Carbs for CASA and the CASA Superhero Run - September 16th and 17th 2017

Carbs for CASA and the CASA Superhero Run – September 16th and 17th

Join the Kappa Alpha Theta Austin Alumnae for our Inaugural "Carbs for CASA" pasta dinner & silent auction! Each September, CASA hosts a Superhero Run in Austin, and we want Theta to be part of the annual tradition! Whether you're running on Sunday or not, we want to see you and your family carb-loading for CASA!

Saturday, September 16th, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Mandola's Bee Cave
12815 Shops Pkwy Ste 400, Bee Cave, TX 78738

All ticket and silent auction proceeds will go to support CASA of Travis County. CASA of Travis County speaks up for children who’ve been abused or neglected by empowering our community to volunteer as advocates for them in the court system. Created in 1985, CASA of Travis County is now one of the top ten CASA programs in the nation, supporting nearly 750 volunteers who advocate for almost 1,850 children a year.

Tickets are $25 per person and include a buffet with fresh baked bread with oil, salad, two pasta options (vegetarian available), and non-alcoholic beverages. Alcoholic beverages are also available for purchase at the restaurant bar. Children's tickets are $10 each and include cheese ravioli and a fountain drink (12 and under).

Ticket payment is accepted through to our "KAT-Austin" account. Please include your name, number of tickets (specify adults and children), and "Carbs for CASA" in the note line. If you would prefer to pay by check, please contact our Treasurer, Ann Brown, via email here.

Burn off those carbs the next morning at the CASA Superhero Run! Please join our race team “Kappa Alpha Theta - Austin Alumnae Chapter” by clicking here

Please meet us on Sunday, September 17th at 7:30 am in front of Punch Bowl Social (11310 Domain Dr) to run/walk with our team's banner! Additional event information, including the course map, can be found here:

Day of Service

Kappa Alpha Theta's Day of Service is Oct. 19, in honor of founder Bettie Locke Hamilton on her birthday. For this year’s day of service, the Kappa Alpha Theta Austin Alumnae will be collecting care package items for deployed Soldiers. In our troop care packages, we will include things to make their stay a little easier and brighter and to help them feel the comforts of home. Our care package packing event will be on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3 from 2:00-4:00PM AT THE ALPHA THETA HOUSE.

Prepackaged food items (individual, single-serve, or snack-size) we will be collecting:
· Coffee (ground or instant)/Tea/Hot Chocolate
· Drink Mixes (Gatorade, etc)
· Candy/Gum
· Nuts/Seeds
· Microwavable Popcorn
· Cookies/Pop tarts/Little Debbies
· Beef Jerky
· Dry Soups/Ramen
· Hot sauce
· Instant oatmeal
· Protein bars/Granola bars
· Dried fruit

Non-food items we will be collecting:
· Unsealed personal letters and cards thanking Soldiers for their service
· Travel sized toiletries
o Unscented Body Wash/Lotion
o Sunscreen
o Soap/Hand sanitizer (wipes preferred)
o Foot powder/Baby powder
o Deodorant
o Toothpaste/Dental floss
o Breath mints / Cough drops
o Lip Balm
o Q-Tips/Cotton balls
o Feminine products
o Ankle – Knee Braces / BenGay / Cushioned insoles
o Bandaids
o Shampoo/Conditioner
o Combs/Brushes
o Loofahs
o Nail files
o Tums
o Throat lozenges
o Icy-hot
o Razors/Non-aerosol shaving cream
· Ziploc baggies
· Mini-fans
· Athletic socks (dark colors preferred)
· Flip flops (for showering)
· Mittens
· Games/Cards/Puzzles
· CDs/DVDs (no copies)
· Books/Magazines
· Soccer balls/Frisbees/Footballs
· Stationary/Greeting Cards/Pens (so they may write to loved ones back home)
· Journals
· Hand and foot warmers

Please avoid the following items:
· Cans that require a can opener
· Potato chips (they break)
· Items packed in glass
· Pork products
· Chocolates (due to melting)
· Aerosol products
· Homemade food products

Thank you for your support! For more information, please contact Tatiana Hinofotis.

About CASA...

CASA of Travis County speaks up for children who’ve been abused or neglected by empowering our community to volunteer as advocates for them in the court system. When the state steps in to protect a child’s safety, a judge appoints a trained CASA volunteer to make independent and informed recommendations in the child’s best interest. CASA volunteers come from every walk of life and share a commitment to improving children’s lives, a willingness to learn, and an open mind towards life experiences different from their own. After being sworn-in by a judge, volunteers are appointed to a child or family of children and spend an average of 20 hours a month advocating for these children for at least a year.

To learn more about becoming a CASA volunteer, visit to attend one of our upcoming Open House events!


 As our national philanthropy, we actively support Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA).  We have established a relationship with CASA of Travis County in order to participate in as many local events possible.  In the Fall, we join them for their Annual Superhero Run, and for the holidays, our alumnae hold a gift card collection to donate in time for them to buy Christmas gifts for the kids.  However, there are oppotunities to be involved throughout the year!  Look for the "CASA Corner" in our quarterly newsletters for current events! For more information on our chapter's involvement, contact Missi Currier.


Another successful Gift Card drive in 2012! Thank you for your contributions! We donated $245 in gifts cards, enabling Christmas gifts to be purchased for 6 children!              

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