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Do You Believe?


A ProKids CASA Volunteer was visiting Dane, a 16-year-old boy who had been in an abusive home for most of his life. He had recently seen a 3-year-old excitedly visit Santa Claus at the mall and was describing the scene to his CASA Volunteer. "Do you remember believing in Santa?" ased the CASA Volunteer. Dane [...]

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Happy Thanksgiving!


A CASA Volunteer called the office the other day to report something so ordinary, it was extraordinary. He said that his ProKids child was turning 17. He asked her if she had gotten what she wanted for her birthday as her grandmother moved forward with adopting her and her sisters. "Yes," she told him. "I'm [...]

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Cheers for PKYP


More than 800 wine enthusiasts packed The Phoenix ballroom Nov. 12, National Philanthropy Day, for the fall event of The Bacchanalian Society. Guests sampled Pinot Noir and supported ProKids through PKYP, the ProKids Young Professionals. PKYP members act on behalf of the abused and neglected children ProKids serves and educate the community about how these children

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Thank You, PKYP!


PKYP works throughout the year to mobilize the young professional community to support the mission of ProKids. From providing backpacks for our children to gatherings of members for Happy Hours, PKYP is a tireless supporter of ProKids. As the sole beneficiary of The Bacchnalian Society's fall event, PKYP will continue to provide for the needs [...]

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Federal Budget Deal Takes Funds from Crime Victims


According to the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, funding for victims of crime — which ProKids and CASA programs throughout the country rely upon — is under threat.  The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 deal signed this week took $1.5 billion out of the non-taxpayer-generated VOCA (Victim of Crime Act) funds, which are dedicated to direct

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Cheers! Wine Event Links to ProKids


The ProKids Young Professionals, a group which mobilizes the young professionals community in Cincinnati to act on behalf of ProKids children, is proud to partner with the Bacchanalian Society of Cincinnati to be the sole beneficiary of its fall event 7 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12, at The Phoenix, 812 Race St., downtown

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United Way Achieves Goal in Centennial Year


ProKids was honored to help tell the story of United Way of Greater Cincinnati’s impact at the kickoff event — and honored again today to be featured as United Way announced it had achieved its fundraising goal of $69 million. ProKids is a United Way agency. The photo featured at the concluding event includes CASA

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Past President Awarded City-Wide Honor


Kelly Wittich, the past president of the ProKids Board of Trustees, was honored at a black-tie gala as one of the 2015 Outstanding Directors by the Cincinnati Business Courier. Wittich, who is a partner/account vice-president for FTB Financial Services of UBS Financial Services, was a ProKids CASA Volunteer before becoming a member of the board.

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Sorority Dedicates Itself to ProKids


The Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority at the University of Cincinnati has been showing ProKids some love lately. The young women not only organized the supply room at the ProKids office, they also made treats for CASA Volunteers with handwritten notes of appreciation. The latest outreach was on the heels of its annual Mr. University Pageant,

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Two Volunteers Honored by State Organization


The Ohio CASA celebration culminated in two ProKids volunteers being honored: Board President Thomas Cuni as the Volunteer Attorney of the Year and CASA Volunteer Debbie Jacobs as the Rising Star Volunteer of the Year. The two were celebrated for their passion and commitment. Tom, whose practice is headquartered in Woodlawn, began volunteering in court

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