2019 Updates

Congratulations! Your support of Mi C.A.S.A. contributed to the success of 2 more farm labor graduates of Cal State Chico, and one in Cal State Sacramento, and 2 Gridley High School graduates. Plus, homework assistance and internet access were used to help 4 Gridley High School freshmen and 8 middle school students.  50 elementary and primary school age students received homework assistance, math and writing tutoring, practice with California State Core curriculum and use of a complete library. Daily, all year long, all students in second through sixth grade read an additional 20 or more minutes. We realize that reading affects many life skills.

All this educational support from adult professionals and paraprofessionals fed youth self confidence to face daily challenges. Youth had the strength to make positive choices. Examples of particularly outstanding choices include many volunteers for various community events: Steve was a clerk at Santa’s Workshop, Jaime was a host at Santa’s breakfast, Jesus and Eva were Easter Bunnies at the LIONS Club Easter Egg Hunt, Alex and Silvia were hostesses at a Dragon Lea dinner, Miguel and Rosa assisted at the A.A.U.W. Tech Trek fundraiser. Students were teammates for their favorite sport, leaders in Associated Student Body activities and members of school music programs.

The adult staff at Mi C.A.S.A., the youth participants, and the families at the Housing Authority of Butte County appreciate our partnership. We urge you to make your annual donation promptly, or use our website to set up an automatic monthly pay pal account.  100% of your donation works to help farm labor students.

Our annual appreciation dinner and program is scheduled for November 22, 2019 at 6:00pm at the Mi C.A.S.A. building at 1587 Booth Drive. Please R.S.V.P. your attendance and the size of your group to kathymckenzie3@gmail.com. There will be dinner and a fabulous student program. Donations are appreciated, but not required. Another opportunity is our 2020, Mi C.A.S.A. Spring Dinner fundraiser, on February 15, 2020 at Butte Hall. Gourmet Greek pita sandwiches (your choice, tri tip or chicken), Greek salad, rice, flan and churros will be served in a rich blue and yellow French Riviera ambiance for only $20.00 per ticket. The number of tickets is limited. Plan ahead, now. Dinners-to-go are available.  Watch for tickets to be on sale after M.L.K. weekend at U.P.S., ACE HARDWARE, and BUTTE INSURANCE.

Since the inception of the homework program for the Housing Authority of Butte County farm labor youth in 2000, more than 1000 young lives have been touched by you and your support. In advance, thank you for your loyal and generous gift!!

 

Sincerely,

Kathy McKenzie, Director

530-513-2334

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