For the third year, OPY is delighted to host a gift card drive for CASA of Douglas County to help bring joy to the lives of children in foster care!

CASAs (court-appointed special advocates) are dedicated, trained volunteers who work with children in the juvenile justice system, ensuring those children have a voice at school, in the courtroom and in the community. There are over 1,500 abused or neglected foster children in the Omaha area at any given time. CASA volunteers play a very special role in advocating for the needs of those children.

Every January, CASA hosts a holiday party for the children. Oftentimes, this is the only opportunity they get to spend time with their siblings and receive a gift. OPY’s gift card drive helps make that time magical. You can also donate directly to CASA online. Gift cards and monetary donations collected are used to fill the children’s gift requests.

Here’s how it works…
Through Christmas, select an envelope from the CASA Christmas tree in the studio and fill it with the requested gift card or monetary donation. Bring it to the desk and we’ll give you a bulb to decorate the tree in place of the envelope.

OPY participates in several community support efforts throughout the year. This one is particularly special to us, because it truly does take a village to raise a child. We lift up ourselves and our community by lifting up the voices of our children, and we are so grateful for your support!