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(727) 895-4912 | TTY: (727) 828-1269
Outside Pinellas County: (800) 500-1119 | TDD: (800) 621-4202

November 2016

November 2016: Newsletter
 
A THANK YOU FROM CASA'S SHELTER YOUTH
Beautiful artwork from the children at CASA's domestic violence center.
PEACE BREAKFAST 2016
CASA extends a heartfelt thank you to everyone who supported CASA's 2016 Peace Breakfast on October 20th. The Peace Breakfast program featured a domestic violence survivor telling her story, a presentation of our annual “Victory over Violence” award to the Tampa Bay Rays and speakers - St. Petersburg's Chief of Police, Anthony Holloway, Pastor Pedro Torres, Nick McDevitt, Sheila King, Lola Blevins, John Biesinger and celebrity emcee, Lissette Campos of WFTS: ABC Action News. A special thank you to Adan Martinez, musician, and Jim Tizzano, event photographer.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE PEACE BREAKFAST PHOTOS
HOPE FOR THE HOLIDAYS 
Are you feeling the spirit of the holidays, and want to give back? We ask you to join us in making this year even brighter than the last for CASA survivors. To learn more about CASA's "Hope for the Holidays" and ways you can join us in spreading the joy, please click here.
 
THE NEW CASA KENNEL
CASA will soon open the doors and gates of a brand new, state of the art kennel for pets of domestic violence victims and their children who reside at the CASA Shelter. Click here to read about the kennel project.
PURPLE PURSE CHALLENGE
This year CASA raised over $6,500 in donations and prize money through the generosity of the CASA team leaders and many supporters who donated to the Purple Purse Challenge.  We could not have reached our goal without you!
WHEREVER YOU ARE, HELP IS ALWAYS AVAILABLE
24-hour Domestic Violence Helpline: 727-895-4912, TTY: 727-828-1269
(Outside Pinellas County: 800-799-7233, TTY: 800-787-3224)

NOVEMBER  WISH LIST
Donation Drop: 1011 First Ave N, St. Petersburg during normal business hours.
We appreciate all the community members who donate to our shelter, thrift store and fundraising campaigns!
CASA's shelter has constantly changing needs. This month we would be grateful for items on this list, such as:
· #2 NEED :Publix Gift Cards (any amount)
· #3 NEED: Non-Perishable Food Items
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It's easier than ever to donate! Shop from CASA's Amazon.com Wish List and have items shipped directly to us, or bring donations to 1011 First Ave N, St. Petersburg.
ALL AMAZON SHOPPERS: 
Each time you shop at Amazon, use this link and a portion of your purchase price will be donated to CASA. This is valid year-round, including Black Friday and Cyber Monday!
CLOTHESLINE PROJECT
Thank you to the University of South Florida St Petersburg (USFSP) students who participated in the Clothesline Project during Harborwalk at the University in October.
 
The Clothesline Project is a visual display that bears witness to the violence against women. During the public display, a clothesline is hung with shirts...each shirt is decorated to represent a particular woman's experience, by the survivor herself or by someone who cares about her.
Gulfport Chefs' Table
CASA extends a very special thank you to all who participated in the 1st Gulfport Chefs' Table in October! It was truly an amazing community event!
 
Over 200 diner's enjoyed delicious 4 course meals prepared by the chefs and served by the staff of these restaurants - Backfin Blue Cafe, Boca Bay Grille, Fish Bar and Grille, Isabelle's Restaurant, Mangia Gourmet, Neptune Grill, O'Maddy's Bar & Grille, Pia's Trattoria and Smokin' J's Real Texas BBQ.
 
The event was sponsored by participating Gulfport restaurants, the City of Gulfport, the Gulfport Merchants Association, J.J. Taylor, Olympus Printing, Republic National Distribution Company and Superior Auto Body.
 
This amazing event raised over $8,500 in charitable donations for CASA's 100 bed domestic violence shelter and community outreach programs. Proceeds from the event were doubled by matching funds from the Sonia Raymund Foundation’s matching grant program.  For more information about the event, click here.
BRINGING THE JOY TO CASA
It can be scary to think about leaving your home when your best alternative is a shelter. With the help of the following organizations, who have invested their time and funds in CASA volunteer projects, we are helping to make that decision a little easier. These groups bring joy, laughter, music and food to rejuvenate the soul and lighten the atmosphere at the center.

SPECIAL THANK YOU TO THESE AMAZING SUPPORTERS:
 
NOMAD Art Bus for painting smiles on the faces of CASA's Shelter families.
 
Purple Dot Yoga for preparing a delicious dish for our 100 shelter residents and assisting with CASA's candlelight vigil and guided meditation.
 
Allstate volunteers for their hard work to make CASA's domestic violence shelter shine.
 
BLACK FRIDAY SALES AT CASA THRIFT SHOPPE
Come and see what CASA's Collections Thrift Shoppe has to offer!
BLACK FRIDAY: 35% off all clothing
SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY: 25% off entire store
 
CASA COLLECTIONS THRIFT SHOPPE
1011 1st Avenue North, St Petersburg
EVENTS CALENDAR
November 5 - 30: Thanksgiving Food Drive
Heels to Heal is holding their annual food drive for CASA throughout the month of November. Bring non-perishable food to one of drop-off listed on this page.
November 11 - 13: Ribfest 2016
This fantastic event in downtown St Pete features world-class ribs, a family fun zone and national recording artists playing classic rock, southern rock and country hits-- all to raise money for CASA and other charities.
November 16: PPN's November Happy Hour
This month's PPN event benefits CASA -all donations will be MATCHED by Gesture.com! Complimentary drink and appetizers with $10 donation at the door.
November 18: "Santa's BeautyShop" - A Dillard'S Scentsational Evening
Facials, Gifts, Raffles, Music and complimentary makeovers with your food donation to support CASA's 100 bed domestic violence shelter!
November 18: Chipotle Fundraiser for CASA
Chipotle Mexican Grill will be donating 50% of sales to CASA!   
780 4th Street North, St. Petersburg location only - must bring this flyer!
November 19: Friendsgiving at the BEACH
Familia de Gladiatores Krewe will be hosting this event at Whiskey Joe's to raise funds for CASA.
November 25: Black Friday @Thrift
35% off all Clothing at CASA Collections Thrift Shoppe
1011 1st Avenue North, St Petersburg
November 26: Small Business Saturday @ Thrift
25% off STOREWIDE at CASA Collections Thrift Shoppe
November 28: Cyber Monday with Amazon.com
Use our link and a portion of your purchase price will be donated to CASA. Valid year-round!
November 29: Giving Tuesday
#GivingTuesday is the international day of giving held each year on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Everyone, anywhere, can participate! Be part of the celebration by giving back to the community and supporting vital organizations such as CASA.
December 1: Domain Homes' 2016 Holiday Festival
Domain Homes invites you to attend or contribute toward their Holiday Festival to support CASA and other local charities.
December 2: NetWorkers of Integrity & Excellence
Join the meeting to learn more about CASA who is the featured presenter.
December 3: Nia Nutcracker
Join the Annual St Petersburg Nia Community Fundraiser for CASA. Come play and learn an original routine (The Nia Nutcracker!)

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