April 5, 2016 (San Marcos / San Diego, CA) – Casa de Amparo kicked off the first full week of Child Abuse Prevention Month by hosting their 3rd Annual Come Home to Casa event and receiving a $15,000 gift from Union Bank and the San Diego Chargers as the beneficiaries of the Game Changers Program. April is National Child Abuse Prevention month and Casa de Amparo is encouraging all individuals and organizations to play a role in making San Diego County a better place for children and families.
September 8, 2015 (Rancho Santa Fe, CA) – The summer heat couldn't stop the ladies of the 17th Annual Crystal Ball Gala Committee from finalizing details on one of San Diego's premiere fall events. This year's Crystal Ball Gala will be held on Saturday, November 7th, 2015. Committee members spent much of the afternoon laying out the final framework for the evening's program, coordinating auction items, and even hand-wrapping Gala gift boxes.
June 09, 2015 (San Marcos, CA) – Following two events hosted during National Child Abuse Prevention Month in April, Casa de Amparo celebrated its foster youth during National Foster Care Awareness Month on May 27, 2015 at Casa Kids Campus in San Marcos, CA. The event included a barbeque, karaoke, photo booth, dancing, and a motivational speech from a former foster youth.
In honor of the youth, staff and volunteers wore blue in solidarity to serve as a reminder of the cause. The event allowed the kids and community to come together to experience a day of fun. Many of these kids come from traumatic backgrounds and have missed out on childhood experiences. Casa de Amparo provides children the chance to create memories and experience life without the fear of abuse or neglect.
May 14, 2015 (Del Mar, CA) – Nearly 300 food enthusiasts and passionate community members gathered to attend Casa de Amparo’s 19th Annual Meet the Chefs on Sunday, April 26, 2015 at the Hilton San Diego/Del Mar. The popular fundraiser raised $125,000, resulting in a twenty percent increase compared to 2014. The funds will directly benefit Casa de Amparo’s programs that treat and prevent child abuse and neglect throughout San Diego County and beyond.
January 28, 2015 (San Marcos, CA) - During the 2014 holiday season, the San Diego Chargers Ladies Club visited Casa de Amparo to learn about its programs and the trauma of child abuse and neglect. Soon after the visit, members from the Club signed up to participate in Casa de Amparo’s 12th Annual Holiday Drive, which took place throughout December.
November 25, 2014 (Rancho Santa Fe, CA) - On Saturday, November 1st, Casa de Amparo held its 16th Annual Crystal Ball Gala at the premier Del Mar Country Club in Rancho Santa Fe, hosting 300 generous guests from all over San Diego County, and raised $300,000.
The elegant evening kicked off with a champagne greeting, martini bar, seafood bar, silent and live auctions, gourmet hors d’Oeuvres and dinner created by Pamplemousse Grille, and dancing to a top local San Diego Band, Something Simple.
September 8, 2014 (Oceanside, CA) - Since 2004, DEI Holdings, Inc. (DEI) has partnered with Casa de Amparo in its mission to support Casa Kids affected by or at risk of child abuse and neglect through DEI’s Forte for Children, a charitable foundation which seeks to improve the quality of life for disadvantaged children with an emphasis on music education and therapy. In honor of this commitment, Casa de Amparo is proud to introduce Chairman and CEO Jim Minarik of DEI Holdings, Inc. as the Honorary Chair of the 16th Annual Crystal Ball Gala, to be held on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at the Del Mar Country Club. All proceeds from the Crystal Ball Gala will benefit Casa de Amparo, which has been treating and preventing child abuse and neglect since 1978.
August 5, 2014 (San Marcos, CA) – The 16th Annual Crystal Ball Gala committee met in the month of June and will continue to meet through October to finalize details on one of San Diego’s most elegant evenings of the year, to be held on Saturday, November 1st, 2014. Proceeds will benefit Casa de Amparo, a nonprofit organization treating and preventing child abuse and neglect throughout San Diego County since 1978.
May 19, 2014 (San Marcos, CA) – Nearly 300 food enthusiasts and passionate community members gathered to attend Casa de Amparo’s 18th Annual Meet the Chefs on May 4, 2014 at the Hilton San Diego/Del Mar. The popular fundraiser raised over $100,000, which will directly benefit Casa de Amparo’s programs that treat and prevent child abuse and neglect throughout San Diego County and beyond.