Hello and thank you so much for visiting my fundraising page!!! I am beyond thrilled to be training again to run my second Chicago marathon. More importantly, I am thrilled to be running again for CASA, an organization that truly makes a difference for the children in the child welfare system of Cook County.
As a CASA Advocate Supervisor, I have the opportunity to support and teach CASA volunteers as they build positive relationships with children who have suffered from abuse and trauma. Our CASA volunteers provide a voice to these children in order to advocate for needed services, safety, permanent placement, and the children's overall best interests.
Why donate: Currently, there are 6,000 children in the Cook County child welfare system and CASA's resources limit the number of children we are able to serve. CASA's goal is to continue growing and one day be able to advocate for each of these children. Please watch Leyda's story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOmdrf6X3DI
Your donation, no matter the amount, will make a difference for a child who could benefit from CASA's advocacy.
GO TEAM CASA!!!!!
For over 30 years, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Cook County has been training everyday people to stand up for children that have experienced abuse and neglect in an overwhelmed and extremely under-resourced foster care system. Today there are anywhere between 5,800 to 6,000 children in Cook County’s foster care system—and CASA of Cook County can only provide one-on-one support for less than 6 percent of them. Because of our limited resources, our volunteer advocates are court-appointed for cases deemed most in need of individual, dedicated support. Learn more about our work here: http://bit.ly/CASA_Cook_Cty
Meet the 2015 Team CASA, which raised more than $36,000+, by visiting this link: http://bit.ly/2015TeamCASA
Meet the 2016 Team CASA, which raised more than $52,000+, by visiting this link: http://bit.ly/TeamCASAPix.
Our goal in 2017 is to once again run the Bank of America Chicago Marathon and raise $50,000. 100% of the money raised will go towards CASA of Cook County's child advocacy program.
We highly encourage you to share the opportunity to join Team CASA with your friends! There's nothing better than running for a good cause alongside great people!
Welcome to Team CASA and thank you for believing in our mission & vision.
CASA of Cook COunty
|Susan Smith||10/10/2017||$100.00||Alison Tubay||10/08/2017||$50.00||Betsy Hercher||10/07/2017||$30.00||Go Shelley!!! xoxo||Brianne Spayer||10/06/2017||$50.00||GO SHELLEY!!!!! You are truly an inspiration my love!!!!||Mark Dinglasan||10/06/2017||$40.00||Go get 'em Stears!!||Jare Bear and Kell Bell Momo||09/29/2017||$50.00||Go get 'em girl!!!!||Dennis & Diane Sande||09/29/2017||$50.00||Thanks for caring for the kids!||Irene Estrada||09/29/2017||$100.00||Break a Leg Shelley!||Megan Boland||09/29/2017||$50.00||Patrick Lumley||09/29/2017||$50.00||Thank you Shelly Stears for organizing this page and all the hard work you do every day to make life better for the all kids. Patrick & Candice Lumley||Annie Labedz||09/28/2017||$50.00||GO Shelley! Your work with CASA is so admirable. You get to wear the winner hat when this is over. It's NOT a basket. <3 Annie and Jesse||Juanita Stears||09/28/2017||$200.00||Shelley, Good Luck on your Marathon! I hope you finish 1st!!! Love you Mom & Dad||Amanda Tubay||09/27/2017||$50.00||Preston McSwagson||08/30/2017||$50.00||Shelley you are the "Warm fuzzies" feels, personified! I freaking love you and I'm so glad to call you my friend! You're an amazing human & and the cause that you're running for demonstrates that. I'm happy and honored to support you and your cause! My daughter and I *wink wink* want to wish u the best of luck!||Jerandooi Burns||08/15/2017||$100.00||I am so proud of all the hard work you put in to everything you do, whether it's your job, your training, or your being there for me and everyone else whose life you make better through your kindness and love. I love you! -- Jerandooi||Juanita Stears||07/10/2017||$100.00||Hi Shelley, I hope you have an awesome marathon! We love you so much||Haley Stears||05/18/2017||$50.00||Love ya sista!!!!!!! :-D||Trevor Sande||05/18/2017||$60.00||Go Shellely Go!!|