Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Bergen County CASA for Children Holds Casino Night April 30th in NJ: Actress Martha Byrne To Present Award - Tix Still Available

Have some fun and benefit children in foster care at the same timeCASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) for Children of Bergen County is holding its 10th Annual Event: Casino Night: Bet on the Children on April 30th from 6:30pm - 10:30pm at Seasons, 644 Pascack Road in Washington Township, NJ.  Tickets are $125. Included in the ticket price are a wide array of hors d’oeuvres, food stations and desserts, open bar and $100 in casino play money. There will also be basket raffle, silent auction and other games in addition to exciting casino-style play
throughout the evening. To purchase a ticket, please visit the website, or call 201-336-7520 for tickets and information. Donations for the evening's auctions and raffles are always welcome.  If interested in donating an item or service, please contact April Wuesthoff at or 201-264-6005.

"At this year’s event, CASA for Children of Bergen County is honoring past President, Lawrence "Kip" Kramer of Glen Rock, for his 11 years of service to the children and past Vice-President, Jeffrey Golden of North Haledon, for his 9 years of dedication to CASA."states Suzanne Ordas
Curry, President. These two volunteers will receive CASA's Angel Award, which will be presented to
Bergen County CASA spokesperson
Martha Byrne.
them by
Bergen CASA's spokesperson, actress and Bergen County resident, Martha Byrne. 
Martha Byrne is a three-time Emmy winning actress,  winning two for her role on AS THE WORLD TURNS and just picking up another for her role in ANACOSTIA in this past weekend's 2015 Daytime Emmy Awards show in Los Angeles.

Silent Auction Live Now: Features Trips, Coffee with Martha, Designer Handbags, Photography and more! Visit:

CASA volunteers advocate on behalf of the county’s abused and neglected children and work to ensure that needed services and assistance are made available to these children while helping them move toward safe and permanent homes as quickly as possible.  CASA volunteers are assigned to only one case; either one child or one family of children at a time, which allows them to devote an enormous amount of time to that child so that he/she does not slip through the cracks of the judicial and child welfare systems.  In short, the CASA volunteer is an open-minded and unbiased voice for the child in the court process and a consistent and caring person in the child’s life.  Currently, CASA for Children of Bergen County is assigned to only about one third of the more than 600 children removed from their homes in Bergen County each year, but its goal is to serve more.  Additional funds will allow the program to recruit, train and supervise more volunteers to help more children.  If interested in becoming a CASA volunteer, please visit the website and sign up for an information session.

This event coincides with National Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness month. CASA is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Although affiliated with National CASA and the NJ State CASA program, CASA for Children of Bergen County is solely responsible for raising all of the funds needed to run the program each year.  In recent years, Bergen CASA’s funding has been reduced and donations are essential to maintain the program and/or implement a plan for growth. 

Sponsors to date include:  Eisai USA Foundation, Inc., V. Paulius & Associates, Inserra Supermarkets, Investors Bank, Mark Levy, The Wuesthoff Family, Moretrench American Corp., Bogota Savings Bank,  Bimini Bay Outfitters Ltd, Techlink, Rhino Electric LLC, Henry Senger Wayne Tile Company, , NJ Life and Casualty Associates, Bob Varettoni, Bogota Savings Bank,The Toy Box/Let's Pretend, Leana & Agrapids, The Curry Family, Maxine Horvath, Nancy Nachman, Charlene Barbetta -Broker Sales Associate of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Decorating Den Interiors -Susan Keefe, C.I.D., The Konner Family and The Timepiece Collection.

For more information on CASA, email or visit If you would like to make a monetary donation, would like to know how to become a CASA volunteer or would like to know other ways to help, please call Theresa Drennan at 201-336-7520 or visit our website.
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