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    Alumni return for Holiday Party
       One of the best nights of the year is our Annual Alumni Holiday Party. It’s so much fun to see some of the youth we have served in the past, come back to visit and celebrate with kids and families of their own. Organized by our Transitional Youth Services (TYS) staff the event is always a hit, especially with the little ones. This years’ celebration included a traditional holiday meal compliments of our very own Chef Jeff, ornament making, cookie decorating and of course a visit from the big guy himself, Santa Claus!
         All of Casa Pacifica’s 15 programs are designed to meet children and families where they are and at some of the most difficult times in their life. Whether in homes, in the community, or on campus, we couldn’t provide these critical services without your help.
    Donate today to ensure families and children receive critical services
    Click HERE for holiday giving!
    * We still have 21 Dove wishes that need to be filled! Each dove contains one holiday wish. Please visit our website and help make a youth’s wish come true!
    What a difference a day makes.
    What an amazing day of giving! On December 3rd, we surpassed our #GivingTuesday goal and raised over $24,000 that will go towards our annual fundraising goal of $3.8 million to support at-risk youth and families! Thank you so so much to everyone who donated, and thank you for liking and sharing our fundraiser! #GivingTuesday was a success thanks to YOU!
    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
    Thanks to the design talents of Pat Bostrom (right) and friend Sharon Gaiser (left) the Christmas trees of Casa Pacifica are a sight to behold! Bostrom has been lending her artistic touch to Casa Pacifica for 15 years and has been decorating our campus holiday trees for the last 5. 
    “I love doing this for the children,” she said. “I love to give to these kids.”
    Thank you ladies, for your time, attention to detail and for filling Casa Pacifica with the holiday spirit!
    An alumni returns to Casa Pacifica,
    and finds the support he needs
    Dmitry came to Casa Pacifica at age 16. Adopted from a Russian orphanage at age eight along with his half-sister, Dmitry’s parents brought him to San Bernardino where they lived.Click below to hear Dmitry’s story.
    Give now to support kids like Dmitry
    A Well Deserved Award
    Congratulations to Ken Bauer who was recently named the
    Association of Fundraising Professionals Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties Chapter’s 2019 Volunteer of the Year ! This is such a well deserved award! Ken, thank you for all that you do for Casa Pacifica, the youth and families we serve, and our entire community!
    Saying goodbye to a friend and an Angel
    Sheila Rakestraw, former Casa Pacifica Board President and longtime Casa Pacifica Angel passed away last month. She has been a champion for our children since we opened our doors in 1994. She helped with countless Angels fundraising events, joined the Board of Directors in 2001, and later became Board President in 2010. She was the recipient of the Guardian Angel and Seraphim award in 2004, both given to a Casa Pacifica Angel who truly exemplifies commitment, courage, leadership, and uncommon vision. Sheila’s joyful and gentle spirit will be missed by many. Thank you, Sheila, for loving our children and making a difference in their lives.
    If you would like to make a donation to Casa Pacifica in memory of Sheila please contact Carrie Hughes at (805) 366-4011 or [email protected].
    Save the dates!
    We’re celebrating 25 years of service to children and families! We hope you’ll join us for our upcoming celebrations:

    Saturday, March 14th, 2020
    Gala at The Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village

    Saturday, July 18th, 2020
    Celebration & Open House at Casa Pacifica’s Camarillo Campus


    Stay tuned for details – we can’t wait to celebrate with you!
    Ways You Can Help
    1. Shop! Love a good Target run? Who can resist Amazon these days? Put those shopping sprees to good use and shop for our kids! Check out our Target registry or Amazon wish list and have items shipped straight to us. And don’t forget to sign up for Amazon Smile and designate Casa Pacifica as your charity of choice so we receive a percentage of your purchases!

    2. Become an Angel or Amigo!  These two groups are some of our biggest supporters. The Casa Pacifica Angels help out with our fundraising events and children’s parties throughout the year. The Casa Pacifica Amigos organize fun activities for the kids on the weekends – some favorites are carnival day and movie nights. Annual membership is $50 – join or gift a membership today!
    Sign up to become an ANGEL or AMIGO!
    3. Give!  In addition to donating to our annual fund, you can also leave a legacy by giving to Casa Pacifica through a future gift. If you’re 70 1/2 or older you can use the IRA charitable rollover to make a tax-free gift to Casa Pacifica. Or, simply name Casa Pacifica as a beneficiary of your account and we’ll receive the funds, or a portion you designate, after your life. 
    Learn more about planned giving
    Thank you to our Corporate Leaders!
    Casa Pacifica restores hope, enhances resilience, and strengthens community connections for children, young adults and families at the most challenging times of their lives.
    Donate today!

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