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Field Notes

 Mt. Kilimanjaro Climb
Omaha, Sarpy County and Council Bluffs CASA Programs
 Quilts Made With Love
CASA Program of Genesee County, Flint, MI
 Superhero Run
Chesterfield CASA and Henrico CASA, Richmond, VA
 Children’s Fashion Show
CASA of the Southern Tier, Inc., Corning, NY
 Walk a Mile for a Child
CASA of Monroe County, Temperance, MI
Scholarship Named for Founder
Guardian ad Litem Program, District 19C, Salisbury, NC
Ice Cream Olympics
CASA of Travis County, Austin, TX
Cowboys for CASA
CASA of North Texas, Gainesville, TX
Capital Campaign Success
Hudson County CASA, Jersey City, NJ

Mt. Kilimanjaro Climb Benefits Nebraska and Iowa CASA Programs

Omaha, Sarpy County and Council Bluffs CASA Programs

John MacKenzie had never heard of the CASA cause when his local programs asked him to hold a Dine to Donate event at his restaurant. But the more he learned about the organizations’ work for children, the more interested he became. When he started to make plans to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro in June to celebrate his 50th birthday, combining the climb with a benefit for the CASA programs seemed like a natural fit. “I set out two goals: to raise money and raise awareness,” said MacKenzie. “I’ve raised about $4,000 so far, but I am perhaps prouder of the increased awareness of CASA. Because the first time I heard about CASA, I thought, ‘Why haven’t I heard of such an important organization before?’” MacKenzie has brought attention to the CASA cause with a website ( as well as a presence on Facebook and YouTube. He also inspired the next generation by involving a local elementary school. “One of the students left a post on our Facebook page saying that when she grows up, she is going to climb Kilimanjaro and help CASA kids too,” said MacKenzie.


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