Over 300 community members came together at CAPS’ annual auction for an evening of engagement and fundraising for CAPS’ mission. 

Thanks to the generous help from CAPS supporters, the evening’s proceeds exceeded our financial target. The funds raised will provide CAPS with essential funding for its programs, which prevent and respond to child abuse and neglect in Elkhart County. We are so grateful to have such strong support from our community!

Held at Wellfield Botanic Gardens on Aug. 18, the evening’s theme was {CASA}Blanca in honor of CAPS’ CASA program, which was established in Elkhart 40 years ago. CASA, or Court Appointed Special Advocates, is a national program model that pairs trained volunteers with children who have experienced abuse and neglect. 

Highlights of the evening
  • Successful outreach — 13 individuals requested to connect with CAPS about becoming CASA volunteers. (Click here to see how you can get involved in the CASA program!) 
  • Making new connections — 52 new donors gave to CAPS during the fundraiser!
  • Competitive silent auction — over 520 bids were placed at the silent auction! Four of the silent auction winners bid remotely from home.

The evening overall was a testament to the power of community, compassion, and generosity. With the help of our supporters, CAPS can continue to create a safer and brighter future for the children of Elkhart County.

Interested in getting involved at CAPS? The CASA program is always looking for volunteers to advocate for children in Elkhart County. Click here to read more about being a CASA volunteer.

To donate to CAPS or learn more about how to get involved with our other programs, click here or contact CAPS directly at [email protected]. 


Take a look the evening below!