CASA Fall Fundraiser is Nov. 3

Some of the goodies being auctioned off at CASA’s Fall Fundraiser — Disney luggage for kids, above, and Pottery Barn baskets at left.

BATAVIA, Ohio (Oct. 19, 2018) – Raffle basket after raffle basket dot the floors and tables at CASA for Clermont Kids.

It’s only a few more days until the nonprofit’s annual Fall Fundraiser Dinner and Auction, and these raffle baskets – from Pottery Barn and Disney World, Cincinnati Zoo and Ballet, Loveland-Symmes Fire Department, and Chick-fil-a and Eastgate Brew and View, to name a few – are wrapped up and ready to go.

CASA gets no funding through local taxes, and depends on grants and fundraisers. It runs a lean operation with a break-even budget of $200,000 a year that includes salaries and office expenses for three full-time and two part-time workers.

The Fall Fundraiser is one of CASA’s big events. This year, it will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, at Holiday Inn Eastgate. The gala includes raffle baskets, silent auctions and live auctions. Tickets start at $40 per adult. For more information, call 513,732.7160 or go to CASA’s website: CASA hopes to raise $40,000 at the Fall Fundraiser, Executive Director Nathan Bell said.

Lykins Energy Solutions, headquartered in Miami Township, is one of CASA’S biggest benefactors. Every September, CEO Jeff Lykins hosts a golf fundraiser for CASA.  On Oct. 18, Lykins presented CASA with a $73,000 check – a huge help to the organization.

A Christmas basket of goodies.

“Over the past 18 years Lykins has raised over $660,000 for CASA,” Bell said. “We are so grateful to Lykins and all their hard-working staff for supporting our program and working so hard each year. We could not have served as many children without their ongoing support.”