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CASI announce 2012 donations to local non-profit agencies


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Posted Online: Nov. 27, 2012, 11:49 am
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Press release submitted by CASI


"Local Non-Profit – CASI (Center for Active Seniors) announces 2012 donations to other local non-profit agencies for the Holidays!

This holiday season your donation is paying it forward. The Center for Active Seniors, Inc. (CASI) has been helping seniors' quality of life for over 39 years in our community. Once again CASI is reaching out to help other non-profit agencies serve their seniors. Last year CASI partnered with Home Instead and the local Walgreens on the "Be a Santa to a Senior" gift program, the program helps ensure that every local senior that has a name on the tree receives a gift during the holidays.
The Be A Santa To A Senior program growth has been sparked from the popular CASI sponsored annual fundraiser the "Holiday Hat Bash" which was held on November 15th. Due to the event's huge success and community support, the Hat Bash exceeded its fundraising goals for the senior holiday gift program this year. This means paying it forward with over $22,000 in funds being donated to community non-profits to aid in their holiday efforts as well.
Over the prior three years and including this years proceeds, CASI' s Hat Bash has committed over $54,000 to area not-for-profits holiday food and present delivery programs. This year's recipients are:
Vietnam Veterans #75
Bethel AME Church
Martin Luther King Center
Friendly House
Generation Agency on Aging
Project Now
Moline Township Senior Center

Additionally, proceeds of the Hat Bash are used to support the Quad Cities and Regional Be A Santa to A Senior programs in:
Ilinois: Monmouth, Mt. Carroll, Geneseo, Galesburg, Milan, East Moline, Moline, and Rock Island
Iowa: Burlington, Mt. Pleasant, Clinton, Bettendorf, Davenport, and Muscatine.
This year, Walgreens and the Select Chevy Dealers are partnering with CASI and Home Instead by having senior gift trees in the Quad Cities and surrounding areas. It is estimated that almost 3,000 seniors will receive gifts and food baskets from these programs. In addition, if there is a surplus of gifts, they will be used to help seniors all year long. CASI is collaborating with Iowa Generations Agency on Aging and Western Illinois Area Agency on Aging whom will use this surplus to help any senior needs throughout the year.
For information, or to support the "Be a Santa to a Senior" program, please visit CasiSeniors.org. Donations may be sent to CASI Be A Santa to a Senior, 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA 52806.



















 



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