Ways to Donate

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Donate by Mail
Donations can be mailed to Kearney/Buffalo County CASA
PO Box 2288
Kearney, NE 68848

Donate in Person
Checks or material donations can be dropped off at the CASA office in the Community Action Partnership of     Mid-Nebraska building at
  16 W 11th St in Kearney.  

We are always in need of books and stuffed animals for our volunteers to take to the CASA kiddos, office supplies such as printer paper for the office staff to use in printing and distributing important documents to the CASA volunteers, and stamps to communicate with current and potential volunteers by mail as necessary. 

Kearney/Buffalo County CASA
Volunteer of the Year: 2019
Kent Lilly

Kent Lilly and his wife Joann Lilly of Kearney                

It is our Honor and Privilege to award Kent Lilly as CASA Advocate of the Year for Two-Thousand Nineteen. This is the first year this award has been given to anyone and we couldn’t be more proud to have this go to Kent. Kent’s supervisor Kathryn Nantkes states, “When those of us here at CASA made the decision to honor our very first CASA Advocate of the Year, we all knew right away we wanted our first one to be Kent. Kent has just been such a huge blessing to CASA and he has given so much of his time to all of his cases and to the children that are involved, and has accepted them with absolutely no complaints and always with a smile on his face.”

Kent became a CASA Advocate in 2014 and has been on several cases. To become an advocate/volunteer, it takes 30 hours of pre-service training. Kent taken it upon himself to also complete 23.25 hours of additional training during his years with CASA. The number of hours he has volunteered of his time over the past five years are 76.9 which is outstanding and we commend him for all of his dedication and hard work. Being a CASA Advocate includes so much more than just meeting with the children. It also includes meetings with the biological parents, the foster families and attorneys, family team meetings, and court hearings. It takes a lot of dedication and organization to be a CASA Advocate and Kent fit right in to both areas very comfortably. Not all of Kent’s CASA children have been placed in Kearney. He has always been very willing to do whatever amount of travel is necessary in order to meet and do what is in the best interest of the children he served, and because of this, Kent has logged 803 of miles donated. 

Kent has been a huge asset to CASA and we thank him from the bottom of our hearts for everything he has done for us over the past five years. The families Kent has worked with were very fortunate to have him serve as their Advocate. Congratulations Kent for being named as CASA Advocate of the Year 2019!

Role of a CASA Volunteer
Interested in learning more about what it means to be a CASA Volunteer?  View the below video created by the Nebraska CASA Associate to get a better idea about what it means to be a Court Appointed Special Advocate.  
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Every day in this country, 1,900 children become victims of abuse or neglect, and four of them will die.  Kearney/Buffalo County CASA is a local member of the National Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for children network.  We recruit, train, and support local volunteers to advocate for the best interests of local abused and neglected children in courtrooms and communities.  Volunteer advocates - empowered directly by the courts - offer judges the critical information they need to ensure that each child's rights and needs are being attended to while in foster care.  Volunteers stay with children until they are placed in loving permanent homes.  For many abused children, a CASA volunteer is the only constant adult presence in their lives.