Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Backpack Fundraiser for CASA

It's time to start building backpacks to help benefit the children in the Court Appointed Special Assistant (CASA) program. These children are in the foster care system and are in need of school supplies. Our goal is to collect 50 (this may be updated) pre-filled backpacks. Please help us in reaching our goal!

Please fill a new or very gently used backpack with the following school supplies:
  • 1.5" 3-ring binder
  • 200+ sheets loose-leaf paper
  • 4 single subject spiral notebooks
  • 3 composition books
  • 10 pens
  • 10 pencils #2
  • 24 crayons
  • 5 colored 2-pocket folders

Other supplies desired: TI80 Multi Function Math/Science Calculator, calculators, multi-subject notebooks (3 & 5 subject), pencil cases, coloring books, colored markers, erasers, covered pencil sharpeners, blank index cards, colored pencils, preschool workbooks, colored dividers for binders, graph paper, childproof scissors, glue sticks, rulers, Post-It™ notes, highlighters, correction liquid, master combo locks with code, pocket dictionaries, gently used Barron's books.

Once you have a filled backpack (or supplies), please bring it to one of our many convenient drop-off points before August 15th or fill multiple backpacks and contact Melanie at Prisms Promotions 845-928-6914 for a pick-up!

Drop off Locations

Beyond Rubies - 55 East Main Street, Washingtonville, NY 10992

AVC Hearing Aid Center - 22 Mulberry St., Middletown, NY 10940

Independent Living - 5 Washington Terrace, Newburgh, New York 12550

Wallkill River School - 232 Ward St. (17K), Montgomery, NY 12549

Museum Village - 1010 Route 17M, Monroe, NY 10950 (Tues through Sundays, 12pm-5, from July 6th)

Orange County United Way - 30 Scotts Corners Drive (Orange County Chamber building), Montgomery, NY 12549

(more to be announced)

Would you like to provide a drop-off point? Call Criss at 866-993-8932 x 303 and leave a message. We're currently seeking drop-off points especially in Chester, Sugar Loaf, New Windsor, Cornwall & Highland Falls.

CASA assists children through the family court system, and serves as a volunteer witness and child advocate service working closely with the court system. Children in the program are usually placed in foster homes and foster families may not have the resources to supply these children adequately. National Women's In Network Orange County Day Chapter is a proud supporter of Dispute Resolution Center's CASA program.

Cash donations and additional supplies are also greatly appreciated!


Doris said...

Do you have an email address where I can contact you about this?

Rev. Criss Ittermann, Life Facilitator said...

Hi, Doris,

I'm sorry about the delay. This blog gets a lot of spam comments :( I weeded through them and found your post.

I can be reached through my website:

There's an email form on that page. Of course I can't put my email here in the comments :)

I'll try to put a link in the sidebar for emailing me.