This year brings a change moving the focus away from the Celebrity autographed items to an event focusing on locally donated items ranging from concert tickets, group dinners, locally donated services, furniture, quilts, baskets, art, trips and more.
The admission is free and an affordable lunch is offered by Bill Fekas. His famous chicken noodles and pulled pork sandwiches are paired with chips, dessert and a drink for the pre-event price for $10. Without a ticket, lunch can be purchased ala carte. Ticket sales end 2/1/18. A kids’ PBJ sack lunch is available at the event for $5. Other menu items include homemade sugar cookies and pie.
The agency thanks the Board of Directors and Auction Committee for the countless hours expended. Under the direction of Curt Marshall, Fundraising Chairperson, the auction is sure to be a huge success. These volunteers are dedicated to CAPS mission and know that their efforts will impact children who have experienced abuse or witnessed a violent crime. They understand that CAPS staff visits the homes of struggling families providing legal advocacy, teaching parents family management skills and giving them more tools for their parenting toolbox. They have invested personally into our organization through their time and treasure and are a vital part of our ability to improve children’s lives and strengthen families.
CAPS is a 501(c)3 local, not for profit organization whose mission is to improve children’s lives and strengthen families through education, advocacy and support. The 2 intervention programs include Chris’s Place – Child Advocacy Center and Ottawa/Salina County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates). The 6 prevention based programs are Happy Bear, Bullying Prevention Education, Parenting Education, Respite Child Care, Family Mentoring and Support and the Saline County School Readiness Project.
Forty percent of CAPS’ $1.2 million budget comes from fundraising and individual contributions making the success of this day vital to the agency. All services are available to anyone in the community for no charge.