F O R I M M E D I A T E R E L E A S E
CASA PACIFICA CENTERS FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
A California Non-profit 501(C)(3)
Contact: Karisa Lim
For: Assignment Editor
Casa Pacifica CEO headed for dunk tank in honor of Giving Tuesday
November 29, 2017 Camarillo, CA – Casa Pacifica Centers for Children & Families’ Giving Tuesday Challenge was a success by all measures! The Giving Tuesday campaign raised over $13,000 – surpassing its goal of $10,000! Casa Pacifica CEO Dr. Steve Elson is also headed to the dunk tank in honor of the successful Giving Tuesday campaign. Over the past six weeks, Casa Pacifica has been having a staff competition to see who can get more donors. They separated into two teams: The Development Department versus the rest of the agency. If the development department won, Steve was saved from dunk tank doom. But if the agency team won, Steve was destined for the dunk tank at the next Casa Pacifica employee town hall! “Well, if I have to do it, I’m going to make a big splash!” said CEO Dr. Steve Elson of his impending date with the dunk tank. The word is still out on which employee gets to throw the first ball.
For more information about Casa Pacifica and its Giving Tuesday Challenge, please visit https://tinyurl.com/cpgivingtuesday or call Karisa Lim, Development and Public Relations Coordinator at (805) 366-4021.
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Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families is a crisis-care and residential treatment facility for abused, neglected, or at-risk children in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. The agency is the largest non-profit provider of children’s mental health services in both counties and along with its campus-based programs, administers a number of community-based programs which are designed with the intent to strengthen families and keep children in their homes. For more information about Casa Pacifica please visit its website www.casapacifica.org or call the Development Department at (805) 445-7800.
Giving Tuesday is an international movement of giving that was started in 2012 by the Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact in New York City. Giving Tuesday is celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized retail shopping sprees Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Since its inception, Giving Tuesday has grown exponentially each year, raising almost 170 million last year alone for organizations all over the world.