CASA Cares for the Community Raises $200,000 for NH’s Children

CASA CEO Marty Sink and Board Co-Chair Amy Coveno close out the end of CASA Cares for the Community. Photo by Lauren Thomason/Events United

If you tuned in to Friday night’s virtual “gala” we hope you had as much fun as we did! We truly didn’t know how we would turn our annual in-person CASA Cares Evening of Giving into a one-hour event produced in a studio and broadcast live on social media. But we can say without a doubt that you all made it more successful than we could have thought possible!

Between raffles, the live and silent auctions, sponsorships and the appeal, CASA Cares raised more than $200,000 – well beyond our expectations! That is money that will be used to provide New Hampshire’s abused and neglected children with caring, dedicated advocacy.

“Thank you all. We are going to be able to do so much for so many children with this incredible outpouring of love and support tonight,” said CASA CEO and President Marty Sink at the end of the event. “… It truly does take a village to take care of all our kids.”

Thank you to everyone who dug deep and made CASA Cares such a success! From the winners of our fabulous auction items to the people who donated them, to everyone who gave in the appeal, our sponsors and program advertisers. We cannot do this work without your support.

Thank you to our guest speakers — Seth Meyers, Gov. Chris Sununu, Sens. Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen and former NH Supreme Court Chief Justice John Broderick — who provided special messages to attendees throughout the evening. We are deeply grateful for your ongoing support of CASA.

Thank you to Sharon, who shared her story about the challenges she faced and the obstacles she overcame to reunify with her children and the importance her children’s CASA David had in not only the kids lives, but her own. And to foster parents Stephanie and Michael for opening their doors and hearts to so many children in need of a temporary (and permanent!) home over the years.

If you missed the live event, you can watch an encore on Facebook or YouTube.

Each year at CASA Cares guests go home with a beautiful keepsake program. While we couldn’t celebrate in person this year, our volunteers from GYKAntler put together and equally gorgeous digital version that we hope you’ll take a look through. The book includes letters from CASA of NH CEO & President Marty Sink and Presenting Sponsor SLC Group Holdings President Sandra Cleary, as well as more information about the event, our sponsors and numerous generous advertisers who support the work of CASA year after year.