunteer advocacy so that every abused and neglected child in the DC foster system can be safe, establish permanence, and have the opportunity to thrive. Since 2002, CASA for Children of DC has supported more than 800 children who have been victims of abuse and neglect.

The class will cost $20 to attend, with ALL proceeds going to CASA for Children of DC. The class will be open to the public, so please bring a friend! The registration link will be available soon. Please contact Elyse at etoplin@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Register HERE!




Friendship Fund/Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation


During the 2015 Founders Day celebration, the D.C. & Northern Virginia alumnae chapters collected $363.89 in cash and $334 in checks for the Friendship Fund. Thanks to all who contributed this year. The D.C./Suburban Maryland alumna chapter also had a special drawing for a beautiful Stella + Dot necklace donated by fellow D.C. theta board member Kristin Biggs which raised $234 for Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation's Give to Lead, Give to Learn Campaign.

We have also sold special DC thetas items such as t-shirts and tumblers... to fundraise for the Theta Foundation. Check them out here. We raised $311 from our custom tumblers sales. 

CASA of DC
The Alumnae Chapter has supported CASA of D.C. with various fundraisers in the past. In 2015, we had our 2nd annual Stella+Dot Jewelry Fundraiser for CASA of D.C. at Gryphon Bar in dupont circle. We raised $596 and Stella+Dot Consultant and Theta Kristin Biggs donated her jewelry credit to their office staff.

In April 2015, 16 Thetas gathered at Corepower Yoga in Georgetown for a hour long, all-levels yoga class benefitting CASA of D.C. and the Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation! Set to energizing music, Corepower yoga strengthens, balances, detoxifies, and exhilarates the body and mind. We raised $198 for Theta Foundation and CASA of D.C.

We even made their news page in 2013/2014 for our fundraising efforts!
Check us out:
http://casadc.org/casa-dc-stella-dot-fundraiser-with-kappa-alpha-theta/

http://casadc.org/kappa-alpha-thetas-washington-dc/



            
Charity Happy Hour for CASA, Nov 2013        Halloween Cookie Decorating for CASA children

         

Stella + Dot Fundraiser for CASA of D.C.            Charity Yoga for CASA of D.C./Theta Foundation

CASA of DC offers a wonderful opportunity where you can become a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). The program pairs an adult (21+) with a young person (up to the age of 23) who has suffered from abuse or neglect. No previous experience is necessary to volunteer. When you become a volunteer, you’ll provide you with extensive training, constant backup support, and the power to have a powerful impact on a young person in foster care.

CASA:

A CASA is a trained and dedicated community volunteer assigned to lift the voice of a youth in the DC Foster Care system. CASAs are appointed and sworn in by judges in order to fully investigate a youth’s circumstances and advocate for what is in the youth’s best interest. CASAs submit reports to the court that provide the judge with valuable insight into the youth’s life in addition to making recommendations to the court regarding how the system and community can best serve and support the youth. CASAs dedicate a minimum of 10-15 hours per month to their case for at least a year. CASAs attend hearings and team meetings which are held during daytime, working hours. However, the remainder of the work can be done during weeknights and weekends.
If you are interested in applying to become a CASA, please email volunteer@casadc.org for application materials.

You can also follow CASA of DC on Twitter and their website to stay up to date on foster care reform, children's rights issues, volunteer trainings, and more!

Other Philanthropic Support


September is Ovarian Cancer month, In memoriam of D.C. theta member Carey Fitzmaurice and her foundation Teal Toes, we teamed up in 2015 with Cosmo’s Nail Bar in Adams Morgan to raise awareness & funds for ovarian cancer through teal pedicures. salon chose to donate $5 for all pedicures done throughout day, not just teal pedicures and raised $125 to Stand Up to Cancer/Ovarian Cancer National Alliance Dream Team (http://www.standup2cancer.org).

Please contact Elyse Toplin for more information on upcoming philanthropy events or if you'd like to help them plan one.
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