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Casa de Amparo Ladies Auxiliary Volunteers Year-Round to Create Celebratory Experiences

Post Date:03/22/2024 11:17 AM

Casa De Amparo Ladies Auxillary supporting a Christmas event

Submitted By Heather Jenkins, Director of Development, Casa de Amparo

The Casa de Amparo Ladies Auxiliary is committed to enhancing the organization's special events and programs, contributing their time and creativity to broaden our community impact, and raise funds for the organization. This dedicated group forms connections with like-minded women who share Casa de Amparo’s mission to support those affected by and at risk of child abuse and neglect, through a range of programs and services that promote healing, growth, and healthy relationships.

With typically 12-15 members at any given time, the Ladies Auxiliary was established in July 2022 as Casa de Amparo consolidated its event-based committees to prioritize year-round efforts. Working together, they solicit captivating auction items, organize fundraising parties, and assist with various upcoming events.

Recognizing the importance of consistent support beyond annual gatherings, the Auxiliary focuses on creating holiday-themed treats and gifts for Casa Kids, ensuring that special occasions like Easter, summer, and other festivities are memorable for them. For many of the youth at Casa de Amparo, holidays represent a newfound sense of joy, often marking their first truly celebratory experiences. The organization is committed to making a significant impact on these small yet significant moments throughout the year.

The Ladies Auxiliary offers a versatile platform for individuals to engage in ways that align with their interests and preferences. This year, Casa de Amparo aims to expand the Auxiliary as the organization aspires to serve more foster youth and can ultimately do so through the help of more volunteers.

“I chose to become involved with the Casa de Amparo Auxiliary because I believe in their mission to help those who live with abuse and neglect,” said volunteer Alexa Strobridge. “The staff is always positive and professional. They help us to feel so important and needed, no matter what we help to accomplish – whether that be helping stuff envelopes, volunteering at an event, or finding needed donation items.”

The primary objective is to curate meaningful experiences for the youth at Casa de Amparo, who have been removed from their homes due to instances of child abuse or neglect. Additionally, Casa de Amparo seeks to forge connections with community partners to bolster fundraising endeavors and further support its mission.

 If you are interested in learning more about the Casa de Amparo Ladies Auxiliary, please contact Heather Jenkins at



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