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A Thousand Miles for CASA of Umatilla and Morrow County

Hello, my name is Charlie Clupny. I am a retired speech and language pathologist working as a volunteer CASA with Umatilla and Morrow counties. At the age of 60 I started my journey to help foster children in the court system as a Court Appointed Special Advocate. My duties include continued professional development, visitations with my foster clients, consultation with attorneys and social workers. Most importantly, it is my role to speak for my foster children clients in court.

At 65 years of age I have a lifetime opportunity to serve foster children in another way. On April 11th , 2018 I will embark on a journey of a lifetime. I will be walking from Le Puy en Velay, France to Muxia, Spain. This is a journey of 1000 miles. I would like to use this pilgrimage journey along the Camino de Santiago as a opportunity to raise money for our CASA program. Five years ago my wife, Carol and several family members walked the 500 mile portion in Spain. This journey will take me from one of the farther starting points in France to encompass over 1000 miles. This pilgrimage will take me an estimated three months to complete.

I am asking you to follow my journey on foot to its completion by donating to our local CASA program in an effort to serve foster children in our area. Please join me in supporting this fundraiser by contacting our local agency and pledging. Donate online by choosing one of the options below.

Learn How We Use Your Donations

  • Donor / Community Partner Makes a contribution

  • Agency Staff Completes the charitable donation receipt

  • fiscal manager will input data for donor list

  • FISCAL DIRECTOR REPORT DONATIONS IN FINANCIALS

  • SENIOR LEADERSHIP TEAM WILL ASSIST IN ALLOCATION OF FUNDS AND GOODS BASED ON NEED WITHING THE AGENCY, BENEFITING THE CHILDREN AND FAMILIES WE SERVE

Why Philanthropy Is Core To Our Mission

We believe that every child deserves an opportunity to grow and learn, to be equipped in such a way that children and their families thrive, and in turn, make a significant contribution to their communities and the future of tomorrow’s children. In keeping with that standard we strive to locate funding and resources, both federal and non-federal, to support and provide children and their families with the necessary tools to create happy and healthy futures for this generation and the generations to come. We also believe that it is our responsibility to develop and encourage relationships with other organizations, communities, schools, and people who possess the abilities and resources to provide financial support of Cash and In-Kind services to our programs in the form of materials or volunteer service.