Author: Julie Borths

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#GivingTuesday Draws Matching Grant for ProKids


What is the value of a #GivingTuesday donation to ProKids? It’s priceless in the time a CASA volunteers to give to an abused and neglected child. It’s invaluable in how it keeps 99% of these children free from abuse and neglect. But thanks to an anonymous donor, these priceless and invaluable gifts will mean three

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Taylor and Her Sisters


In this video, you’ll learn about Taylor and her family and the impact of a ProKids CASA Volunteer named Donald. (Please click on the title to see the video.) A Chance at a Childhood

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Fall Fling Celebrates CASA Volunteers


Three ProKids volunteers were recently honored at the annual Fall Fling with the Darlene Kamine Advocate of the Year award. At the same event, ProKids CASA Volunteers were sworn in by Hamilton County Juvenile Court Administrative Judge John Williams. The 2017 Advocate of the Year awards were presented to: Beth Adele Katerberg, who has been [...]

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CASA Volunteer Inspires Others with United Way


United Way of Greater Cincinnati is getting ready for its annual campaign and is featuring the work of ProKids, one of its community partners. Volunteer Cindy Douglas is featured in this impact video. United Way told ProKids “Cindy has been an incredible asset to our storytelling efforts, and we are grateful for her and for you.”    

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Childhood Saved: The hurt and healing continue


For the past year, writer Lucy May and artist Kevin Necessary have looked at the experiences of three girls growing up in Cincinnati as they were removed from their home and adopted by their grandparents. They have experienced trauma — and lost their mother to a heroin overdose and their father to alcoholism — but

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PKYP Raises Funds for Backpacks


At the 6th annual ProKids Young Professionals (PKYP) Backpack Bash at 50 West Production Works, guests raised funds to provide every ProKids child with a backpack for the upcoming school year. Abused and neglected children, often in foster care, have an uphill climb when it comes to education. Only 40% graduate from high school and [...]

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’17 Superhero Run Benefits ProKids


With capes and masks, as well as sneakers and water bottles, the 2017 Superhero Run for Kids runners and walkers took to the streets to benefit ProKids. The 21st annual event, hosted by the Young Lawyers Section of the Cincinnati Bar Association, included a 5K race as well as a kids run, games and a

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2017 Friends of Children Breakfast


More than 600 people gathered the morning of May 10 to learn about the challenges Hamilton County faces in reaching more abused and neglected children — and how ProKids is making a difference in meeting those challenges. With a record-setting 224 volunteers speaking up for 757 children in 2016, ProKids needs the community’s support to

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ProKids Honors Long-time Volunteers


ProKids Court Appointed Special Advocates, also known as CASA Volunteers, speak up for children in the foster care system in Hamilton County. Unlike the national norms, many of them remain as volunteers for several years. Recently, ProKids celebrated the 49 volunteers who have given of themselves for five years or more. The volunteers shared the [...]

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Special Rhinegeist Night Supports Endowment


Amy Merrell, an early investor in Rhinegeist, inspired a special brew: Amy, an elegant, Belgian-styled beer. After her death in 2015, she inspired her sister, Liz Ricci, to create an endowment for ProKids — the first endowment for the organization. “The work of ProKids is breaking the cycle of child abuse and neglect” Liz Ricci said. “If these [...]

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