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									                                           Casa de los Niños                         Quarterly Publication                                   Summer 2008

            Message From the ....2
            Executive Director

            Casa Car Raffle ......3

            Special Kudos .........3

            Golf Classic ...........5

            Wish List .................6

            Santa Rita Abbey ....6

            Casa de los .............7
            Niños Story

            Night for .............8-9
            for Children

            Foundation ......10-11                             Drawing at:

            Thrift Store ...........12

                                                                         Win this 1965 Shelby Cobra
                                                                                          REPLICA CAR
                                                                     To get your raffle tickets see page 3 for more information.

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                                                                                                                                     Casa de los Niños
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                                                                                                                                   Tucson, AZ 85705-7467
                                                                                                                                       Issue 2008-2
    A Message From the Executive Director
    Susie Huhn, M.A.

    When your life is surrounded with children you           research and the
    seem to always gage your year to the school              importance of the
    calendar. Here at Casa de los Ninos we are no            first 5 years of life
    different. We are looking forward to the slower          in creating trusting
    pace of summer, reflecting on the year past, and         relationships, and
    preparing for next year.                                 applying best
                                                             practice models of
    Let’s start with some reflection on the past
                                                             intervention, we
    year. This past year we were very focused on
                                                             are well on our
    diversifying our services so we could continue to
                                                             way to building an
    grow the continuum of services we feel are missing
                                                             exemplary program
    to best support the families and children in our
                                                             to serve our most
    community. Services that compliment each other
                                                             vulnerable children in southern Arizona.
    and together weave a safety net for families.
                                                             Now we begin planning for next year and are
    In addition to providing crisis shelter services to
                                                             thrilled to report we have just been awarded a
    any and all families in our community who need
                                                             contract from Pima County Superior Court to
    help regardless of income or involvement in any
                                                             provide Judicial Supervision, a service that will
    other services. We are focused on keeping children
                                                             compliment our current visitation program by
    safe and supporting families. Casa de los Niños
                                                             offering supervised access services to non-custodial
    continued to increase the number of foster homes
                                                             parents and their children. This newest addition
    for those children who couldn’t return home. We
                                                             allows us to expand visitation services throughout
    are also continuing to build a strong visitation
                                                             the community to assure all families have access to
    program that provides support to families who are
                                                             safe, nurturing, quality time with their children.
    working on reunification and assisting families in
    maintaining a regular connection with their children,    Of course none of this happens without awesome
    something that is vital to a child’s well being.         staff, volunteers, donors and dedicated community
                                                             partners to share in the work. We stay true to
    In addition, we added a couple of new programs.
                                                             our mission and focused on what we do best,
    Great Beginnings Infant and Early Childhood
                                                             preventing child abuse.
    Mental Health Clinic was opened in response to
    the number of children we saw daily who needed
    help healing from past abuse, and/or exposure
    to violence. Taking what we knew about brain
                                                                                               Has your
                                                                                          group or club ever
                                                                                         thought about doing
                                                                                            a fundraiser to
                       To report child abuse in Arizona,                                  benefit Casa de los
                                 please call

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Casa Car Raffle                                    Thank You to Madden Media
For the 29th year, Casa de los Niños will be       For again being the title sponsor of the Car Raffle
giving away a classic car. This year it is a       Tucson-based company Madden Media publishes official
1965 Shelby Cobra replica car. We will give        visitor guides for Tucson, Phoenix, Kansas City, and
it away at a party on Sunday, October 19th at      the state of Missouri. “Madden Media has strategically
Sam Hughes Place restaurant.                       grown our national presence in this competitive
Purchase your tickets now by calling               arena,” says President and Publisher John Hudak. In
520-624-5600, or go online to the Casa de          addition to visitors guides, Madden Media produces
los Niños website at       15 local and state magazines, including Tucson Guide,
Only 7,500 tickets will be sold.                   Tucson HOME Magazine, Arizona Golf Guide, and
                                                   Valley Guide. Publisher of numerous travel-related
                                                                   newspaper inserts, the Tucson business
                                                                   presently executes 300 individual print
                                                                   and electronic publications annually
                                                                   for more than 60 destination marketing
                                                                   organizations in the United States. The
                                                                   company has projects in approximately
                                                                   37 states that reach and influence more
                                                                   than 127 million travelers per year.
                                                                   Madden Media presently employs 111
                                                                   workers, most in Arizona. Since 1995,
                                                                   the company has earned more than 100
                                                                   awards for design excellence, quality
                                                                   editorial, and beneficial contributions to
                                                                   the tourism industry.
                                                                                             your dollars go
                                                                                           twice as far! Ask
                                                                                        your Personnel or Human
                                                                                         Resources Department
                                                                                         about your company’s
                                                                                             Matching Gift
 Special Kudos from Casa de los Niños                                                          Program.

 We wish we had the space to thank each and              Thank you to all the Girl Scout troops who
 every group, club, business or organization that did    donated cookies recently!
 something special for us over the holiday season,
                                                                          Gracias to all the Tucson locations of
 and all throughout the year. Your kindness and
                                                                          Gold’s Gym! They recently held a drive
 generosity are appreciated more than you will
                                                                          to collect items from our WishList.
 ever know.
                                                                    Casa de los Niños is honored to be a
 Thank you to the Rob Lamb Team at Long
                                                         recipient of donations from the Pajama Program!
 Realty – if you buy, sell or refer a real estate
 transaction to the Rob Lamb Team, they will donate      Thanks to the employees at M & I Bank. They
 $500 to Casa de los Niños in your name.                 recently let employees ‘buy’ the opportunity to
                                                         dress down, with a donation to Casa de los Niños.
 The Assistance League of Tucson recently
                                                         They raised nearly $1,500!
 donated Starting Over Supplies kits to Casa de los
 Niños, we appreciate your support.

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                                               Casa de los Niños
                                                in Many Ways

    Employees from US Bank recently
     held a company wide meeting in
    Tucson at the JW Marriott Resort.
     They had a team building project
    where they had to assemble bikes
           that were donated to
            Casa de los Niños.

                                                                                          Thank you to
           Theresa, a cashier at the
                                                                                       Harkins Theatres
           Safeway Store at Tanque
                                                                                        for making Casa
        Verde and Catalina Highway is
                                                                                        de los Niños the
         standing with the containers
                                                                                         beneficiary of
           that they used to collect
                                                                                       their pre-opening
           donations for Casa de los
                                                                                      cocktail party and
        Niños last month. Thank you!
                                                                                      movie. A great time
                                                                                         was had by all.

                                                                                          Congratulations to Sam Dyer, Foster Care
                                                                                         Supervisor at Casa de los Niños. He recently
        Thank you to Flynn Race (yellow shirt), Mika Zaharescu and Wrease                was awarded the Outstanding Alumni Award
      Zaharescu. For the last 4 years they have held a joint birthday party and            from Baylor University College of Social
      in lieu of gifts they have asked for donations to Casa de los Niños. This          Work. He is seen here with his daughter Liza
     year they invited the entire 2nd Grade at Tucson Country Day School to the              (left) and girlfriend Sagrario Ramirez.
                      showing of a movie. Thanks for all your help!

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 Sam Levitz Casa de los Niños Golf Classic XIX
 The Sam Levitz Casa de los Niños Golf Classic XIX                   Tournament Sponsors:
 was held at del Lago Golf Course on Thursday,                       A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc.
 May 1st, 2008.                                                      Fil’s Promotional Ideas
                                                                     Carondelet HealthCare
 Thank you to all the sponsors and golfers who                       Nystedt & Fletcher
 helped make this a great event. And congratulations                 Mesch, Clark & Rothschild
 to our winners!                                                     Kalil Bottling Company
                                                                     Silberschlag Group
 Title Sponsor:            Classic Sponsor:                          Lifewise Insurance
                                                                     Nova Home Loans - Dan Yribar
 Sam Levitz                EMS Realty                                TMC Healthcare
                                                                     Dee-Dee Samet, P   .C.
                                                                     Estes Land & Development Co.
                                                                     McNamara, Goldsmith, Jackson & Macdonald
                                                                     Wells Fargo Bank
                                                                     Tretschok, McNamara & Miller
                                                                     CORE Construction
                                                                     Richards Group
                                                                     Sonora Investments
                                                                     Tucson Electric Power
                                                                     University Medical Center

                                                                     Thank you to all donors of the silent auction!
 Special thanks to our Title Sponsor, Sam Levitz
  Furniture! Pictured are Sam Levitz, Jr., Kate
 Dykes & Todd Jackson, Golf Tournament Chair.

                                                     Everyone enjoyed a nice BBQ, auction and awards banquet after the tournament.

 Coming in 1st Place was the team from TMC
 Healthcare – Eddie Leon, Mark McCord, Chip
          Stanek and Paul Walker.
                                                   The 2nd Place team was sponsored
                                                   by UA Football coach Mike Stoops,
                                                     along with Sunny Dykes, Erick
                                                     Harper and Pat Manley. Nicole
                                                   Stoops and Kate Dykes stood in for
                                                    their husbands who had to leave
                                                           prior to this picture.
                                                                                        The 3rd Place team was Coco’s Army with
                                                                                        Ryan Madar, Chad Nolan, Mike Mance and
                                                                                                      Coco Moore.

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WishList                                                                                  Santa Rita Abbey
                                                                                          Bill Finley, Director of Development & Community Relations
Would you like to help us care for the children and
families of Casa de los Niños but don’t know what                                         Casa de los Ninos has hundreds if not
we need? Here are some suggestions.                                                       thousands of faithful donors. In one case,
                                                                                          however, the term seems particularly
Pharmaceuticals & drug store items          Equipment                                     appropriate. Welcome to Santa Rita
• Nix                                       • Baby swings/saucers                         Abbey, which has been mailing Casa de
• Motrin -                                  • Boppy pillows
  infant, liquid & chewable forms           • 15 cribs (Martinique Lifetime Crib          los Ninos monthly donations since 1993!
• Tylenol -                                   – Natural)
   infant, liquid & chewable forms          • Trampoline with handle: toddlers/           Located off Highway 83, about seven
• Baby lotion & big kid lotion                preschool                                   miles from the heart of Sonoita, the
• Eucerin cream
• Desitin                                   Special Extras                                Abbey is home to nine Cistercian nuns.
• A & D Ointment                            •   McDonalds gift certificates               Life is simple there, rooted in prayer, but
• Baby toothbrushes                         •   Movie passes
• Children’s toothpaste                     •   Baby-proofing items
                                                                                          the daily routine also includes plenty of
• Non-fluoride infant toothpaste            •   Sippy cups                                hard work. The sisters support themselves
• Hair brushes                              •   Gift cards: Target, WalMart, Kohl’s
• Wide tooth combs                                                                        (and their philanthropy) by baking and
• Wipes                                     Program Supplies                              distributing communion breads for
• Latex gloves
• Baby shampoo                              •   Construction paper                        churches throughout the United States.
• Hair gel                                  •   Digital camera                            Earnings from the bread business keep
• Big kid shampoo                           •   Water tables
• Big kid conditioner                       •   Batteries – AA, AAA, D, 9-volt            the lights on. The rest goes to charity.
• Hand sanitizer                            •   Bean bags
• Hair brushes – wide spaced bristles       •   Changing pad                              “We live by the rule of St. Benedict,”
• Hair ties                                                                               said Sister Miriam Pollard, the Abbey’s
• Deodorant -                               Operations
  boys and girls, sensitive skin            • 3-compartment round plates
                                                                                          Prioress. “It requires each monastery to
• Hair products for African American hair   • 3- Poly laundry trucks                      live by the work of its own hands. Not
• Detangle spray                            • Commercial quality bath mats,               only should we support ourselves, we
Clothing                                    • Commercial quality wash cloths &            should help others.”
• Summer clothes                              towels, white
• School appropriate dresses/skirts         • 1” SDS-Plus rotary hammer                   Twenty years ago, sisters at the Abbey
  (5 – 12)                                  • 14.4 volt Brute-Tough 1/2” drill/           decided to tithe a percentage of their
• Nap sack pajamas                            driver kit
• Preemie clothes                           • 660 scaffold system                         collective earnings to charity. After a
• Preemie PJ’s                              • Scaffold outriggers, left and right         time, the sisters elected to make monthly
• Shoes (boys & girls) -                    • Contractors wheelbarrow
                                                                                          donations to four nearby nonprofits. One
  toddlers up to school age
                                                                                              was Casa de los Niños.
•   Nesting toys                                                                              Since they rarely travel – Santa Rita
•   Cause and effect toys                                                                     is a cloistered community – the nuns
•   Push/pull toys of all kinds                                                               have never visited Casa’s campus
•   15 Ocean Wonders Aquarium for Cribs
•   Toys - birth through 2 years old                                                          in Tucson. They do not consider
                                                                                              themselves strangers. “Everyone is
•   Crib sheets
                                                                                              very attached to these places,” said
•   White bath towels                                                                         Sister Rita McCarthy, referring to
•   White washcloths                                                                          the Abbey’s four adopted charities.
•   Twin bed sheet sets
                                                                                              “These are people we know. They are
Food Items                                                                                    our neighbors. They’re our friends.”
• Baby food in stages 1, 2 & 3
• Graduates food like breakfast bars,                                                         Thank you, Sisters! Ours is a
  cookies, wagon wheels, teething                                                             relationship clearly heaven-sent!
  biscuits, etc.

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  A Casa de los Niños Story
  Carol Weigold, Child Abuse Prevention Resource Coordinator

  Healthy Families is a home visitation program that serves
  families who are pregnant or who have just given birth
  to ensure that new parents, particularly those facing
  challenges, get their babies off to a good start in life.
  The program is designed to teach child development and
  parenting skills, support families, provide community
  resource information, and process referrals for families.                              Charlotte Badie, a volunteer who has been a Thrift
  Weekly home visits are scheduled at each family’s                                        Store volunteer for nearly 30 years was given a
  convenience with a Family Support Specialist. Program                                 Ben’s Bell by Jeannette Mare-Packard in recognition
                                                                                         of her efforts to help Tucson’s children. Ben’s Bells
  services are focused on strengthening families during                                  are given out to honor those in our community who
  the first five years of a child’s life when most early brain                          spread kindness daily making our community a better
  development occurs. The goal of the program is to reduce                                     place to live. For more information go to
  the incidence of child abuse and neglect in our community
  and improve the overall functioning of the families it serves.
  Approximately 200 families were in the Healthy Families
  program at Casa de los Niños this past year. There are
  10 Family Support Specialists and 2 program supervisors
  employed at Casa de los Ninos with the program. The
  youngest mother is age 14 and the oldest is 41 years old.
  Janice(not her real name), who was pregnant, came
  to us via a self-referral during her last trimester, as her
  older sister was also in the program. Janice was 14 and
  pregnant. She had no family support, friends, or people
  she could turn to. Janice was not attending school. Her
  mother was a gang member and lost custody of Janice and
  her sister. Janice was also in a gang and became pregnant
  by a 25 year old male gang member, who she had been
  living with. Janice asked her Family Support Specialist
  to be at the birth of her baby and called her as soon as
  she went into labor. Her Family Support Specialist began
  working with Janice on parenting a newborn and learning
  the importance of attachment and bonding with her baby
  as she began to live in a group home. She brought Janice
  a crib and other baby items that had been donated to
  Casa de los Niños. Regular weekly visits took place by the                                            Did
  Family Support Specialist with Janice and her new baby                                         you know that
                                                                                              we use about 52,000
  as she began to learn to care for and interact with her                                  diapers each year? We are
  daughter. With encouragement from her specialist, Janice                                currently in need of size 3 to
                                                                                           6 diapers. Please drop off,
  enrolled in a program to complete her GED and ended her                                    Monday through Friday,
  ties to the gang she was in. Janice hopes to keep her baby,                                  between 8am and
  complete school, and be the best parent she can be.

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           Thank you for making

                   a success!
Our sincere thanks goes out to Night for Children
party hosts and event sponsors! We had another
successful April full of parties with themes including
a wine tasting, a BBQ, a casino night, and a ping
pong tournament, just to name a few. All throughout
April, which is National Child Abuse Prevention
Month, you spread the word about our programs and
services and gathered donations from your guests
that will help better the lives of the children and
families we serve. Your support and generosity is truly
And a big thanks also to El Charro Café for hosting
our “Thank You” Party and helping us show our
appreciation to everyone that worked so hard to
make this event a success.

                                                                              Support Our Kids
                                                                              For more information on
                                                                            making donations, volunteer
                                                                           opportunities, holiday activities,
                                                                            fundraising events and much
                                                                           more, please visit our website at

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                                                          Margie Amarillas
                                                          Paul Bancroft
                                                          Fil and Karen Barrera
                                                          Vicki and Chris Began
                                                          Kim Blanchard
                                                          Sandy and Karl Bohn
                                                          Evelyn Brown
                                                          Victoria Capin
                                                          Sandy Clark
                                                          Bernie Collins
                                                          Mark Cowley
                                                          Cecilia and Deron Davenport
                                                          Dee Dinota
                                                          Linda and Barry DiSimone
                                                          Sam Dyer
                                                          Kate and Sonny Dykes
                                                          Roberta and Charles Falbo
                                                          Gary Fletcher
                                                          Dianne and Jeff Grobstein
                                                          Marlene Harris
                                                          Wendy Hendrickson
                                                          Kathy Herrera
                                                          Todd and Eileen Jackson
                                                          James Jeffries and the
                                                           UA Young Democrats
                                                          Sally Lanyon and Paul Hawkins
                                                          Ray Magnuson
                                                          Sue Maxwell
                                                          Lynn and Roy Maynard
Sponsors:                                                 Lisa Owens-Sredzinski
                                                          Devyani Raval
                                                          Christian Reaney
                                                          Moira Richards
                                                          Reneé Rodgers
                                                          Jonathan and Karen Rothschild
                                                          Elizabeth Ryan
                                                          Dee-Dee Samet
Supported by:                                             Shannon Shepherd
Comcast                                                   Sven Silberschlag
Commerce Bank of Arizona                                  Nicole and Mike Stoops
EMS Realty                                                Lisa and Martin Suarez
Tucson Lifestyle                                          Jennifer Waddell and Ryan Madar

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                                         Casa de los Niños Foundation
Commemorative & Remembrance Gifts
Casa de los Niños gratefully acknowledges the following gifts made in memory of loved ones or in honor of special
occasions, anniversaries, and birthdays. This list was compiled between January 22, 2008 and May 31, 2008.
In Honor Of                 Eden, Leigha &            Jim Drew                  R. J. Marvin                Bob Willig
                            Jocelyn Nowak             Ellen H. DuMont           Lois McCarty                Bob Willis
Acacia at St. Phillips
Restaurant                  Joyce Ormes               Kay Eckhardt              Sue Messenger               Connie Wilson
Minday Barton &             Joncie Patterson          Charles H. Farrell        Fred Meyer                  Morgan Kelli Wise
Carol Hudson                David & Shelly Poore      Timothy Fay               Mary Meyer                  Ann Wolbach’s mother
Ryan Bentley                Peyton Reavis             Ben Freeman               Cyndi Molnar                Roger Zuniga
Colleen Cacy &              James & Jillene Rich      Florence Gillespie        Frank R. Morlock
Peter Akmajian              Joan Ridder                                                                     In The Name Of
                                                      Luella (Lu) Gillespie     Gary Neel
Darrel & Marylyn Canfield   Mr. & Mrs. John Siegler   Marion Golinski           Olga Pace                   Jennifer Badik
Del Castillo                Karen Siggins             Colette Gregory           Sherwood (Shad) C. Parish   Mitzi Barmatz
Craig & Susan Cloyed        Alexis & Ashleigh         Lorna Groves              Mary Louise (Meecha)        Scott Bronnimann
Dianne DeGroff              Smith-Hernandez           Aram Gulezian             Parlett                     Laurie Henderson
Francina Dominguez &        Kate Stevenson            Lorna Hall                Tee Perotti                 Olivia Ruiz
Sandy Dall’erba             James & Carla Warren      Bill Harrelson            Ann Popson                  Jennifer Schultz
Dovetail Investments        Amy Weller                John (Jack) Q. Hierling   Consuelo Amado Quiroz
                            Gerald Wolff &                                                                  On Behalf Of
Donald & Judith French                                Shirley Hill              Anna Rapier                                               The
John Gazecki                Dayle Lansman                                       Sr. Mary Carleen Roberts,   Rouche Pharmaceuticals
                                                      Maria Hoopes
                                                                                                            Barbara Sugars
                                                                                                                                      Casa News
Jeff & Dianne Grobstein     In Memory Of              Ivan Horne                SSND
Sharon Gunrud                                                                   Catherine Rohwer
                                                                                                                                   is made possible
                            Mary Adolph               Mary J. (O’Mara) Howell                                                   through the generosity
Stacey Hartman                                        Eva Humphrey              Adam T. Ross
Ruth House Havins           Vidya Vanti Arora                                   Ann Clair (Bir) Ruiz                            of John Davis/Arizona
                            Steve Barber              Gary Hunter
Marjorie Hochberg                                     Mandakini Jani            Nancy Santos                                   Litho and Krista Nelson/
                            Ian Beal                                            Jeanne Senitzky
Wendy Huempfner &
                            Antonio Bravo             Donald L. Jensen                                                                OroGraphics
Mark Bessette                                                                   Marion “Mimi” Senn
                            Jo Ann Johnson Brown      Dorothy Joachim
Aiden & Tyler Jackson                                                           Ronald Senn
                            Winston Burgman           Marc Paul Kahgan
Curt & Shirley James                                                            Helen Shor
                            Eric Burns                Mary E. Kaiser
Helen King                                                                      Bob Siefkin
Ed Kinsley                  Irma Burns                Fred Kinde
                                                                                Frank Slattery                               Casa Thrift Store
                            Jose Canchola             William Kleinhomer
Daniel & Adaline
                                                                                                                  HALF OFF SALE!
                                                      Leona Korttila            Harold Stalker
Klemmedson                  Josefina R. Castillo                                Pansy Stalker
Ann Koss                    Ramon Castillo            Frank Koski
                                                      Sara Krane                Charles Summers
Lourdes Larriva             John Clayton                                        Loretta S. Taylor
Brian & Julie Larson        Victor Ray Clayton        Kory Laos
                                                                                Michael Gene Taylor
                                                                                                                Includes everything in the store!
Robert & Danita McMahon     Wilma Crawford            Dale Large’
                                                      Mandy LeGrand             Anne Trapp
Sharon McQueen              Lori Daigle                                         Stuart & Ruby Van Ostrand                   Saturday, June 28th
                            Mary Lynne Dilzer         Elizabeth J. Littell
Luke Christopher Meyer
                                                      Stuart Little             Mary Wells                                     9am to 6pm
Marty & Elaine Meyer        Richard Dixon
                                                      Esteban Lopez             Vaughan Wentz                              1302 East Prince Road
                                                                                Frank Whitehead, Jr.

              Casa de los Niños Foundation
                                                                                Mission Statement
                            Board of Trustees
                                                                                Casa de los Niños Foundation
                              2007 / 2008
                                                                                The mission of the Casa de los Niños Foundation is to
  Raymond E. Magnuson ......................... President                       raise and administer private gifts and endowments in
  Bernhardt W. Collins ............................Secretary                    long-term support of Casa de los Niños to accomplish
                                                                                its goals of prevention, intervention, and treatment of
  Mark E. Cowley, C.P .......................... Treasurer                      child abuse and neglect.
  Gary L. Fletcher ......... Foundation Representative
  Paul D. Bancroft, Esq.
  Susan Maxwell                                                                 Casa de los Niños does not sell nor share their list of donors to other
  Lisa Owens-Sredzinski                                                         businesses, agencies, or outside organizations. The names of people
  Christian W. Reaney                                                           who make donations to benefit Casa de los Niños shall remain with
  Dee-Dee Samet, Esq.                                                           Casa de los Niños.

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                                  Casa de los Niños Foundation
   Where There’s a Will There’s a Way
   Most of us who practice personal philanthropy know                  percentage of the estate. Some donors leave the charity
   there are a variety of “planned giving” vehicles to help            something valuable, such as a home, car, artwork or jewelry.
   us facilitate major donations: charitable remainder trusts,         Others may leave stocks, bonds or certificates of deposit.
   charitable lead trusts, gift annuities, life insurance policies …
                                                                       Bequests are easy to arrange. If you have an attorney or
   Still, the most popular and common of planned gifts                 advisor, amendments can easily be made to your current
   is the simple bequest. Each year, tens of thousands of              will. These additions can be made in a very short time
   Americans include their favorite charities in their wills.          and with nominal expense.
   At Casa de los Niños, these “gifts from above” all                  If Casa de los Niños is already in your will, or if you are
   become part of the endowment fund managed by the                    planning to make it part of your will, please let us know.
   Casa de los Niños Foundation. The principal in this                 We will include you in our “Abuelos (grandparents)
   account will never be spent. It will be invested, with the          Circle,” a society of donors who have included us in their
   resulting interest and dividends used to help our children          estate plans.
   – every year from this point forward.
                                                                       Casa de los Niños knows you need to take care of your
   Charitable bequests can be structured in several basic              own children first, but any support you might someday
   ways. A donor can set aside a specific dollar amount or a           provide ours would definitely be a great gift from above!

Grant Support
Casa de los Niños wishes to thank the following organizations for their                        We Appreciate...
recent grant support:                                                                          all the people who make sure
Supporter                                         In Support of:                               their generosity is kept alive with
Knisely Family Foundation             $2,000 Summer Programs                                   a gift through their estate.
a supporting organization of         $14,000 Foster Care Recruitment
the Community Foundation                     & Retention                                       Many of these people gave
for Southern Arizona                                                                           of their hearts and time
                                                                                               during their life and saw the
The Stocker Foundation               $15,000      Crisis Shelter Program
                                                                                               importance of continuing to
The Love and Light Fund at           $15,000      Activities Fund, Great Beginnings            give after their death.
the Community Foundation                          Infant & Early Childhood
for Southern Arizona                              Mental Health Clinic                         Elma Miller Trust
William E. Schmidt Charitable   $5,000            Crisis Shelter Program
Foundation and the Community
Foundation for Southern Arizona
The Wings Like Eagles                $10,000      Great Beginnings Infant
Foundation                                        and Early Childhood Mental                               Have
                                                  Health Clinic                                             you
The Stonewall Foundation             $35,000      Medically Vulnerable Program                       to leave Casa de
William & Doris Rubin                  $5,000     Crisis Shelter Program                             los Niños in your
Endowment Fund at the                                                                                      will?
Jewish Community Foundation
Union Pacific Foundation               $3,500     Play-in-the-Shade Program

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           Casa de los Niños Thrift Store Board of Directors 2007/2008
         The friendly staff at the Casa de los Niños Thrift                      Vicki Began, R.N., M.N. ................................... President
        Store welcomes you to our store! You’ll never know                       Lisa Suarez .......................................... 1st Vice-President
      what hidden treasure you will find here. Whether                           Wendy Hendrickson, R.N., B.S.N. .....2nd Vice-President
     you are looking for furniture, housewares, appliances,                      Todd Jackson, Esq ...........................................Secretary
 electrical items, linens, sporting equipment, toys, books
                                                                                 Christopher Kelling .......................................... Treasurer
 collectibles, clothing or jewelry – you’re sure to find that very
                                                                                 Fil Barrera ...........................................Member-at-Large
 special, one of a kind item. And the prices are right, too!!
                                                                                 Jonathan Rothschild, Esq. ........................ Past President
 We can accept new or gently used items in good condition, including:            Raymond E. Magnuson .................Foundation President
 Men’s, women’s, & children’s clothing          Furniture                        Gary Fletcher ....................... Foundation Representative
 Housewares                                     Jewelry
                                                                                 Kim Blanchard                                         Christian W. Reaney
 Quilts and Linens                              Art
                                                                                 Katherine Dykes                                       Moira LM Richards, M.D.
 Collectibles, Antiques                         Sporting Equipment
                                                                                 William A. Estes, III                                 Reneé Rodgers
 Electronics (large and small)                  Appliances
                                                                                 Ana Facemire                                          Nancy Russell
                                                                                 Dianne Grobstein                                      Dee-Dee Samet, Esq
 We cannot accept items that are broken, damaged, wet, torn, dirty or            Christopher Kelling                                   Sven Silberschlag
 any of the following items:                                                     Sally Lanyon                                          Norman Spindler
                                                                                 Lynn Maynard                                          Nicole Stoops
 Tires                                          Phones
                                                                                 Kathleen Mary McCarthy, CSJ                           Jennifer Waddell
 Used mini-blinds                               Burned Candles
 Disposable or old cameras                      Binders                          Sr. M. Kathleen Clark, R.N., CSJ (1919–2003) .......... Founding Director Emeritus
 Plastic Video or Cassette Holders              Home-made videos                 Susie Huhn, M.A. .....................................................................Executive Director
 Coffee Pots                                    Construction Material
 Please feel free to call us at 325-2573 regarding questionable                  CASA NEWS is the official publication of Casa de los Niños Crisis Care
 donations. As always, we thank you for thinking of our Thrift Store for         Center for children, a non-profit, nonsectarian agency.
 donating and for shopping!                                                      Casa de los Niños
                                                                                 Crisis Center & Family Services ....................................(520) 624-5600
                       Casa de los Niños Thrift Store                            1101 N. 4th Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85705-7467

          1302 East Prince Road (corner of Mountain and Prince)                  Casa Thrift Super Store 1302 E. Prince Rd. .................(520) 325-2573
                       Monday–Friday, 9 am–6 pm                                  E-mail
              Saturday, 9 am–5 pm • Sunday, 10 am–5 pm                           Website ..................................................

                                                                                 Published by Community Relations & Development Department
                                                                                 Bill Finley, Director of Community Relations & Development
The mission of Casa de los Niños is the prevention of child abuse and
                                                                                 Dan Gregory, Community Relations Coordinator
neglect by offering services that promote child safety and family stability.
Accredited by:
                                                                                 Casa de los Niños has been determined to
The Council on Accreditation for Children & Family Services
                                                                                 be an IRS 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
Arizona Department of Economic Security/Administration for Children, Youth and
Families as a Child Welfare Agency with Satellite Facility
Arizona Department of Health Services as an Unclassified
Health Care Institution

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       Casa de los Niños                                                                                                                                               US Postage
       1101 N. 4th Avenue                                                                                                                                             PAID
       Tucson, Arizona 85705-7467                                                                                                                                    Tucson, Arizona
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