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Outside Pinellas County: (800) 500-1119 | TDD: (800) 621-4202

November 2015

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Issue #5, November 2015

IN THIS ISSUE
Events Calendar  -  Beyond the Shelter  -  Thrifty Business
November Wish List  -  Keynote Speakers Announced  -  KaBOOM and the Rays

The Rays Baseball team has joined CASA’s team and the nonprofit KaBOOM! to help survivors of domestic violence and their children. Earlier in the fall we all gathered with residents of CASA’s domestic violence center to design the perfect playground for our facility.

Imagine being a child at the meeting who could vote on what type of slide or jungle gym to include!
Holiday toys, emergency clothing and more Rays' projects with CASA:
Read about the Rays' anti-domestic violence efforts.

KaBOOM! and the Rays' playground project at the shelter:
See pictures and read about it here.
Featured Event: CASA Peace Breakfast
December 10, 2015
7:00 am - 8:30 am
St. Petersburg Coliseum


The annual Peace Breakfast is one of CASA's most important and enduring fundraisers. Each year brings you a moving program of hope and inspiration.

These are just a few of the media outlets lauding Meathead movers for their campaign to support survivors of domestic violence, while also being the Small Business Administration's "Business of the Year" and among the fastest growing companies in the country.

In addition to their keynote presentation, Aaron and Erin will provide consultations with businesses willing to pledge to support their local domestic violence prevention shelters in whatever way they can, whether that's with time, money, products, or services.


Read about the Peace Breakfast and the inspiring story of Aaron founding his business.
No one should live life in fear of domestic violence!

If you know someone suffering with domestic violence, please let them know CASA is here to help.

24-hour Domestic Violence Helpline: 727-895-4912, TTY: 727-828-1269
(Outside Pinellas County: 800-799-7233, TTY: 800-787-3224)
Everyone around here knows that CASA offers a live-in shelter for victims and children of domestic abuse. Most folks also know that the location is held confidential for the safety of our residents and by Florida State Statute. Unfortunately, many locals don’t know that CASA operates CASA Collections Thrift Shoppe right in the middle of downtown St. Pete.

A thrift store for a domestic violence center?

CASA Collections is a resource for shelter participants to get needed items left behind in the rush to escape a dangerous situation.  All other items are sold to fund CASA's programs.

Thrifty Business: Black Friday & Other Sales
All proceeds from CASA Collections Thrift Shoppe are used to fund CASA's programs & services.

-  Nov. 7: Shoes and Purses are 50% off

-  Nov. 14: Scarves are 50% off
Closed for Thanksgiving Day
-  Nov. 27: BLACK FRIDAY SPECIAL: 35% off all clothing!
-  Nov 28: SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY: Sign up for the thrift newsletter to find out
Are More Sales Coming? Yes! Join Thrift on Facebook and stay in the know.

CASA Collections Thrift Shoppe  |  1011 1st Ave N, St. Petersburg
727-828-1233  |  info@casa-stpete.org

CASA Collections Thrift Shoppe:
Mon - Fri: 9am - 6pm, Sat: 9am - 4pm
(View on Google maps)

Donation Center Hours:
Mon - Fri: 10am - 5pm, Sat: 10am - 3pm
(View on Google maps)
Donate now and earn your charitable giving tax deduction for 2015!

Call 727-828-1233 to schedule a furniture pickup, or bring items to our donation center and store at 1011 First Ave N, St. Petersburg. To make financial contributions, please visit www.casa-stpete.org/donate.
Please bring donations to our community center at 1011 First Ave N, St. Petersburg.
We appreciate all the community members who donate to our shelter, thrift store and fundraising campaigns! Please contact info@casa-stpete.org with any questions.
CASA's shelter has constantly changing needs. For November we would be especially grateful for items on this list, such as:

Non-perishable food items
• D
ecorations (Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, New Years, etc.)
• Plastic Christmas trees (please call / email to check our current need)
Emergency Clothing in all sizes- socks, underwear, bras, jackets, etc.
• Uniforms- khaki bottoms and solid color collared shirts, jumpers
• Arts & Crafts Supplies

Events Calendar
Nov 10: Clothing Swap at the Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market.
Cash donations and remaining items are donated to CASA.


Nov. 12: St. Pete's Got Talent

Kobie Marketing is sponsoring a singer in the competition, with winnings going to CASA.

Nov. 13: Workshop for Financial Coaches Volunteers
United Way Suncoast's hands-on experience. Nov. 6 registration deadline.

Nov. 13: Cody's Classic 2015 Golf Tournament
Cody's Original Roadhouse's fundraiser benefits CASA and Ready for Life.

Nov. 27: Black Friday at CASA Collections
Amazing Black Friday Deals at CASA Collections Thrift Shoppe.

Nov. 28: Small Business Saturday at CASA Collections
Great savings and specials at CASA Collections Thrift Shoppe.


Dec 10: CASA's 19th Annual Peace Breakfast
Contact us to become a table or featured sponsor of CASA's Signature Annual Event!
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in a CASA-run event, meeting or activity is asked to advise the agency at least 5 days before the event by contacting us at 727-895-4912 or TTY: 272-828-1269.
Interested in holding an event for CASA? Email info@casa-stpete.org!
THANK YOU!

With your help we raised over $16,000, won an additional $1,250... and are still in the running for $10,000 more in the Purple Purse Challenge! This money will be used to save and rebuild lives devastated by domestic violence.



Thank you to the many donors and the Allstate Foundation who made this possible!
CASA (Comminity Action Stops Abuse)  |  www.casa-stpete.org  |  info@casa-stpete.org  |  727-895-4912  |  facebook.com/CASAStPete
CASA Collections Thrift Shoppe  |  www.casa-stpete.org/thrift  |  info@casa-stpete.org  |  727-828-1233  |  facebook.com/CASAThriftShoppe
24-hour Domestic Violence Helpline: 727-895-4912, TTY: 727-828-1269
(Outside Pinellas County: 800-799-7233, TTY: 800-787-3224)
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